Greetings and welcome to the realms of madness and creativity!
This will be the start of a hobby blog that I've been meaning to throw together for a while. I've been lurking these forums for years now, and it's time to actually show the small collection of miniatures I've slowly been working on. The current world situation and lockdown has certainly helped productivity!
I've always preferred the narrative style of forging an army and then playing based on storytelling. This has meant the new Crusade rules for 9th Edition really sparked my imagination and this thread will also document the Crusade armies I've come up with, as well as the background behind them and how they develop. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to game regularly, but hopefully will find the chance to lead my armies to glory!
Currently, the "projects" I have going are as follows:
- Black Legion - this has been my main army for over 15 years, so will probably be the main focus!
- Daemons - because I have a bunch of Daemon models due to the above
- Word Bearers - I accidentely started a new army somehow!
- Sisters of Battle - more on this later....
So without further ado, let's introduce the "Leaders" of my Black Legion Crusade.
Eligos the Blooded, Commander of the Red Hand, Exalted Champion of the Black Legion
The Red Hand are a faction within the Black Legion who follow a ritualistic warrior code. Often, the current "Commander" of the Red Hand is their greatest warrior, having never lost in the sacred duels that the faction hosts regularly. It is said the current reigning champion, Eligos, is whispered to by the Gods, and will lead the Red Hand to glory on the battlefield.
Often, warriors of the Red Hand will paint their right hand red to mark their allegiance, and draw crude simples across their armour. This process is accompanied by rituals devoted to the shedding of blood and conquest in battle. Many outside the faction theorise this as the first steps of falling to the Blood God's enslavement, but none have yet dared to ask what the true purpose for their rituals and sacrifices is.
Zaluran Cranos, Prophet of the Black Legion
Zaluran has floated between different warbands for centuries, offering his services to the highest bidder. As a gifted sorcerer of Chaos, his power comes mostly from foresight and visions of the future. This he has used to guide and advise several warlords throughout the years, in return for forbidden artifacts and knowledge.
Recently his path has led him to the warriors of the Red Hand. Speaking words of prophecy, he has whispered tales of a pilgrimage to a sector in the Imperium, but to what end this will lead to, none can yet say. It is rumoured that Zaluran is working for a higher power or another Warlord, but the Sorcerer keeps his secrets to himself.
So an Exalted Champion and a Sorcerer to start with! I'm a big fan of converting, kit-bashing and ensuring every model is unique. The above 2 models are examples of this, and the parts come from a range of different kits. The Sorcerer was done a few years ago, but the Exalted Champion is a recent completion.
I have quite a lot of the initial 50 Power Level Crusade done, but I'll share them over the course of a few posts (along with the WIPs). I also have the other Armies I'm currently working on, but all in due course!
Comments and critiscisms always welcome. Thanks for looking!
Edited by Anturis, 18 November 2020 - 04:31 PM.