Chaos cultist – Hive Hounds Gang

OK with the release of Stargrave I thought it time to show off some more of my 28mm figures. I’m a sucker for the GW cultist models and so I have done a whole lot more of them for another ‘gang’. I still have more in the lead pile to do at some point. These will also be great for Stargate, nothing like a bunch of oddballs for that setting. I am hopeful that the StarGrave game will be good but we will have to see.

They will also work really well for ‘ravagers’ from the Serenity movie as well. I decided to just do these as grays and simple rough colours. They should stand out nicely compared to other cultist and gang models that I have. I named them the Hive hounds as that does not give them a great linkage to Chaos – as at best these guys are just on the fringes of that heresy at this point.

As with these bigger ’28mm figures’ I have a picture of the front and back of the different models to show off their all round effect. The bases are done in greys as well to keep with the theme of the models.

The good thing with with these models is they are mostly human but many could easily be alien – after all some have full masks and are completely covered. Others have respirators etc. But lets be honest our sci-fi (movies and books) mainly has humans style aliens in the future, otherwise it would not be as much fun. It also would be much harder on the special effects budgets of the various shows as well. Ah Star Trek/Star Wars etc…

I actually like the dark grime of the figures clothing as well. Got to say that it kind of works for me. It does remind me of many of the sci-fi shows when they have survivors of a major disaster or on a remote planet cut off from the world. Back to the ‘ravagers’ from the Serenity again.

The set of three models below show the two options I have for leaders of the gang as well as a specialist with a heavy weapon. They have some real character to them and so stand out nicely on the table. For Stargrave they can be the leader and the first mate.

The middle guy with the axe and claw just seems to be ‘mad preacher/mystic’ style and the one of the right is the grizzled solider/ganger. The models are fun and very thematic. The guy with the machine gun of course can’t be missed either.

So there we are. This is the first post of these but I have a second post with more models for the gang. But there are enough here for a Stargrave team/force or a Necromunda gang already.

About mellis1644

A painter and gamer who has no illusions about being the best painter but likes to play with decently painted toys and have fun gaming
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6 Responses to Chaos cultist – Hive Hounds Gang

  1. Very nice! 🙂 I do like the guy with the axe!

  2. Argentbadger says:

    Terrific painting, you’ve done a lovely job with these. I’m also a big fan of that crazed survivor look that the cultists have going on. The one with the gas mask is my favourite.

    • mellis1644 says:

      Thankyou, I do think these figs are some of the under appreciated ones from GW. They are not big shiny models etc or great in the game but they are so useful for low power games.

  3. anthony says:

    These look great. I like that they could also double for a “Mad Max/Apocalypse” style game, especially the guy with the .50 Cal. Or even some sort of Zombie Survival/Mutant Gang…

    …too many possibilities.

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