Who would have thought the Tomb Kings have a new lease on live – as servants of Magnus the Red
Everyone and their brother knows the Thousand Sons are coming back with a vengeance in Wrath of Magnus. The Thousand Sons are getting expanded into a full fledged line of minis, up from the previous single unit of Thousand Sons. But even if they are a standalone faction, they are still Chaos Marines and I’m sure will have Battle Brothers access to the standard CSM codex.
That’s where the fun begins.
Remember earlier this year when GW retired the entire Tomb Kings range of models. Many were heartbroken, as the somewhat boring tired range did have some standout models.
But with minor to no conversion work, and rebasing, modelers looking for something different can raid the old Tomb Kings Range for a badass Thousand Sons counts-as army marching across the battlefield in the service of the Changer of Ways. Here’s just a few ideas to get your hobby brains bubbling:
Necrosphinx – AKA Maulerfiend
It’s a giant, Egyptian-themed artificial construct that runs forward and tears you apart in close combat. Just paint it up in Thousand Sons colors to match your army. – DONE For extra credit, ditch the scorpion motifs and replace them with scarab or Thousand Sons bits.
Khemrian Warsphinx – AKA Forgefiend
The giant shooty version of the Maulerfiend Build the nasty cat construct, stick either an Exalted Sorceror or a handful of Rubrics up top to represent the DAKKA and you are ready to make Magnus proud. For bonus points, get rid of the bones and standard on the fighting platform and Grimdark it up.
Ushabti w/ Great Bows AKA Obliterators
The Ushabti are fantastic bulky models that have a much more refined look than the the construction nightmare that is the Obliterators. Extra points if you can convert the occasional one to wield a grimdark heavy weapon. These guys would look great with a Tzaangor here and there as helpers.
Ushabti w/ Hand Weapons AKA Mutilators
Again, let’s take models we love and use them to replace models rarely if ever seen on the tabletop. Some Thousand Sons bits would go a long way.
OK, can we admit that Rubrics riding motorcycles is silly? But creepy Egyptian-themed warp-powred snake constructs slithering along quickly – is pretty cool. I’d be happy to see these models with some slight conversion work and a matching paint scheme represent the fast movers of Magnus’ legion. Some Cataphractii pauldrons and head swaps might be just the ticket.
Bonus! Casket Of Souls AKA… I have no idea
I just adore this model, but it may be a bridge too far in the Grimdark. I have some ideas of sticking an exalted Sorceror back there and some Rubric guards up front, but I have no idea what it would represent. I’ll leave that hobby/design challenge to you.
Magnus says: “HOBBY IT UP!”
~ I wish you all happy modelling and good hunting for all those ebay auctions!