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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Mor Deythan Strike Squad

I purchased Horus Heresy Book III at Adepticon last April and quickly discovered how much fun I could have with the Coils of the Hydra Rite of War and my Alpha Legion army. When I went on to read about the Raven Guard Mor Deythan Strike Squad, I knew what my first "coiled" unit would be. They have tons of options, are reasonably cost effective (even though they aren't cheap) and are totally themey with my Alpha goons. While the Alpha Legion is known to have infiltrated every other Legion, they were supposedly all up in the Raven Guard's grill in particular. Stealthy, infitrating dudes with BS5 also just scream Alpha Legion. I could even used them to represent the mysterious Stealth Squad spoken of in the Legion novel. The next morning, I went back down to the Forgeworld booth and handed another big pile of cash over to Paul Rudge and picked up ten Recon Marines to use as the starting point for these guys.

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Mor Deythan Strike Squad
I gave the all mk. VI "beakie" helmets as a nod/middle finger to the Raven Guard and also puttied up some of the legs to be mk. VI style. I magnetized the weapons and have everything I need to do just about every weapon configuration possible. All those tiny magnets were a pain in the ass, but it will allow me to have some fun in games. Some combos I want to try out are:

Super Snipers: 3 Missile Launchers and 7 Sniper Rifles
Buttload of Plasma: 3 Plasma Guns and 7 Combi-Plasma Guns
Wait, Those Flamers are Rending this Turn!?: 3 Flamers, 3 Combi Flamers, 4 Shotguns

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Forge Lord

I made this guy out of the Iron Hands Forge Father, bleeding fingers and broken guitar strings. He is kitted out with A Sero Arm, Chainfist, Combi-Melta, Rad Grenades, Cyber Familiar and Cataphracci Terminator armor. That gives him a 2+ save, 3+ inv. Save, 4 S8 Ap2 attacks and he reduces his opponents Tougness by one in close combat! He will make an excellent Dreadnought and Automata hunter!

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Forge Lord

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Rapiers with Heavy Bolters

You don't see many Heavy Bolter Rapiers getting used but I think they look cool and will be handy for killing Dave Taylor's Thallax. They are Hardly an über-unit but I think they are pound for pound better than a tactical marine, aside from not being able to secure objectives. They are a MUCH better buy than Heavy Support Squads with Heavy Bolters, that is for sure.

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Rapiers with Heavy Bolters

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Here is a blast from the past. I used to be big into the Lord of The Rings Strategy Battle Game. Despite the endless disparaging it received from interweb neckbeards for taking GW resources away from 40K, it is a wonderful little game. I painted several armies including Angmar, Grey Company and a couple of Mordor ones. These dwarves are my definitely my favorite though!

Lord of the Rings Dwarves - Dain, Gimli, Banner Dude and Balin
Dain, Gimli, Banner Dude and Balin

Lord of The Rings Strategy Battle Game - Dwarf Warriors with Shield
Dwarf Warriors with Shields

Lord of The Rings Strategy Battle Game - Dwarrf Warriors with Two-handed Axes
Dwarf Warriors with Two-handed Axes

Lord of The Rings Strategy Battle Game - Dwarrf Warriors with Bows
Dwarf Warriors with Bows

Lord of The Rings Strategy Battle Game - Khazad Guard
Khazad Guard

Lord of The Rings Strategy Battle Game - Dwarf Rangers
Dwarf Rangers

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Alpha Legion Works in Progress

I don't usually post many photos of unfinished models but here goes nothing. Painting is already underway for all of these guys, so hopefully some updates soon!

Forge Lord


The ubiquitous Moritat with two plasma pistols

 Rapiers with Mk. IV Crew

Rewards of Treasonified Mor Deythan

Each Mor Dethan guy gets a recon pack and a mk. VI helmet

A wide array of magnatized guns for the Mor Deythan, because I am a crazy person

Thursday, October 30, 2014

15,000 Point (Per Side) Epic Scale Horus Heresy Blowout

I went up to Rhode Island recently for the yearly get-together with my nerd crew and a humongous Epic was the main event. I brought along the Legio Gryphonicus Titans I had been working on but my forces were dwarfed by the massive efforts of my friends Ty and Jake. Ty has been painting scores and scores of models for The Sons of Horus, Death Guard and Emperor's Children. He also has a whole World Eaters army in the works. Not to be outdone, our friend Jake showed up with 10,000 points worth of beautifully painted Imperial Fists.

The game itself was a massive affair and we enlisted the help of or friends John, Matt and Robin to help roll buckets of dice. After many hours, two turns, and hundreds of models moved to the sideboard; the Traitors were victorious, gaining just enough victory points to end the game. I can't say it wasn't a relief! Looking forward to more (and perhaps slightly less ambitious) games in the future. Extra special super bro shout-out to Ty who wrote a whole new Epic 30K ruleset, created a massive set of counters, built the scenery and hosted the whole affair!