A new pack grows...
...and you, my brothers, will be witness to it, will judge it and, hopefully, be my aides aswell.
I promised you this thread would appear sometime after the Codex arrived. Here it is!
Even though there's still much work and stress and real-life stuff ahead, in the next few weeks, I am finally able to shovel myself a little hole of free-time.
Which means: My bunch of battle-brothers will finally get the attention they deserve and will be made battle ready!
Because time-management AND seeing frequent progress is key to staying motivated and getting it done, I developed a battle plan. (For the first time ever.)
The full list will probably take a looooooong time. But it'll be worth it. With the list written down and all the links ready, I can check my own progress - and all you veterans can keep an eye on me. (Looking at the model pictures in the shop is always motivating...)
I want to do my models in phases, only starting with the next when the one before is atleast 95% finished.
Another reason for this is the learning process. I will (re-)learn stuff and get used to it again with the more basic models, so I can be a bit more detailed and practiced with the later models.
So, here's my glorious battleplan:
(Stuff I still need to buy is marked with [+] )
Phase 0: The battlefield!
Prepare workspace, buy colors, buy new brushes, check glue and green stuff supplies, sharpen scalpels.
Burn the old, veteran brushes and lay them to rest, like a true warrior.
Remove the dust from my bottle of whisky and my favorite glass. (Of course I'll only drink after painting/building sessions - "Don't drink and paint!")
Phase 0 a.: The Aett
Clean the shelf, build a shrine, prepare some guards and buy myself a Codex: Space Wolves.
Learn and read all of it. Put it on the shrine when not in use.
(Phase 0 b.: Finally give the savage Orcs from the Stormclaw-Box into the hands of my chaos-loving, barbarous friend)
Phase 1: The Pack
10 Space Wolves (already own them from the Stormclaw Box)
10 normal Space Marines
Phase 2: The Veterans
5 Wolf Guard Terminators (Part of the Stormclaw Box aswell)
[+] 5 Space Marine Terminators
Phase 3: The Heroes
Krom Dragongaze (optically modified from original
[+] other HQ Unit to back him up
Phase 4: The special ones ("My mum says I'm special!")
[+] 5 Space Wolves Skyclaws
[+] 5 Space Wolves Long Fangs
For the far future:
Phase 5: Aides to the Wolves and Defenders of the Aett
[+] 2x 5 Militarum Tempestus Scions
More as a "just for fun/just for the fluff"-project, not as a usable game-unit.
I want them to resemble the PTD/Imperial Guards of Fenris (i.e. the Kaerls)
To me, the models seem to have the right potential.
The not-so-heavy armor, masked helmets (to protect them from the cold), mixed armory of melee and range weapons, with added/modeled regular Fenrisian decoration, maybe more rugged clothing, could work out really well.
Special model could be a Helmsmaster!?
If I can find something fitting I would even throw in a handful of even less-armored, axe-swinging, bolt-shooting Chapter Serfs, who want to impress their heroes.
Phase 6: The Fear of our Enemies
[+] Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnaught ( / Bjorn / Murderfang - still undecided)
Phase 7: Transportation devices
[+] Stormfang / Stormwolf
[+] Drop Pod(s)
[+] Land raider or other murder-bringing tank
So far, so good.
Give me critique! Don't have mercy!
Punch the rookie right in the face, he'll learn from it.
For the Allfather and the Aett!
And for phase 1:
I need ideas/advice on weapon composition and specialization (BC/GH/WG) for the first 20 Space Wolves.
Edited by RikuEru, 16 December 2015 - 01:50 PM.