The vanguard of this incursion are three Blue Horrors of Tzeentch.
Having decided to take the plunge back into 40k, being me, I spent a lot of time just after Christmas pondering the best way to get something close to value for money from Games Workshop.
I settled on the Start Collecting Daemons of Tzeentch, which at £44 (from Outpost, further reduced by my accrued Outpoints) for 500 points seemed a decent start, given that the component parts would have been £77 from Outpost and a whopping £92.50 direct from GW.
On top of that, there is enough versatility in how you build the set (particularly the chariot & characters) that it's possible to make use of several copies of this box for further savings; unlike some boxes GW do.
These Blue Horrors are actually an upgrade to the chariot kit and so not counted amongst the 18 models that you get. Therefore they seemed a good place to start to try out a few things.
Firstly, the skin was done with a base of Caledor Sky, a wash of Drakenhof Nightshade and drybrush of Lothern Blue.
Given that there was very little in the way of jewellery or other accessories, I wanted it to contrast and stand out. Therefore it was all done in Retributor Armour, with a few jewels done with Blood For The Blood God, because I like the effect.
I've decided to use Tesseract Glow technical paint for any flames on the models, as I like the eldritch green-yellow effect, conveying a magical fire.
I'm also rubbish at doing regular fire.
The bases were done with Agrellan Earth technical paint, because I had it to hand, drybrushed with Ushabti Bone and finished off with some dead grass flock that I haven't used since I bought it about 8 years ago.
All in all, I like my Blue Meanies and even though they are too few to form part of the army for a while, there are certain proofs of concept that I've tried that will be used elsewhere in the army.
When I originally added the Start Collecting box to my tally, I only counted the 18 models labelled on the packaging. Given that I've used the Blue Horrors separately, I probably should add them to both tallies because I'm an honest sort.