OK, let's assume you've decided to stick with convention in this Slaves To Darkness anniversary year and go for Khorne and/or Slaanesh. What will be your colour scheme? According to John Blanche (and let's face it, he's the man in the know):
"A livery mainly composed of the martial colours (red, black and brass) suits the followers of Khorne perfectly, whereas Slaanesh has pale skinned followers bedecked in pastel shades, offset by shiny black leather and studs."
If you decide against these colour schemes, then good for you - your place in the pantheon of chaos will be assured. If, however, you decide to follow tradition and John's suggestions you'll be following in the footsteps of the great and the good. Let's take a look at some of the colour schemes evident in Bryan Ansell's collection.
First up is Khorne:
|Kill, kill, kill, kill...|
Here's the same basic figure but with progressively wackier colour schemes:
|Death, death, death, death...|
|Murder, murder...OK, you get the Khornate point by now...|
Here, however, are some beastmen whose allegiance is unambiguous:
|Are those Khornate horns or are you just pleased to see me?|
|The beginning of skull-creep.|
|Dodgy hood - check. Right breast protruding - check. They must be Slaanesh.|
Here's some more androgynous excess:
|Bondage gear rather than hoods, and it's that breast again. Check out the eye-liner!|
Back to the hood, waist markings and right leg binding again (there must be a pattern emerging?):
|I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow...|
Finally, if you thought the above were old-skoooool, check out these next ones:
|You can see these actual figures on page 75 of the Warhammer Armies book (2nd picture from the top)|
Heralding from a time when the four chaos powers were just a glint in Bryan Ansell's eyes, these are the original Citadel beastmen from the Runequest lineup back in the early 1980's. Bryan ranks the RQ beastmen as his favourites of all the Citadel beastmen, and I have to say I agree with him. It's probably nostalgia - they were the first beastmen I bought - but the RQ beastmen were "proper beastly" - have a look at this advert from the first Citadel Compendium:
I'm sure you'll agree there's a fantastic selection of chaos mutations scattered among this lot, and giving that they are 30-ish years old, the sculpting quality is actually very good - well, they are Perry sculpts after all...
You can see these figures and more in my Bryan Ansell gallery, to which I'll be uploading lots more new pics this week.
Love all of those but the Broo from the Mighty Dark winged, Avenging Lord of Chaos's army. They are something special. I even have one of the ones in the photo, well a casting of it. I don't have many broo, time to stump up the cash I guess.ReplyDelete
Broo are the best. I've got some spares if you need some.ReplyDelete
Don't tempt me, you've had enough of my money over the years...ReplyDelete
So which ones..
I think I've mainly got spares of the ones with the loose heads and weapons that came in the box set. I'm happy to trade rather than take more of your hard-earned cash...ReplyDelete
Think I need to do some research on exactly what broo in the boxes are like!ReplyDelete
BTW the waist markings are the strings of the corsets so many Slaaneshi warriors go for.
These are the ones I mean:Delete
and possibly some of these (which did not have separate heads):
Thanks for the info on the corsets (that's a phrase I don't use every day...)
A happy house-warming on your blog's new home! What a treat it is to see Bryan's own amazing minis. Any chance of further close-ups and breakdowns of Bryan's Chaos Army from the Warhammer Armies book? Thank you for this blog!ReplyDelete
Yes there's plenty more to come from Bryan's collection. Have you taken a look at my gallery of Bryan's figures? There's a fair bit of stuff in there already including chaos.Delete
great post i am painting beastmen at the moment and i am taking much needed inspiration from thisReplyDelete