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I was thinking of starting LaTD as they sound interesting and fun to paint/model. Though I have no idea what specific models to use to make the traitors and mutants. I think it's basically just IG, Orks, and zombies, and maybe a little bit of the chaos mutation sprue.
For traitors, normal cadians with a chaos accessory or vehicle sprue works fine.
As for mutants, GW produced a conversion kit which contained catachan, ork, marauder and zombie sprues, allong with a chaos mutation sprue. This got taken off of the shelves after thousands of moron eight year olds returned the boxes complaining "but these bits don't fit together..." Yes, well done, that's why it's called a CONVERSION kit, you planks.
Big mutants are great fun to make, as you can use just about anything since size is little object when converting them. The same applies for mutants really, just with a bit of common sense (you can't really give them fantasy dragon wings or something equally as rediculously huge)
My favourite mutants were the ones I made out of Jungle Fighters and Zombies with some beefy ork arms. I'd very much stick with these two sprues. The beastmen, marauders and ork bodies I used for the rest didn't real yield that many fantastic results. But marauders are really good to do your traitors with. And all of he banners they come with are good to use on your tanks.
This is what I used:
Kroot, catachan and orks boyz for big burly mutants.
Zombies and skaven nightrunners for smaller mutants.
(I did mix a bit between the two, of course)
I just picked up a box of each, a bag of round slotta bases, some greenstuff and a couple of chaos mutations sprues and set to work.
If you fancy plague zombies (and who wouldnt?) a box of zombies, a bag of round bases and maybe some lasguns, bags or other random guardsmen kit.
Personally, I use steel legion models for traitors, for that nurgle/german look, but its a lot cheaper to use catachan or cadians (probably best to use cadians if you use catachan bits for mutants).
Chaos marauders might be good for mutants, or you could theme your army with the beastman box for some Khorne'ish looking mutants.
For Big mutants I'd look into the ogre kingdoms range, 6 bulls would make a good start, maybe add some tentacles, weird arms or whatever you fancy.
Originally Posted by Karmoon
This is what I used for my LatD:
Mutants: Catachan, Zombie, Ork, Mutation and Tyranid Gaunt sprues
Traitors: Cadian sprues with some Chaos iconography and some Zombie heads
Big Mutants: Ogre Bulls with with large Tyranid sprue
They basically all have the same uniforms (colour scheme) and this is my theory behind it. They all started out as simple guardsmen until a couple of lost Emperor's Children chaos marines (with my Arch Heretic sorceror) landed on their planet and mentally enslaved the planetary defense force. They took the guardsmen captive and tortured them until they screamed out the name Slaanesh (.
Then the torture continued and they were kept alive by the magicks of the Arch Heretic (hence the Zombie bits) which also mentally dominated them to secure their devotion for Slaanesh, for which they were rewarded with the mutations.
Now, a real explanation for my Biggies I have not, but give me time and I will post it eventually.