The core of this project is reasonably simple: a usuable, Battleforged army for each of the nine Traitor Legions, as they are in the 41st Millennium. In 7th, they were 2000 points, edging into 2250 in some cases, but I'm having a blast at 1500 in 8th so that's where I'm sticking for the moment, whilst keeping an eye on where I could expand to 2000.
Each army has to look and feel like the Legion it represents, but on a more macro scale. I'm not the kind of guy that spends three days considering the angle of an axehand, or if a torso should be twisted slightly more to the left. I'm more about 'does this collection of units feel like a given Legion as a whole', coupled with the relevant paint scheme. I'm going for the 'archetypal' builds for the most part and also trying to avoid too much repetition of equipment setups across the nine armies.
The Legions that are underway are as follows:
Alpha Legion: The first Legion finished under the previous iteration of the project, they looked like this:
I used the Anvil Black Ops guys, and while they look awesome, I spent a large chunk of last year getting incredibly annoyed I couldn't take them to official events, so I'm probably going to redo the models and consign these guys to the tester case. The list also changed semi-drastically, and I'm fairly sure I can do the colour scheme a bit more justice now, so a revamp seems like a decent idea.
The new list is MSU CSM squads with autocannons, some Terminators backed up by a Lord and Sorcerer, plus a flyer wing of two Heldrakes and a Fire Raptor. Basically going for that 'hit from all sides' approach.
Iron Warriors: These guys kinda happened by accident. I was testing a list for my Alphas when the codex dropped, and the Iron Warriors Legion Trait fit the list really well. I had a bunch of HH era stuff knocking around, so I counted up and had exactly enough for all the infantry. A few days and a few extra purchases later, everything except the HQ was built:
I'm probably going to go through my bits box and scavenge some helmet horns and the like, just to stop them from looking like a HH army that got lost. For the Lord, I'm thinking of using Alexis Pollux as the base model whereas the Sorcerer will be based off the MK III Techmarine.
World Eaters: These guys are done, other than the fact I need to paint up 16 Berzerkers, a Dark Apostle and an Exalted Champion, as well as rebase everything to the Sector Imperialis stuff. Oh, and a squad of Raptors. Ok, lets rephrase that to at least the bikes are done other than basing. They used to be my Khorne Daemonkin army and I painted them up as The Harvest. They're the sole break in the pattern for this project, because I don't like bright red World Eaters. My very first Khorne army was painted in Scab Red for the darker look so the Harvest scheme was perfect for me. They look something like this:
Yes, those symbols are hand painted on every sodding Marine in the army, leading to my decision that nobody at GW ever actually tries to paint the iconography they come up with on a shoulder pad before slapping it in a codex.
The other six Legions are only really vague concepts at the moment, so the above three are going to be my focus modelling wise between now and next years ETL. Speaking of, I only paint for the Call of Chaos and the ETL. I have zero motivation otherwise, so large swathes of this plog will be bare materials with the odd burst of colour.
Edited by Dragonlover, 27 August 2018 - 11:14 PM.