|Now this is art. Sibbick's work still resonates with dark power and makes a mockery of more recent 'Chaos' artwork.|
Did you know that Slaves to Darkness is going to be 25 years old in August? Well, if you didn't, you know now! And I feel that we need to celebrate this iconic (and seminal) British fantasy release here in the Oldhammer world, for I doubt that the book will get much attention from GW like Rogue Trader did.
So, how does Orlygg suggest that we go about celebrating such an important release?
Well, I suggest that you select a force from the book and set about building something small using the original figures. The warbands are particularly useful for this, as they can be as random or as planned as you want them to be (roll off or just choose, does its matter?) and then paint them up in 'Old School Colours'.
That is if you want to...
You could just continue to support this blog as I go about exlporing all things Slaves to Darkness. If you recall a recent post, I discussed my new year resolutions, and one of those resolutions was to get a daemonic army or two finished this year... Well that fits in perfectly with the daemonic legions published in Slaves to Darkness.
Here are my ideas for the coming months...
Plans for the Anniversary Year
The following is the list of armies that I want to have collected and painted by the end of the year, with a particular focus on getting enough done to have a good series of games during August, Slaves to Darkness original release month.
Warhammer Third Edition Forces
This will be my main focus, after all this blog has a Warhammer Third Edition focus. I intend to be able to field every force from the book. Here are a few mad jottings about the current state of affairs.
Warband of Slaanesh - achieved (could do with a few more models though!)
Warband of Khorne - again achieved (add some different units other than beastmen)
Daemonic Legion of Slaanesh and Legion of Khorne - purely daemon armies, I am pretty sure I have all the models required
Army of Khorne and Army of Slaanesh - I have a fair few models (and I can include many from the warbands) but a little investment is going to be required here.
|Dark, morbid and twisted. The baroque designs of Ian Miller.|
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader: Dark Millennium
Warband of Slaanesh - nil
Warband of Khorne - nil
World Eaters Force -nil
Emperor's Children Force -nil
Black Legion Force -nil
The Ordo Malleus -nil
Oh dear, not much Rogue Trader love going on... I may have one or two old chaos marines kicking around but that is it. So, I intend to build a Rogue Trader Khorne and Slaanesh warband. I have plenty of models that could easily be used for a champion and the random structure of the followers chart should keep things interesting. I'll cover this part of the celebration on my Rogue Trader blog.
Regular readers will recall how another one of my resolutions was to use the Oldhammer Opponent Finder to locate other enthusiasts and play against them... Well what better to take with me but Khorne and Slaanesh warbands for both WFB3 and RT? I could certainly get some embryonic games going with what I have painted at the moment and in the future I hope to be able to play complex daemonic games too!
Any one fancy a game?
I hope to be able to continue my 'Acceptable in the '80s' articles into the release of Slaves to Darkness so others can have reference to this classic material, and perhaps make judgement 25 years later. Secondly to this, I hope to contact and interview some of the individuals involved behind the Realms of Chaos project so we can learn a little more about the conception and creation of this classic Warhammer resource. So if you know anyone who was involved (or were actually involved someway yourself) or if you know any juicy details please contact me!
|Is it me, or has the rarest of things been hiding in plain sight all these years? A sorcerer of Khorne in yellow a black stripes?|
Who's along for the ride then?