I’m laying the groundwork for a small 40k nostalgia project featuring the Reavers of Deculon Prime, my in-progress Night Lords Chaos Space Marine strike force. The project itself will actually take place on Krueger’s Folly, a homebrew 40k setting that I’m building with my friend Karl. The Reavers will play a starring role on Krueger’s Folly, but it made sense to me to give them a name that related a past campaign.
What atrocities were committed on Deculon Prime? We may never know … but the whatever took place, this Night Lords detachment was branded with notoriety that followed them across the galaxy until their arrival on Krueger’s Folly.
The figures are the current multipart plastic Chaos Space Marines. I’m a fan of metal miniatures, so I took the liberty of gluing 1-cent coins to the bottom of the plastic bases, which really helped give the figures a sense of heft.
The Reavers’ Chaos Lord is a vile heretic named Estobohr Bruton, the Scourge of Kypulax, Flayer of Svossus City.
The figure is a mystery to me … I’m certain it’s a non-GW sculpt. I got it in a big bag of random sci-fi and fantasy figures at an auction a few years back. The figure was originally armed with the big sword, but I knew I needed to give him a ranged weapon of some sort. His weapon is a sawed-0ff plasma gun, which I guess I’ll run as a plasma pistol in which ruleset I end up using for games. It was a pretty fun conversion … I attached the body and barrel of a plasma pistol to the stock and trigger mechanism from a plastic Kroot rifle.
The figure itself is freakin’ awesome. Estobohr is huge, 32mm at least, and he really towers over these plastic Chaos marines. He’s got this crazy cybernetic package coming out of the back of his head. There’s a weird quasi-surgical kit dangling from his armor, and stapled to his forearm he’s got another face, just in case he gets tired of using his current face. Gnarly!
Night Lords are supposed to be all about striking terror in the face of their foes, and I think that this figure certainly captures that. Here’s another pic of Estobohr Bruton lurking in a ruined building…
Leave a comment if you know the origins of this figure. And stay tuned for more from Krueger’s Folly!