The Sons of Entropy

Posted: December 18, 2017 in 40k, Shadow War
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Games Workshop tricked me.

In the lead-up to the release of Shadow War: Armageddon, Warhammer Community had a post listing the various units from the different 40k factions that could be used in the game. My eye went right to Chaos Cultists and I thought “Aha! I have a bunch of cultists from the Dark Vengeance box that have been waiting for some sort of purpose, so I can paint some of those up quick and be totally ready to play!”

And then the book came out. And it turns out that cultists aren’t their own faction; they’re just the “Juve” equivalent within the chaos list which is mostly based around proper marines. Sad face.

Not having any chaos marines handy and feeling a bit disenchanted with the idea, I gave up and decided on a Skitarii kill-team for Shadow War in its place (more on them later). But I’ve still got the first batch of cultists painted up, so I might as well show them off…

I decided on Army Painter Fur Brown as a grungy, orange-brown main color, augmented with a haphazard mix of P3 Ironhull Grey, Sanguine Highlight and Cryx Bane Highlight (greatest color ever!) for the various other bits of fabric plus Menoth White Highlight for wraps and puttees. Most everything except flesh was shaded with Strong Tone. Since I was trying to get these guys together quickly without too much fuss I didn’t bother with much highlighting – concentrating just on the main color with some Citadel Jokereo Orange.

The one place where I broke that rule and put in a bit more time was on the shirtless cultist with all the scars and boils. I added several targeted washes of Reikland Fleshshade and Purple Tone to bring out the detail. I’m really happy with how creepy he ended up looking!

I’ve actually ended up revisiting the Chaos kill-team idea, and I’ve scrounged up the bits for a few chaos marines to build out a proper force (GW trickery notwithstanding). Perhaps the Sons of Entropy are yet to rise up and claim glory…

Thanks for reading!

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