Legion of The Children of Hashut
This legion is based on Counts as Beasts of Chaos, and for those who have seen my old blog Heli hats.
Anyway any BoC army needs a counts as Herdstone. So here is my Great Fane of Hashut
Any CD legion needs it’s sorcerors to command it. In heli hat society (much as in many CD cultures) social importance is directly related to the size of headgear (or size and number of rotors).
These count as Tzaangor Shamans and are my Stormcrow Sorcerors.
The chief is Dawvred Frorn Khriktoven
The Bloody Red Sorceror
He has two under Sorcerors (with only two rotors, Still lightning bolt shaped (this is important to sorcerors) but still with big hats are:
The one whose photo I can’t access at the moment.
And all three
The Helihats, or ‘Children of Hashut’ as they style themselves, are regarded askance by other Dawi Zharr. At best they are thought of as a bizarre sect, at worst a dangerous heretical cult. Their origins are not well known outside the ‘Children’ themselves and they are a secretive society. That they arose in Chamon, the Realm of Metal is known as is the fact that they were founded by their revered Sorceror Scientist Prophet ‘Khurtz’.
They describe their sect as being ‘born into war’. This possibly explains some of the differences between them and other Dawi Zharr. Lacking the security of mountain holds or great citadels the ‘Children’ developed a guerrilla style warfare, characterised by rapid moving forces. Their speed was enhanced and facilitated by the techno-sorcery they developed, notably their iconic Helihats. However they do share some similarities with their slower, more heavily armed kin. There is a reliance upon ranged weapons. Not the fireglaives of the earth bound, rather the Skybolt Carbine. These are powerful weapons of medium range but with incendiary ammunition which renders them quite deadly. More so when the accuracy is enhanced by the Stormcrow Sorcerors that accompany these agile Helihat artilllery units.
The Stormcrow Skybolts are the artillery of the ‘Children’s’ legions. These aerial sharpshooters often form the backbone of their legions. Each unit is led by a Crow Master who wields two carbines with apparent ease. The Crow Masters are easily identified by their larger double rotor helihats (notably smaller than the sorcerors).
Here are my Crow masters and their units
Like all duardin, the Children were plagued by low birth rates. This was an even greater problem for them as a small breakaway sect. Part of the problem is the low ratio of female duardin born. Initially, raiding of their despised kins’ holds for captives was sought as a solution. This proved both costly and yielded poor rewards. Therefore, their founding Prophet, the Sorceror Scientist ‘Khurtz’, attempted to address this problem directly. Quite what dark rites and twisted sorceries he used to meddle withe the very nature of his subjects none know. However he was successful… up to a point. The ratio of female duardin born to the Children increased dramatically. However, many proved incapable of bearing children. These became the ‘Handmaids of Hashut’. This devout order of female Dawi Zharr dedicates itself to the service of the Father of Darkness and his chosen representatives, the sorceror scientists. They renounce allegiance to family or clan . As a result they are highly valued by Hashuts’ priesthood. The ‘handmaids’ fulfil many roles in the Children’s society. Most of these are religious and confined to the temples. However there is one order that regularly operates outside the holy enclaves. The ‘Walkures of Hashut’ are a military order each chapter sworn to their particular sorceror scientist. Carried far across the field of battle by their heli hats they strike the enemy with a mixture of hand weapons and their feared heat lances. These wicked pole arms are powered by a mixture of magic, faith and engineering, ensuring their blades pulsate with the infernal heat of their dark god. Though they lack the stoical staying power of some of their more heavily armoured kin, woe betide any foe that makes the mistake of viewing them as members of ‘the weaker sex’. There is a reason many sorceror scientists choose to use these ‘handmaids’ as their shock troops!
Each squadron of Walkures is led by a ‘Hildar’, identifiable like their crowmaster kin, by their double rotors (Hat size is important to Handmaids as well!).
My Handmaids are arranged in squadrons of 3. Each squadron is identified by the colour of their stiletto shoes. Here are my ‘blues’ led by Clothilar.
Walkures of the blue squadron
Walkures of the yellow squadron
Lastly Walkures of the ‘reda’