How do. This is my first foray into Chaos Dwarfs (or indeed, Dwarfs of any kind; I hate mainstream Dwarfs with the kind of passion that the tusked cousins are famous for), and also into GS work, aside from a few scattered failures here and there. The warband doesn’t really fit with the Black Dwarfs rules from BTB, because I’ve based it on a short story I wrote. Regardless, C&C welcome;
Most of the parts come from the Dwarf Thunderers, Warriors or Artillery plastic kits, with noses supplied by resentful Gnoblars.
Just to point out about my naming convention and lore; Kurgan’s lads are from the Hatespire, a district in Zharr-Naggrund controlled by a cabal of sorcerors. I’m a big fan of Baggronor’s ‘ownership theory’ (also his work in WoH), and have decided that the rulers/owners of the Hatespire and it’s inhabitants have decreed that a newborn’s name must include both parents’ surnames - the mother’s name preceeded with ‘Al-’ (if child is male) or ‘Ar-’ (if child is female) - in an attempt to stamp out incest. Or, probably more accurately, suggest that all other districts are unable to control their residents and are bred from incestuous couples while the Hatespirians are the only ones able to show their entire family history.
The leader of the warband, Kurgan Blackthirst Al-Akar (right) - Harvester for the Hatespire, Dawi Ascendant and holder of the Third Quarter of the Truth of the Dawi Zharr. A pompous slaver of little import who has collected several worthless titles with which to impress the slave races. On the left, his daughter Korona Blackthirst Ar-Elza, interrogator of captives and a right sadistic cow. (Korona is throwing a hookshot, by the way; a chain with a hook on the end that she presumably took from some filthy elven midget)
(l-r) ‘Toothless’ Znerri Vashtar Al-Faraz, senile alcoholic barely trusted to watch the slaves; turbaned Aris, unrepentant foreigner from a far-flung district of the city and more accountant than dwarf; Barakuz Firespit Al-Horgas, chief lieutenant of Kurgan who sports a metal grill in place of a mouth or nose.
(l-r) ‘Slave’/‘Greenskin’/‘Wretch’, a pack gnoblar; Korris Thirstquench, a meek and irredeemably stupid outsider tricked into becoming Kurgan’s son-in-law; Hurz Grimblade Al-Nuali, a damn fine shot with a crude bionic eye.
I shall hopefully post more when I’ve got them based and painted. I’m still working on a couple of this - namely wrestling with the concept of giving Kurgan a big hat (I’m a fan of these on important models, but I also would like to highlight the fact that he’s bald, so I may have it carried by a gnoblar), and trying to make my gnoblars look more Chaos Dwarf-y.