I haven't had much chance to get any hobby related stuff done over the last few months, and it's nice to get something started. I did have a log in the Chaos Undivided sub forum, but I've decided that my Traitor Warband should be followers of Tzeentch, as their background is far better suited that way.
A brief introduction to them for those who haven't encountered them before. The name or the Warband and many of the names of the Marines are based on the (American) Football Team, the Baltimore Ravens a team I've been following since 2005 or so. I am also making a Loyalist version of them (Ravens of Bahltimyr) as well. As for the Warband themselves - they are a 21st "Cursed" Founding Raven Guard successor who turned to Chaos after a conflict that saw their tentative alliance with the Steel Wings (another DIY of mine) go south. They swore their souls to Tzeentch in a desperate act of survival, and the Reavers were born. The Cursed Founding saw their geneseed "stabilised", but after their pact with the Changer of the Ways, some of the survivors mutated into horrible creatures that hunger for the flesh of the living. Called the Changed by those who have managed to avoid becoming one, they are a formidable force on the battlefield. The numbers of the Changed are slowly increasing and it is inevitable that the whole Warband will succumb to madness and mutation.
Or will they?
I had already painted one of the Chosen and had named him "Flah'Kuo" after the Ravens' Quarterback Joe Flacco, but I've decided that he's going to feature a lot more in the Warband than a mere former Sergeant on his way to being an Aspiring Champion. Also, Flah'Kuo's colour scheme is different to what I have now decided on, as the paint range had changed some time ago and the purple I've chosen is far closer to their real namesakes than what he received. Eventually the Marine painted in the older colours will get replaces or stripped and repainted.
The "Leader" Marine to the left was going to represent "Rai Lurweiss" (Ray Lewis), but I've decided that he'll most likely become the new Flah'Kuo once he's painted. The loyalist version of Lurweiss has a jump pack and lightning Claws, so I'll be kitbashing a suitably Chaotic version of him like that.
As for the Changed themselves, on the battlefield, rules and models wise they'll be Possessed Marines. The Warband bolster their falling numbers by having a significant amount of Cultists. They will be assembled next.
For the future, I have some things I'd like to add to this warband, including a female Dark Mechanicus as a Counts as Warpsmith (a character in the stories that I'm writing and will get around to carrying on one day) and an all female Cultist squad, the Learnéd who also feature. I'm not sure how I'm going to model them...yet, although I figure that I might use the Dark Elf sorceress or Wood Elves for some of the Learnéd.
Hopefully, now that I've gotten started on them, I won't leave it so long to post again!
Edited by Aquilanus, 31 July 2014 - 12:11 PM.