Managed to finish off my Weapon Master Veterans at the end of last week, basing them with urban rubble bases by Unreal Wargaming Studios here in the UK.
They're armed with power mauls, which when combined with rad grenades double out Astartes at initiative. Pretty tasty. I'll have them double up as power axes if I have to open up some termies.
These guys will run with my Champion and Herald, and they'll be painted up over the next four weeks for my 30k Channel game against Lil' Legend.
So, without further ado, Sgt. Glaell and his vets;
~Glaell rolled underneath the giant crackling fist and assessed his situation. His squad was is disarray, scattered and cut off by an unexpected assault from a Contemptor talon bearing the elegant livery of the Blood Angels.
He had witnessed the grizzly demise of four of his fellow veterans. Against weapons so terrible there was no coming back, and with a snarl Glaell sought to avenge his brothers and honour their actions.
He slung his bolter, useless as it was against the thick plates of a Contemptor class chassis, and gripped the wound leather haft of his power maul with trembling hands. It was now or never. Glaell had done well in avoiding death so far, but the odds were severely stacked against him, and his rapidly overheating body was exhausted fending off the twin fists of the Blood Angels machine. It was small mercy that it's ranged weapons were dry, but Glaell was on his own now, and was pushing himself further than ever before in this melee.
As the dreadnought begun to turn on squealing gears, the veteran sergeant leapt towards the delicate, vulnerable mechanisms on the rear of the beast.
Screaming an oath and summoning the dregs of his endurance, he swung his energised weapon at the back of the giant's right knee. Ceramite and plasteel buckled under the ferocity of his attack, and the dreadnought stumbled, horns blaring in outrage and anger. Glaell pressed his attack, knowing that to allow any reprieve now would secure his doom.
He struck again, and again, until the giant began to topple, helpless, into the scree and ruins that covered the battlefield.
The dreadnought attempted to rise, but it's leg was scrap. The once terrifying war machine was utterly helpless.
Breathing heavily, Glaell unclipped a melta bomb from the belt of a prone brother-marine nearby and strode towards his struggling foe, priming the charge. He cautiously clambered up the thrashing Contemptor and attached the device to the power generator.
Leaping to the ground, he started to pace back into the fray, unholstering his bolter. As he slapped in a fresh clip and wracked the slide, he felt the sensory assault of the melta charge wash over him from behind.~
Death to the False Emperor!
I find your blend of 40K Plague Marine, Blightking, and 30K bits absolutely refreshing. It's cool to see a mid-transformation Death Guard army, it's always just one end of the spectrum or the other. I absolutely love that Standard and I can't wait to see how you paint it up!
Thanks dude! Glad you like my XIVth! Very excited to get him painted
Wowee. What Dusky said, and more of it.
Cheers man! I have plenty in the bank to share and plenty more planned!
The Herald (Ancient? Standard Bearer?) looks promising- the dead Space Marine on his base is a good touch- but whose corpse is displayed on his Standard? A defeated foe? An honored ally? It's obviously not another Space Marine, considering the rib cage.
Legion Herald is consul/centurion choice. Not great but they can add some tasty buffs to combat units using a Traitor banner!
I like the idea that the chap on the banner is an accomplished commander or even loyalist planetary governor, used to strike fear into the hearts of mere mortals stupid enough to try and defy the Death Guard!
Man, that herald looks spectacular. Love the pose and conversion of the marine himself is stellar with the great mix of bits. The banner itself is also awesome. They're using new iconography and I love that you got that commissar corpse a proper hat.
Thanks buddy! I'm glad you like him!
Edited by Capt. Jack, 29 October 2018 - 06:29 PM.