I’ve started work on putting together a bunch of Cultists to use as meat / cannon fodder ahead of the advancing Plague Marines and to keep with the fluff aspect of the army. I’ve never been drawn to the GW Cultists – they fall a little too much into the muscle bound freak that leans heavier towards Khorne, and the Poxwalkers just seem off, I’m not sure if it’s the studio paint jobs or what, but I decided to look elsewhere.
I finally decided to try the Mantic Zombies – the scale seems more human compared to the GW ones, especially given the size of non-Primaris Marines. I knew I’d need to do a lot of green stuff work to get them to work, and I also knew I wanted them to be able to double as either Autogun or Close Combat Cultists, so I needed to be a little more creative.
I’ve managed to build the first five of them, there’s still a lot to do (another twenty three for starters) as they’ll form a big central blob in the army. I’m not sure of what the paint job will ultimately be, I’d like them to perhaps reflect the original Death Guard colours, but I think I’ll need to perhaps do some tests before finalising my ideas.