Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Cybertronic Cuirassier Attilla

After finishing Undead wyvern it was good idea to take a step back from classic fantasy theme to see what's going on in the good old dark space...
Turned out there was actually lots of going on in that matter. 

Last weekend we managed to play another Warzone game. It was probably the 3rd game this year so it was quite an achievement especially given the fact Warzone is supposed to be dead system for quite a long time. Luckly for the game what is dead may never die! 😁

And luckly for us this time instead of sever rules modification we added scenarios from 3rd edition of Warhammer 40000 and must admit it was a blast. It was actually so cool we decided to use these rules during another match - hopefully maybe even next week.

One of most deadly models during that game was my opponent's Cuirassier Attila. That deadly clanker managed to eradicate most of my undead legionnaire squad with a single rocket missle. It was huge pain in the ass until I managed to reach it with my long range weapons. The model my opponent brought to the game was painted with just few base colors so I decided to give it some fresh tones - such a model deserves looking nice.

Must say I've always liked this sculpt - since the time my buddy introduced Warzone to me - at the beginning of high school. It's just damn cool: cold blooded (cold oiled) killing machine, equipped thick armour and big gun. With no skulls, spikes, loincloth and other useless crap models from most popular miniatures company on Earth wear... 🙄

I was asked to paint the model using more less original color scheme. But I was also asked to keep the head (face mask) gold. There's a story behind it:

Back, back days when we were starting the Warzone thing there was group of a few playing but none of us had any painting experience. In mid 90's my city was dark shit hole as for hobby. As for other thing most probably too. We brely had any painting tools and paints - I even remember I was also using those stinky, toxic enamels to paint first models ^^
My opponent (that time collecting Brotherhood) was trying to paint his units but I remember he had only 4-5 colors at the disposal: blue, red, white and brown (probably) aaand gold...
For some mysterious reason he decided to paint bald head of the seregant with gold which was just utterly stupid idea. It you cannot imagine it - check this guy 😋 (the band is pretty good actually). So to give the honors to the old times and bring out some cosy memories of careless times Mr Attilla got some gold to shine in the dark, cold, cosmic abyss.

Below - supporting squad of Chasseurs (some more pics of this unit here):

And here - patrolling dead zone alone:

Thanks for reading!


  1. I never played Warzone, but the minis looked cool. I've bought some in the past to use in RT. Could you say why it's a better game than 40K? The old one...not the newer version.


  2. The head in gold brings memories of the good old.

  3. @Mr Papafakis: Heh, well I don't play WH40K 😁
    In fact I played just a few combat patrol games during whole hobby life. Ain't my cup of tea + it's just damn overpriced.

    @tucznik: WHAT IS GOLD MAY NAVER DIE!!!

    @Suber: No idea what's going on but once again I got notification aout your comment but it didn't appear under the post 😥
    But I'm glad we both agree about painting old sh!t 😉

  4. Holy shhhhhhhh!!! I was reading you and somehow I pictured it in my mind having regular colored head but golden mouth piece which would make an interesting variant too.

    Love them. Finally we get to have some more mutant chronicles and a tad less fantasy 😁

  5. Thank you javi! 😊
    I am constantly amazed there are still WZ fans around and the fact Warzone related posts seem to be more popular then others.
    There are some more Dark Legion models waiting on the painting station right now so stay tuned...

  6. He looks really cool. Nice contrast of the gray armor and then the flashy gold mask. Like something out of 2000 AD/Judge Dredd even!

    1. Must be something about it - someone already compered it to good ol' Hammerstein! 😊🤖

  7. Excellent - quite tempted to do some Warzone stuff!

    1. Do it!
      Today very morning I started painting shoes of another Dark Legion model, but cannot say which is it 'cuz I am quite sure my opponent is reading these posts and comments... 🤫 😁

    2. Your opponent here??? Impossible!

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    1. Piękne dzięki - to jedyny powód dla którego lubię malować jasny pancerz 😁