Well I was totally bummed - and probably a bit more vocal than I should of been - about my disappointment on missing out on the original box-set. Now that everyone has moved on to 8th edition I'm finally getting my hands on the big SWA rule book. I managed to pick up the scouts and orcs super cheap on ebay. This is going to be it for me hobby-wise, I may upscale into Oldhammer or downscale into Inquisimunda eventually who knows. The only thing I know is I want to stick with my Dark Angels on this and not Blood Angels.
( disclaimer - I'm old. I don't care about 8th ed or new fluff - its obviously written for another generation of players. I'm going to happily play in my own world and enjoy the hobby parts that i enjoy.)
Ok back to the point of the thread.
The plan is a simple one.
I dropped 40k in college back in the early 90s and didnt get back into it till 6th so I missed out on the whole Storm of Venegeance campaign. I managed to get a hold of the book and plan on modding it to work with SWA to some extent. I still would like to keep this skirmish size as I think SWA really fits the Purging of Kadillus story line. Ironically Scenario 5 in Storm of Vengeance is called Shadow Warriors and has scouts infiltrate Ork lines with Naaman leading the way. Overall I think it would be an easy fit with the material from Thorpe's novel. Scouts are gonna take out the powerplant teleporter by bringing in the Deathwing. Still have to go over the mechanics of the campaign and see about a mash up with SWA.
I also finally picked up sgt. telion to use as a base for Sgt. Naaman. If anyone of you guys have pics or know of any great conversion ideas please share em.
Doesn't look too difficult - I will def be swapping out the head. I happen to really like the original pose and his bolter so may try to fit a chainsword on there somehow.
Some pictures because they are awesome.
No doubt this is a super slow burn project. Not only do I have loads of scouts to build ( and thinking about magnetizing them because the arms fit like
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Again any comments, conversion ideas, tips, tutorials would be great.