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Does anyone have any suggestions on what models to use for the cultist selection? Unlike LatD who are using guard models and the like, I'm having hard time figuring out whats a cost effective way of representing Alpha Legion cultists as they seem more like common folk turned bad rather than an imperial force turned triator. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Chaos is all about creativity. If you think they're common folk turned bad (the Waltons spring to mind) then model them so.
Just remember that the codex clearly states they are 'skilled combatants' and need to armed with an auto/las pistol and CC weapon for WYSIWYG.
There are some classic lead cultists out I think. Although that's not very cost effective. Personally, I'd use Necromunda models. They have the most WYSIWYG combinations, and you can get a massive amount of variation.
PS. which codexed have the stats for auto pistol and las pistol?
If you want a cost-efficient solution:
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-1850-a.html#2 (looking to start alpha legion, up to 1850)
If money is not a problem, buy Necromunda, as Karmoon has already said, or Classic Cultists.
I've just finished my 1st Alpha Legion cultist squad. I used a box of LOTR Easterling warriors and added some pistols and melta bombs from sprues from GW online store.
They look kinda culty to begin with and have scale armour which you can paint to be lizard scales - they now match my marines.
A box goes for about $25 (for 20 warriors), and the sprues were about $6 - so I'd call that cheap???
I'm not familiar with LOTR minis, but aren't they slightly smaller than standard 40K ones? Doesn't that make your marines look really big and hulking?
That's probably more accurate though. I'm not fond of the catachan meat heads, with their arms as big as a marine in power armour.
Maybe, you could post some photos to show us?
They look more "human" size compared to the CSM - to me anyway. I didn't like the beefy catachan models either.
Unfortunately don't have a digi camera.
funny about that link up there that says use Fantasy militia men. That's exactly what I did. I also believe they are just common folk(IG Stats) turned to follow chaos. In my theme they are actually more like hired mercenaries.
Anyway, nothing is going to be truely cost effective. But I took Empire militia men, used one of the cose combat weapons from the box on one arm. The other arm I used ones from the box, but cut the weapon down to the hand.
Laspistols are not found in single pieces anywhere, and autopistols do not exist model wise. I took bolt pistols, cut the barrel off, drilled a small hole where the barrel used to be, and put a small piece of steel rod (about 1/16" dia) in the hole. Looks like a small calliber slug thrower, or an autopistol.
Then glue the new autopistol onto the second hand of the model. Blam, cultist with CCW and autopistol.
I think, think, chaos coded shows laspistol stats, but I know the IG codex does. The autopistol I discovered is exactly the same stats as the laspistol, so no biggie which one you use.
Officially you can use use the fantasy square bases, for technically they take up the same space as the round ones. And the rules say must take up at least the same amount of space. I'm putting them on the round bases so it looks more uniform on the table.
I too use mainly Necromunda figures. There's a good choice to pick from if you want to have each figure different. It takes a while sifting through them, but they're worth the work.
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i would think that the easterlings from LOTR would be nice coupled with a lieutenant/ringwraith hq...
well i thought about doing it, there is the model from LOTR Khamul the easterling, who indeed is a ringwraith, and is open to some great conversion possibilities, along with in-game ones. can you say daemonic visage? or daemonic venom with a dark blade
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