Despite being a member for over half a decade, I found myself searching for a place to post this rather unique day. Not many websites out there can claim they've been going for nigh on 14 years, of pure Space Marine hobby goodness. Particularly a long thought dead Chapter; The Scythes of the Emperor space marines (874 to be exact).
The site is 14 years old if you haven't gathered by this point. Quite a lengthy Work in Progress of Marines, battles, tutorials and so on.
Whilst some might think this is a site promo, I'd ask you to pause a moment. I didn't continue the Scythe for solitary enjoyment, it was all about promoting the cool factor of this underdog band of Marines.. who now have fought the Tau, wrestled the Tyranid, advised the Ultramarines and even starred in a Black Library omnibus. Not to bad for a dead at their posts Chapter, consigned to a near forgotten boardgame (Adv.Space Crusade).
You're invited to read the birthday post here : http://the-scythes.c...4yrs-old-today/ : and check out all the folks it took to keep my interest and their own up toward the Scythes since 1998.
I'd like to mention the following contributors and collaborators over time :
My partner in crime for the last two years; Andrew Taylor, UK.
Old pal and fellow Scythes nutter (has a company of marines) Jon Hart, GWSpain HQ.
Way back chum and purveyor of the original Scythes logo decals; Nick Itsou, Canada.
Miniature submissions by the above including; Steve Ruis, Scott, Colourblind Painter, Mike Seymour, Sean Curtis, Raymond Spitter and Nixwaster.
For others in their part playing the Hacun V internet campaign in 2000, and other campaign pack battles I posted over the years.
DARK CATS Chapter via Inquisition Liason, Haekron and Lord Shadow Daemonslayer, The Great Shadow, Chapter Master of The DarkCats
Space Fleet OSIRIS - Battlebarge'CENTURIAN'<BR>
Emperor's Crusaders Chapter (Black Templar Successor), Captain Argonius.
Lochiel Guard, Col. Floyd & Cmdr Thomas commanding.
Sky Marines; Brother-Captain Matthi Baldonimi, commander of the Sky Marines' 3rd-company.
Chapter Amabutho led by Lord Duchek of Hydra.
Raehan Regulars, Raehaniv Tri-system near the Eastern Fringe.
Draco Legion, leader is Lord Sherman Bishop.
The Dark Brotherhood (Veteran Colours) led by Lord Brother John McGuire.
Nemesis Marines contingent perished to a man helping the Lochiel Heavy Armour Escape during the Hacun V campaign.
Killer Bees Chapter led by Lord Matt Eagle
16th Cadian Rifles Regiment led by General Matthew Aurand.
Scions of the Emperor Chapter (Formerly known as the Emperor's Word Chapter) led by Superscion Gunnirson Radax fighting alongside the Cadian 15th Rifles.
Blood Angels Chapter led by Brother Matthius.
Dark Angels Chapter contingent led by Lord Jomas of the first Dark Angel force
Dark Angels Ravewing contingent led by Brother-Shadow-Dancer.
Dark Angels Deathwing Contingen addition of Brother Captain Demetrius and his two squads.
Ultramarines Chapter contingent led by Captain Ardias
Ultramarines Chapter contingent, The Eighth company Commander Philius.
Space Wolves Chapter contingent led by Wolf Lord Aengle himself.
Ravenguard Space Marines Chapter contingent, Commander Sorvax leads to the field the Ravenguard Second company.
So, where to from here?
Finish my Truescale Deathwatch Scythes' Marine of course!
best for the weekend,
Edited by The Scythes, 02 March 2012 - 04:21 AM.