I’ve been painting models dedicated to the Chaos Gods for a while now and in this post I have a huge group shot of all the models I’ve painted in my Blades of Khorne, Maggotkin of Nurgle, Hedonites of Slaanesh and Disciples of Tzeentch forces. But first, here’s the latest model to join the ranks, the Cursling!
The Cursling, is a mortal who has sold their soul to Tzeentch for sorcerous secrets. In return, a lesser Daemon know as a Tretchlet grows from the skin of the mortal, sprouting limbs and feathers and eventually a mouth. This creature has the ability to distinguish truth from lies, a useful ability when setting up a loyal cult of Arcanites. The Tretchlet can also absorb knowledge from enemy wizards, in game terms that is a spell you can cast on an enemy wizard called Glean Magic and if successful you can learn one of their spells from their Warscroll.
If you’ve been following along, you might know my #newyearnewarmy is Disciples of Tzeentch and I’ve already amassed a nice collection so far this year. I also recently painted the Lord of Hubris and Realmgore Ritualist models. Last year I painted the Rotbringer Sorcerer. So it made total sense for me to buy myself a Cursling to complete the quartet of Chaos God worshipping mortals released alongside their 3rd edition Age of Sigmar Army Tomes.
My Cursling colour scheme uses recipes from several different Disciples of Tzeentch units I’ve painted so far. The armour comes from the Jade Obelisk Warband and the Tretchlet’s skin and feathers are from the Flamespooler in Ephilim’s Pandaemonium Warband. I’m really happy with the way the model came out and fits in really well with the rest of the army.
Here’s the most up to date army picture of all the Disciples of Tzeentch models I’ve painted so far this year. It’s a slow grow project as I paint these units in-between other projects but I’m really really enjoying it. I’m thinking I might add a Tzeentch Daemon Prince or maybe a Burning Chariot of Tzeentch, both would be a lot of fun to paint.
This huge collection of the ruinous powers is really growing at a steady rate. It started off as a Realm of Chaos: Wrath and Rapture boxset I got for my first Father’s Day 6 years ago. I quickly rounded off the Khorne and Slaanesh forces with a Greater Daemon each before starting to paint up a Maggotkin of Nurgle Warcry Warband. My amazing friend Dunk (Twitter) gifted me a Great Unclean to add to the army and then this year I started on the Tzeentch portion of the project.
Will the Horned Rat join the project… na not in this house. They’re a pretender on the throne of chaos. The 5th part of this project will be a Slaves to Darkness Army led by Bela’kor. I have to paint a Lord of Change before then.