Friday, October 19, 2012

Your D.N.A.: Just Clay to be Molded: More Genestealer Cult Mutants

Another batch of Genestealer advanced hybrids, this time with Plasma Guns...


As if Genestealers aren't bad enough, these have guns!

And another character for the army, quite possibly a Commissar, since she'd scare just about anyone...


Originally Absylonia from Legion of Everblight for Hordes...

Interesting that the two concepts are really quite similar: both Legion and Genestealer Cult involve taking a normal population and infecting it with *other* (Dragon or Alien) and mutating the population as it overwrites their DNA with the invading organism.  

Not a new idea of course, that goes back at least as far as 'Invasion of the Bodysnatchers' -though really that's more a case of Doppelgangers than Overwriting, since the sampled person is killed and a replacement is grown, but the root fear is the same.  While Bodysnatchers was actually a metaphor for the U.S.'s paranoid fear of Communism, I think the root fear goes much deeper and further back in time, such as the fear of 'Demonic Possession', which was likely just an interpretation of Insanity, which is likely a primordial fear: the potential to lose one's identity and will, to become something other, someone else who then takes over your body.. to lose one's mind- might be no greater fear.

No wonder these army themes will come up again and again.  If looking for a 'scary army', it doesn't get any scarier than that. 

Here she is with a loyal subject, ready to shoot you. Or worse, wound you and give you a nice dose of new DNA. 

And here's how the Bathalian sizes up with the 'stealer hybrids.  

All for now, but more to come! 

10 comments:

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Commissar Gaunt has nothing on that Horror - instant obedience guaranteed!

Fantastic work indeed - those pink colours are amazing

M R Lee said...

Love them mate.. great job!

The Angry Lurker said...

Damn beautiful abominations!

Brummie said...

More fantastic Stealers. Lovely paintwork as always especially on those plasma guns.

Warhammer39999 said...

These guys look great. I was poking around for more pics of your army, and came across several in various posts, but was hoping you'd have a gallery with more? I'd really love to pour through the images for inspiration.

Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?

DFlynSqrl said...

Plasma guns? Now that is scary!

Nico said...

Fun :) !

Laughing Ferret said...

Thank! :)

That'sa good idea W39999... when I finish the army I may make a gallery page for it, like I have for the Blood Bowl teams-maybe worth making army specific gallery pages for other projects too. In the meantime, the tag 'genestealer cult' will bring up the previous posts, though not as neat & tidy as a gallery.

Don Hans said...

Have checked out your Genestealer Cult posts. They absolutely great - Ace work! Thx/Hans

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