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AoP2019: Mentor Legion vs Khornate Genestealer Cult

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This is my entry for Armies On Parade 2019 (assuming Saturday’s typhoon doesn’t cause the shop to close early...in which case this is one of my entries for Armies On Parade 2020 :D ):

The Mentor Legion, accompanying a pair of Oreo Malleus inquisitors, bring the hammer down upon a Khornate Genestealer cult on the forgeworld of Nerio Prime.

Inspired by the old vertical dioramas in the Rogue Trader rule book, I made this year’s entry a vertical one. I initially intended it to be, like the old ones, with a solid back, but as many miniatures are facing to their left you wouldn’t see the front of some...so I made it visible from both sides.

The 10th company were tasked with securing the surface and scouting out cult strongholds, which the veteran company then stormed (with their terminators teleporting into the lower levels).
The first two sublevels are an abandoned Imperial cathedral (abandoned as the Chaos-xenos cult has corrupted the populace). The third sub level is a maintenance area linked to the mines below, the tunnels of which the cult has made great use of.

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The other side
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Actually, before the more serious photos: I put Easter eggs in the diorama. Namely the Rogue Trader rule book and recreations of each starter set from the 2nd to 8th editions.
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And yes, I realise the cult is seriously outnumbered :D
I don’t think the 10th company will make it into the Cathedral levels before the 1st company has finished the job!

More pics in the next post.
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Purity seal on the side (with original Mentor Legion owl-crest) and oath of moment by Nisk Ran-Thawll himself (perhaps he’s one of the captains in the diorama).
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I must have made the script while I was sleepy because I printed it as chapter 666, rather than 888. 666 is the Grey Knights! I changed the 6s into 8s with a pen.
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Some more fluff script from the old 40k Compendium.
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There’s more on the other side but I forgot to take a photo. I will try to take some tonight.

Scouts on the surface. It seems they’ve spotted movement beyond the doors...
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One sergeant going to grapnel his way into the balcony.
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More to come
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Really well done, awesome job.


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Impressive work on the models and their display case/battlefield.

Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, 10 October 2019 - 03:03 AM.

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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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It hits so many nostalga feels it hurts... Love it. :wub:


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Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends. There is a secret song at the centre of the world, and its sound is like razors through flesh.

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Thanks for the comments and likes.

It hits so many nostalga feels it hurts... Love it. :wub:

You, my fellow hedonite of Slaanesh, should understand best that pleasure and pain are one, no? :D

More pics soon.

Unfortunately we have a huge typhoon inbound.
Parade Day is the 19th but I won’t be able to go that day. I can submit my entry up to a week before...but the only day I can go is this Saturday: the day the typhoon hits. Public transport will apparently be stopped. Heck, GW probably won’t open.
So it’s looking more and more likely that this is my 2020 entry... :(

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Well, it looks like I can juuuuust get to GW on Sunday morning to put my entry in.


Here are two hybrids waiting to ambush anyone who comes through the door, with flamer and shotgun.
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On the first sub level the red-TDA clad inquisitor leads the sternguard against hybrids including a hellblade-wielding magus (I’ll probably move him to a more visible spot when I submit my entry at GW).
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On the second sub level the tactical terminators and the black-armoured inquisitor clash at close range with purestrains (the brains of one are blown out at near point blank range by the squad’s assault cannon) and hybrids.
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On the third sub level the assault terminators and terminator librarian are fighting against the cult. One hybrid holds aloft an acursed standard showing the cults twisted loyalties.
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And in the mine tunnel beneath the cathedral and maintenance level two Mentor Legion terminators - a captain and chaplain - are joined by a venerable dreadnought and chaplain dreadnought (the TDA chaplains predecessor?) in confronting a cult rockgrinder, locus sniper and a hideous corruption of a tech priest.
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I’ll probably swap the position of those last two minis when I submit it, so the Magus is more visible and is at the back, commanding the hybrids forward.

I didn’t get a pic of the ceiling of the cathedral 1st level but will try to do so sometime. I didn’t want to try and glue floor pieces up there so had to find something else. I had a load of wooden stirrers for AoS modelling and it struck me that, on a Mars-like forgeworld wood would be exceedingly rare and expensive. What better to form a ceiling over this tomb of martyrs to the Imperium?
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The hybrid squad leader has a power axe. All the better for taking skulls in the name of Father Khorne.
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I put some looking out of open sections to -hopefully give the impression that it’s not just a straight corridor, that other passages lead off to the sides.
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Khorne symbol painted on the face in blood.
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Khorne will probably order the Genestealer Hybrid cultists to sacrifice any Purestrain Genestealers that survive combat with the Space Marines, to ensure the cultists are loyal to Khorne alone, not to the Hive Mind or any other "god."
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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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Top work! This reminds me of the good old days... I think there was a similar diorama of Novamarine and Blood Drinkers Terminators clearing a Space Hulk from 1989 that I spent ages just staring at!

Oh.... And I love the Easter eggs!!
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Wow man amazing job! Really like the display case too that's really well done!


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Top work! This reminds me of the good old days... I think there was a similar diorama of Novamarine and Blood Drinkers Terminators clearing a Space Hulk from 1989 that I spent ages just staring at!
Oh.... And I love the Easter eggs!!

Aye, Novamarines in blue with red trim. Beautiful!

I’ll be submitting my entry tomorrow in the end, and not having to postpone it a year. Thank the Gods!
So next year is my Snakebites for 40k, and the Battle of Blista Bakk for AoS :tu:





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