Cultists of Chaos
Regardless of how twisted and brutal the forces of the Warp can be - or perhaps because of it - great crowds of fanatics flock to the banners of the Chaos Gods, sacrificing their lives in the service of their masters. Now you can add hordes of these Chaos Cultists to your own army and provide valuable cannon fodder support for your Chaos Space Marines. Trust us, they might look like a ragtag band, but they're surprisingly effective numerically.
History of the Chaos Cultists
A Chaos cult is the most dangerous of all organizations plotting to overthrow the rule of the human empire from within. All of the planets and civilizations that make up the Empire can harbor Chaos-infested organizations, themselves as diverse in practice and membership as one can imagine.
From the blood-soaked sacrificial cults of the Feral Worlds to the philosophical secret societies of more advanced planets, the temptations of Chaos can grip all. The Chaos Cult's goal is to survive and eventually dominate the society in which it lives. Mere survival is especially important on Imperial worlds, where the worship of Chaos is the supreme heresy and Inquisitors are ever vigilant and ready to erase any taint of Chaos.
Generally secretive in nature, as discoveries could draw the attention of the local Adeptus Arbites contingent right up to the Inquisition, cults often hide behind the front lines of some form of legitimate Imperial organization in their attempt to accumulate local or planetary power, such as Unions, charities, accepted religious groups, and even local variants of the Imperial cult.
Extreme political parties are good fronts for cults because they naturally attract power-hungry and mentally unbalanced individuals who make particularly good material for potential cult members. A very successful organization can attain real political power and even gain enough strength to allow the cult to become the governing body of the planet without resorting to open rebellion.
After taking root and growing in power and influence, a Chaos cult can ultimately rule anything from a community to the entire planet. Eventually, an uprising breaks out, either on purpose or because the cult has grown too large and/or recalcitrant to remain secret any longer. At this point, the cult can be expected to summon aid from its Chaos Masters, ranging from demonic possessions of cult members to summoning members of the Traitor Legions directly through the warp onto the planet.
Cults can also unleash an insurgency along with a pre-planned invasion by Chaos Space Marines. The ultimate goal of the cult's uprising is to overthrow the imperial planetary government and gain direct control of the world. After the conflict, cultists are often brought back into the Eye of Terror, where they either join the doomed populace of a demon world or are recruited (sometimes violently) into a Chaos Champion's forces or as supporters of their squad.
The origins of new Chaos Cultists are legion. The teeming masses of the Empire have colonized the galaxy from end to end. Billions of souls work day and night in an increasingly hostile universe. Mile-high beehive cities seethe with overpopulation, dense habitat complexes stretch across continents, and industrial worlds grind and whirl by the efforts of countless workers under the steely gaze of their autocratic overlords. But the adepts of the established order cannot be everywhere at once.
This multi-part plastic kit makes 10 Chaos Cultists, each armed with a combination submachine gun, brutal melee weapon, frag grenades and krak grenades. These models feature all manner of sinister details, from Chaos symbols and charms to demonic masks and clothing, and their looted weapons range from crude bionics to sharp machetes. This kit contains two cultists who can alternatively be built as cultist champions - a mutant female cultist champion with a bare head sprouting a horn and a tentacle arm wielding a chainsword, or a male cultist champion with a tattered mask and a bolt pistol.
This set is supplied in 41 plastic components, and is supplied with 10x Citadel 25mm Round bases. These miniatures come unpainted and require assembly - we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Paints .
These models were designed to be compatible with the Great Void Cultists set, allowing you to expand your cultist mob with even more models and ranged weapon Options.