This was the first Chaos Warrior I really wanted as a kid back in 1985. One of my brothers had bought me the SS3 Knights of Chaos box set but when I spotted this amongst the newer C35 releases in the Third Compendium it was instantly on my want list.
My regular Saturday morning trips to the local Model Shop finally revealed a C35 blister with this chap in it, alongside ‘Nud Spinespittle’ and ‘Bone Racker’.
‘Bone Racker’ was a poor sculpt and to make matters worse mine was badly cast. ‘Nud Spinespittle’ was more of a precursor to the Chaos Thug sculpts (aka Marauders nowadays) than a Warrior to my mind. But I wanted Daethskar so I bit the bullet and parted with my £1.95. It wasn’t a bad return, all three of them remained in my original collection for 18 years until 2003.
So when it came to look for leader miniatures for my Chaos/Evil Warband I couldn’t resist buying him and putting him back into service for the Dark Gods.