I debated whether to use modified Imperial space marines for my legionnaires, but in the end couldn't resist the draw of the Rogue Trader Perry sculpts.
|Chaos renegades advance into an Imperial settlement.|
I selected my three favourite Khornate renegades with bolters to fill the slot in the warband. I plan to add another pair (a leader and a heavy weapon trooper) at some future point for a more useful squad of five, but for now these will do.
They are completely unmodified, so I was able to dive straight in and give them a suitably Khornate colour scheme. I agonised a little over the colour placement (did I want them in black armour with red trim? Or bronze helmets? Should I paint them indivually or uniform?). In the end I decided that followers of Khorne are equally likely to be disciplined warmongers as frothing berserkers, and that a standardised colour scheme is perfectly acceptable!
The trio got a similar colour scheme to the other units in the warband, with red as the primary rather than accent colour. As there was no flesh on show, I decided to render the helmets in bone as a nod to the pale flesh and fur tones used on some of the other figures.
All in all I think they look a suitably menacing and potent group!
Read more about this warband:
Part 1 - Creating the Warband
Part 2 - Ratling Renegades
Part 3 - Renegade Inquisitor
Part 4 - Beastmen
Part 5 - More Beastmen