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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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Good idea! I look forward to seeing this grow. I see so few Legio XX members that it would be nice to convince some to come out of their 10 millenia special operation! tongue.png

 

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Pre-Heresy Alpha Legion

 

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"If every time the populace gazes toward the night sky and thinks of us, that is the purest victory of all. Fear. And it lasts forever."

-Raptor Captain Delantyr Orion, Night Lords XCl 'Tenebrous Winter' Company


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My Alpha's are so deep undercover their not in my possession, new operatives are being trained now. But let it be known now, I am the poisoned blade and the silver tongue. I am the warhammer and brute orator. I am the shadows and the light. I am deception and truth. I am Alpharius and Omegon.

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We had a little boost just after the codex was released, I remember a few armies popping up back then. Nothing in quite some time now though...


"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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How is everyone representing the legion in 40k?
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I was in a non table top game. Which reminds me, I need a favor from someone who still plays Space Marine.
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How is everyone representing the legion in 40k?

 

-Use the Chaos Codex

-Build a list with whatever you want in it. Models you like, fluff you like, rules that are fun, whatever.

-Get pummelled by any semi-competitive list

-Claim it was your plan all along, your opponent just unwillingly furthered the Alpha Legion's secretive agenda.

-Laugh maniacally. 


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I do a blog. It has battle reports and stuff on it.
https://redtoof.blogspot.co.uk/

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Huron for the auto-outflank, and a list that can deal with pretty much anything (in theory at least).

 

For me it's more about how stuff is modelled, so my guys have more spec-ops armour, pouches and so on. Here's my Huron counts as and his squad for an example:

 

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What's your fave bit of AL fluff (ignoring Legion, because duh)? For me it's a toss up between We Are One, The Long Games at Carcharius and the story in Sedition's Gate.

 

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Personally, the fluff of my warband is that they are ruled by a council of sorts, with the highest ranking Harrowmasters deciding things between them and what forces to use for each campaign. Their personal forces differ in various ways, like the Khornate Harrowmaster on his trusted juggernaut steed (yes yes, he has an axe too, hehe). He controls the forces that has been corrupted too much to be able to take part in covert ops alongside their brethren (horns and mutations aren't really "stealthy" after all), it's the brotherhood of the forsaken, the end of the line for the ones not pure of spirit and geneseed.

 

...but most of my forces are the ones that still can act with stealth and obscurity, though a battle usually takes place after infiltrations and other underhanded tactics takes place, so my painted legionnaires are in their "shock assault" mode on the board with little mutations and chaos insignias so at a glance they can still sometimes seem like they are on the imperium's side...spreading confusion on the battlefield...all part of the plan... smile.png

 

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Sigh, though I haven't really built or modelled anything since the start of the summer...

 

Damn you summer, every single time!!! :P


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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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That is some fantastic models you gotthumbsup.gif​ 

 

Damn you summer, every single time!!! tongue.png

 

I agree, but fotunately or unfortunately however you look at it, the summer is (nearly) over.

 

On monday I'll try to create some reptile skin cloth on a mini and see how it turns out. If I like it I'll be sure to post it heresmile.png



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I need a favor from someone who still plays Space Marine.

 

It was quite some time ago. But tell me and I'll try my best. Is it parts or..?



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I don't have the game or live anymore, so I can't photoshoot my Alpha Legionaire with upgraded PC.
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Such a bloody cool legion, left totally under developed by Games Workshop. A crying shame really.

 

I had all the stuff to start Alpha Legion for 6th ed. A good friend of mine played them to great success in 5th but the codex had allowances for it (no I'm not going there.. just saying.) When 6th ed came out, I saw no real way of portaying the legion and boxed up all my shoulder pads, and units were quickly turned into something else. (mostly Red Corsairs).

 

Honestly, I thought the door was so open on these guys that it was a supplement waiting to happen. (I guess you could say that about a few Legions though.)

 

Glad to see some of you still play them though. Great paint scheme at least!


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At least for now I run my Alpha Legion using Codex:Astra Mil.

 

http://www.bolterand...s-and-heretics/

 

Started them right after I read Forgeworld IA:5 Siege of Vraks - which btw should be considered another minor source of info for AL.


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my latest force will use the chaos dex, with allied storm troopers ( I don't even want to learn the new name for them tongue.png  ) and a vindicare when the assassins supplement dropsph34r.png


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I am constantly working on, restarting, and giving up on the XXth. But they remain the Legion I love the most, and last night I started on my latest attempt. Will work out some background at a later date.

(Do we not get a hydra brand for out signatures?)
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I am constantly working on, restarting, and giving up on the XXth. But they remain the Legion I love the most, and last night I started on my latest attempt. Will work out some background at a later date.

(Do we not get a hydra brand for out signatures?)

