It's been four years since the Spring of 2016 when I painted my first Renegades and Heretics trooper. Today I finished painting my last Renegades and Heretics model. Here are some photos:
Corporal Bruno, an autogun trooper with 3rd Squad
The army is now done! (At least for now, as we all know, no 40K army is ever truly done). And because I'm a hobby dork, every model is converted in some way and every infantry model has its name painted on its base. This means during games, when my opponent kills the first R&H trooper I often say, "You just killed Private Slashdreams!" or whatever. My opponents usually always get a laugh out of this.
I now have 2,430 points of painted Renegades and Heretics!
For your entertainment, here is some army backstory, an inventory, and plenty of army shots...
Long ago there was a noble family, the house of Nightfall. They lived in an age of peace and stability established by their world's ruler. Their ruler was Konrad Curze, the fair and just lord of the garden planet Nostramo. And then one day, a corrupt and weak emperor sent an assassin to slay the Lord Curze. The vile assassin succeeded. The emperor then destroyed the paradise that was Nostramo. House Nightfall managed to escape. But since that day they have never forgotten. Vengeance upon the emperor will be theirs!
■ COMMANDER DNEGRAH'S NOSTROMAN 9TH MERCENARY COMPANY, A RENEGADES & HERETICS CHAOS MILITIA ARMY [2,430 POINTS]
• Dneghra Nightfall, Renegade Commander, powerfist
• Buzzsaw, Renegade Commander, power fist, plasma pistol
• Vicious Pete, Renegade Commander, power axe
• WarpRend, Malefic Lord
Dnegrah Nightfall has lead the Nostroman 9th Mercenary Company for decades. She travels the verse, selling her mercenaries' skills to any non-Imperium clients with enough coin. Dnegrah's is of the House of Nightfall. The family feared Curze but respected his ability to establish order. They seek to avenge Curze's death at the hands of the Emperor. Buzzsaw is Dnegrah's lover. He won her affection through his devotion to Chaos and strict personal code of honor. Vicious Pete is the leader of a cruel band of space pirates subcontracted by Dnegrah. WarpRend is the regiment's spiritual advisor. She calls upon the warp to commit unholy acts upon the battlefield.
• Nostramo, Enforcer, power sword
• Garok, Enforcer, power sword
• Greenklaw, Enforcer, powerfist
• Kholek's Killers, Ogryn Beast Handler, Mauler Goad and Ripper Claw, 6 Chaos Mauler Hounds
• Gaur's Gang, Ogryn Beast Handler, Mauler Goad and Ripper Claw, 5 Chaos Mauler Hounds
• Wrath's Wraiths, Ogryn Beast Handler, Mauler Goad and Ripper Claw, 5 Chaos Mauler Hounds
• Madame Voodoo's 9th Squad, 10 Marauders, 2 plasma guns , plasma pistol, power axe
• Charles' 10th Squad, 10 Marauders, 2 plasma guns, plasma pistol, power axe
• Captain Zero's 11th Squad, 10 Marauders, 2 plasma guns, plasma pistol, power axe
Vicious Pete's space pirates have been subcontracted by Dnegrah. The Marauders are wanton miscreants who excel at boarding operations. The Enforcers are "Chaos Commissars." They use fear and summary executions to ensure the Cultists' obedience. The Chaos Hounds serve as Dnegrah's personal bodyguard.
• Champion Sevatar's 1st Squad, 20 Cultists, flamer
• Champion Lobo's 2nd Squad, 20 Militia, Chaos Sigil, voxcaster, flamer, meltagun
• Champion Kira's 3rd Squad, 20 Militia, Chaos Sigil, voxcaster, flamer, meltagun
• Champion Bullets' 4th Squad, 20 Cultists, 2 flamers
• Champion Cthulu's 5th Squad, 20 Chaos Militia, flamer
• Champion Zeva's 7th Squad, 18 Mutant Rabble with shotguns
The Chaos Militia and Mutant Rabble are a diverse lot. Some fight for coin, some for Chaos, some fight against the fascist Imperium, and some fight for the sake of fighting.
FAST ATTACK 
• Hound of Chaos, armored sentinel, lascannon
• Star of Chaos, armored sentinel, lascannon
• Raaaawwwrrr, Chaos Spawn
The Sentinels are the Nostroman 9th's mobile tank hunters. Through the powers of the warp the Sentinel pilots have fused with their machines. No one knows where tge Chaos Spawn came from. He showed up one day and started following the Nostroman 9th around.
HEAVY SUPPORT 
• Blood Debt, Earthshaker Carriage, 4 crew
• Excess, Earthshaker Carriage, 4 crew
• Hatred, Earthshaker Carriage, 4 crew
• Khorne's Ire, Leman Russ Battle Tank, Battlecannon, lascannon
• Reaver, Leman Russ Battle Tank, Battlecannon, lascannon
• 6th Squad, Heavy Weapons Squad with 8 troopers, 3 lascannons, heavy bolter
• 8th Squad, Heavy Weapons Squad with 6 troopers, lascannon, 2 missile launchers
• 12th Squad, Heavy Weapons Squad with 6 troopers, 3 missile launchers
The heavy weapons, artillery, tank crew are traitor guard who now use their weapons against their former comrades.
Photos of the whole army
Renegade Commander Dnegrah Nightfall, leader of the Nostroman 9th Mercenary Company
The 9th's officer cadre: from left to right: Vicious Pete, Buzzsaw, Nostramo, Dnegrah, Garok, WarpRend, and Greenklaw
All 6 Chaos Sigil bearers in the army: Mindless, Crowsoul, Legacy of Curze, Iconoclast, Warptouch, and Crull
The Chaos Sigil bearers are usually the best soldiers in a given squad. They make it a point of pride to never let the banner touch the ground.
To be continued....