++The Tip of the Claw++
An Astral Claws and Tyrant's Legion log
"There are but two answers to the question of Humanity's survival in the face of a hostile cosmos; overwhelming force and the will to use it."
- Lugft Huron Chapter Master of the Astral Claws
Hello brothers and sisters! Levi again and this time I would like to introduce you to my Astral Claws and Tyrant's Legion. This is actually more of a huge painting/modelling project than an actual gaming army like my Blood Angels and Skitarii, as I want to take my time with them and really focus on the painting and modelling part. And also write down the fluff for the characters (what every other self respecting Astral Claws player seems to do) and give the models some thought instead of hastily slapping them together to get them ready for the next gaming evening So yeah, it's gonna be a slow project but a one to be proud of methinks (and it's also an excuse to buy Forge World stuff *cough**cough*).
Anyways, on to the projects!
Not much painted stuff yet I'm afraid. But here's a test mini I did to see if I could make the colour scheme work:
Still pretty happy about this guy and I hope I can get the rest of the force on par with this one pr even better. The rest of his squad is in the painting queue!
Corien Sumatris, the Tyrant's Champion. A more calm rendition of Corien than the ones you find on the web. I envisioned him standing on the spearhead of the Astral Claws force, commanding his troops in the name of the Tyrant (he's also captain of the second company after all). Still need to build his bolter with servo arm and when I paint him, I'll add some blood spatters to hint on his ruthlessness.
Apothecary Iscario Seneca:
A really simple kitbash and strait from the first Badab War book: Seneca on a prowl, looking for fallen Space Marines. Since he's gonna be my Corpse Taker, I'll use some servitors from the techmarine kit that can tag along with him.
A very WIP tactical squad. Ordered some Mark V armours sometime ago to boost the ranks.
Sometime ago I ordered some spiffy bases from Dark Arts Miniatures and painted them all in one go! They are still a bit bare but I'll add grass and tufts after I put on the models themselves. The test mini stands on one of these bases and it looks really good.
So far the Astral Claws side (for now!). I also have a landspeeder ready and some bikers for the Iron Hunter squad. I want to greenstuff some pelts and skull trophies on those bikers to emphasise the "hunter" part more though. But pics will follow when they're updated.
"Forwards men! We shall not falter for we are the Tyrant's Legion, we are the tip of his claw! For the Tyrant and the Emperor!"
- Prefect Claudus Fask of the XCVIIth Tyrant's Legion
Ah yes, the Tyrant's Legion. So much conversion possibilities! To go all out fluff and modeling wise, I just made my own little legion, the XCVIIth (97th that it). It will feature units from Badab Primaris itself and some from other planets and even a fun penal guard-ish unit.
Here's what's currently in the works:
A (nameless as of yet) Centurion:
The centurion of the XCVIIth legion. A high and mighty character but no worries, the Retaliators will be a whole lot more grittier. They represent the darker side of the Astral Claws.
Soon to be Command Detachtment:
Some cannon fodder- I err mean the start of a Legion Auxilia Command Detachment (still need a prefect and some bodyguards). Love to put some heraldry stuff like that flag in there so the Cadian Command squad sure came in handy! I did had to sand off all the bloody markings on his flag, to make room for some spiffy freehand later on
Some ogryns for a Renegade Marauder Squad. Actually you need just two in that squad but I just couldn't let one go to waste. They are still awaiting some mutations to be sculpted on them. And some chaos cultist are ready to join these buggers.
So, that's it for the opening post but a lot more to come of course! Thanks for looking!
Oh, and for those of you who don't know, there's an awesome Badab War community thread! So if you like the Badab War, get on there!
Edited by Brother Tyler, 08 April 2017 - 03:05 AM.