I picked up the awesome Khorne Lord from the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar starter box. I had some luck in the online auction and manage to get it for half the price of the new Dark Angel Interrogator Chaplain. Not a bad buy considering it’s both a kick-ass Khorne Lord and a plastic Flesh Hound.
The level of detail on this model is just stunning. The armour, weapons, face and mutations are all crisp and really cool. The pose is dynamic and it looks like the parts fit like a charm (I’ve only dry-fitted yet but it’s looking great). I think that Games Workshop once more proved why they are number one.
What disturbs the impression of the model as a whole is the size of it. It’s just huge. A head taller than the Chaos Lord from Dark Vengeance and easily both head and shoulders taller than an old plastic Chaos Space Marine. It’s even bigger than a terminator.
The model is way too big for a 25 mm base, I haven’t got any 32 mm bases but I think it’ll look nice on one of those. 40 mm looks great but since power armoured Lords aren’t on 40 mm bases I’m reluctant to use that base size. But given the size of the model I think 40 mm is the best base size. Should I mount it on a 40 mm base regardless?
So what will I do with the model? First of all, I will not waste the Flesh Hound by using it as a combat familiar.
Option 1: Power Armour or Count-as Kharn
If I do this I’ll want to I add a Plasma Pistol in the left hand. Not because Plasma Pistols are great or anything but this will allow me to field the Lord as a count as Kharn model. Having the right pistol is important. I also need to add a backpack, either one from one of the Chosen from Dark Vengeance or an ancient one from the Chaos Space Marines in the old Space Crusade game.
Option 2: Terminator Armour
The model got the height and bulk for a Lord in Terminator Armour. The armour itself looks arcane and warped so the model pretty much looks the part already. It just needs a Combi-Weapon and it is done. Of course by going down this road I will solve the base size problem.
The more I fiddle around with the model the more convinced I get that it’s too big for Power Armour. So Terminator Armour it is. I think I’ll keep it real simple with just a combi-bolter. I got one lying around from the Chaos Terminator Lord box.
Terminator Armour, Power Axe, Combi-Bolter, Gift of Mutation, Mark of Khorne
Cheap and really simple, only 125 points. It packs a decent punch and got good survivability against weaker units. I could always add some killing power by swapping out the Power Axe for the Axe of Blind Fury. Still cheap at only 150 points but a now a major threat.