Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Alpha Legion, Realms of Chaos style

As many of you know, the old Realms of Chaos (Slaves to Darkness and The Lost and the Damned) are a rare collectors item these day. But: they are filled with some great background materials for the chaos armies of yore, and today. 

I wanted to display a few images from the Slaves to Darkness volume with you today, for inspiration and research purposes. They are small cut-out pictures from the Slaanesh Warhammer 40,000 colour page featuring the Alpha Legion's shoulder pads and banner. The Emperor's Children are also featured on the page, along with the Iron Warriors and Alpha Legion. The implication of the Iron Warriors and Alpha Legion somehow being a part of Slaanesh worship is tenuous, but partially implied.

I found the Alpha Legion description informative though: "The fearsome contortions in the Alpha Legion's emblem is matched by the twisted minds and bodies of the Legionnaires."

I'm half tempted to paint a few of the Alpha Legion's twisted shoulder pads (see below) - they're much easier to free-hand than the chained-Alpha/Omega, or the hydra (but then again, the latter is now available through Forge World on pre-order - hurrah!). Hope this has also been inspiring to you!

1 comment:

Aristeo said...

As a long-time fan of the Alpha Legion (since 2nd edition), I was a bit shocked when I ran across these images a few years back. It certainly does seem to imply a connection to Slaanesh, especially since the miniatures shown with the matching green colour scheme are all Slaaneshi. Nice to see somebody else take notice of this! Thanks for the great post!

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