Lucius the Meat-Drinker

A Nurgle Chaos Champion made for a conversion contest at the local GW:

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Some kind of grotesque butcher (meat hanging from hooks on his belt around the back) who, like a fly, vomits on his food and sucks up the liquid through his diseased trunk.

I had some old plague marines and cultist laying around, so I was able to throw together a warband for the Shadow War campaign:

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Brother Fulmax, Brother Karnath, Lucius, Brother Evanus (killed in battle 2 and replaced by Brother Kalgoreth) Brother Scrofulax

Played four battles; the first against Space Wolves, where Lucius’ men spent a lot of time pinned down by one scout with a plasma gun; the second against Dark Eldar, where he turtled, fell back, and fought very cautiously.

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Mark Vexbash, Colin No-The-Other-Colin-The-One-With-The-Tentacle, Nigel Hateclaw, Ian Lashspite

His only outright defeat came in the third battle, where we found ourselves defending against Marine snipers with a mystery objective. The objective was to assassinate Lucius, and the Marines achieved it in the first turn and immediately left the board.

Lucius survived, and in the next game we brought a chaos spawn, which at least soaked up most of the sniper fire before going down.

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Ultimately, Lucius and his team came second by tie breaker. One more game might have swung it, but appropriately I was sick for a week and didn’t have time for another game – and I’d been looking forward to spending those Scavenger resources, too.

Lucius the Meat-Drinker
Aspiring Champion of Nurgle

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Skills: Ambush, Feint, Mark of Nurgle, Scavenger.

Wargear: Boltgun, Plasma Pistol, Chainsword.

Goblins of No-Dan-Kar

I love goblins for the whimsy, and I’ve never seen a range with more whimsy than Rackham’s Goblins:

Goblins of the Old World

It was always the goblins, not the orcs that I wanted to paint; and never the massed ranks of soldiers, but the weird stuff: Snotling bases, Fanatics, Pump Wagons, Doom Divers, Squig Herders & Hoppers, Spider Riders, and Trolls for muscle. I remember at one point making a little snotling war balloon out of papier mache and popsicle sticks, and a pair of snotlings on surfboards.

Here are some of my chipped and dusty middlehammer goblins, painted around 1994: