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       We are all Alpharius. We are Alpha Legion and we are all one.
 
 
 
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Welcome brothers of the XX legion. This is the place to discuss the Alpha Legion(30K and 40K), show models, progress, art, fluff and everything else related to the great Alpha Legion.
We can also create a intern PM communication list so that we can talk undisturbed. What we put on the board, is what we want the others to know.
 
 
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A qoute from Tallarn:executioner, When looking upon an Alpha Legion infiltrator:
In lominous green: Two lines joined to form a triangle without a base. Reptilian heads and serpentine necks coiled around the symbol, their eyes and scales shimmering with cold light. 

 
 
Here are the novellas, short stories, e-short and audio dramas that contain the glorious Alpha Legion.
 
 
Pre-Heresy
 
Legion by Dan Abnett
 
Horus Heresy
 
Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe
 
Sepents Beneath by Rob Sanders
 
The Face of Treachery by Gav Thorpe
 
Liars Due by James Swallow
 
Scars by Chris Right
 
Tallarn:Executioner by John French
 
Wolfs Claw Chris Wright
 
Hunters Moon Guy Haley
 
 
Post-Heresy
 
The Hunt for Voldorius by Andy Hoare
 
Piriah by Dan Abnett
 
Truth is my Weapon by Justin D. Hill
 
Hunted by John French 
 
We are one by John French
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I saw it mentioned, but Arkos was my first real exposure to the AL as I've still not read many BL books. I love the Vraks series and still run Arkos in my 40k games. Most opponents have never heard of him and it affects there tactical choices.
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Personally, I'd rather be captured by Night Lords than even fight against Slaanesh Marines. 



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That is a beautiful sculpted Contemptor.

 

Any thoughts then? I'm just curious to see if it was what people expected more or less...

They did a good job on the stats. The one thing I missed though would be that in turn two, in your shooting phase you point to one of the oppoments mini and call it an Alpha Legion insurgent, and takes controll over that mini. Now that's table top gaming with flufflaugh.png

 

Have to admit, the AL may have me tempted on the HH side of things.

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Any thoughts then? I'm just curious to see if it was what people expected more or less...

They did a good job on the stats. The one thing I missed though would be that in turn two, in your shooting phase you point to one of the oppoments mini and call it an Alpha Legion insurgent, and takes controll over that mini. Now that's table top gaming with flufflaugh.png

 

Haha guess I would miss that, although that, on a 4+ its actually mine that deepstrikes/outflanks seems to satisfy my fluffy side rolleyes.gif


Whew maybe I have gone off the rails..... 

 


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I'm thinking of making an Alpha Legion ripoff of the Gal vorbak using CS rules for Possessed and my prophet Lord. Any ideas?
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You could possibly use some Fantasy Lizard men and slap some power armor bits on them and call it a day? Or go one step further and make them Hydras?

 

Unsure about the Prophet Lord. Don't think it would fit too well with the Alpha Legions Modus Operandi.


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Yeah, everything I think of comes out at a curveball.
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Hey, its chaos. If any faction does curveballs good its them.

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Chaos corrupts, even Alpha Legionnaries are affected.

 

Besides, the AL MO doesn't usually have an effect on the gameplay besides scouting/infiltrating/outflanking. Any sabotages and such are done pre-game I assume and might be why you and your opponent are playing with equal points in the first place. :)


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Yeah, that's why I don't run any Cultists. I figure that by the time three Rhinos full of Marines are needed, squishy humans are irrelevant.

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Ah!!! where have i been, there is a true legion topic now. Oh yeah thats right i was deceptivly watching it develope from the shadows, here all along. The Cabal of the Severed Heads is and has always been true to its legion roots. They have found corruption of loyalists paramount to thier goals (or so it seems) as bringing more advantageous genes to the pool to be replicated is the name of the game.

 

One of the things that initailly drew me to the Alpha Legion was the practicality in which they betray thier brothers.

 

"Brother, you have forsaken your oaths, turned your back on our father, and spat in the face of his ideal's. Why?!?"

 

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Thanks for the answears, I'll probaly mix MK IV and VI.



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Chaos corrupts, even Alpha Legionnaries are affected.

Besides, the AL MO doesn't usually have an effect on the gameplay besides scouting/infiltrating/outflanking. Any sabotages and such are done pre-game I assume and might be why you and your opponent are playing with equal points in the first place. :)


Or why I haven't detonated a few nukes over the capital city?

Anyway... yeah, still braindead.
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Well, sometimes you want to capture the objective... ;)

 

 

bah, possessed...make them failed dark mechanicum experiments...


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I am elaborating on a way to make the Alpha Legion part of my warband (cca 30 astartes) a working unit, integrated well in the fluff of the Arrogant Sons. It all begun with the battle of Arcadia Quintus and seen the devastation wrought by the Imperium the AL operatives, or at least this Splinter, had little choice in the matter, join the Black Legion... or die (although the choice was presented in a more diplomatic way). 

 

I see the Alpha Legion very much as a Legion of Change, namely a perfect fit for the Thousand Sons in their service to the Changer of Ways. This splinter has a role in my warband, the Harrowmaster is one of the chief strategos among the Arrogant Sons, while his remaining warriors are spread across the Arrogant Sons units (in proper AL way) in order to spy on everything and everyone, working form the shadow with duplicitous intent.

 

My take would be for this splinter to try to integrate with the structures of the Arrogant Sons and provide the intelligence about the dealings of the many brothers of the warband. Since the Arrogant Sons are a very much bastardized warband, kept in check only due to the "reassuring" presence of several phalanxes of Rubicae, I see the Alpha Legion operatives integral in knowing the inner workings of any unit and I see them even as supporters of the overall leadership of the warband.

 

In the context of the Alpha Legion itself, the question is, are they still loyal to their own Legion, can they really be still considered a Splinter or they have finally been immersed in their persona of Arrogant Sons that they do not any longer feel any kinship with their real brothers...questions, questions... apples....apples... ahem what? 

 

But really I find quite challenging trying to include the Alpha Legion in any context, a Black Legion warband in this case since we speak of so many conflicting agendas, split personalities and different approaches to warfare that I find it really hard to make them "work"...

 

Any advice on the matter?


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The links of the unbroken chain are winding closely together.

How are many of
You illustrating the
Different marks of various
Ruinous powers on the
Armor of your marines? I

Decided to utilize the shields
Of saurus warriors, to reflect the
Mark of Tzeentch. Basically
I used it like a combat shield from the
Now forgotten codex space marines of 4th edition. To keep them
All looking identical, within some diffences, all of
The heads used were bald, from both marine and chaos lines.
Unknowingly, I used some the "bane" face mask heads.
So as I primed them, I had a good giggle.

Ok back to some normallacy, I also found some spare dark elf corsair cloaks, (scaly skin cloaks) that I've begun attaching to character models. After I built that unit I wanted a unit with mark of Slaneesh, I looked through all my bits boxes to find something to illustrate their higher initiative over their enemies. I found a bunch of loyalist marine helms that had the headlights on. Basically, I see it as that unit is rushing into combat, they turn on their spotlights to blind their foes, distracting them just long enough to get the early advantage. Both units have been built so far, with spare CCW. I have an idea for bodies marked by Nurgle, I'm going to find some spare armor bits from my fantasy kits to attach to them, to look like they have heavier than normal marine armor, but not TDA. But thus far those are my ideas, I'm horrible at posting pictures on these sites sorry.

I'm also thinking of building some rapier batteries. I just need ia13 first.

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bah, possessed...make them failed dark mechanicum experiments...

 

Or successful dark mechanicum experiments.


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Hmm. That's an interesting thought. I haven't tried much unit swapping but I guess most of my games are friendly so I could get away with it. I could also "ally" some alphas with another CSM faction for those helldrake type units if needed. I think I'm one of the few who actually likes the centurion model.

You ever run in to anyone in a shop who gets cranky with your using basic marines as chaos? Weapon load outs are different too, right?

Bolters are bolters, power armour is power armour, meltaguns are meltaguns...

 

I doubt anyone could complain if you run loyalist models painted as Alpha Legion with the CSM codex. They should know what sneaky gits the men in blue are, hehe

 

 

 


bah, possessed...make them failed dark mechanicum experiments...

 

Or successful dark mechanicum experiments.

 

Hahaha, true that! :D


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You could use the white scar chapter tactics for outflanking?

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You could use the white scar chapter tactics for outflanking?

Well, that's if you go with the loyalist codex.

 

If I were to go with the loyalist codex I'd get the Raptors chapter tactic from FW though...together with their sniper special character! :)


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"Deception IS the point. Any fool can calculate strength. That one has been doing it from the moment he saw us. Now, he has to calculate what he can't see. And fear what he doesn't know."

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Theres also ravenguard I always wonder what chapter name and symbol the fake loyal army could adopt

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Theres also ravenguard I always wonder what chapter name and symbol the fake loyal army could adopt

Raptors are a successor to RG. They share half their trates, but instead of the jump thingy, they have marksman bolters and a sniper Chapter master...


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Hi everyone, I'm not a AL player but I do have something to tell you guys which I hope you'll like.

 

I'm starting a new B&C event soon called Augustus' Arena: the B&C Inter-Frater Hobby Challenge, the purpose of which is to strengthen the bonds between B&C frater through friendly hobby challenges. The intent is that any frater can challenge another frater to make one legal unit within a time frame set my the challenged, while the challenger acts as a coach and motivator to the challenged, with feedback and encouragement on the updates of the challenged of his/her progress. If enough frater join in, this will create a dense interconnecting network of challenges that will yield a ton of fun, banter, and hopefully excellent miniatures. Of course there will be cool banners, medallions and awards in the end. thumbsup.gif

 

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This snake likes it I'll say. :)


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Order of the day. Check the following facts/aspects of the Alpha Legion geneseed. Comment if anything should be added or removed. This is a discussion on the genetic specifics of the Alpha Legion geneseed, not about the tactics or the traits of the legion, just of its biological template. Provide the title of the resource if you recall where the fact was written. 

 

Alpha Legion:

  • ice green blue eyes
  • symmetric, nondescript features
  • taller than the other marines
  • wanton arrogance and "playing" with the enemy
  • unknown genetic qualities
  • among the "three" special geneseeds devised by the Emperor (Salamanders, Space Wolves and Alpha Legion)
  • cold demeanor

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