Welp, this arrived today, so I guess it's time I got round to making this thread:
You're mad, IHF doesn't do models - what have you done with him?
I'll concede the first point, this is dumb even for me.
Since B@C's release I'd planned on getting in on the plastic heresy action, and with rumours of vanishing stock, I finally got the push I needed to actually go and buy it.
I'm not going to pretend that this is the start of a crazy-fast painting spree that will end in a full army after a couple of months - I'm bad at finishing projects, painting fast or painting large numbers of models at once - plus I love obsessively converting every model & painting totally unnecessary freehand details, none of which is conducive to successfully collecting an army.
Instead: baby steps - stupidly ambitious plans, but sub-divided in to teeny, tiny baby steps.
What's a 'Brannsar'?
Clan Brannsar is my homebrew Clan for the Iron Hands Legion (very WIP Liber Astartes thread: http://www.bolterand...the-xth-legion/ ) - Brannsar is Norwegian for 'burn' because I am absolutely awful at coming up with names for stuff.
There's a dark corner of my brain which whispers about plans to expand this into Shattered Legions Sallies, Raven Guard & Imperial Fists, plus Solar Auxilia, Mechanicum, Imperialis Militia, Titan Legio & Knights but that's crazy talk.
Show me an army list, I have to see an army list
The way I'll be constructing this army is slightly unusual - for me, fluff is everything so how I'll proceed is to plan multiple 'detachments' (each based around a small formation within the Clan) which can be combined to form a functional (albeit likely noncompetitive) army list representing a portion of the Clan's 4th Order. If that's a little tricky, here's an example of a 'detachment':
- Zone mortalis / siege assault infantry Phalanx: here a Phalanx constitutes a third of a full company, so it might contain:
1x 10 Cataphractii Termies, 2x 10 Breachers, 3x Graviton Rapiers, 1x Contemptor (possibly in addition to enough Anvilus / Kharybdis Assault Claws to carry them all)
The first detachment I'll be working on is the titular Seeker-Killer Cohort Ultor - a mechanized anti-infantry division mainly equipped with MkIV plate due to its mobility & enhanced sensor suite, for which B@C will form the core.
The end goal for Ultor's organisation is as follows:
Praevian Consul Centurion + 3 Vorax Battle Automata
10 Tacticals with Rhino
10 Tacticals with Rhino
10 Support marines with Rhino (these will probably double for a heavy support squad too)
10 Seekers with Rhino
3 Predator Executioners
Land Raider Phobos (MkIIb)
Victory is Vengeance
Anyhow, back to the baby steps - I'm gonna start off Ultor by first making a ViV Extermination warband based off the formation's constituents, so the first models to be attempted will be:
* Praevian Consul
* 5 Tacticals
* 5 Seekers
* 2 Vorax
This might change a bit, but expect it to remain within the framework of Ultor's larger organisation as set out above.
...This is an opening post without any actual pictures of models, isn't it?
I've got loads of stuff to set up before I really crack on with this, so I wouldn't hold your breath for any actual painting within the next month (apart from painting all the bare heads in B@C because I want to experiment with skin-tones / circuitry tattoos), but I'll probably be doing a load of converting, so expect plenty of grey.
Anyhow, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy this new project of mine