Chaos was my first fantasy army. I have cycled through armies in Fantasy and 40k (always selling and regretting then rebuying) and have decided to finally just get a couple armies painted, play them and be satisfied.
My first Fantasy army was the old schoool Chaos army, these guys- I always thought they looked too hunch backed to be menacing, but they taught me the game, followed with Vampire Counts; bought the VCs painted- never figured that army out..
Painting has never been my motivation or strong suit.
Despite my previous statement, I have decided to paint up a WoC army (my first Fantasy army ever) and a Tyranid army for 40k (first 40k army ever). Additionally, I pledge to never sell either army.
Since this is the Fantasy Project log forums, I figure we may as well discuss the Chaos army - although I plan on providing links to the Tyranid plog when it is up and running.
I am not going for a God oriented army as I have in the past; I also am not going to go super gory or overly grim dark. *Surprise I am painting Chaos Horses a color other than* As witnessed in my test model.
I envision my warband as a mercenary group only beginning to feel the whispers of the Chaotic gods. The majority of the models were purchased during seventh, so my army consists of alot of cav:
20 Knights (a mix of new knights and the old metal riders mounted on the newer horses- I may have near 25)
15 Marauder Horsemen
60 Marauders with GWs
30 Chaos Warriors with HW/Shield
10 Chaos Hounds
I have some other odds and ends I will bring into the log later on- but, please, let me know what you think of my test knight. Like I said, I am painting these to a suitable tabletop standard- I am no Golden Daemon painter and am much more satisfied when I can finish a model in 2 hours rather than 10. I think the scheme will look good in mass...I kinda like the metal armor look as opposed to the flamboyant colors on chaos armies- no offense to that group intended!