Asrayel - Ahriman and the Brothers of Dust

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Asrayel - Ahriman and the Brothers of Dust

Post by asrayel » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:19 pm

The idea behind my army is that Ahriman has been building a mobile power base to recover artifacts and break into warp-weak areas for rituals that will assist him in undoing the curse that he and his brothers unwittingly put on their legion during the Heresy. The Zone Mortalis portion of the list is Chaos Space Marines, and the eventual 2000 point version will include about 700 points of Daemon allies.

Here's the CSM Zone Mortalis 1000 point list:

Compulsory units for "Combatant" FOC

Ahriman (HQ)

10 Thousand sons (Troops)
Aspiring sorcerer - melta bombs
And gift of mutation

And here are the optional units:

Warp smith (HQ)
Mark of tzeentch
Aura of dark glory
Gift of mutation

10 chaos cultists (Troops)
Mark of tzeentch
Heavy stubber

10 chaos cultists (Troops)
Mark of tzeentch
Flamer

5 chaos chosen w/champion (Elites)
Champion - power maul
Gift of mutation
Melta bombs
1 dual lightning claws
1 power axe
1 power fist
2 CCWs
Mark of tzeentch on all models (FINAL POINTS 1010)

And here are the remaining 1000 points to make up a 2000 point list:

Rhino (Dedicated transport for Thousand sons)
Combi bolter
Dirge caster

5 terminators
Reaper autocannon
Terminator champion - gift of mutation
Mark of tzeentch
Icon of flame
Veterans of the long war

Daemon prince (HQ - Daemon allies)
Tzeentch
Daemonic flight
Warp-forged armor
Exalted reward
Greater reward
Psyker level 2

10 pink horrors (Troops - Daemon allies)
Iridescent horror upgrade

Soul grinder (Heavy support - Daemon allies)
Daemon of tzeentch
Warp gaze

3 Fiends of slaanesh (Elites - Daemon allies)

TOTAL POINTS 2010
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Painting schedule

Post by asrayel » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:25 pm

This is the schedule I'm going to follow for painting units:

February: 2 squads of cultists
March: Warpsmith
April: Chosen
May: Thousand sons
June: Ahriman

Although I don't think that the cultists will take toooo long. I feel like spending a long time on 5 point models might make me sad inside. February might see me starting to work on the Warp smith, whom I'm really excited about painting.
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1000 point Zone Mortalis minis (minus Ahriman...gotta buy on

Post by asrayel » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:07 am

I don't have an Ahriman model yet, but I've got everything else I need for my 1000 pt Zone Mortalis.

Here's the Warp Smith:
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I'm going to use a ten-man squad of Grey Knights to be my Thousand Sons; it's something I've always thought would be cool (the same goes for my Thousand Sons Terminators...they'll be Grey Knights models as well):

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Here's my two squads of Chaos Cultists, direct from the Dark Vengeance set:

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Here are my Chosen models...I think they will each be a renegade from a different Space Marine chapter. Kind of like they have all been "chosen" by Ahriman and subtly turned to chaos OR that he's gathered them from existing Traitor legions to his cause. I'm thinking the double lightning claw guy might be a Raptor, the mace wielder will be a Word Bearer, etc. Maybe the axe guy could be a Space Wolf. Anyway, they'll all be in their respective colors from their legions/chapters.

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Re: Asrayel - Ahriman and the Brothers of Dust

Post by CptWombat » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:29 pm

Great army and army list. I like the idea of using the grey knights. Are you going to use any after market bits to "Thousand sons" them up a bit?

I also like your idea behind the "Chosen", lets you paint many different styles and colors.

I think it's going to be just you and me working for Tzeentch this hobby challenge, so good luck to you.
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February commitment (2 squads of chaos cultists) - COMPLETE!

Post by asrayel » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:05 am

Here are my 2 squads of chaos cultists...done!

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And here's some pics of cultists who showed up a bit better in the pictures. For next month, I have to figure out a better lighting situation. I think it's pretty dark as is.

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Re: Asrayel - Ahriman and the Brothers of Dust

Post by Ministerofpork » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:00 am

I Like the idea of grey knights as 1000 sons. Looking forward to seeing those guys!

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Re: Asrayel - Ahriman and the Brothers of Dust

Post by Loopy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:19 pm

These guys are looking great. I don't see Tzeench cultists very often, so these are a treat. Like how you went nice and bright with the gold medallions and stuff. The Cultist models are so wonderful for putting a personal touch on by changing simple details throughout the unit.
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Re: Asrayel - Ahriman and the Brothers of Dust

Post by Schism20 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:31 am

That blue looks fantastic on the Cultists.
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Re: Asrayel - Ahriman and the Brothers of Dust

Post by asrayel » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:25 pm

Schism20 wrote:That blue looks fantastic on the Cultists.
Thanks!
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Re: Asrayel - Ahriman and the Brothers of Dust

Post by asrayel » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:27 pm

Loopy wrote:These guys are looking great. I don't see Tzeench cultists very often, so these are a treat. Like how you went nice and bright with the gold medallions and stuff. The Cultist models are so wonderful for putting a personal touch on by changing simple details throughout the unit.
Yeah, I wish I had a better hand at conversions and sculpting because I would have liked a tentacle coming out of the occasional cultists. I tried freehanding a chaos-y rune on one jacket, but it looked REALLY bad.
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