My son and I split an Age of Sigmar box earlier this year and have begun diving into a Skirmish campaign. He’s got his warband, The Celestial Warriors, mostly painted, but he faced my all grey warband as I’ve been trying to get some Silver Tower done. Well, we’re both wanting to see painted models on the table, so I’ve paused the Silver Tower painting campaign, and dove into the Khorne portion of that AoS starter set.
Khorne has historically been my least favorite of all factions in Warhammer, so I looked around for inspiration on what could be the easiest color scheme to paint so I could get these models done quickly. I came across a subfaction of Khorne called the ‘Iron Horde’, which are essentially warriors encased in all iron. Little of the reds or brass that Khorne is known for.
I was slightly skeptical that all iron/silver may look lazy, so went with a little gold trim on the weapons, but the defining color being the red skin I’ve opted for. I sort of view the Age of Sigmar as a more grim, twisted take on the Masters of the Universe setting, so I’ve gone with people and creatures having colorful skin. Tzeentch blue, Nurgle green, and my Khorne is going to be red. In the end, these dark knights didn’t take long to paint and I think the iron over red skin effect is actually pretty cool. So, here’s a look at the first unit of the Bloodskins of the Iron Keep…
For a faction I didn’t care for, I’m looking forward to diving into the rest of these models.