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The Ollanius Crusade - Fighting Company Luther

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The story is well-written. I presume you'll try to kitbash a Primaris Terminator for Marshal Luther, maybe using Primaris Marneus Calgar's stats?

Sabre One is well-painted, but why doesn't she bear crusader crosses?
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The story is well-written. I presume you'll try to kitbash a Primaris Terminator for Marshal Luther, maybe using Primaris Marneus Calgar's stats?

Sabre One is well-painted, but why doesn't she bear crusader crosses?

 

Ah, well that would be telling! Who knows if Luther will survive the procedure. msn-wink.gif

 

And very good point re: crusader crosses, I don't know what happened there. I shall have to repent! Might make it so she earns a cross for each notable kill.


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Story Fluff - Banks of the Rubicon:

 

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Unit Fluff - Conrad the Bloody

 

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Here is Reclusiarch Conrad - I don't know where the idea for blood coming out of the sarcophagus came from, but I quite like it. Blood symbolises life and everything that Conrad, interred in a Dreadnought, cannot be - and yet it flows! 

 

His fluff also allows me to field him either as a Chaplain Dreadnought - when his zeal peaks, the blood flows and his old self comes to the fore - or as a regular Redemptor, when his spirit is not sufficiently roused and he stands silent.

 

I'm thinking Dreadnoughts are going to be pretty handy in 9th, given they will be mobile and also keen to get stuck in melee. I've an old Contemptor Mortis with twin Kheres that I think I will repaint in BT colours, and after that maybe another Redemptor - I love the kit, GW really smashed it. 

 

 

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Reclusiarch Conrad 1
 
 
 
Reclusiarch Conrad 2
 
 
 
Reclusiarch Conrad 3
 
 
 
Reclusiarch Conrad 4

 

 

 

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Good job on the model and the story. The wings look angelic, i.e., they make the Chaplain Redemptor look like he's from the Blood Angels (battle-brothers by deed if not by gene-seed) or Dark Angels (Black Legion wannabes) Chapter. Was the Dreadnought originally a gift from another Chapter?
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The wings in question were "donated" by Astorath the Grim because I never painted him! But that's not a fluff answer.

 

I like the idea of a gift from another chapter - Blood Angels suit better than Dark Angels for their brotherhood with the Imperial Fists. But I think just the wings are the gift and not the suit itself. Then we've also got the crimson fist, an honour from that chapter. Maybe this Dreadnought has been around a very, very long time and fought in many campaigns, and earned honours from other chapters over time.

 

I wanted to come up with a name for the Dreadnought (not its occupant) but couldn't think of any Gothic (Latin!) for it. 


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Ruber Mors, i.e., "Red Death"? I'm taking inspiration from Crocea Mors, i.e., "Yellow Death", Julius Caesar's legendary sword.
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Story Fluff - Rebirth:

 

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Unit Fluff - Marshal Luther:

 

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So he survived! Marshal Luther has crossed the rubicon: see below in his new Gravis armour. As usual click on the image for better focus.

 

 

 

Luther Reborn 1
 
 
 
Luther Reborn 2
 
 
 
Luther Reborn 3

 

 

 

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Your mondo-huge power axe is even bigger than my mondo-huge power maul! Chop down those heretics, Luther!
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Your mondo-huge power axe is even bigger than my mondo-huge power maul! Chop down those heretics, Luther!

 

It is a bit goofy isn't it. But sometimes 40k is a bit goofy, and I thought his sword needed some improvement - had the leftover Custodes axe bits and knew I had to do it!


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Was the power axe a sword kitbashed with ax blades? The name "Frostbolt" also brings to mind Space Wolves frost blades. Maybe claim the Wolves gifted the weapon to the Imperial Fists in gratitude for aid provided during the Great Crusade/Horus Heresy/War of the Beast, and subsequently modified with a sword's hilt to better suit the fighting styles of Sigismund's disciples?
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Yes! It is actually his original power sword that has been modified - I didn't trust myself to chop his hand off and get a good fit with a replacement. The two axe pieces are from the Allarus Terminator set - I cut a bit of a ridge into the haft-side of each so it would have a more solid contact for glue.

 

I like the idea of gift from the Space Wolves also.


