Hi everyone who is still with me at this point of my mad quest to stuff my Chaos Army in a fluffy bunny costume. I have been kicking around with the Crimson Slaughter Codex and my trusty Hello Kitty Calculator and this is what I have come up with this week. No dramatical changes, just dropped Veterans of the Long War from the Sorcerer and Bikers (who can’t have it in that Codex anyway) and instead adding the Balestar of Mannon (because if I ever cheated on my wife with a Psychic discipline it would be Divination, mabe with its sister Runes of Fate on the side) and another Cultist.
Why another Cultist? Because the astute reader who has glanced ahead will note that I now also indicate the number of models per detachment in the list and the even more astute one will have noticed that my Primary Detachment is 35-model strong (7*5) and the Allied Detachment includes 14 models (7*2) for a total of 49 or 7*7. By the way, 7 is Nurgle’s sacred number for the newer readers. So truly that is adherence to a theme if there ever was. 4 pieces of paper were scribbled full of numbers until I got to that set-up, so I am quite happy with that. A quick last change and it even totalled up to 1995 or 285*7 points. Hopefully Grandfather Nurgle will bless the army on the field. And did I mention that all the stuff I painted the last three weeks (Lord and Sorcerer, Forgefiend, all the Daemons) were done whilst having a mild, but persistent cold?
Tomorrow, I will take it for a spin and see if it works. As an aside, I noticed yesterday that some other blogs have also begun mentioning Chaos’ second built after Heldrake spam to be ‘hyper-aggressive’ with lots of Bikes and Spawn, so maybe I was ahead of the trend the whole time.
My backstory for the army is that Inquisitor Gamoray of the Ordo Malleus requisitioned a detachment of the White Scars’ th company under the command their Khan, Ogedei, to hunt down and kill a notorious Greater Daemon of Nurgle, oth the Corpulent, 77th Servant of Nurgle. Ogedei and his Stormseer, Shakura, managed to hunt down the Greater Daemon and corner him, but the whole detachment got infected with one of Nurgle’s many plagues in the process. Seeing this, the Inquisitor turned on his allies and tried to destroy them with the help of his Stormtrooper retinue. At the last moment, Shakura had a moment of Inspiration, casting a potent spell that had just sprung into his mind, turning the Inquisitor and his retinue into a vile tide of Chaos Spawn. Guided by the divine whispers in their heads, the surviving White Scars pledged their souls to Nurgle and were welcomed into Nurgle’s fold by oth the Corpulent, who offered to join them in spreading the glorious contagion of Nurgle.
The idea came to me as I was basecoating the bikes white before inking them. White Bikes = White Scars and I sorta went from there.
Primary detachment: Crimson Slaughter Chaos Space Marines (35 models)
Ogedei Khan, Huntmaster of Nurgle, Chaos Lord of Nurgle: Chaos Bike, Blight Grenades, Sigil of Corruption, Power Fist, Lightning Claw
Shakura, Stormseer of Nurgle: Chaos Sorcerer of Nurgle: Chaos Bike, Force Staff, Balestar of Mannon, Mastery Level 3
Plague Riders of Nurgle: 6 Chaos Bikers of Nurgle: 2 Meltaguns, Aspiring Champion with Power Fist
The Grim Brotherhood: 7 Plaguemarines: Rhino, 2 Meltaguns, Aspiring Champion with Power Fist and Combi-Melta
The Servant of Decay: 11 Cultists of Nurgle, 4 Autoguns
Inquisitor Gamoray and Retinue (remains): 5 Spawn of Nurgle
Blight: Heldrake: Baleflamer
Daemon Allies (14 models)
Xo’gnar’oth the Corpulent, 77th Servant of Nurgle: Great Unclean One, Mastery Level 3
Plaguescribes: 10 Plaguebearers of Nurgle
Miasma: 3 Plaguedrones