With the release of the new Warhammer Fantasy Forsaken kit, a lot of Chaos players from Fantasy and 40K alike have purchased this kit, not to make Forsaken of their own but just to use the bits from it as there’s just so many great bits that can be used for conversions. I will also be doing this myself for my own Chaos Space Marine army. This got me thinking about which other box sets fall into this category. Chaos and Space Marine especially have a lot of sets that have such a great variety of bits that you could easily use at least 50% of the box on conversions throughout your army. I thought I would go over some which I personally think are the best. Starting with those for Chaos:
I love this set. The models themselves are actually really good in 40K now but the set itself just has so many tentacles, heads, arms etc that would all be great for conversions just as the Forsaken box is. There’s so many bits in this set that once you’ve made the two Spawn models in the box you will still have so much left over to use for your army.
Possessed Chaos Space Marines
The Forsaken and Spawn can be used to make your own possessed models or just to make them unique but the boxed set itself still has some great bits. Although more 40K centric there are still some really nice looking heads that can be used in Fantasy. My favourite parts from this boxed set are the winged backpacks. You get two per box but if you can get hold of enough you can make your Chaos Raptors or Warp Talons stand out.
Both these boxed sets are great for close combat weapons and heads. The bits from Chaos Knights work really well for Chosen for both game systems and I really like the axes and swords from that set. The shields are also really cool and much better than those found in the warrior box. There’s some really nice heads in the warrior box. The ones on the command sprue are especially nice and again these work well in both game systems. I’ve also seen the bodies and cloaks used in 40k with some modification.