An Entire Army Of Cultists!

This article does not show every component part of the ‘Morrite’ cultist army, and I seem to have failed to make many ‘WIP’ shots at all (I must have thought there would be little interest), but it should show a lot of the models involved.

The Disciplinati di Morr had special rules, being modified versions of the 8th ed ‘Empire’ flagellant rules. As an NPC army I did not push their capabilities that much, thinking that weight of numbers would be enough of a challenge for the players, but I realise now I probably should have added a much stronger house-rules, magical element (in terms of priestly prayers).

As this is a modelling article, though, that’s enough rules talk!

The army is made from a variety of manufacturers’ models, used as is, or kit-bashed together in a variety of ways. In the mix (among a handful of other makes) are mainly …

Northstar Military FiguresFrostgrave plastics; Perry Miniatures’ European Armies plastics, Games Workshop/Citadel Miniatiures plastics and metals; West Wind Miniatures‘ Vampire Wars range of metals.

Here are the commanders, the ‘Praepositus Generalis’, Father Carradalio, and his second in command, the Admonitor Brother Vincenzo. And some weird bloke behind them rubbing his face into the wooden staff holding a holy artefact! All West Wind Miniatures metals.

Here are some of the standard bearers, the two on the outside (both plastic) being a Games Workshop Flagellant and a Northstar Military Figures’ cultist with the same Games Workshop back-mounted standard. The one in the middle is a Eureka Miniatures metal, a 16th century Spanish priest with his crucifix replaced by a more Morrite raven!

Here is a unit filler in the form of a part scratch-built, part kit-bash mobile bell pushed by two modified Games Workshop flagellants …

Next up, classic metal Citadel Miniatures flagellants to inject some ‘Oldhammer’ into the army …

Here are the flamers. What respectable (or otherwise) cultist armies doesn’t have a few burning torches? The first bunch are metal West Wind Miniatures, while the second bunch are mostly Games Workshop, including some zombie parts and some Free Company militia parts, plus a Frostgrave model.

The army needed a missile element, perhaps just because West Wind Miniatures provided some crossbowmen. You can see them here in the second picture, while the first shows the kit-bashed plastic ones I made mainly from Frostgrave and some GW parts. There may be a Perry head in there too!

Among the rank and file of the main combat units are a few spearmen, being mainly North Star Miniatures’ Frostgrave parts, with a scattering of Games Workshop and Perry Miniatures’ bits …

Here you can see one of the rare WIP shots I took for this army, showing a mix of 90% Frostgrave and 10% (ish) Perry Miniatures!

Here are some more melee troops, again mostly North Star Miniatures but with some GW bits too …

Here are three of the more ‘characterful’ fellows (two Frostgrave and a GW) …

The next batch are ‘Angry Monks’ from Gripping Beast. I played around with their weapons, swapping them for variety. Not all of them are here, one having broken off at his ankles, others I forgot to pose, and one was disarmed to appear to be praying …

These three are more West Wind Miniatures, in ‘different’ sorts of poses …

As always, I need some models to work in story pictures, talking or walking about. Amd so this mixture of North Star, Perry and Games Workshop Miniatures …

The second big fighting regiment is armed with halberds, from all sorts of sources (out of my bits box) being mostly North Star models, but with Games Workshop weapons, even Skaven spears!

There is a regiment of religiously inspired, recently recruited peasants in the army too. Here are three of my favourites, all Wargames Foundry 100 Years War Medieval Peasants …

Here a WIP scene …

And here in a story scene, with all sorts of figures thrown in, including Black Tree Designs, Citadel, Eureka, etrc …

The Games Workshop Flagellants, plastic and metal, work well enough together, although hands and heads shrank in the transition from metal to plastic …

To see the whole army on parade, go to: Part 19

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