Maniacal cackling, arcane incantations and the fizzle of magical flames can herald only one thing; an incursion by the Disciples of Tzeentch!
Greetings acolytes! Here’s a look into my lockdown project – a coven of dastardly Disciples of Tzeentch.
Longtime readers will know that I dedicated myself to the Lord of Change a long time ago. I have a Tzeentch Slaves to Darkness force already, but fancied trying out a new colour scheme for the more modern Age of Sigmar models.
My brother and I were getting into Warcry! at the end of last year, and it provided the perfect excuse to paint up a band of Arcanites! I can’t wait to get them on the table against his Untamed Beasts!
The first mini to get some paint was this Tzaangor from Silver Tower. I’d had a flash of inspiration for the colour scheme and done a really rough and ready sketch in my paint journal. Not my finest illustration but a helpful proof of concept!
The sickly, pale khaki skin, contrasting with the dark blue armour and green horns was looking great. I also incorporated the classic magenta and aged bronze colours from my other Tzeentch miniatures.
Early on I painted these two Kairic acolytes. One is the beautifully languid Narvia from The Eyes of the Nine, the other a more stoic minion in glaive-wielding pose.
I pushed for a marble-like, pallid skintone, with a hint of blue. At this point I decided to add the vibrant jade-green colours for the weapons and magical glow effects!
The warband is led by a Skyfire Aviarch an utterly beautiful, if mind-bogglingly detailed mini! He took ages, but I’m really happy with how he turned out!
In Warcry! he can put out some serious ranged damage but is perfectly is capable of delivering a coup de grace in melee combat too. Mainly he goes around gleefully grabbing objectives, thanks to his amazing mobility!
More Kairic Acolytes
For my second pair of Kairic Acolytes I went for a dark, desaturated skin-tone. The contrast with the light-skinned ones is meant to be reminiscent of chess pieces – these lowly mortals are mere pawns in the great schemes of Tzeentch.
The Dark Arts scroll-bearer gets a special mention as he has a very punchy ranged attack in Warcry! He can conjure magic blasts capable of wiping out lesser foes in a single round!
A couple more Tzaangors round out the warband – I generally run the ones with shields as they are tankier, but have the option of taking a Savage Greatblade if I want to.
The last mini was the Tzaangor Enlighted on foot. As a hero he adds some muscle and durability to a fight. I converted him with by using a regular Tzaangor body – the parts interchange perfectly!
As ever, drop me a comment if you like what you see or have any questions!