The chances of getting an Orc Champion in Slaves to Darkness aren’t very high – roll 96-00 on a D100, followed by 69-80. However, when reading how Chico, that prophet of perversion, was raising a coven of Slaanesh worshipping Dark Elves, against all odds a seed of corruption was planted in my mind. Those are the dangers of following Oldhammer on a Budget.
Several models from my unpainted greenskin collection immediately sprang to mind as suitable followers for the Prince of Pleasure. First off, some impressionable and simple minded, yet easily excitable Snotlings. Always prone to playing cruel games and pranks, they should serve to give Slaanesh a giggle or two in their desire to please him.
For the Champion itself, my eye fell on the model for Hardnose Mard the Truly Unpleasant. This character was featured in the Ravening Hordes flyer from the Warhammer 2nd Edition box set. I’ve been looking for a suitable role for the figure since it’s a great sculpt with lots of character and extravagant detail, but doesn’t quite fit with the rest of my Orcs & Goblins for Warhammer 3rd Edition.
I painted the newly coined Champion of Chaos in polished bronze, lush pink and blue and shiny silver, to please his patron. The flayed Snotling hide was painted in old Gretchin Green.
I have yet to discover the backstory of how this Orc came into the service of the Lord of Decadence. I think it has something to do with prolonged exposure to Dark Elves and a demonic bracelet. As for future followers of this Champion – not many self-respecting Orcs or even Goblins are going to follow his path so he will most likely ally himself with foul Beastmen and the human slaves to darkness.