Now that 6th edition is at an end, the slate has been wiped clean and new options present themselves with the release of 7th. Although 7th isn’t a complete overhaul from 6th, there are enough changes to whet the appetite and tempt you to try something different………unless you’re only interested in competitive tournaments and then Eldar, Tau and Daemons still reign supreme…..
…….Fortunately, I lost interest in the competitive side with the advent of 6th and 7th is just 6th with more bloatware. So there will be no change of direction with me getting back into the competitive side of things, as I still think 40k isn’t a good competitive game. However, all is not lost, with the right attitude (or Comp for those who have to take things to the max), 7th is a great game.
For me 7th is really exciting because it allows me to expand on my beloved Castigators and field an army that closely resembles their background. No more having to use Daemons as allies because that was the only way the game would allow me to use them. Now I can have my Sorceror summon them to the battlefield to smite those unworthy enough to embrace Slaanesh!……Of course in order to do this I need a new Sorceror as I’m pretty sure my darling ex-wife took a hammer to the old one.
The return of Lucian Soulbinder
After scouring the internet for images of Chaos Sorcerors and not finding anything to make my soul sing, I decided to build my own from my ‘bits box’. After a bit of rummaging, I decided to use the Dark Angel Librarian from Dark Vengeance for the lower body and his ‘Darth Vader’ arm (is it just me that feels an enormous sense of achievement when you use a model from a GW boxed game?). The legs needed a bit of chopping up to remove the Dark Angel icons so I replace them with the legs from one of the Chosen models that also came in the Dark Vengeance box (I’d already removed the torso from this model for something else). For the torso and head I used the rider from the fantasy Terrorgheist kit and with a bit a green stuff to tidy it up, here is where it’s at.
There is still some work to do but I’m hoping to get him built and painted this week, so he can try out his funky powers at the Warrior Abroad event.
Of course, I can’t have him running around on his own and to aid him in his endeavours, he’ll be accompanied by a unit of Possessed. I thought my old Possessed models had gone the same way as my old Sorceror model but I’ve managed to find 6 from my original 12. However, time has not been kind to these models. Arms and weapons are missing and their paint job is really looking dated. These models are early to mid 90’s (commonly known as the ‘red era’ because of how bright the paint jobs were in those days!) and have ‘Goblin Green’ bases because in order to use them at GWHQ all models had to have their bases painted in ‘Goblin Green.’
I’ll be tarting these up a bit and re-basing them if I have time before Warrior Abroad, but I only have around 4 free days between now and then, so it may just be pushing it…….that said, just a couple of glazes and re-basing them should make them look 100% better.
So that’s what I’m up to at the moment (instead of reading the new rulebook). 7th is going to really keep me busy as I have lots of things to paint up for 7th like, Slaanesh Fiends, Steeds and a Slaanesh Herald (A Slaanesh Herald that is the best model GW has ever made…..thank you brother) not to mention more Slaanesh Bikers, Slaanesh Spawn, Maulerfiends and a Soul Grinder.
So what direction will 7th be taking you in? Have you read a rule and thought “Oh yes, I’ve got to try that out!”…..or is it just me that needs to get out more……..until next time…….Stay Frosty!