The upcoming Daughters of Khaine for Age of Sigmar release reminded us of other Dark Elves - Dark Eldar from Warhammer 40K. Moreover, their codex is already announced and is going to be released in the next wave. Sure, a lot of players who fight for DE, like this unit, since it's also one of the most powerful ones. However, there's a big problem with the miniature - there is only one and it's made of resign. Well, it looks cool, but no one would like a unit of the similar models. Also, it's quite expensive - to collect a whole unit model by model. So, we've found some ideas of how to make Grotesques cheaper and in many different ways.
Grotesques are hulking monsters of muscle and bone created by Dark Eldar Haemonculi. One Haemonculi Coven, the Children of Bone, are known for creating exceptionally large grotesques
In war grotesques are generally used as linebreakers. Grotesques are usually sent to frontline of an attack force, as they will kill relentlessly until commanded otherwise. Grotesques are also reported to sometimes fight amongst themselves. Likely, the various steroids and stimulants flowing through their bodies are what send them into these berserk rampages. A grotesque that has killed its fellows usually dies, though whether at the hand of its Kabalite or Wych allies, or some other reason altogether is unknown.
When moving from place to place, Grotesques simply shuffle after their keepers, but when given the command to kill and maim, they become true engines of destruction. Racks of syringes depress into their spinal sumps to dump potent stimulants into their blood-ichor stream, ridged bellow-pumps connected to their primary lungs wheeze and contract at triple speed, and veins throb near to bursting as tube-punctured hearts are forced to pound. With roars of anger and pain muffled by their iron masks, Grotesques fling themselves into close combat, slaughtering every living thing within their not inconsiderable reach with greathooks, their own claws, and massive cleavers. They never stop killing until they receive their master's command. If this command is not heard for whatever reason in battle or because their Haemonculus master has temporarily been shuffled off the mortal coil, the Grotesque will simply continue killing, even if this means slaying other Dark Eldar in the same raiding force. Sometimes, a Grotesque's body will respond even more aggressively to the Haemonculi's transformative treatments over time and become even larger, more powerful and more bloodthirsty, if such a thing is possible. These hideous monsters are known to the Dark Eldar as Aberrations, and they are feared by any sane individual, though such creatures are valued particularly highly by the Haemonculi covens of the Dark City.
One of the most popular bases for them - Rat Ogres from Fantasy Warhammer. They look really close - in size and in body constitution.
Pay attention that most conversions use parts from Talos/Cronos, so this is also not a cheap thing to do.
Flash eaters is another great example of a fantasy miniature working for 40K.
As you could see from their background - Grotesques can look differently, so even these Ogres can be used as a base for the conversion.
If you have a lot of Green Stuff, you can create Grotesques from anything - any bitz and body parts you have can appear useful.
Even classic Chaos Spawns can become Grotesques.
And even Tyranids.
In fact, you can make them from anything...
Even from Warmachine miniatures.
Which of the concepts do you like most? Maybe you have your own ideas to share?