Saturday 21 September 2019

Warhammer 40,000: Blood Pact Miniatures



Features in Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Blood Pact are the rank-and-file soldiers of Archon Urlock Gaur; the chief Chaos Warlord in the Sabbat Worlds. The Blood Pact are a notch above the average cultist trooper, possessing skills and tactics on par to the Imperial Guard. Blood Pact soldiers are distinguished by their grotesque face masks, blood-soaked combat fatigues and scars on their palms; scars obtained from the sharp edges of Urlock Gaur’s power armour, where the warriors pledge their allegiance to the Archon through a ritualized blood pact.


Blood Pact (front)


Blood Pact (back)


Blood Pact (front)


Blood Pact (back)



Inspired by Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts series, I ‘kit-bashed’ a squad of ten Blood Pact warriors, using components from a range of manufacturers.  One distinguishing feature of the Blood Pact are their grotesque face masks.  Reading the books, I envisioned these masks appearing as the demonic face masks worn by the samurai.  I used Secret Weapons Miniatures’ metal Oni masks for the heads.  The greatcoat bodies are from Wargames Factory’s plastic Shock Trooper set (I purchased this set several years ago when Wargames Factory was still around).  Most of the weapons are from the Cadian Shock Trooper set (there are also components from the Catachan Jungle Fighters and the Age of Sigmar Flagellants sets).












For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Blood Pact section of the Old Guard; a website dedicated to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K miniatures, with a focus on the classic range of Imperial Guard models from the 1990s.









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