OK! On to some fluff:
NB: The army's fluff from the elves' side of view can be found here
.On the army:
Many years ago, the Forest of The Dark Young was inhabited by a varity of forest creatures such as Centaurs, Satyrs, dryads and animals. Then came the endless hordes of elves, that tried to invade the forest and make it theit home.
After many years of battle against the elves, something strange happened.
The place known to the elves as 'the forbidden fortress' were taken over by a vile creature of chaos. The creature's name was Lord Artemis Tzaakron the Everchanging, High Priest and Greather Librarian of the Changer of Ways himself. The forest creatures desperately tried to fight both the elves and the forces of chaos, but as they fought against Tzaakron and his horde of cyclopes and marauders of the north, zome were corrupted and began to change. The satyrs and centaurs completely lost their minds. Their fur turned blue and they grew and mutated into twisted beastmen of Tzeentch. Throughout the years, they developed the characteristic one-eyedness that many of Tzaakron's followers already had. The few forest creatures, that did not become corrupted joined the armies of the elves to slay the abominable Tzeentch-lord Tzaakron.On Raaghan the Hideous:
Raaghan the hideous is the greatest beastlord ever to have lived in the Forest of the Dark Young. He is one of Tzaakron't best minions and he is well to be feared. He is about twice the size of a normal beastman. his head is covered with a hood, so you cannot see wheather he has one or two eyes. Some say that Raaghan is so ancient that he was born before the beastmen developet cyclopeness and therefore has two eyes. It is told that a beastman is nothing but a puppet of their hierophant. That means that they cannot do anything without a mind controlling leader-beast is present. Raaghan is one of Tzaakron's greatest hierophants.On characters:
The characters of the beastmen are lesser Hierophants, used by raaghan to controll smaller armies and warbands. Even though the word 'lesser' is used about them, they are dangerious creatures, that are capable dealing with mostly any foe.On Gors:
The gors are the most common beasts. Their ancestors were once satyrs, but the respect of nature that the satyrs had is now long gone. Without a hierophant, a Gor is extremely cowardly and will flee if they realize that they're doomed, but if a hierophant is present, they feel no fear, neither any pain. They are vicious killers, that will fight to the death without thinking about it.On Ungors:
Ungors are smaller than the gors. They are the satyrs, that have just turned into a beastman. They usually use the spears that they did when they were a satyr.On Bestigors:
Bestigors are the protectors of Tzaakron's Herdstones. They appear to be a crossbreed between Gor and Minotaur. They usually bring a small herdstone with them to battle.On Herdstones:
These gigantic rocks are posessed by great magic of Tzeentch. Carved from the mountains and brought to the forest by ancient cyclopes. If a creature comes too close to a herdstone, it will shoot a lightning at them and thay will mutate horrible and either die or become a spawn of chaos.On Cyclopes
Aslo known as Chaos Ogres, these great creatures are the most powerfull and intelligent of all beastmen. they came with Tzaakron from the chaos wastes, where they originally lived. Cyclopes do not need any hierophants. They are actually more intelligent than most hierophants. Cyclopes wear caracteristic curved glaives, that they combine with their magical powers to summon daemons that they either orders to fight in units, or rides into pattle upon. Some say that Cyclopes are the spawn of the original Tzeentch Worshippers.On Minotaurs:
Minotaurs are the greatest of all beastmen. They are bacically gigantic gors with claws instead of hands. Thay are vicious killers, but they also need hierophants to controll them. There have been recordings of Minotaur-Hierophants, but the rumours are not confirmed.On Banners
The great, bloody, yellow banners that Tzaakron's beastmen carries into battle are devices that the Cyclopes uses as gates to the realm of Chaos. Sometimes, daemons sprouts from the banners. These daemons are yet too weak to take physical form and must possess banners, shields or herdstones. The daemon inside the banners will disapear if the Standard Bearrer is slain, so will the banner. Only the pole will be left. The size of the daemons depends on how great worshippers their Standard bearrer's are.On Shields:
shields are like banners and can be posessed by yellow daemons too. These daemons are weaker than the ones that possesses banners.
That's all for now. Hope you like it.
PS: My Chaos Ogre Standard Bearrer is painted. Pics will be online soon.