Sunday, December 4, 2016

40k Genestealer Cult - Doting Throng Acolytes painted!

Down with the plague today (a blessing from Grandfather Nurgle no doubt), but managed to get the Acolytes for the Doting Throng completed and sealed, taking advantage of the brief break in the cold weather. Twenty-three more models down, meaning I've now (albeit barely) passed the halfway point with the army. Oof!

I'd built enough models to allow them to be run as two units but for the purposes of the 2500 point force they'll be run as one 20-strong unit of claws, teeth and hand flamers!

As should come as no surprise to anyone, I did pick up a few of the new Thousand Sons plastics (primarily to cannibalize for use with the Heresy models) and couldn't help but assemble Magnus the Red. Once I had him put together I think a better moniker would be Magnus the Huge! He goes on the shelf for now however, next up is some more work on the Imperial Fists terminator squad as a little break from the unending tide of Genestealer cultists...


  1. The acolytes look fantastic, I really like the yellow robes, they are a nice contrast. The more I see Magnus, the more I want him, he looks especially good without the armour from the pictures I've seen.

  2. Lovely work a always. The rock drills are brilliant bits. Those kits have so much potential.

    Magnus the Huge indeed. He's a monster!

  3. Lovely Hybrids man, I love the Rock Saws too, I will Defo use those!

  4. Magnus will be done within a week!!

    Who wants the bet?

  5. Those saws are great. Perhaps they could count as Las cutters from the ol'Elysian lists ? There's an idea.

    And I still think Magnus looks daft.

  6. Man, I love seeing your Magnus. Looking forward to seeing him painted....

  7. Looking good! and I have to say "Holy poop!" at that Magnus! I'm going to get to that new chaos stuff someday, but I've only played once in 2 years, so no hurry for me.

  8. Always nice to reach the half way point chief. Bravo.

    I hope to collect my Magnus today and all. It will be my next project after the Knight.

  9. @Bronislaw Czevak: Thanks very much! I think you're right, there's a couple places where the under-armour isn't detailed but overall he could be built withough a number of the armour pieces.

    @Frothing Muppet: I appreciate it!

    @Siph_Horridus: They're beastly on the table, and as you can have up to four of 'em in a 20-man squad, they'll put paid to just about any armoured vehicle!

    @Riot Ville: Haha! Maybe two weeks... ;)

    @Zzzzzz: Thanks man! Aye, definitely good stand-ins for Las Cutters!

    @Col. Hertford: Likewise, my man! Looking forward to seeing yours too!

    @J.D. Brink: Thanks very much! Aye, I was surprised by just how big he ended up being!

    @Rory Priest: It's alternately a good feeling ("halfway done!") and a terrible feeling ("all that and only halfway done?!")... Haha!

  10. Damn mate! Those cultists look sweet! A very cool scheme that grows on my more and more with each new unveiling. I think I will be stealing it for a future project....

    Magnus is massive! O_o What is that, 7" tall? He could look a Knight titan in the eye almost.