Oh boy. Rarely have there been models as contentious as the new Chaos Daemons. When the first, small and grainy pictures broke, the overall opinion seems to have been negative. When new and better pictures showed up, quite a few (though clearly not all) people changed their minds.
Whatever the case, I think it’s about time for me to put this one up for a poll. Let me know which of the new Chaos Daemon miniatures for Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40K you like best (and why). Or, alternatively, why you don’t like them (you’ll have to use the comments for that).
#1 – Blood Throne / Skull Cannon of Khorne
Skulls! Plenty of skulls on this kit. Personally, it is growing on me. It is perhaps the only miniature from the new Chaos Daemon release that has some 40K-vibes to it. The back-end of the kit makes me wish there were Chaos Space Marine bikes sculpted to that level of detail available.
Skull Cannon of Khorne
#2 – Herald of Khorne and Slaanesh
The two finecast heralds. They are nice sculpts, though I am not convinced that they are 15.- quid nice, given that they are – essentially – larger, more detailed versions of the basic Daemon(ette)s.
Herald of Khorne
Herald of Slaanesh
#3 – Burning Chariot / Herald of Tzeentch on Chariot
From a perspective of craftsmanship, this is no doubt a brilliant miniature. I love how the screamers float above the ground, thanks to Games Workshop using the light-weight plastic of this miniature to its best potential. The flamer-variant feels too busy for my taste, but I can see the Herald zooming across the table in a nicely weird Tzeentch-army.
Burning Chariot of Tzeentch
Herald of Tzeentch on Chariot
#4 – Nurgle Reinforcements
The Herald of Nurgle suffers the same problem as the two finecast Heralds. It’s a nice sculpt. Yet it is something you can likely build from the command-options provided in the box of plastic Plaguebearers. The latter only costs 3 quid more and gives you nine Plaguebearers on top!
The Plague Drones on the other hand are ace!
Plague Drone of Nurgle
Herald of Nurgle
#5 – The Poll
Your opinion. Cast your vote!
Which is your favourite new Chaos Daemons miniature?
- Herald of Khorne
- Herald of Nurgle
- Herald of Slaanesh
- Herald of Tzeentch on Chariot
- Burning Chariot of Tzeentch
- Blood Throne of Khorne
- Skull Cannon of Khorne
- Plague Drones of Nurgle
- Other (pls explain in comments)