Painted Jaga Jaga, the Death Charmer

This Jaga Jaga, the Death Charmer. She’s a Warlock for Minions army in Hordes; the first one I’ve put paint on. As a Warlock, she is the leader of my force and losing her is game over for me. On the other hand, she’s got loads of cool spells and abilities; I’ve heard Warlocks in Hordes compared to both King and Queen for chess. For me, her main two draws are her Feat and her spell Signs and Portents. The former allows you to blow up your own infantry to (hopefully) kill enemy models; this obviously sounds counter-productive but it is an auto-hitting attack so can be quite handy for taking out high-defense annoying models like Kayazy Eliminators. My general approach has been to get the Soul Slave to case Ghost Walk on a jamming unit, have them get as deep as possible and the blow-up the ones in my way to take out key models in the other army. Signs and Portents means that every attack my models make (when within Jaga Jaga’s Control area) gets to add a die to both attack and damage rolls, then drop the lowest. This is amazing dice manipulation and means that Jaga Jaga often gets dropped for me when I’m worried about whether I can hit anything on the other side of the table; for example swarms of light infantry.

I started off rather overwhelmed by the sheer amount of detail on Jaga Jaga’s miniature as she’s very busy with jewelry, snakes and other bling. As I worked though the painting process I enjoyed it more and more as the whole miniature came to life under my brush. I had a bit of a challenge finding suitable colours for each part that didn’t either overshadow another part or clash but in the end I think that the whole thing works rather well and I’m really pleased with the result.

A bit of trivia – Jaga Jaga’s melee attack is with a poisonous snake. However, the big purple one is actually a Tatzylworm (head crest, lots of eyes) and so presumably it is kept around for decoration and she fights people with one of the smaller snakes.

Next on the painting table: Satyxis Blood Hag.

Categories: Hordes, Painting and modelling | Tags: , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Painted Jaga Jaga, the Death Charmer

  1. Nicely done mate.

  2. That’s a cool looking paintjob on a =crazy looking model – it wouldn’t be out of place in a World of Warcraft expansion!

    • Thank you so much. I quite like that PP are making the miniatures that fit their own world rather than being so generic that they could substitute into any game (although I recognise that would be easier on the wallet!).

      The only thing missing from Jaga Jaga that shows she’s not from WoW is the absence of a chainmail bikini / platemail with boob-window.

  3. I like all of the colors on the model. It really helps it to “pop” by creating a lot of contrast for it. It looks great!

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