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Skitarii Combat-Partition Hekate_7

Posted: March 31, 2018 in 40k, Shadow War
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As I mentioned back in my post about the Sons of Entropy, after Shadow War: Armageddon came out and I discovered that I’d need more than cultists to run a Chaos kill-team, I switched gears and started building Skitarii. I think I made a bit of a mistake in planning, though – I had reasoned that since I needed so few of them, I might as well put extra time and effort into painting them. Unfortunately, while I managed to finish all six that would feature in the starting team, during an SWA campaign I’d almost certainly need to add a few more, and trying to push myself painting these guys just left me feeling burned out. While I’m quite happy with the end result, I’m not sure I’ll actually end up using them in a campaign as I originally intended.

The Skitarii miniatures look really cool, but they’re a bit odd by the standards of GW’s other (perhaps older) multipart kits that I’m used to. Each part is much more specific to each figure and the set is less flexible and posable overall. That may be a necessity given their appearance, with specific legs to go with specific torsos because of their cloaks, etc but it caught me out a bit as I dove in without paying as much attention to the directions as I should have, and then had problems down the line getting parts to match up and align properly.

The cloaks are what ate up most of my painting time and effort – a really cool effect, but a lot of time layering…

Partition Leader Alpha Hekate_7


Ranger Int_31, the first of three armed with Galvanic Rifles to form the base of the team’s firepower


Ranger Modulo_5


Ranger Skaro_27


Ranger Cherno_84. His primary directive is to safeguard his Transuranic Arquebus – the weapon is considerably more valuable than its wielder.


3_Var, a Fresh-Forged yet to be tested in combat. His Radium Carbine will ensure that he proves himself suitable or will be destroyed in the attempt.

With the blessings of the Glorious Machine, the only logical outcome is the annihilation of our enemies!

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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…

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