This!
Yes.
In some way this is sooooo Alpha Legion.
We are the sneakiest gits around! Let's brand ourselves and our operatives with snakes, scales and Hydras!
Because in the end, after we outthought and outfought you we are not confident with just having won. We have the pathological urge to rub it in, that YOU NEED to know it was us :)
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This is the fluff for my warbands origin

 

Inquisitorial file 15345863/a-331

 

Corrupted interrogation of Alpha Legion infiltrator - M31

 

"...My cohort is the Red Horizon. That's the name you will hear, when they assess you to be worthy. And if you hear that name, you should be honoured, because they will use everything they have against you. Absolutely nothing is sacred. Hah, that look, you think all Alpha Legion are the same. We are not.

 

The name tells you everything you need to know. The Horizon represents searching, striving, hunting. Red, represents war, blood, combat, the enemy. Always the goal to find the enemy, kill them and demonstrate the undeniable superiority of the Alpha L-"

 

++ Pain is administered ++

 

[Fragment Lost]

 

"...again. My commander is Alpharius."

 

++ Pain is administered ++

 

[Fragment Lost]

 

"My direct commander is Proximo Secundus."

 

"What does it mean? Why don't you tell me?"

 

[Pain is administered numerous times - Removed for brevity]

 

"It means the unknown proxy, for the Primarch. He is the gatekeeper, his joy is making sub-optimal units optimal with the application of ruthless cruelty. The unsalvageable Legionaries will be spent in battle. Those who remain will be made optimal. Sometimes I feel like I'm back there now. [Subject laughs]"

 

"...Secundus' tactics? In truth, he is more conservative then his peers. But when you consider the disunity he works with perhaps its expected. My failure was hesitation, only slight, just a bare moment. But it cost lives. And now I'm here.  [Subject laughs]"

 

[Fragment Lost]

 

++ Pain is administered ++

 

"Its all lies! [Subject laughs]"

 

++ Pain is administered ++

 

[Subject laughs]

 

>Interrogators note: Subject's mind breaks

>Subject terminated.


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I am constantly working on, restarting, and giving up on the XXth. But they remain the Legion I love the most, and last night I started on my latest attempt. Will work out some background at a later date.

(Do we not get a hydra brand for out signatures?)

This!
Yes.
In some way this is sooooo Alpha Legion.
We are the sneakiest gits around! Let's brand ourselves and our operatives with snakes, scales and Hydras!
Because in the end, after we outthought and outfought you we are not confident with just having won. We have the pathological urge to rub it in, that YOU NEED to know it was us smile.png

 

 

I would like a hydra icon aswell. But only if it looks swish. 

 

Also thought I'd post these. 

 

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I got an icon in my sig everyone can steal if they'd like. It's not much, and to be honest, I stole it from the AL forum biggrin.png


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I am constantly working on, restarting, and giving up on the XXth. But they remain the Legion I love the most, and last night I started on my latest attempt. Will work out some background at a later date.
(Do we not get a hydra brand for out signatures?)

This!
Yes.
In some way this is sooooo Alpha Legion.
We are the sneakiest gits around! Let's brand ourselves and our operatives with snakes, scales and Hydras!
Because in the end, after we outthought and outfought you we are not confident with just having won. We have the pathological urge to rub it in, that YOU NEED to know it was us :)

Didn't say it had to make sense.

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I am constantly working on, restarting, and giving up on the XXth. But they remain the Legion I love the most, and last night I started on my latest attempt. Will work out some background at a later date.
(Do we not get a hydra brand for out signatures?)

This!
Yes.
In some way this is sooooo Alpha Legion.
We are the sneakiest gits around! Let's brand ourselves and our operatives with snakes, scales and Hydras!
Because in the end, after we outthought and outfought you we are not confident with just having won. We have the pathological urge to rub it in, that YOU NEED to know it was us smile.png

Didn't say it had to make sense.

 

Well, if you go by the books...our operatives do have a strange quirk of telling people they are Alpharius, or "for the emperor" or stuff, instead of just being quiet before they die...


Heck, we even have one that talks instead of delivering the killing blow to a freaking primarch! Hubris indeed...


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The greatest "sin" of the Alpha Legion is their arrogance. They want you to know that it is they that are killing you, they want you to know that you are defeated even before you fire the first round in a battle and it is they that want you to know the error of messing with the Hydra. The Lernean Terminators were a weapon of such an arrogance, they made a bloody display of anything that kept your army together, they were intentionally messy, brutal, uncompromising and ferocious, ripping people apart and all this. Know this the Alpha Legion adores to be seen in battle, they want you to look upon them when they fight, they are the bipolar in this aspect. While their preparations for battle are secret and mostly take the form of covert operations, once full battle is joined perhaps only the Sons of Horus of old or the Emperor's Children are more extroversive then the Alpha Legion. 

 

When an Alpha Legion operative dies, you can bet that he will have some sort of catch phrase or hint on his lips. Remember, most probably his death was either engineered or planned for so most of them actually know that they are going to die. A great example were the single operator torpedo teams who were effectively suicidal units, same goes for their operators. When an Alpha is going to die he still fulfils his task by mesmerizing the enemy, by planting a seed of doubt in his killer.  

 

 

Now pardon me but I will prod Forte the Excessive for some AL token art. 


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Prod accepted (was going to ask if it was needed by the OP) ;)

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