Painted Blightlord Terminators

This is a squad of Blightlord Terminators for my Death Guard army in Warhammer 40,000. Like all of the Death Guard their forte is being hard to kill, and even ‘normal’ Terminators are hard to kill too so you can imagine that shifting a block of Blightlords is quite a trick. Thanks to a very recent rules change they also now have the Objective Secured ability which really helps them as they want to just sit on an objective and not die while scoring lots of points. This squad is equipped with a Blight Launcher on one of them which slightly improves their ranged output but I’ve found it fairly anaemic anyway against anything with even a modicum of armour. For melee I’ve equipped one with a Flail of Corruption, partly because it increases their melee damage but mainly because it just looks really cool. The rest are mostly armed with Bubotic Axes except one who has a Balesword; it’s not completely cut-and-dried whether one is a better option than the other but most importantly there are only three axes in the box.

The Blightlords got the same general colour scheme as the rest of my Death Guard, a rather Khornate dark red and brass scheme on their armour. Painting them was an absolute joy as each one is a unique champion of their unholy masters. I could have spent from now until forever picking out more and more details but at some point I had to call them finished and I’m really happy with the final results.

I figured that each is worthy of a photo alone and even now I couldn’t say which is my favourite.

Next on the painting table: Sabretooth.

Categories: Painting and modelling, Warhammer 40000 | Tags: , | 7 Comments

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7 thoughts on “Painted Blightlord Terminators

  1. Looking good mate – nicely done!!

  2. They look great! Very nicely done once again with the almost-rusty red!

  3. These look great and should be very useful in games too based on your description. Everyone can benefit from something that sits on objectives well. I look forward to Sabretooth! 🙂

    • Thanks Kuribo! Their usefulness on the tabletop is mainly hampered by my total inability to play the game well, but I’m sure that in other hands the Blightlords are a really tough proposition to get off an objective.

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