Daemonettes

I have a growing hoard of daemonettes. The models have dynamic and threatening poses, and in numbers they bring some great close combat grunt. A large squad with a herald can gain re-rolling, rending wounds on the charge. While shooting can really mess up their day, if they can get in a charge, terminators and other marines will be quickly gutted and served up as victory kebabs.
31915286840_268d117e82_z
The chainmail-bikinis can perhaps be forgiven since they have 5+ invulnerable saves. However, I do have reservations about collecting daemonettes. It doesn’t take long to see that in the Grim Dark future the patriarchy has not withered and died. It is more than the frequent lack of women in this fantasy sci-fi vision of the universe. The images that do make it through into the background and the artwork, and onto the table, are from a rather limited selection. It is like the designers of the 40K universe read the first couple of pages of the Damned Whores and God’s Police and rather missed the point.

31449993204_d4cb980aa4_z

The Juan Diaz sculptures: still my favourites, even with the limited number of poses

And yet, here I am. Life is messy. Daemonettes often accompany my Word Bearers. Nothing says I’ve been reading Lorgar quite like zealots summoning daemons, and the combination of shooty marines and close combat daemons complement each other nicely. With my most regular opponent often fielding pskyer heavy Grey Knights it also feels right on theme.
31481266513_fa5582c2c7_z31450006044_cb6cdc74db_z

31449994204_693eb02816_z

An experiment in practicing painting flesh

32172106541_9f42b77b3f_z

One from each squad

I have a recently acquired a lot of Nurgle plaguebearers. Add a Soulgrinder and greater daemon (or two)  and a troop heavy Nurgle-Slaanesh daemon hoard is looking like my next 40K army.

31450006044_cb6cdc74db_z

The most recent, and final, squad. For now.

And in the meantime, no slut-shaming my daemonettes or they’ll manifest on your home world and teach you the error of your ways.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Daemonettes

  1. Nicely painted and I feel you could also use them in Fantasy games or even a Dungeon Crawl. I never understood why GW does not just release a sprue of female conversion heads for the Space Marines, lore can change as times change and a bit of variety would do the marines well.

    Like

    • Thanks, and yes, I agree they can work with fantasy just as well as sci-fi. The head idea is cool, really under all that armour who can tell what’s going on? And the male dominated fluff doesn’t matter – the female-marines can be one of the many “secret” foundings. Who knew, Guilliman had a sister …

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s