So its been a while since my last update, mainly due to finishing off the main chunk of my army, not buying any new stuff until our codex drops, and also moving house/cities.
However, with the move out of the way, I've been invited to a 'friendly' tournament my brother in law is running next month.
In the list ive drawn up for it, I realised I was missing an engineseer. Their role being to take the prime hermeticon warlorld trait (using Mechanics Locum), and riding along with some fulgurites.
Into the bits box I delved....
Introducing Engine-sister Alita
The fluff: Whilst delving into the void, my explorator fleet encountered an Imperial Distress signal coming from a nearby planet. Not one to leave fellow allies of the omnissiah in distress, a contingent of troops were sent to the surface, to find an old imperial facilty mostly overrun by heretics. Not expecting the arrival of a large skitarri contingent at their backs, the heretics were quickly overcome. Making their way through the facility, the skitarri were bemused to find little in the way of human defenders, but several automated emplacements. Upon finding the control room they discovered Alita, an apparent sister of silence, heavily wounded but in combat against the remaining heretic leaders.
Impressed by both her combat prowess, dedication to the imperium, and her apparent ability to fix and maintain the facilites defences single handedly, Alita was invited to join the Explorator fleet where her flesh wounds were quickly replaced by machine might. After her recovery she continued to show an aptitude for machines that even outstretched some of the fleets own adepts, henceforth being inducted into full engineseer training.
Of why Alita was on the imperium facility alone (or her aptitude for machines), she still does not speak of...holding to her vows of silence. Only through the noosphere does she communicate, canting combat doctrines and orders to the Fulgurite priests she zealously leads at the front lines.
Thoughts on the conversion
Still needs some cleaning up, but quite happy with this one, was nice and simple.
The parts used are a vanguard body, sister of silence head/shoulder guard, a breacher arc claw and mechandrite bit (or that might have been off an onager??), and an old space wolf arm/axe.
The axe doesnt look quite so huge IRL, the angle on the photo makes it look a bit bigger than it is, although I was thinking of perhaps cutting some cog teeth into it (not sure if my skills are up to this) - I do like the idea that this is the weapon she retained from her service prior to being found too though. The fluff behind my explorator fleet is that (being stygiies based) they dont adhere too strictly to mechanicum dogma (or not as much as both), so this retention of character would be allowed in one such as this.
Also not sure if I should replace the topknot with a hood to make her more engineseery - but i already have several character models with full hoods - so again I like the idea of this being a retention of her old flesh life, as well as marking her out as a combat focused engineseer.
Also if we ever get rules for a skitarii alpha - I may just sub her in for that
Hopefully starting on the paint job this week, will post up some more pics when done.
Edited by DanPesci, 22 September 2020 - 01:17 PM.