War Eternal – Part 4

Time to cleave a few more skulls and run rampant in the Blood Gods name! This weekend sees the release of a new army book for the Blades of Khorne in Age of Sigmar and all the ensuing chatter from GW’s PR department has woken me from my fuge and reminded me that I’ve got a Khornate skirmish warband on the go, and as yet it contains only one model. Time to drum up a few bloodthirsty recruits.

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For those new to the project, it’s the brainchild of fellow blogger Alex from Leadballoony, who’s been working on a Daughters of Khaine warband which I highly recommend you take a look at. He set’s out the framework for the project here and, rather than reiterate it all, you can find my thoughts on the matter here.

With that out of the way let’s take a proper look at the latest additions to my band of savages, three bloodreavers. I’ve had these models kicking around since the first edition of Age of Sigmar was released. Short of cash, firmly rooted in the Old World and disinterested in Stormcast Eternals as I was then, I let the box pass me by, although I did end up grabbing the Khornate side on ebay on the grounds that you can always use a few more bloodthirsty maniacs around the house. Alas other projects distracted me and, with no real purpose or plan for them, the angry barbarians were left to gather dust until the January 2019 issue of White Dwarf brought us the rules for AoS Skirmish and a seed of inspiration began to take root in my brain. Digging around in the bottom of a box I extracted the bloodreavers and set to work cutting and clipping them into shape.

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Gathered around their leader, this crew of bloodthirsty maniacs take their first steps to becoming a proper warband.

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As ever I’m aiming to add something else to the group soon but I’m being fairly relaxed about it so we’ll see what takes my fancy.

22 responses to “War Eternal – Part 4

  • Alex

    Very nice mate – what a crazy-assed bunch of horny ‘roiders!! Particularly lovely work on the flesh tones dude… the scars are really nicely done.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers man – I’m really pleased with how the scars came out, they really bring an extra bit of Khornate barbarity to them. As for the flesh tones, between these guys and the goliaths I’m certainly getting a fair bit of practice at it! 🙂

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very nice indeed and I like the additional freehand too, always makes for a nice touch and personalises the figure. As always looking forward to what comes next!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I like sneaking in a bit of freehand where I can, still not my strong suite but an area I’m always looking to improve. Not entirely sure what will be next for this project but I guarantee it’ll involve angry barbarians in one form or another! 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    Those are great- I love the khorne symbol scar tissue bits.



  • Alexis West

    There really is some great potential in those Models. I think my fave here is the one with the horns growing out of his head (as opposed to on a helmet or mask), but they’re all pretty great!

  • patmcf

    Great work mate ,l agree ,the flesh work is truly a work of art ! .

  • imperialrebelork

    Wow the face on the one with… errr actually the only whos face you can see is brilliant! So realistic. You’ve also done really well with the flesh tone and it’s a really nice contrast against the greys and blues. Now I’m starting to get the itch to dig out my Blood Reaper (yes Reaper) Army which I have built and only base coated. The group shot is cool

    • Wudugast

      Thank you – I think it’s the stubble on “man with a face” that does it. Really simple to do as well, just a really thinned down layer of Dark Reaper.

      Remind a man with a tired brain (that would be me) – have we seen your Blood Reapers before? And when you say Blood Reaper is this the Eldar name* for Lufgt “Blackheart” Huron, the renegade Tyrant of Badab and lord of the Red Corsair chaos space marines – or something even darker…

      *Yes, I know obscure things but not useful things – it’s a curse…

      • Wudugast

        Just double-checked and, before anyone corrects me – Huron is the Blood Reaver to the Eldar, the Blood Reaper was an old Khornate daemon engine. Goes to show I don’t just know obscure things, sometimes I’m wrong about them as well… Either way I’m guessing whatever you’ve done is even more grim and fearsome than those two put together!

      • imperialrebelork

        Hmmm dark reaper, I’ll have to give it a go. My Blood Reapers are Blood Reavers and I have a huge horde of them. Errr not sure if I’ve done any posts on them actually. What I’ll do is a test paint model in the next month or so. I’m excited to do them but there’s a lot of em haha.

  • mcmattila

    Great models once again Wudugast! There are some very nice models in those monopose reavers, and you’ve converted them appropriately. Those animal/demon skull helmets always work for me! Great color scheme as well.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you 🙂 Yeah, I like playing with the idea that although it’s obvious that at one point the character put on a mask in order to channel the power of the daemon/beast, what isn’t obvious is just what is under that mask now, or even if it’s a mask at all. Don’t want to overuse it as a gimmick but definitely something I plan to come back to as the warband grows.

      Glad you like the colourscheme too, I wanted to go for something toned down and organic and make them read as Khornate whilst keeping the red to a minimum. So far I think it’s working!

  • Azazel

    Great work on these three. the muted clothing really grounds them, while the rich flesh tones still make them stand out nicely.

  • reeza

    Hi, great models ! Found them because i plan a chaos marauder conversion based on bloodreavers. Can you tell me on which base size your models are standing ? Are these 25mm bases ?
    Thank you 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! That’s right, these are on 25mm bases (I think bloodreavers are officially supposed to go on 32s – that’ll be me kicked out of the tournament scene! 😉 ). I reckon bloodreavers are perfect for marauder conversions, they’re really the closest thing GW has done to generic marauders recently – in fact now you’ve got me thinking about it I might use them to make a few marauders of my own at some point.

      • reeza

        Thanks for the reply!
        Yeah i dont like the old marauders kit so i will give the bloodreavers a go and kitbash them to cool looking marauders. I was wondering if they will fit on a 25mm base, when they are supposed to be on 32mm. But they look great on it. Thank you !

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