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The Fulminis Crusade


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"Their very existence is blasphemy!"

The words that echoed around the vast stone chamber were more growled than spoken, the voice so deep and resonant it could not possibly have belonged to a normal human.

"Their existence is the will of the Emperor, a continuation of His divine work"

"It is the will of a heretic and an insidious usurper"

Marshall Heber watched in silence as the two Chaplains debated, the skull face plates of their helms mere inches from one another. Their words, more and more heated, were punctuated by the rumbles of thunder and flashes of lighting from the perpetual storm that had given the planet it's name; Fulminis.

"Enough Brothers," the calmness of his tone did nothing to dull the unyielding authority beneath, "as much as I admire your zealous devotion, the Adeptus Custodes, His own protectors and emissaries, have declared them a gift from the Emperor. The High Marshall has accepted this gift. Brother-Chaplain Kurtz, do you dishonour them by proclaiming yourself more devout?"

The Chaplain inclined his head to the Marshall and fell silent. 

"Brothers, we have met here in this Monastery to decide how we continue. Our three Crusades have tirelessly brought the will of the Emperor to this region, but doing so has taken its toll. Brother-Chaplain Kurtz, you have lost your Marshall and almost all of your Sword Brethren. Brother-Marshall Geralt, your victories have been great but your numbers are severely depleted. I myself have lost over half of the knights I set out with. And now, with the formation of the Cicatrix Maledictum, not only has it become harder to reinforce our Crusades but our foes have multiplied a hundred fold. The foul xenos grow more bold, invading deeper and deeper into Imperial territory. The cursed Chaos demons spread heresy, infecting all that they touch. Treachery grows like a cancer as worlds lose their way from His divine light. How do we fight this? How do we few impose His will on such a multitude of enemies?"

"With bolter and blade!" bellowed one of the assembled Sword Brethren.

"Truly, my brother. But we must consider the best course of action. As I see it, we have three options before us; We can continue as we are, go our own ways and fight until either our enemies are all slain or we are. We can abandon our Crusades and attempt to rejoin The Eternal Crusader and our brethren. Or, we join forces and together deliver such righteous fury upon our enemies that it will be as they had never existed"

"My Lord Marshall..."

"Please brother, there is no need for such formality between us"

Marshall Geralt gave a small smile "Heber, my brother, it has been many decades since you and I stood shoulder to shoulder as Sword Brethren. I would be honoured to do so again. I hereby pledge my knights to you and renounce my rank as Marshall."

"You honour me brother" said Marshall Heber, taken aback "but it should be decided by the assembled Sword Brethren who should lead this Crusade"

"A pointless exercise. I feel no shame in admitting that your experience and wisdom far exceeds my own"

"Very well brother, but I will have you as Castellan, if you would accept"

"Nothing would give me greater pleasure"

"And what say you, Brother-Chaplain Kurtz?"

"I know of you only by reputation, my Lord, and I see it is a deserved one. I will gladly place my blade alongside yours. However, my knights remain mine and when this Crusade is complete and all taint of heresy is expunged from this sector, we shall go our separate ways"

"If that is your wish, Brother-Chaplain, so be it. We shall occupy this Fortress Monastery and from here we shall cleanse this sector with flame and fury, world by world. I, Marshall Heber, proclaim The Fulminis Crusade begun!"


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Greetings Brothers,

This is my first Crusade thread, indeed, my first true crusade!

I began collecting and painting when I was a teen and another breif stint nearly 8 years ago. I have never actually played a game, something I want to remedy and so have set out to build an army rather than just a collection of random miniatures. I look forward to sharing this journey with you all.
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The first unit I completed for my Crusade was a 5 man Reiver squad equipped for cc. I picked up the box of Reivers on a whim when I was toying with the idea of taking up the hobby again, though wasn't sure what my plan for them was. I completed these guys as my first vow for Knightfall.

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I have another 5 built with Bolt Carbines still to be painted (though one is missing his base because it was requisitioned by the Emperor's Champion)
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My second vow for Knightfall is the Emperor's Champion, Brother Bauer. I've added a few additional purity seals, scroll canisters and a lantern to him.

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This is the first finecast miniature I have done and I'm not sure I really like them, it just seems very rough and his right greave seemed like it had been squashed.
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Good job on the Emperor's Champion.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Thanks, hopefully have him completed in a day or two
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Some more work on the EC, I got carried away and attempted some OSL from the lantern. Any cc would be much appreciated

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The Emperor's Champion looks great!

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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thats a great attempt for a first time osl!

keep up the good work.


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First off, welcome brother to the Eternal Crusade. You have a very nice start and the Reivers turned out very well. I think you did a really good job on the OSL and the pose is so naturally awesome, it's a nice addition to other ECs.

 

Onwards  brother!


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The Emperor's Champion looks great!

THIS is the real Black Sword. I think i must re-paint my Emperors Champions too.


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So got my Emperor's Champion complete for my second Knightfall vow

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Overall I'm really happy with how he turned out. A lot of the swords marble effect got lost when I did the gold inlay on the text and then I think the blood on the blade was a step too far but other than that, I'm happy with him
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The Emperor's Champion looks great!

THIS is the real Black Sword. I think i must re-paint my Emperors Champions too.

 

i ordered 2 new EC because of that. (And a Grimaldus too^^)



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The second Champion is well done.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Thanks all

The second Champion is well done.


It's all the same one, just at different stages of progress
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It has been a busy few weeks at work so not much has been done but I have finished my Vanguard Veterans. I was planning to enter these into Knightfall but got carried away and had them half painted before taking any pictures and vowing them.

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And attempted the glowy blue jump packs
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I am not really building an army yet, just building and painting things I like.
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just building and painting things I like.

 

 

There is no better way to build an army. :)

 

Your Vanguard Vets turned out very, very well. Great job on the claws and jet pack exhaust cones.


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Well done on the power weapon effects.  I always struggle with those :P


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WIP pics of my two Rhinos. The one on the right was built maybe 10 years ago and never painted. The left hand one was built about 6 months ago.

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I liked the hazard stripes on Marshall Vespasian's Dreadnought so much I had to have a go and put them on something myself (hope you don't mind)

Edited by Marshall Heber, 04 December 2018 - 05:58 PM.

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I feel honored brother

Great idea to put the hazard stripes on the undercarriage
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Great idea to put the hazard stripes on the undercarriage


They may well make appearances on future vehicles in assorted places
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I may well replicate that idea ;)

Edited by Marshal Vespasian, 05 December 2018 - 04:45 PM.

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Brothers, I believe I have found my least favourite task of the hobby; edge highlighting tanks!
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It is fun, isn't it? I need to try doing edge highlights with the dry brush technique, the way I've started paintign my infantry. Some years ago when I struggled with the same issue, I read that some people use a pencil to do the highlights and afterwards seal the model with a gloss varnish. Supposedly, this method is very efficient and allows to save a lot of time and spare the bothersome labour. I personally haven't gotten to try it, however. It felt a bit like cheating. Oh, and back then I had a very twisted idea of hobby expenses and didn't feel like buying a varnish.

 

By the way, the hazard stripes are great - they add some colour and 'freshness' to our elegant, albeit slightly boring scheme paint scheme. Always use an opportunity to smuggle some colour in!



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Just wait til you have a reason to do a drop pod. Tanks are a minor inconvenience in retrospect.

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