Death Cult Assassins are highly skilled and fanatically devoted warriors of the Imperial Creed. Their duty is to offer up those they slay to the Emperor, as a symbolic payment of the blood-debt owed by Mankind. Their proficiency in the art of the blade is paramount, as they carefully consider the different types of incisions, lacerations, and punctures made by their weapons and the body location to which they are inflicted. Each of these elements holds a special significance when dedicating the victim’s soul to the Emperor.
In battle, Death Cult Assassins are a whirlwind of destruction, unleashing their incredible speed and skill to tear into their foes with deadly efficiency. They specialize in decapitating heads, severing limbs, and disarming their outmatched opponents. Their ferocity and expertise make them a formidable force on the battlefield, striking fear into the hearts of their enemies.
To become a Death Cult Assassin, one must undergo rigorous training and indoctrination, committing themselves fully to the Imperial Creed and the pursuit of their mission. They are an elite and highly respected branch of the Imperium’s forces, feared and revered in equal measure.
Death Cult Assassins Datasheets
What’s in the Death Cult Assassins box
- x2 Death Cult Assassins: all assassins have special significance when dedicating the victim’s soul to the Emperor. In battle they are a whirlwind of destruction, tearing into their foes with uncanny speed, decapitating heads, severing limbs and disarming (literally) their outmatched opponents.
- x2 25mm round bases.
How to paint the Death Cult Assassins Set
- Step 1: Prime the miniatures
Start by priming the Death Cult Assassins with Chaos Black or White Scar spray primer. This will provide a base for the paint to adhere to.
- Step 2: Basecoat the robes
Using a medium-sized brush, apply a basecoat of Rakarth Flesh to the robes of the Death Cult Assassins. Make sure to cover the entire surface evenly.
- Step 3: Paint the armor and weapons
Use your brush to carefully paint the armor and weapons. For the armor, use Incubi Darkness as the base color. Highlight the edges with Kabalite Green to create a subtle gradient effect. For the weapons, use Leadbelcher as the base color and add metallic highlights with Stormhost Silver.
- Step 4: Add details
Focus on the small details to make the miniatures pop. Paint the belts and pouches with XV-88 and highlight with Balor Brown. Use Mephiston Red for any red accents, such as cloth or jewels. Paint the hair with Rhinox Hide and dry brush with Karak Stone for highlights.
- Step 5: Shade the miniatures
Apply a wash of Agrax Earthshade over the entire miniature to add depth and shadows. Use a small brush to carefully apply the wash to the recessed areas and crevices.
- Step 6: Highlight the miniatures
Using a lighter color, such as Pallid Wych Flesh, carefully highlight the raised areas of the robes and other surfaces to create contrast and definition.
- Step 7: Paint the bases
For the bases, paint them with a suitable color like Armageddon Dust or Astrogranite. Add texture using a texture paint like Astrogranite Debris or Stirland Mud. You can also add small details like grass tufts or rocks to enhance the base.
- Step 8: Varnish for protection
Once the paint has dried completely, apply a coat of Citadel Munitorum Varnish or any suitable varnish to protect the miniatures and give them a finished look.