Am really proud to show you my swarmy verminous army of Chaos Rat-men, The Great Horned Rat probably help me to finish this playable 3000pts army in five months (8th ed , 270 miniatures)
With the Andy army pics in head, I completed my first units with more miniatures (Poison Wind Globs, Gutters Runners, Slaves, Clan Rats, Jezzails) and I started news units like Plague Monks, Giant Rats, Master Moulder , Army Banner and Grey seer. I finally opt to add “moderns” engines to my horde, the dreadly Screaming Bell and the Warp Lightning Cannon.
A Full army pic was essential to restitute the Skaven mass effect . The Bell and many banners overhanging this dirty, rusty and brownish crowd … All banners are draw, only two exceptions, those with The Great Horned Rat face… Why? Because, It is too hard to respect the proportions of this black Rat face… Not really enjoy by the pestilent rat face I choose to draw a classic clan rats Banner with two sculpted censers for monks unit.
A last word, this army consists only with old units and there is a gap in "units hammers" in comparison to the other armies of the 8th... If I participate to a tournament this year, I probably need to paint more Rat Ogres or Warp lightning cannon. Skaven army is definitively the most "blob" army, stick the most powerful enemies units with slaves and flank with Rat Ogres... My best technic. Warplocks machines are not reliable, generaly they slayne my own troop but when they work it's a nightmare for my opponents. Skaven army is a good alternative for chaos player like me.
Jes Goodwin Original sketch from Heroes for Wargames (S. Parkinson)