I know I should be building my second executioner squad but... I got distracted by another project. I´ve always liked the Officio Assassinorum, and when I started my Harvesters of Souls I knew I wanted them to work closely with each other, but hadn´t given the idea much attention (except for the rules that I did) untill I decided to go to a tournament (my first one ever) here in Spain with an assassin list! This tournament is being promoted with the colaboration of GW itself, and the manager of the store I go to, who is heavily involved in its organization, convinced my to go, even though it uses an alternative system called WAP0 that is gaining popularity in Spain, but which I honestly hate, as it basically bans pretty much everething I like and I don´t really think it makes the game more balanced. The thing is that it however allows you to run as many Imperial Assassins as you like while you ally them with Inquisition, and that is basically what I plan to do. This would be a totally unoptimal list if it wasn´t because almost every counter I could think of is banned or heavily restricted. Highly mobile armies that could present a threat like eldar jetbikes are mostly out (you can take a single unit of jetbikes and with a single scatter laser), every deathstar is out, most flyers are rerstricted, tau excesive firepower is restricted, etc... So I´m playing 11 assassins, which also help me expand my Harvesters of Souls who are suposed to deploy dozens of them before and during battle, though I wont be able to play them in 30k beacuese, well, they´ve got no rules...
The problem about this is that I haven´t got the money to buy 11 assassins (which would cost 275 euros) so I´m going to scratch build most of them (I already have four old metal ones that I managed to get some time ago). My goal is to model and paint before the 29th January the folllowing:
- 4 Culexus
- 3 Vindicare
- 2 Callidus
- 2 Eversor
But I´ve already built three of them and have my old four, so just four more to go!
These three I did using Chaos Marauders as a base, but I plan to do the other four totally from scratch, using greenstuff, wich would be my first models completelly made with greenstuff. Chaos Marauders are great for everything, but they´re too bulky and I plan on doing my other four assassins female, so it wouldn´t look right.
The Culllexus was the first one I made, and is in that pose because, after all, that is what Culexus usually feel like to your opponent, so I´m just manifesting it in the model. I used a non-human skull for the helmet, as I wanted something different from the usual ones, but I think that at the end it looks fine.
The Vindicare is the one that I like the less, but it is pretty cool nevertheless. I now the rifle doesn´t look too much like an Exitus Sniper Rifle, but I always supposed that each Vindicare heavily customizes his own gun (one of the few things that I didn´t like about the Nemesis book, they give the Vindicare a new rifle just like that).
The eversor is defenitelly my favourite, a shame that I´m only going to run two of them for the moment (they´re, unfortunatelly, not very competitive, even in a restrictive system as WAP0). I´m really happy how it turned out, it looks just as I wanted him to!
Now I have to build the other four (2 cullexus, 1 callidus, 1 vindicare) and paint them all, which is going to be extremely difficult with the things that I´m getting for Christmas! I suppose that Magnus will have to wait (oh, spoiler!)...
Edited by The Traitor, 24 December 2016 - 04:56 PM.