fredag 25 november 2011

Fluff for the Sons of Malice

Yup, decided to go for the most nerdy things of nerdy things, to write up fluff about my models.
It's just a very short story that I think I will try to elaborate later on.

Here goes.


The Ultramarines captain Arman Aequita of the 4th company was finally allowed a moment of peace and observation of the battlefield.
His every step hammered into the broken rubble that used to be the city of Glass, home to millions of Imperial citizens. Clad in his barroque power armor he made his way toward the other Astartes leader overlooking the destroyed plaza in front of them. Aquita would seek retribution from those who failed in their duty to the Emperor.
- "Lose your helmet captain! I want to look into the face of the one responsible for this massacre!"
Moments fled past and yet the only response he was given was of utter silence. He could not see past any of the visors of the helmed warriors but he felt the glare of everyone of the strange Astartes force upon him.
Most of them wore black and white armour, split in four-by-four on their gear, and the symbol of a leering skull, half in black, half in white, glared from their left shoulderguard and banners. On the right shoulder they had the same kind of company and squad markings all Chapters had used since the Heresy. But the captain and his honour guard wore shining gold armour.
Yet something was very wrong with the company standing infront of him, Aequita could not really tell what, except for the almost unnerving silence that seemed to fill the very air.

- "Should I consider this an insult, or have your forgotten Primarch cursed you with arrogance and cowardice?
There still was no movement from any one of the silent Astartes, and all that was heard was the cold wind whipping the ruins where the two giants of men stood before one another.
- "You will answer me now, you forced us into close quarter engagement with the World Eaters warband without even attempting to come to our aid. And even though we killed their every man, your ignorance cost me many of the finest soldiers this Chapter has ever had."
The opposing warriors reloaded their guns and charged their close combat weapons but otherwise remained silent and still.
- "Has your arrogance now turned to treason fool?
A silent mocking laughter was heard in the wind as the Ultramarines in response readied themself for battle again.
Arman Aequita drew his magnificient sword and activated the power field in one smooth motion, his honour guard mirroring his move, preparing to battle with the same Frater they had previously thought of as allies.
The masked captain in golden armour raised one arm and pointed towards Aequitas, still without uttering a word.
"In the name of the Emperor and our Primarch, I will hold you responsible for letting the enemy advance freely into the habitat areas, slaughtering thousands of Imperial citizens and offering them to their false gods. Your crime is only furthered by letting my company get decimated in a battle where your force's prescence could have saved many lives. I might not know the name of you or your chapter, but the Inquisition will not take that into account when they declare you excommunicate traetoris for your actions, and I will have you kneeling and surrendering immediatly."

The mute Space Marine drew his own weapon for the first time, revealing a long glaive with a strange mist swirling around a dark red blade. The voice in the wind was heard again, low and threatening, and seemed to come from the blade, which pulsed as it spoke:

- "Falssse gods? There is merit to your claim Ultramarine, however you have no means to grasssp the truth of our actions."
Without any further command being uttered, the black and white army sprang to life, clashing hard with the Ultramarines arrayed for battle.

The heavily weakened Ultramarine army quickly wavered under the pressure from the silent traitors, outnumbered and weary from the desperate battle with the World Eaters. The planet Denubia was once again home to slaughter as the army led by the masked golden Space Marine butchered the remains of their opponents force.


Some hours later the golden Space Marine stood before an hastily erected altar, on it lay the lifeless body of Arman Aequita. His armour removed and his chest open to the mistfilled air.

As the leader of the traitors cut a series of sharp angular shapes in the ultramarines flesh the blood started to flow. Slowly, at first, but it speeded up and suddenly it started to bubble and hiss as it touched the air. A dark shape was manifesting over the corpse of the Ultramarines captain, and a low dark voice could be heard from the growing shadow surrounding the glaive standing in behind the altar:

- "Ahhhh, Faceless One, the Massster is pleased. Today both hisss brother and the human corpse-king sssuffered greatly from your handsss. Return to your shipsss and we will find you more... suitable placesss for you and your army to continue His work. But now, feast my friendsss."


