This project log and choice of army represents a relatively substantial change from my normal endeavours, as I am typically painting Death Guard both pre- and post-Heresy in large quantities. To transition therefore to a loyalist force therefore represents a rather different challenge, driven in part of my love for Skitarii, but also for the potential gaming possibilities that I thought would be incredibly fun to explore. I had been made aware of the possibilities of allying with Flesh Tearers previously, and it was only recently I decided that it would be great fun to try this out, as it would be something incredibly different from my usual ‘slog-it-and-see’ Death Guard approach. The opportunity to then expand a Skitarii army beyond that prospective list was assisted in part by the ‘Start Collecting’ boxes, and some opportune purchases of Kastelan Robots and Sicarans. I was therefore set: I had a goal of a list that I wanted to play with and develop, a great opportunity to pick up the resources I needed, and the thought of having a rather different, visually striking army to boot.
This log will hopefully chronicle the progress of this army as I build and wage a very different type of battle in the 41st Millennium that I’ve ever done before! It’s refreshing to do something where nearly everything is unbuilt and hasn’t been previously painted, so will hopefully offer some good modelling opportunities as I start from the sprue. I’m tentatively thinking that things may be somewhat dual-purpose, depending on how ‘dark’ I make them, as not everything’s allegiance is binary…
I've worked towards a core of six Vanguard units - one of which will have three Plasma Calivers, and the rest will have three Arc Rifles. Here they are fully built:
In order to get a correct number of Arc Rifles, I bought extra from the Kataphron sprue - and with a cut Radium Carbine, and a small piece of plasticard, we were in business!
This log will continue to chronicle my progress with this army, and the list going forward!
Edited by Chaeron, 16 October 2018 - 09:54 PM.