Blackstone Fortress: Chaos Ogryn

Initially I didn’t plan to tackle this one for a while yet, saving the expansions to Blackstone Fortress for once the core game was fully painted. However once I had him in hand I couldn’t resist getting him assembled and then, in a surprisingly rapid turnaround, painted up.

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As with all the traitor guard models for Blackstone Fortress this is an excellent miniature and once again I’m struck by how awesome a full army of renegade guardsmen would be. Of course having just received new Chaos Marines, Slaaneshi Daemons and Chaos Knights over the past few months us followers of the ruinous powers have had an excellent first half of 2019 (not to mention Warcry and all the exciting goings-on on in Age of Sigmar) so we can afford to be patient. Nonetheless I’m hopeful that GW are using these to test the waters and a full scale invasion by the Lost and the Damned might emerge in years to come.

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22 responses to “Blackstone Fortress: Chaos Ogryn

  • Carlo

    Quite the piercing! 🙂

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Rapid turnaround? Now if you had only taken your time I would have scored you a 10 instead of a 9.95!

  • krautscientist

    Excellent work on the renegade Ogryn, mate! Incidentally, that last picture shows how the strips of red cloth (already a very cool element of your CSM) do a perfect job of pulling together those different models into a coherent, if chaotic, whole! 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! That was my hope, back when I started this collection, that by using either bone-white or dark-grey as the main colour for every model, and then adding in some red to tie them together wherever possible, I’d still end up with a coherent collection. Younger me certainly made some daft choices in his time but I like to think I can pat myself on the back for that one! 😀

  • caseyrog

    The way you painted the claw makes it look like a gaping maw. Extra creepy!

    • Wudugast

      It was when I spotted that there aren’t just bone spikes there but molar teeth, it suddenly gives the whole thing extra punch but it’s done with a subtlety that really makes it work, so I just tried to paint it in a way that was sympathetic to that. Glad you like it! 😀

  • Alexis West

    He looks awesome! Def one of the Models I’m really looking forward to eventually getting my hands on.

    Yeah, we did get some nice Chaos stuff, but there are still some pretty blatant gaps. Daemonette Herald on Steed and an actual Noise Marine Squad box are top of the list, especially when you compare with how much stuff Khorne and Nurgle got with each of their releases over the past couple of years.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers – he is a really nice model to paint, and goes together like a dream too.

      Aye, the lack of the Herald on a steed was an odd one now you mention it, seems like an obvious moment to release one. As for the Noise Marines I’m confident they’ll appear sooner or later alongside a full Emperor’s Children codex. I guess it depends a bit on what you’re looking for though, if someone is a fan of Slaanesh in particular (which I get the impression from that amazing converted Keeper of Secrets you made, you are?) then I can’t blame them for champing at the bit, whereas I’m an easy-going servant of whichever god comes along so I’m happy to keep painting my way through the mountain of Chaos models I’ve already got and trust that GW will get around to topping it up eventually! I have no doubt Fulgrim and his legion are waiting for their moment and will emerge, with maximum cruelty and indulgence, the moment my bank account starts to recover!

      • Alexis West

        Slaanesh was the first of the Chaos Gods to grab me, and I definitely do feel zir pull very strongly. But Slaanesh has also consistently gotten the fewest releases of any of the Chaos Gods in every edition, and the least variety in those releases.

        Consider: There have been a total of 9 Slaanesh CSM sculpts across all 7 editions of 40K since Rogue Trader combined (3 Sonic Blasters, 2 Blastmasters, 2 Champions/Doom Sirens, 2 Special Characters). Khorne and Nurgle CSM each got roughly that many during 2nd Ed alone!

        When it comes to Daemons, Slaanesh is the only one of the 4 Gods who has never had a Champion/Herald on Steed released. Even if Nurgle has only done so for Special Characters, at least that’s something.

        Even after that last release wave, Slaanesh has the fewest options of any of the Gods in AoS. Khorne alone has twice as many.

        I’m just saying, there’s some ground to be made up there.

      • Wudugast

        Oh I completely agree, and I can’t fault your math’s there at all. That’s nuts though – I mean, I don’t doubt you for a moment, though I’ve certainly not tried to count them myself, but only 9 since Rogue Trader is ludicrous and you’re absolutely right that some catching up is well overdue. For a long time it felt like Chaos was just Khorne and Nurgle and much as I love both of them the other two gods felt desperately underrepresented.

        I do feel sorry for Tzeentch though. I stand by my belief that the Emperor’s Children and the World Eaters will get full codexes sooner or later and I’m confident their models will be great, whereas the Thousand Sons came out just before space marines grew properly in stature. It was a bit of a screw up on GW’s part really, they should have made a decision regarding the size of their marines earlier and stuck with it. Instead the Thousand Sons are bigger than marines prior to that point but still pretty dinky compared to models that were released just a few months later. Even if it’s still a few years before we see new Emperor’s Children I don’t imagine we’ll see taller, bulkier Thousand Sons for decades. Likewise the daemons, all the gods have lesser daemons in plastic but whilst Khorne, Nurgle and Slaanesh all have cracking models the Pink Horrors are less than inspiring in my opinion, but again I don’t imagine we’ll see them replaced any time soon.

  • Azazel

    Damn, that was quick – and what an amazing looking result on a pretty bloody cool model as well!

  • Pete S/ SP

    That is fantastic work.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Alex

    Brilliant mate, that is one hulking slab of walking attitude!

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