Hope you enjoyed it! :)

The Faceless One takes shape

So, here's my kitbashed commander for my Malal-force I probably never will use on the battlefield...

He is built using mostly parts from the Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard (awesome models) with the loyalist parts scraped off, and the head from one of the Empire Wizards, with a base from the Warhammer Basing Kit and the weapon from the new Lich Priest.

His backpack and base are not glued yet, to make better room for the brush!

Modelling project: Sons of Malice

Yup, fell back into the good old GW-trap and read up on some Sons of Malice / Malal fluff.
Very interesting stuff, and quite cool to have a chaos army that fights chaos.
Decided for a few things beforehand (had help from Bolter and Chainsword forums <- the best place when it comes to anything with power armour).

The parts of them retaining the old "loyalist" markings and some codex guidelines while still following a chaos god makes for a few cool twists.

- Astartes squad/company markings,
- Using mostly loyalist models and gear,
- Trying to find explanations of the stuff that's not in the loyalist codex that's in my army,
- Will try to leave out models without helmets.

• HQ
- Lord: The Faceless One, using a daemon weapon, based on Sanguinary Guard model with a mask from one of the Empire Wizards
- Sorceror: Space Marine Librarian.

• Elites
- Chosen: Elite troopers a bit like Sternguard.
- Terminators: Terminators.
- Chaos Dreadnought: The madness part of the Dread might be authentic, but it makes it unusable.

• Troops
- CSM: Tactical Marines.
- Thousand Sons: Librarium Guardians, defining their rules with them being careful guardians of the Librarian (Minor Sorceror), both from outside threats, and the threat of the Librarian falling to one of the other gods.
- Berzerkers: They will be melee honour guard for my Lord.

• Fast Attack

- Bikes: Bikers will be bikers.
- Raptors: Assault Marines obviously, but the Raptor models are way too cool to ignore, so I will probably use them.
- Spawn: I don't really know how to implement them into my list.

• Heavy Support
- Havocs: Devastators.
- Obliterators: Thinking of something similiar to a gunplatform, but don't really know yet. Maybe a Dark Mechanicus Techmarine with a bunch of weapons.
- Predator, Vindicator and Land Raider: Predator, Vindicator and Land Raider.
- Defiler: I love the model but I don't know how to get it into a "loyalist" look and feel.

- Greater Daemon: Be'Lakor. Obviously. Painting him twosided with bright(white) and dark(black).
- Lesser Daemons: I'm gonna use converted Dryads (not painted as such, obviously).

So, now I have something else to fill my already full life with. Great.

måndag 21 november 2011

Battle #857 against Circle..

Yup, we fought it out again.

Decided first to make it to 35p, but my friend wanted to try out his new models so we pushed it to 45p instead.
Sadly, no pictures were taken for a few reasons (he had a lot of unpainted models, his daughter wanted a lot of attention, and we were both very very tired).

I needed to use my TFG with UA so the army was based around that, with pSeverius as the Warcaster.
I also had, Bastions, the Avatar, Reckoner, Wracks, Blessing of Vengeance and the Paladinsquad of doom.
We (I) wanted to try out one of the other scenarios, turned out it was pretty much to my advantage, but I swear that was not my intention.

