If you guys don't mind a pure fluffnut, with no models to his name, to join the lot of you, I'd like to introduce my Khornate Warband, the Eyes of Tivan, hailing from the former World Eaters Legion.
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Having your warband members guard the halls of Khorne's own fortress seemed a bit much at first, but on the other hand I really like the idea that they are so jealously guarding the halls as well as their own positions that, in a way, they have fallen further than any other. Is there a link to the Index Traitoris article you referred to?
Kraut, in the thread in the PCA forum someone actually suggested the Chaos Marauders and Bestigor kits. I'm a big fan of the guys above, and your models in general, but I've got this loyalist thing going, you see. Even the Rampager models are a little too Blood-for-the-Blood-God for me (I know, sacrilege right? I should probably find my way out of the Chaos forum ). When I finally order some FW resin, I'm going to lean more toward the weathered/damaged look than the fresh from bathing in the blood of our enemies look.
Hmm, I see where you're coming from regarding the loyalist angle. That said, I believe Marauder and/or Beastman parts could have their place even in a squad of loyalist Gladiators: Imagine Astartes whose armour has been partially damaged beyond repair while fighting through the hellscape of Istvaan: Maybe they have begun to drop off their damaged armour part because it is of no more use? Or maybe their frenzy has taken them to a point where the only thing they care about is to go down in a last blaze of glory, with defense no longer a concern? At the very least, adding a bare, unarmoured arm from either of the kits I mentioned can add some instant gladiatorial flair to your models -- even the official FW Khârn has arms that are less armoured than on your standard Astartes!
Well done, Kraut, as always.
Your minis convey the right sense of savagery fitting of the followers of the Blood God. I've always felt that the Khorne Berserkers that GW offers were a little cartoony. Yours actually looks intimidating.
Well....not so much a World Eaters Army... but figured you guys would appreciate this:
This is absolutely awesome! The sheer ambition and craziness of your cosplay easily excuses any possible nitpicks about a lack in body mass. You are truly one of Khorne's Chosen, and your dedication certainly warrants a honorary membership in our glorious twelfth legion:
I'm sorry indeed to say that fluff is still all I can offer on my lads since I am ridiculously short of funds.
So, I present this. My take on a 'Vindicare' specialist sniper amongst the ranks of the 25th......
"Raucous, boisterous and full of bonhomie.
Not, you would imagine, the hallmarks of a sniper. Nor indeed would they necessarily be desired in one, but Conhuga Barrasi has never conformed to people’s expectations – in fact he takes great delight in not doing so. In many ways he is such an atypical character for the 12th Legion to have within it’s ranks that there is more than one rumour floating around that he is actually an infil-traitor from the 20th and yet he has such an obvious bombastic temperament that at times he could be mistaken for a son of Fenris.
It is true that Barrasi hails originally from a different company – the 14th, in fact, the same as the Moritat – but his skills have made him somewhat of a wandering soul; drifting from warband to warband throughout the Eye and the Maelstrom, moving on whenever his welcome has become strained. He has spent time in the service of Huron Blackheart and Fabius Bile both (although he departed from the latter’s service swiftly after discovering that his eyesight was to be studied a little too closely) but has stayed within the ranks of Captain Rieekan’s men the longest since he is not viewed with as much suspicion because of their more ‘combined arms’ approach to warfare. Even here, though, he is subject to outright contempt from several line units for his perceived cowardice of killing only at range – and it is well known that Dust Champion Megran has personally marked him for death. Although this antipathy is somewhat muted given the large number of Havocs and the hulking Behemoth Obliterators also within Rieekan’s camp. It does not do to annoy a man who can have you turned to steam with a raised eyebrow. Being the only one even remotely comfortable in the Moritat’s presence hardly hurts either.
It should be noted that Barrasi does not kill at range because he prefers it, he kills at range because he is good at it. When pressed he is just as deadly as any other 12th legionnaire in a close fight, though he prefers to avoid the risk of damage to his prized rifle. He considers his greatest kill to be that of Princeps Adronithus of the Reaver-class titan Inviglia Alpha who’s head briefly appeared from his armoured box for a breath of fresh air forty miles behind the lines. And paralysed an entire Front for months. Conhuga had been in position for twelve weeks before that shot and it is recorded that his only requested reward for that feat had been a barrel of ale and a hot bath, though not necessarily in that order."
That was an interesting read, mate! One question, though: Is the character planned as an actual Vindicare, or rather as an Astartes that you are going to use as a counts as assassin?
I bring an update on the Shabran Darr counts-as, and a question.
Got the new head in and I think it looks great. Getting closer to finishing this guy up, and the question I had is if any WE players out there had purchased the transfer/decal sheet from FW and had some of the War Hounds icons left over? I'd rather not spend the money for a full WE sheet for what I'm looking for, so if you'd be interested in parting with them, shoot me a PM and we can discuss terms.
The finished conversion is very cool! I love the bulk and menace of this guy! I'll be honest though: I wouldn't have removed the mohawk on either head, as that kind of hairstyle seems very fitting for the World Eaters. But to each his own.
Oh, and while your force is already listed in the first post, I believe you haven't received your badge yet. Let me change that right away:
In other news, you guys will never guess what the first e-book purchase for my new Iphone was:
Yeah, I know: I am probably a hopeless case