Fire and Brimstone

I have finished another four of the medieval demons produced by Antediluvian Miniatures. This lot is carrying handgonnes, a sort of cannon on a stick that originated as early as the 13th century. In game terms, where appropriate blackpowder weapons might be missing, I’ll use the crossbow rules to represent them.

Four multicoloured demons with horns carrying primitive firearms

Hellish firepower

A red skinned and a green skinned demon standing back to back

Covering your six six six

Two demons with faces covering their bodies aiming guns in opposite directions

Who wants some more?

Imps, Goats & Rocket Cats

The Middle Ages were strange times and I am sure as hell glad not to have lived through them. In fact, I am surprised how anyone could have lived through them.

Alongside their medieval demonic legions, Antediluvian Miniatures also created other obscure entities from the illuminated manuscripts of yesteryear.

A black cat with a fire pot on its back, a black goat walking on its hind legs and a small red devil with wings amongst medieval house ruins

[Benny Hill theme tune playing]

The imp is a miniature devil of sorts, hence I painted him in a diabolical red.

Small satanic creature with red skin, wings and horns

The devil is gonna getcha

The black goat that walks like a man seemed like an even easier colour choice, but I decided to add some white markings for interest, and because they give it a slightly skeletal look. I did do a lot of image research on black goats that day.

Black goat with white markings walking on its hind legs in a medieval building

Satan’s goat

The rocket cat, which really is an incendiary cat that was supposed to light fires in besieged towns, was painted pure black to act as a contrast to the bright tongue of fire and pot on its back. Also, a black cat seemed to fit with the theme, and I was feeling too lazy to paint patterns on such a small figure.

Black cat with an earthen put strapped to its back that spouts flames

Bad luck is sure to follow this black cat

The set also comes with a classic witch on a broom which will make a nice hedge wizard. I am just not happy with sticking her on a plastic flying base, so need to come up with a scenic base solution to keep her in the air first.

Medieval Demons

I pledged for the Medieval Demons by Antediluvian Miniatures in 2017 and just made a start by painting up the first group. The sculpts are crisp and the white metal castings are very clean so I highly recommend this range.

Based on drawings of demons in medieval manuscripts, I intend to field these as the retinue of a powerful Daemon Prince of Tzeentch using Saga 2 rules or against actual historical fighters of the era.

With their faces leering from various body parts, colourful skin tons and bird like features, such medieval depictions of the forces of hell must have had a big influence on the Changer of the Ways in Warhammer lore.

Four humanoid figures with horned heads and colourful skin in front of medieval buildings

The foot soldiers of hell

Two devil like figures with yellow and brown skin and fur

Horns and fangs are devilish trademarks

Back view of the creatures with one sporting a face in place of his buttocks

Faces sprout from unexpected places

Two green, red, brown and blue demonic creatures

Damnation coms in many shades

Back view of the horned servants of hell

Clawed hands and feet will tear into sinners

Depraved Dozen

It took a good while, but finally my dozen Chaos Warriors/Marauders of Slaanesh for Warhammer 3rd Edition are complete.

The last three are a mix of Citadel and Marauder Miniatures. With the Marauder warrior being slightly larger and such a show-off, I’ll probably remove the shield which is just getting in everyone’s way.

Three warriors in pastel shade heavy plate armour

Chaos Warriors of Slaanesh rampaging through a hamlet

Back view of Chaos Warriors showing a shield

The warriors issue a challenge to the inhabitants

Regiment of twelve Chaos Warriors in bright pastel shaded armour

The servants of Slaanesh gather to continue their orgy of destruction elsewhere

Chaos is Coming to Town

Slowly and insidiously the followers of the Dark Prince are worming their way onto my miniatures shelves. Over the course of the last couple of months I have finished three more Chaos Warriors of Slaanesh for my Oldhammer collection.

Three old school Chaos Warriors in pastel armour on a town square in front of a wooden cart

The followers of Slaanesh sacking another helpless village

For the shields I went with geometrical symbols and a bit of lettering to mix things up. I might do more of that on the remaining models, but as it can be a pain indeed, I might also fall back onto something simpler.

Chaos Warrior in yellow armour holding a turquoise shield with the word Pain painted on

This servant of Chaos revels in bringing the pain

Chaos Warrior in white and pink armour with a green shield and the white symbol of Slaanesh

The sign of Slaanesh is the sick symbol of depravity

Chaos Warrior holding shield aloft displaying purple ornaments on a black background

Dark runes proclaim this warrior’s allegiance

I’ve also been putting together more Mordanburg houses from 4Ground and finally managed to paint a cart and barrels that I built as scatter terrain a long while back. The cart is an early 4Ground model, while the barrels are from Renedra.

Chaos Warriors facing each other with raised swords outside a hovel

Before long, the slaves to darkness turn on each other

 

Devilish Delights

I’ve reached my initial goal of painting six Chaos Warriors / Chaos Marauders for my Oldhammer Army of Slaanesh. I’m using the list from Slaves to Darkness rather than Warhammer Armies to really get into the background and madness of the Ruinous Powers.

For warband gaming these six will be plenty, but as I do like my ranked up armies, I decided I need a dozen, so I will continue on my quest.

Front view of three Slaaneshi Warriors of Chaos with shields

Rudolphus Lewdgaze, Adalbert Horner and Boris Heartcleaver

Front view of three Slaaneshi Warriors of Chaos with various armaments

Eric Umbrand Earthshaker, Heiner Fiendlein and Sigismund von Klauenburg

I’m using a variety of pastel shades across the figures so each has a distinct look and character, as opposed to the uniform colours I apply for other armies. As a common theme I am painting all weapon blades in shining silver with a blue wash and other metal parts in either red gold or blue silver.

Back view of three Slaaneshi Warriors of Chaos advancing on a house

Lock up your daughters, sons and livestock

Back view of three Slaaneshi Warriors of Chaos attacking a house

There will be feasting in Slaanesh’s honour tonight