I absolutely loathe the new GW Empire Demigryph Cavalry. I loathe the concept, I loathe the fluff and I loathe the models. The thought of knights riding the cross between an ostrich and a goat is just so full of fail. But like everybody who has read the Empire book I can see Monstrous Cavalry being a solid addition - especially for an all mounted Empire army I'm keen to try.
So I’m going to make my own Demigryph Cavalry. However rather than the chicken-riding knights mine will be Knights of the White Wolf mounted on large slavering wolves. I have just ordered four Space Wolf Thunderwolves and will use those as the mounts. To me it makes more sense than men riding chickens into battle. I’m unsure as to the riders yet. I have some current Empire Knight models and will see whether using the White Wolf sprue I can make suitable riders. If that doesn’t work I’ll look at sourcing demigryph riders from a bits supplier.