Thousand Sons: Cyclopia Cabal

So people didn’t want to hear about that battle report? Ok dokie, how about my plans moving forward? Aka a bigger psychic phase! I enjoy having the Tzeentch demons along for the ride but playing and all Chaos Space Marine force could be fun as well. Enter the Cyclopia Cabal, from the Black Legion supplement. When inspiration strikes…

 Cyclopia Cabal - Are they wings or jump packs?
 Cyclopia Cabal – Are they wings or jump packs?


So the idea behind my little cabal of winged death here is that Thousand Sons don’t like mutation, I mean that is a large part of why a thing called the Rubric was cast in the first place. Over 10,000 or os years some of that must have leaked back in the remains of the Legion, in this case it affected a trio of sorcerers working for Lord Heka of the Host of Remembrance. The attempts of the cabal to harness control of other creatures* lead them to certain pacts which in turn resulted in their mutations. Lord Heka keeps them around as they are often useful to send out as a pack.

 Cyclopia Cabal - Starting the test paint scheme.
 Cyclopia Cabal – Starting the test paint scheme.

*The power they get from the formation lets them cast a special psychic power, Shroud of Deceit (3 warp charges), that takes control of an enemy (non-vehicle) units shooting and you can turn them on there friends. For every one of the sorcerers within 12 inches you get a free warp charge to cast this.

 Cyclopia Cabal - Starting the test paint scheme 2.
 Cyclopia Cabal – Starting the test paint scheme 2.

I didn’t just want three blokes plodding along on the ground oh no, I wanted some fast movers to get the power where I wanted it to be. Hence the wings, the other possessed bits just added to the effect wonderfully. Work continues on the first model as a test piece before I go any further on the others. At the moment all they have is a white undercoat > earthshade > red ink on the cork.

Cyclopia Cabal - Playing with posing.
 Cyclopia Cabal – Playing with posing.

 

Cyclopia Cabal - Playing with posing.
Cyclopia Cabal – Playing with posing.
Cyclopia Cabal - Playing with posing.
Cyclopia Cabal – Playing with posing.

Thanks for Kirsten for the bits and to anyone who comments with ideas. What do you think of the fluff/conversions/use in game/paint ideas?

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