Rocks are obviously very popular pets in their homeworld. Maybe thats why they wanted the mine! to gain the assistance of a new breed of living rocks! I just solved your dillema.
ROCKS FOR THE ROCK GOD!
That's funny! I remember that film, it was good But I like the 'living rock' thing, Carnage so I'll incorporate this in the Legion's fluff...
Rocks for the Rock God? Suddenly I'm reminded of Galaxy Quest -
"Go for its weak spot!"
"It's a rock! It doesn't have any weak spots!"
Thanks Xanthier; yeah for the time-being it'll be carrying on in this vein, gradually all will become clear (I hope)...
Nice fluff by the way. I take it you'll be writing most of the fluff from the viewpoint of the Imperium then? It adds a nice amount of mystery without being too cliche, as if Imperial forces are, slowly but surely, piecing together snippets of information to try and get a bearing on who they are. Nice work.
Thanks Kikunosuke; you won't have to wait much longer for that...
Ooo, I love the fluff. Looking forward to see the actual colour scheme of these bad boys.
i would say a severed head would be interesting, maybe make him look like a matador as for the story, i love the idea you have set for these warriors. Any chance of a khorne element?
Thanks rosac, but I decided just to leave it empty, my tribute to a classic Marine Seargeant miniature that had a similar pose. As for the Khorne element, there certainly will be one to this army, as well as (eventually) a Nurgle one...
Anyway, inspite of being busy, I've managed to do a few things by chipping away with the odd half-hour at a time:
1) I've progressed with the next Marine, a Plasmagunner:
I've gone for a different tack with this guy, rather than have him look like he's gunning away like a mad man, I imagine that someone operating such a potentially dangerous weapon would be more cautious. I've added some damage to his armour and scarring on his face to suggest that he's had to learn this the hard way...
2) I've prepped the first five Marines ready to apint, and will start on one today. Expect pics within the next 48 hours!
3) I've carried on with the fluff, to the extent where I'm having to make a map so I can get down the chronology of the history of this renegade Legion; I'll probably post this at a later date, but I'll have the next part of their Index Astartes ready to post by the end of the week.
That's it for now, thanks for looking!