Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Rumblings from the warp....

After a lengthy hiatus from 40k,  soon there shall be an onslaught of renegades and corrupted mutants.

Dusted off after a lengthy interment, such things as my Nightlords,  an Iron Warriors detachment,  and the reanimated remnants of my original Black Legion are being reformed into a usable force.

Its been over 5 years since Ive painted or played any of my chaos marines,  the 2007 Champions of Chaos event was the last tournament I played in, and the only games my Night Lords army was ever fielded for.

Night Lords got a bit of a short stick on this Codex,  but the overall codex is good, so they will be the main core of my troops for the time being.   As the last time they were fielded they were an all infantry army,  theres a large core of troops to work with and troop heavy armies sem like they'll work well in this edition.

So, my biggest initial project will be a Demon Prince.   I wont use the GW plastic kit,  and I have a conversion/sculpt I started in 07 but never finished because I pretty much quit 40k.    But it will be a fun model to finish,  my skillset now is more refined so I can get much better results.

Once I make sure the Prince I have in mind is legal,  and maybe even if it isn't,  I'm going to start serious sculpt work as soon as my order of art supplies from Blick arts arrives(hopefully the 10th).  I've got a set of silicone clay shapers that should make some of the sculpting much easier.

Later today I should have the parts gathered, and I'll take some pics of what work is already done and will try to closely follow the progress in case anyone is interested in how the sculpting progresses.

But, the current plan is for a Khornate Demon Prince,  Axe of Blind Rage, Power Armor, mounted on a Juggernaut.

Now- a monstrous creature cant really ride the existing juggernauts,  so,  the Prince will BE the juggernaut.  Think Demon+Juggernaut+centaur=  Juggetaur Demon Prince.

I think the only other hold up on this plan might be if I decide to scrap the old metal juggernaut and try to find a Bloodcrusher one,  the sculpt on those is just so much better.   It would save me alot of metal cutting to get the old one to do what I want.

8 comments:

  1. Well you could still do a pseudo-Night Lord army using loads of Raptors/Warptalons and a lord with Master of Deception to make them infiltrate. A first turn charge by these guys is going to be scary for anyone! The beauty of the new codex is that it lets you recreate any possible CSM warband in very subtle ways.

    Happy gaming!

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    1. The only way to guarantee getting Deception is to take Huron or Ahriman, neither are Night Lords :/ And its a d3 units to Infiltrate, so its random and hard to plan around. In most cases 1 unit is only going to disrupt and die to focused fire/counter assault.

      I'd really prefer something that you pay extra points for but is consistant- if I want randomness I'd dig out the Orks ;)

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    2. He,he there is a lot of randomness with 6th that can't be avoided (personally I like that).

      Loads of bikes/raptors and a biker lord could make a sort of an approximation of 3rd ed Night Lords I guess but it's too bad you can't alter the FoC and make some of the faster elements in the army scoring.

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  2. Sounds cool, can't wait to see what you come up with for the Prince.

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    1. Ya, I think its going to be pretty awesome. But it might take longer than I want since Im like 90% sure I want to use a Bloodcrusher body- once I looked at the sprue....

      But I'll tinker with the metal jugger and see if I can figure out how to use it without sacrificing the look I want.

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  3. So. Plan B.

    After a closer examination of the fine print stuffs- my super uber Demon prince wont work. First- Demon Princes do not get marks- they are dedicated to a god. So no mark dependant war gear- like the axe.

    And, in the lil section on mounts- only for infantry models. So, I can still do the juggetaur conversion, but its not going to count as cavalry.

    So, that really reduced his bad ass factor. And the hurry to convert it :/

    So- plan B, is sonic blasters!!

    No one wants to pay the ridiculous prices for the GW ones. So Im going to make my own that just use regular CSM arms like bolters/meltas/plasma guns all do. I figure I'll make a few different versions, and then if my silicone and resin are still good I'll cast up a bunch of my very own 'Ruckus Rifles' so I can make a very shooty troop base...

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  4. i like the idea for the deamon prince im also struggling for a decent khornate prince

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