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Blackstone Fortress: Rogue Psykers

Floating eerily over the battlefield the Rogue Psykers are another of my favourite models from the Blackstone fortress set. I was a big fan of Forge World’s Rogue Psyker, although perhaps foolishly I never saved up the money and bought one, and as a result was rather disappointed when it was removed from the range last year. For those who don’t know what I’m on about here’s a reminder.

Forgeworld Rogue Psyker

Thankfully he’s now back, although sadly without his tortured victim, joining the Necromunda range as Bounty Hunter Thaetos 23-2. My initial disappointment at the loss of the Forge World psyker however was very much ameliorated by the arrival of Blackstone Fortress and the two Rogue Psykers within, very much the spiritual successors of the aforementioned model, with the added advantages of being produced in a lighter and more flexible material.

Driven insane by the warp-spawned powers crowding their minds and at constant risk of being possessed by daemons, yet equally unwilling to be dragged away onto a Black Ship and used to keep the Emperor alive in a tortuous soul-flaying process, these two gents have instead offered their cruelty and megalomaniacal hatred of mankind to the chaos gods with predictably evil results.

Blackstone Fortress Rogue Psyker Wudugast (1)Blackstone Fortress Rogue Psyker Wudugast (2)

As I was painting them it struck me that one or other would make a fine witch for my nascent Necromunda chaos cult gang (the one that I’m painting at a downright glacial pace!) and, as a witch can be accompanied by a familiar, I dug around in the bits box for something suitable to accompany them into the Underhive. Given the amount of toxic industrial runoff in every body of water on the hive world a mutant fish seemed perfect – and even the most learned of the helots would struggle to recognise the sigil of the god trapping them ever further in damnation…

Something Fishy Wudugast (1)Something Fishy Wudugast (2)Blackstone Fortress Rogue Psyker Wudugast (3)

With these done it’s time to turn my attention to the biggest, baddest villain to haunt the halls of the Blackstone Fortress, Obsidius Mallex himself. Despite my long affiliation with Chaos and my deep and abiding respect for Abaddon (the true Warmaster) this is my first attempt at painting a member of the Black Legion so it’ll be interesting to see how I get on.


The Witching Hour – Part 2

I promised you the final two members of my rogue psyker coven and here they are. First up we have this sinister individual.
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rogue-psyker-convert-or-die-9And here we have the squad’s leader, or at least the first amongst equals, the most blessed who shows his face openly so that all see the mark of the gods upon him.
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rogue-psyker-convert-or-die-10And here’s the whole coven gathered together and ready to perform some strange and unnatural rites!
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The Witching Hour – Part 1

Some of you may recall that I showed this chap, quite a long time ago I’ll admit, back when my traitor guard force was still in its infancy.
rogue-psyker-convert-or-die-1I’ve been intending to add a few more for some time but never really got around to it. Finally, however, my intensions have meshed with reality and I’ve got a couple more of them finished.
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rogue-psyker-convert-or-die-5Originally, before I came across the Lost and Damned list from Forgeworld I was intending to base them around the Wyrdvanes of the Astra Militarum. The idea has stuck with me – I don’t image them as lone pyskers but as a coven, working together to perform their rituals. I picture them dancing, chanting and calling out to the gods of the warp with weird, sing-song voices. To add to the feeling that they are dancing (albeit in awkward shuffling steps) rather than just gesticulating wildly, I’ve given this one a rattle to help keep the sickly rhythm to which they move.
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rogue-psyker-convert-or-die-7Two more are planned – including a leader – and if real life decides to play ball I’ll get them finished this week.


The Witching Hour Approaches

rogue-psyker-convert-or-die-1Psyker. Priest. Voice of the Neverborn. Directing the debased horde. Willing sacrifice to enflesh their victory. Engineering the union of gods and men with his own blood and bone.rogue-psyker-convert-or-die-3

rogue-psyker-convert-or-die-2Quite pleased with this creepy fellow. The bits to make four more are sitting on my table. Just need to stick them together…

Rather excitingly this is also my 100th post. Who knew when it began that this little blog would go so far? Not I anyway!