Behold my current focus: The Word Bearers!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Now do note that all of my CSM armies are 1st Founding Legions but i do actually like a few Warbands and if i had the time, money, and patience then i would likely have enough CSM stuff to do a Black Crusade (but without the Black Legion). So in this post i am going to show a little of the Warbands i like:
The Blood Gorgons are featured in at least 2 novels and are one of the most unique CSM groups in the 40k universe. The only problem for those who want to make their CSM army in this image is that it require GS for every model and event hen the Color Scheme is never 100% certain. You see their armor is only every described as being colored like Burnt Umber, now if you google that color you will get a ton of different shades of Red and Brown. Also this image above (taken from the Novel's cover) shows their trim as silver HOWEVER the cover of 6th Edition Codex CSM has a "tinting" of it which makes their main color far more red and their trim into goldish brass. Dafuq GW? Make up your mind (even stranger is that the BGs are never mentioned in Codex CSM).
Brotherhood of Darkness
There is barely any information on the BoD other than they have aided both the Nigh Lords and Ahriman's Thousand Sons Warband. It seems obviously that they are derived from the Night Lords but they are listed as unknown when you inquire about their Legion origin. The main reason i would want to paint them is their sick color scheme, i mean LOOK AT THEM! They are so cool but i bet painting this scheme on every model is a nightmare.
Company of Misery
The CoM were a Loyalist Chapter that got sent into pure hell on a daily basis by the IoM and eventually told them to fuck off. I can respect that. Anyways other than that they have almost no information although they were featured in 6th Edition Codex CSM although the 1 model painted in their scheme was half-assed. I like their color scheme alot and i realize it would take a tad bit more effort than your traditional color schemes but i feel it could be done and this scheme would look glorious on vehicles and such.
The Death Shadows were one of the Loyalist Chapters sent on the Abyssal Crusade and returned as Chaos devotees. They have actually attacked Ultramar head on which is impressive although they did lose and then their homeworld got eaten by the Nidz. So we do not know if they are still kicking but that doe snot mean we cannot paint up an army in their image. These guys are like the Raven Guard in that they are stealthy and can blend into the shadows and are said to fight like ghosts. Their scheme is simple but the "issue" is that they require a mix of CSM parts and Dark Angel parts and i will tell you now: I really dont ever want to give anyone money for anything related to the Dark Angels.
Everybody should know who the Red Corsairs are. They are by far the most successful Chaos group not directly tied to a 1st Founding traitor legion. They own the Maelstrom like the hundreds of warbands own the Eye of Terror and that is impressive. They are originally formed of the Astral Claws but have since assimilated so many Traitor Marines, Guardsmen, and Pirates that they are the size of an original Legion. Now as for their color scheme they have 3 colors that you randomly spread across each marine's armor. No 2 marines should really match and even better is that you can take any marine (loyal or traitor) who is already painted and just slap a red X over their chapter badge and Tada! Red Corsair!
Now the Iron Warriors are one of my armies so you may ask "Why would you want to make an army for the exact same thing?". Well i wouldn't really but i would like to have a squad or 2 of these guys. Their color scheme is so nice especially when you get it through Drybrushing, only issue i have is that they do not use the Hazard Stripes like their IW brothers. Oh well they cannot all be perfect eh?
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I began my Alpha Legion army 2-3 years ago but i got rid of all my original models about a year ago because i did not like the colors i had painted. After finding a method that gave me the exact color set i wanted i started back up however now i only really want Forge World minis for most of my Astartes but as the army will have Astra Militarum Allies i am still going for plenty of those units from GW including those epic Scions. My goal is to have maybe 5 squads of Astartes, a Librarian, a Techmarine, a Terminator squad, a Dreadnought (which i have), 1 squad of generic CSMs, and finally a TON of IGs. Hopefully it works out but only time (and Tzeentch) will tell.
This is the WIP of my Champion who will count as a Sergeant in-game but is the leader of the Cell. My HQ will likely be the Librarian or maybe there will be a Terminator Captain, not sure yet. Anyways the Champion so far is a combo of many different sets. The body and legs are from the FW Legion Mk IV set, the arms are from the Tempestus Scions set, the Plasma Pistol is from the Space marine Commander set, the Knife is from the Aspiring Champion set, the little book on his hip is from the Scion set, and lastly (although it isnt visible in this image) is the knife sheath on his lower back from the Space Wolves squad/pack set. All this guy needs is a head and backpack. I am trying to work on 2 heads and just magnetize them so i can choose. The Helmets will be: