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The Fallax Hammers - WIP


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This is my attempt to build an infantry heavy list based on my own regiment called the Fallax Hammers.

 

Short version:

  • Urban combat specialist regiment
  • Based on fluff that was just a little footnote in 7th edition: In 927.M41 Daemons overrun the world of Fallax. The Hammeront IV regiment defending the civilian population are believed cut down to the last man. Fallax is lost. Unaware of the loss of the regiment the Departmento Munitorum send the regiment to join the liberation campaign on Prassium. Their failure to deploy means the dead regiment is charged with desertion and posthumously sentenced to death
  • My fluff is Fallax fought guerrilla war and defeated chaos forces and regiments from that world now known as Fallax Hammers (combination of world name and respectful nod to regiment that died trying to save them) - motto is 'Third time lucky' based on fact they have died twice (once to chaos and then on an administration technicality)
  • Infantry heavy
  • Infantry squads based on Orlock gangs from Necromunda game - have to prove themselves before they get official AM gear!
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Regular Troops

 

Orlocks are so nice to model with - since coming back to hobby the quality of the plastics never ceases to amaze me.

 

Heavy Stubber will count as heavy bolter - second guy on sprue will go behind heavy weapon member once painted

 

The guns = lasguns

 

Added VOX to one

 

Added spare chainsword to one to clearly identify as sergeant

 

Infantry WIP sergent
 
INfantry WIP Vox
 
Heavy Weapon Squad WIP
 
Infantry WIP troops

 

 

 


Edited by GuardDaddy, 25 March 2018 - 07:29 AM.

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I wonder if Hammeront is a reference to Hamilton, Ontario, aka 'The Hammer'.
"I have of late - but wherefore I know not - lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilential congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither. Nor woman neither."

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Veterans - already had these painted up (just for info)

 

Fallax Hammers Veterans

First guardsman painted - basis are resin rubble bases from ebay

 

Infantry WIP   painted trooper concept test

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I fully endorse this project! Sounds like you’ve got some ideas from half a paragraph of fluff.
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I like the background you've picked up on, looking forward to seeing more :tu:


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I love the motto "Third time lucky."
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Fallax Hammers - Regiment Background
 
The universe of the 40th Millenium...Invasions and battles, attack and defend, fire and death. The deadly pattern of war across countless systems.
 
But what happens afterwards? What happens when the enemy holds what you sought to prise from their evil grip. When a world falls to the enemy?
Destruction and despair. The populace realise that there is no salvation, just survival. Your only hope is what you can pull together, and living for the next minute, for the next hour, for  the next day...
 
In 927.M41 Daemons overrun the world of Fallax. The Hammeront IV regiment defending the civilian population are believed cut down to the last man. Fallax is lost. Unaware of the loss of the regiment the Departmento Munitorum send the regiment to join the liberation campaign on Prassium. Their failure to deploy means the dead regiment is charged with desertion and posthumously sentenced to death. A grim footnote of an error in a galaxy wide bureaucracy that is fighting its own administrative war of order against chaos.
 
 
But Fallax was a city planet, a planet scale urban jungle. As chaos turned the streets and ruins into their playground of horror, humanity does what it always does. It clings to life in the rubble. Like a super strain of bacteria it refuses to be wiped out. Eventually the victorious chaos warriors and their brethren from the warp lose interest in the easy pickings of pain and torment. They retreat to their castles of despair built upon the desecrated shrines of the Emperor. 
 
Now the rubble stirs. Fifty years after their defeat, humanity begins the fightback. From the sewers and the collapsed basements, the abandoned factories and wasteland, humanity rises from the ruins. Their armour is the infinite rubble and cover of destruction wrought upon their planet. Discarded tanks, booby traps, ambushes and assaults with weapons that have been cared for and passed down from the destroyed Hammeront forces suck in and wear down the chaos forces. Chaos find that humanity is like a disease itself. A mixture of hope and an indomitable desire to live, this human spirit is the vehicle of its contagion. 
 
To its surprise,nearly 100 years after it is wiped from the maps on Terra that track the vast Empire of Man, a blinking call whispers forth via the warp. On his golden throne a brief flicker of acknowledgement from the Emperor causes a ripple of instructions to cascade through the zombie like psychic servants that tend to his needs and deliver his instructions. Less than a fraction of a millisecond passes but the call is recognised and orders to nearby ships to investigate are sent out. They find a destroyed world. But amidst the ruins, humanity has survived. 
 
 
Eventually Fallax rebuilds. Its people turned back to the ‘salvation’ of serving the Emperor and his will. They are free. Free to serve.
 
 
Fallax now teems with life and proudly meets its quotas of men and material. The Fallax regiments, known officially as the ‘Hammers’, a nod towards the regiment whose survivors trained the men and women of Fallax and coordinated the fight back that ultimately freed their world. Unofficially they are known as the ‘rubble roaches’ after the tough beetle like creatures that were, along with humanity, the only species that managed to survive the occupation. With a dark humour their motto is ‘third time lucky’, referencing their supposed death at the hands of chaos, followed by the posthumous execution ordered by their own side. This concept has been adapted to form their double cross insignia.
 
They specialise in urban warfare,particularly secondary actions where initial assaults have been thwarted, or the Imperium’s forces have fallen back and there is a need to dig in and hold the line. Their regimental colours are the shades of grey that they deploy to blend into the shadows of ruined cityscapes. They also seem to have a high tolerance of psyker’s and as a consequence these are deployed more often and in greater numbers than other regiments, a legacy some whisper, of a world that was exposed to chaos for generations…
 
The standard infantry of the Fallax Hammers wear informal uniforms based on the uniforms used in the liberation of the planet. They also have a thriving manufacturing industry building the crude but effective urban warfare weaponry developed underground during the occupation. As they progress the more established units are awarded imperial equipment once they have demonstrated their martial prowess achieving veteran status. Like hundreds of worlds the mass produced ‘Cadian’ style uniform is standard.

Edited by GuardDaddy, 28 March 2018 - 05:32 PM.

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Heavy Weapon Team - completed

HWT WIP front1
HWT WIP rear
HWT WIP right

 

 


Edited by GuardDaddy, 27 March 2018 - 05:41 PM.

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Nice. FWIW, they look like they might be from Hamilton.

Very 'North End' looking.
"I have of late - but wherefore I know not - lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilential congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither. Nor woman neither."

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actually the biggest challenge so far is trying to stop the unit looking like Freddie Mercury clones...


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Would that make them killer queens? Dynamite and a laser beam?
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actually the biggest challenge so far is trying to stop the unit looking like Freddie Mercury clones...

It's not a criticism. The opposite, in fact.

Hamilton's economy was, for many years, based almost entirely on the steel industry and the North End is where almost all of the foundries, forges, mills and factories were/are located, along with the docks.

So they look exactly like I imagine a Company made up of forge-workers and stevedores would.

It's quite brilliant.

Edited by Res Ipsa Loquitur, 27 March 2018 - 06:30 PM.

"I have of late - but wherefore I know not - lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilential congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither. Nor woman neither."

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Wow, a gripping backstory and a fine heavy bolter/autocannon/heavy stubber team.
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all pretty rad from start to finish. The only teeny bit that struck me as a bit odd is the name of the regiment being in honour of those 'survivors who led the reclaimation of their homeworld'... are if they are meant to be survivors of the regiment that was defending the world.. and that was 50 years later that the reclaimation started... doesnt that put them into their 70's? more likely I've misread somehting, but I'm not sure what...

 

that is the only crit over the entire thing though... top stuff!


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yeah... maybe hadn't thought that through... how about they offered 'advice and guidance' as opposed to doing the front line stuff..


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yeah, 'passed on tactics, training' or 'took up the mantle of command, leading the uprising by forming a new high command to co-ordinate the survivors into an effective fighting force'. Anything like that really, or just say that it is to honour their legacy... doesnt have to be the actual fighters, could be their children/grandchildren keeping up the 'family' tradition.


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edited it...

 

The Fallax regiments, known officially as the ‘Hammers’, a nod towards the regiment whose survivors trained the men and women of Fallax and coordinated the fight back that ultimately freed their world.


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I dunno, if Straken can still be fighting at 300 or whatever he’s at after the time skip it doesn’t seem too unreasonable, with the caveat that they’d have tons of bionics and smell like formaldehyde.

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You'd have to model them all with a packet of Werther's Original each.
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"I have of late - but wherefore I know not - lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilential congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither. Nor woman neither."

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Vox

Vox cropped
 
 
Serg
serg cropped
 
Half Squad
half squad2 cropped

Edited by GuardDaddy, 28 March 2018 - 07:47 PM.

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fantastic stuff! really like your crisp painting style!


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Squad finished + Veterans action shot!

 

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Hammers action

 


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Lovely crisp work, very nice :tu:


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CONSCRIPTS - 'rubble roaches' (from fluff above)

 

cultist models (so cheap to buy!).

knives from orlock gang sprue used to replace mace/ball and chain for two models

All Chaos tattoos on skin removed

Chaos symbols cut off from guns.

Chaos symbols around neck cut off and replaced with imperial eagle (from imperial guard water bottles! - perfect size!)

 

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