And no, i'm not referring to my left and right biceps :P
I came across an article on White Dwarf 387 (pg 56 to be exact) depicting Chaos Wolves! I did do a search on the net and found them to be Christian Byrne's Blood Wolves. He has amazing conversion work and his army was really well painted. Absolutely beautiful!
I have been wondering what to do with my remaining minis from the Chaos Space Marines range and a whole lot of Space Wolf bits. I was inspired to do my version of the Blood Wolves and in the process try to create an army that could utilize both Codexs, Space Wolves and Chaos Space Marines. Not together but with models to field lists from the respective codex.
I wrote up a basic CSM list. And like Christian based them on Khorne :)
Below is my version of Svane Vulfbad the renegade Wolf Lord. I gave him red armor to represent the blood in the Blood Wolves lol!
My continuation of the fluff involves Vulfbad not dying but being spirited away by Khorne or whatever mysterious higher power. This happens just as the lightning bolt hits when Harald Deathwolf was about to strike the deathblow to Vulfbad!
I paid homage to the original paint scheme by Christian in retaining the verdigris encrusted bronze metal of the armor through the chains and shoulder pad areas.
I also gave Vulfbad the lightning motif to represent that significant event.
This shoulder pad retains the verdigris bronze of the original Blood Wolves scheme.
I had also chipped Vulfbad's axe to show the missing piece as a result of the lightning strike. The missing piece now no doubt forming part of Icetooth's formidable jaws :)
Back view. I added some skulls dangling from chains to make him more Chaos-sy. Also this adds to show his allegiance to Khorne the Lord of Skulls.
More WIP Blood Wolves
I also added some Space Wolf heads, sometimes arms and heads to Vuldbad's Great Company.
These are his personal bodyguard and if he were still with the Space Wolves chapter, this would be the Wolf Guard. In the CSM Codex, they will be the Terminator Champions.
Above are the normal Chaos Terminators.
They will represent Chaos Chosen Space Marines. I'll probably give them the 4 Meltaguns and a Rhino setup.
Emissaries of Blood
I decided to add a unit of 'pure' Khorne Bezerkers to represent Khorne sending Vulfbad his warriors to show the Blood Wolves how to kill, maim and burn haha! And in the process draw the Blood Wolves deeper into Khorne's bloody ways.
Baelor's Crimson Claws
If i'm using the Space Wolves codex these will be Blood Claws. But in the CSM Codex, they will be used as Khorne Bezerkers.
Same for Halfdane's gang, they too will be Bezerkers in my CSM list. They will all be mounted in a Rhino to help them along the way to chop things up.
Some standard tactical marines for usage in both codexes.
I still have some unassembled Chaos Possessed. I'll probably be using them in CSM as Summoned Lesser Demons or as Possessed. In the Space Wolves codex, maybe they could be represented as having the Mark of the Wulfen ;)
Thanks lots also to my friend who provided me with some spare Space Wolves heads :))
I hope everyone has had a good week so far. Onward to the weekend then!