[WM/H] Been Painting: A Cockle Full Of Cryxies



Bloodgorgers are weird. They’re a unit I’d not normally have considered – I don’t like the weird poses they’re in, especially the legs, and while they have SOME neat rules properties they’re not something I’m innately hype about. However, there were four (and Gerlak) in the job lot of Cryx I picked up back in April and so I’ve topped the unit up and made the best of it. Unfortunately there’s not really room for glowy green bits on them, so they really are monochromatic Cryx – but I think the method holds up pretty well.



General Gerlak Slaughterborn. Being a character, he gets actual flesh tones and metallics. I’ve swapped his original head with the Bloodgorger leader because I wanted the aforementioned Bloodgorger leader to be shouting; I have this part-baked idea about doing a blighted Trollkin force down the line, with this fellow as a Trollkin Hero, the Bloodgorger leader as a Fell Caller, the Bloodgorgers themselves as Champions, and then a modest battlegroup featuring either ‘Madrak’ (using the Tartarus model… what? they have the same axe, and Tartarus is a reincarnated trollkin chieftain…) or Doomshaper (because Doomshaper’s cool and either of his models look blighted as fuck – I’d probably go for the epic version and a bunch of Dire Trolls because Dire Trolls are ace).



Bile Thralls in delicate soft focus. In theory these guys are still hot shit, in practice I’ve never gotten on with them because lining up Purges requires a precision that I’m not sure I possess. However, one of them is my favourite line trooper in all the Privateer range:



That’s a six-inch hemisphere of pure death, coming your way.

It’s looking like October’s going to be the month for clearing away dead lead. I work most evenings and weekend afternoons at the moment, and my night off (Wednesday) is allocated to either WFRP or getting some actual sleep. I hear sleep is good. Still, that leaves me with the daytimes in which to paint, and since I have most of the bits for pGoreshade’s Theme Force (I only need a Bane Thrall UA and a couple of Machine Wraiths, plus the man himself – for Frugal reasons I should probably pick up the old model but fuck it, the new one is glorious, even if he does overshadow his epic self to an extent) I’ll probably be working on that after my first payday on Saturday. That leaves Wednesday for the Warlords of Draenor pre-release content, plus some actual sleep. I hear sleep is good.


Author: Jon

Sententious, mercurial, and British as a bilious lord. Recovering Goth, lifelong spod. Former teacher and amateur machine politician, now freelance writer and early-career researcher.

4 thoughts on “[WM/H] Been Painting: A Cockle Full Of Cryxies”

    1. What he said. That’s some good Cryx right there.

      I’m vaguely regretting getting shot of my Bloodgorgers, because theme forces, and I’ve still not got any Biles, which is annoying cos they’re lovely models.

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