Thoughts from the aftermath:
- TFG + Defenders Ward = a very good frontline / tarpit. A full unit stood their ground against Feastlord, Argus and their defensive stats kept my opponent from even trying to hit them with his Reeve-solo, a full unit of Druids and a Gorax. They successfully camped an objective for three turns without it even getting close to be contested.
- Paladinsquad of doom (Vilmon + 2 Paladins) is crazy good it seems, especially when fielded together. Running up and parking one on one objective won me that one, even while getting attacked by Wolf Riders, the Reeve-solo and the chap leading the summoning stones.
- Blessing of Vengeance: Didn't bring anything extra to the table, sadly. A missed arc'ed immolation was all it was used for.
- pSevvy is great with all his buffs. incredibly satisfying to play with, a powerful backfield caster with an arc node is just silly.
- Bastions survived the slaughter of a full unit of Wolves of Orboros + UA and the onslaught of the Ninja Wolf (Stalker I think it's called) for three turns, enough to hold their objective.
- Avatar is intimidating, and very hard to get rid off. :)

Oh.. and I won. 9 control points in 4 rounds (I had all three points for 3 rounds, while my opponent had 0 points for 4 rounds).
Menoth is pretty powerful in the defensive game with the buffs and elite infantry. :)

Go Menoth!

(Next time I promised to use my Skorne. Just gotta finish painting them...)

måndag 14 november 2011

New Menoth models, yay!

I gave in to the temptation and got myself pSeverius (so far only one short 11p game which ended in a tabled Circle, it was nice!).
I've also bought myself a couple of Paladins, the Avatar, a Dervish and a Vassal of Menoth.

Plus I finally painted my Temple Flameguard that I've had lying in a box for more than a few months.

So, without further ado, here are the models:

(Temple Flamguard full unit + UA, and right is a close up of the banner.)

(Blessing of Vengeance, converted from a Revenger among other pieces and loads of scripture.)

(pSeverius himself, and a Vassal, the gloweffect on the Vassal turned out meh.)

(My Avatar of Menoth with prolonged and "flamed" sword, the original one looks a bit too short and wimpy in my opinion.)

(Paladinsquad of doom (Vilmon in the middle) and my Dervish!)

(And the Wracks, look at the shadows they cast on the table, incredibly awesome looking silhouette.)

There you go, hope you like them!
I still have my Vanquisher and a unit of Knights Exemplar to finish... and then the extra Crusader... and the Exemplar Errants... and the 2nd Bastions unit... and my second Reckoner... and eFeora... and the extra Wracks (for Rezniks ability)... and the rest of the Choir... (...and when they're done, I have my Skorne army...)

tisdag 1 november 2011

New army! Skorne is on the march

Heya everybody!
Hi Dr. Nick!

So, since I desperately (yes, desperately...) needed something else to paint, and more or less every other army in the game was taken by someone else (no need to start duplicates when there are other armies out there imho), I opted for a Cyclops heavy Skorne army.

I'm not too fond of the look of the elephant-monsters so I tried to make a list where they would not be needed, which in it self is pretty hard to do since the Titans are pretty awesome gamewise.
After looking through the miniature range a few times and checking up on the different warlocks I chose eMorghoul with Molik Karn, one Savage and one Brute for 15p.

So far I've had two games with them, one against a new Scyrah player (doesn't really counts as a win) and one against pButchers Khador (20p, I proxied 5p's of Bloodrunners), also a win.

Here are a few pics (please excuse the quality) of the first 15 points of Skorne:

Molik Karn (front and side), an absolute joy to paint.

eMorghoul (the silliest pose ever, and very hard to get a decent photograph of) and Brute


But my urge could not yet be satisfied, so I have already invested in another Warlock, Zaal, and a few other models....

I just love the Ancestral Guardians (which is why I chose Zaal) and decided not to paint them in the obsidian black but a more sandstone-finish (I love Gryphonne Sepia). I will have to get my hands on a bunch of Immortals sooner or later.

Basilisk Krea, I'm not sure if I like the model or not, but it was fun to paint at least, and the animus is very handy against shooty armies.

I wanted to somehow make it look "strange", and so instead of just making its stomach and underside paler, I painted it blue. Turned out pretty ok. :)

WIP Praetorian Swordsman, great unit with Zaal and his feat, plus they are pretty cool looking. :)

And there we are! Hope you enjoy them!