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Story Fluff - The Fell Mission Revealed:

 

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Unit Fluff - Sword Brethren (Aggressors):

 

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Big moment for the Crusade's fluff, and explains the Excommunicate Traitoris designation from my first post!

 

See below for the start of my Sword Brethren - armoured in Gravis suits. Converted the Sergeant to have a chainsword attached to his gauntlet but I'm not sure I like it - the arm pose is too low I think. Hard to control the poses though, I found the kit quite prescriptive. 

 

As ever, click the images for a better view!

 

Sword Brethren Aggressors 1
 
 
 
Sword Brethren Aggressors 2
 
 
 
Sword Brethren Aggressors 3
 
 
 
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The Aggressors are well done.
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Story Fluff - Assistance Requested:

 

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Here is my Emperor's Champion. I like how the scenic base masks the fact that he is shorter than the Intercessors - he blends in well enough.

 

As ever click the image for better focus.

 

 

 

Emperor's Champion 1
 
 
 
Emperor's Champion 2

 

 

 

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Good job on the Emperor's Champion.
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Story Fluff - A Hero Received:

 

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Here is my Chaplain Grimaldus - old metal figure I had kicking around but had never painted! I doubled up his base to bring him in line with the current sizes, which also helps to elevate him a little so he doesn't look so short. Not the same elevation as Brother Julian, but still not bad and means he blends in well enough with the Intercessors.

 

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Chaplain Grimaldus 1
 
 
 
Chaplain Grimaldus 2
 
 
 
Chaplain Grimaldus 3
 
 
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Good job on Reclusiarch Grimaldus. As the Templars he accompanies is/will be declared "traitors," will he have to somehow conceal his identity? Or do you plan on clearing the Templars in the future, e.g., have Lord Regent Guilliman issue a pardon to the Marshal and his subordinates, or the Inquisition to report its forces wiped out the "traitors" and then give the actually living Templars new identities?
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Well, as for them clearing their name, we'll just have to see how it unfolds!

 

But to preserve the character of Grimaldus himself without violating any canon, yes his presence in the Crusade will be something of a secret. His taking a subordinate role in Crusade leadership, and having official records place him with Helbrecht, will mean the only way for anyone to actually see him will be on the battlefield. I think this will suffice to keep his support secret from the galaxy. Battlefields are notoriously chaotic places, and outside the BT themselves who can say with any confidence what one Chaplain or another looks like? And that assumes there are survivors who got up close to him in the first place.

 

I think a combination of those factors gives me some freedom to have Grimaldus appear in my fluff without clashing with his canon - if the Crusade goes awry he can always jump ship and it will be as if he was never there.


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No fluff this time, just a quick hobby update - five more Intercessors to join Squad Veer. Time to get cracking on a further five more for Squad Tyron.

 

As ever, click for better focus.

 

 

 

More Intercessors 1
 
 
 
More Intercessors 2

 

 

 

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Your Intercessors are well-posed, painted, and decorated, but why don't they bear swords?
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It's a crime. blush.png I guess after coming back to the hobby after a long time away I wanted to keep things a bit simpler for painting purposes on the initial Intercessors, and now these have to follow through.

 

Decided to kitbash some Assault Intercessors with the remaining five from this kit though!


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Story Fluff - Target Acquired:

 

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Unit Fluff - Assault Intercessor Squad Ricard:

 

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Quick bit of fluff and my Assault Intercessors! As ever click the image for better focus.

 

 

Assault Intercessor Squad Ricard 1
 
 
 
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Assault Intercessor Squad Ricard 3
 
 
 
Assault Intercessor Squad Ricard 4
 
 
~K

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Beautiful work on Squad Ricard.
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again. they look amazing


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Story Fluff - The Grand Marshal:

 

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See below another iteration of Luther - this time a reluctant Grand Marshal. As well as developing the fluff a little, and driving a wedge between the Crusade and the Chapter for the sake of the mission, it conveniently lets me use Helbrecht's datasheet on the table!

 

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Grand Marshal Luther 1
 
 
 
Grand Marshal Luther 2
 
 
 
Grand Marshal Luther 3
 
 
 
Grand Marshal Luther 4
 
 
 
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Edited by Brother Kraskor, 04 July 2020 - 11:57 AM.

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