The Followers of the Eye are a strange and mysterious race who inhabit a large island called Insula Buffo, which is positioned to the south east of Infernum. Worshippers of the Toad God, Buffo, the coldblooded, loosely humanoid Followers of the Eye are much varied in countenance. With
bulging eyes and slitted mouths, some creatures resemble toads or frogs, while others possess forked tongues, scaled skin, tentacles, or pincers.
When going to war, the Followers of the Eye arm themselves with a range of close combat and missile weaponry. Though many of their tools of war tend to be fairly basic, with common weapons including the bow and arrow, swords, and axes, there has been an increase in the race’s access to more
advanced weaponry due to the time travelling proficient of tegu shamans.
An astute military leader with telepathic powers, a hulking fusion of ferocity and martial prowess, a warrior prince leads a Followers of the Eye army. Serving as the army’s General unit, a Warrior Prince can be on foot, mounted on a timurlengia, or atop a giant flamingo. A Warrior Prince has 3 Hand-to-Hand Combat Attacks (A) if on foot, and 4 if taken with a timurlengia or giant flamingo. Though he has no Shooting Attacks (A), with a Hand-to-Hand Combat (H-t-H) value of 4+, a Warrior Prince can wreak havoc in close
combat. As standard, a Warrior Prince has the Telepathy special rule. If taken with a giant flamingo, then the Warrior Prince benefits from the Fly special rule, too.
Followers of the Eye armies can include up to two Champions units; within their choices are Warrior Champions on foot or mounted on a timurlengia, as well as a Monitor-man Musician. For an additional +5 Victory Points (VP), a Warrior Champion can be granted the Battle Standard special rule. Meanwhile, the Monitor-man Musician unit comes with the Encouraging special rule as standard.
With the potential to feature up to two Magic Users units within a Followers of the Eye army, choices include a Tegu Shaman on foot, Tegu Shaman with Bodyguards, and a Tegu Shaman on Timurlengia. However a Tegu Shaman is included, the practitioner of magic carries a ray gun and sword, while possessing the Telepathy and Time Travel special rules. Further to this, a Tegu Shaman with Bodyguards unit also benefits from the Follow the Leader and Look Out special rules.
Foot Troops units for the Followers of the Eye tend to fall into two categories, with Monitor-men Warriors being best utilised in Hand-to-Hand combat, and Toad-men Archers providing missile support. Available in blocks of 5, 10 and 15, units of Monitor-men Warriors are armed with swords and axes, while light armour and shields offer protection. Units of Toad-men Archers also benefit from the protection afforded from light armour and shields, while being armed with bows and arrows, and knives. Further to this, Followers of the Eye players do have access to units of Monitor-man-led slave squads, too.
Available in units of 5 or 10, standard Mounted Troops for the Followers of the Eye are Monitor-men Warriors on Timurlengia. Armed with lances and with a Durability (D) value of 4+, these units can cause devastation to enemy
lines. Limited to a maximum of two units, also available as a Mounted Troops option are Tegu Warriors on Giant Flamingos; tegu fighters armed with swords and ray guns, and holders of the Fly special rule
Able to field up to three Monsters units, the brutal creatures which a Followers of the Eye player can choose from include giant gila monsters and giant monitor-men. With 3 Hand-to-Hand Combat Attacks (A), and with a Hand-to-Hand Combat (H-t-H) value of 7+, along with the Large Target and Armour Ripping special rules, a Gila Monster unit is well-employed when tackling especially well-armoured enemy units. Units of Giant Monitor-men come in blocks of 3, with each warrior possessing 2 Attacks (A) in Hand-to-Hand Combat, and each with a Hand-to-Hand Combat (H-t-H) value of 6+. With their huge size going against them, Giant Monitor-men have the
Large Target special rule.
Rounding out a Followers of the Eye army, when it comes to Machines of War units, of which up to two can be included, options include Toad-men Bolt Throwers and Monitor-men Timurlengia Chariots. With a range of 60”, and with crewmen holding a Shooting (S) value of 7+, units of Toad-men Bolt
Throwers can shatter enemy lines from afar. With a Movement (M) value of 10, and with crewmen suited in heavy armour, carrying shields, and armed with lances, Monitor-men Timurlengia Chariots offer crushing and manoeuvrable force
Example Army Lists:
This Army List has been constructed using models entirely from The Little Soldier Company’s Tenoch and Enhanced Warriors collections, all-metal figures, sculpted by Kevin Adams.
Followers of the Eye Magic Cards:
Below are Shadows of Centralis Followers of the Eye Magic Cards (Magic Spells originally printed in the Shadows of Centralis book) which can be printed out, fixed to card, and used in games.
Shadows of Centralis can be played with models from any manufacturer, below are a few ideas for armies of the Followers of the Eye. Sculpted by the legendary Kevin Adams, The Little Soldier Company produce a number of wonderful models which are suitable for including within a Followers of the Eye army.
Diehard Miniatures are another company Shadows of Centralis players may find useful when building their Followers of the Eye armies. These models are great for representing a Monitor-man Warrior on Timurlengia, and Giant Monitor-man, respectively.
Further information on the Buffo-worshipping Followers of the Eye, as well as the complete Followers of the Eye Army List can be found in the Shadows of Centralis book.