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Forgeworld Amethal - Starting Admech


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Many moons ago, when I was a sprog I started admech when they first came out. I wasn't a very paitent painter or builder and shelved them until a friend of mine showed interest in the army. I sold them and regretted it but never got back to them until now.

As the new codex is coming out, I snagged one of the Start Collecting boxes before they're OOP and also picked up another 20 Skitarri, a Dominus, 5 Infiltrators/Ruststalkers and 6 Kataphrons. A pretty decent start!

 

This Forgeworld is cannon and has featured in the 13th Black Crusade. The Forgeworld was built around a DAoT relic that housed huge amounts of daemons, Abaddon and Khârn' forces cracked it open and the planet with it. Amethal is pretty great for 3 reasons:

1) Amethal sounds like Amethyst, usually purple-y

2) Their Forgeworld is gone, which gives me the excuse to make the force an exploritory fleet, both looking for new tech and also looking for a new planet to settle which also means I have a lore reason for going heavy on the Rangers.

3) With their planet gone due to Chaos, they're likely very anti-chaos

 

So with all that in mind, here are the first 5 models. I spent quite a while figuring out the scheme and how to acheive it but I'm loving how they came out:

 

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I've got the base purple on the first 5 Rangers, the Enginseer and the Skorpius. The Skorpius actually looks pretty rad even with a block colour of  Purple:

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Praise the Omnissiah!


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Welcome back fellow Tech-Priest, it is definitely a good time to have the Mechanicus itch, although I think I might have to replace a few fleshy organs by the time they actually release our codex.

 

 

As the new codex is coming out, I snagged one of the Start Collecting boxes before they're OOP

 

 

Yup brought two myself, when the box is only £10 more than a submarine its hard to buy just the sub. Plus I do fancy using the Skitarii with some of the Forgeworld resin kits.

 

I love the purple, it works really well, please keep updating with pictures as I look forward to seeing more models in that scheme. It makes me wonder if I should add a hint of purple to my Stygies black to see if it makes them pop more.


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Really like that colour scheme, the basing is well done too.
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Excellent work on the Skitarii.
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Welcome back fellow Tech-Priest, it is definitely a good time to have the Mechanicus itch, although I think I might have to replace a few fleshy organs by the time they actually release our codex.

 



 

As the new codex is coming out, I snagged one of the Start Collecting boxes before they're OOP

 

 

Yup brought two myself, when the box is only £10 more than a submarine its hard to buy just the sub. Plus I do fancy using the Skitarii with some of the Forgeworld resin kits.

 

I love the purple, it works really well, please keep updating with pictures as I look forward to seeing more models in that scheme. It makes me wonder if I should add a hint of purple to my Stygies black to see if it makes them pop more.

 

Thank you Black_Knight! As much as I love the Dunecrawler, the Dunerider and Disintergrator are my favourite vehicles in the army. It also helps that the Start Collecting box essentially has the Skitarri for free! I got some work done on the 5 Rangers last night and should hopefully finish them off tonight biggrin.png

 



Really like that colour scheme, the basing is well done too.

 

Cheers Pearson! The basing isn't finished in these pictures, as the PVA was still drying. I've still got to wash them with my Agrax, PVa mix then a couple of drybrush layers and a grass tuft or two happy.png

 



Excellent work on the Skitarii.


Thank you Bjorn! biggrin.png

 

I did manage to build my own Daedolous last night too, there might be a few people that are upset that I used one of the few Cursed City models but I think he looks rad yes.gif

I haven't thought of a name just yet but I think he'll be a Wayfinder that was sent to scout out planets, forgotten about for a couple of hundred years until a signal is picked up. He's a bit nutty these days after being left with only servitors and Kasteallans but knows the subsystem like the back of his hand. He hasn't fought with the Forgeworld for a while so doesn't really stick to their dogma anymore and just sort of wonders off. As he is a Wayfinder for the fleet, he's equiped with the best scanning/reconnaissance tech he could get his hands on. A long winded lore justification for the Daedolous rules msn-wink.gif

 

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I went back and changed the staff topper as it didn't look quite right sweat.gif

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Now that is one grand looking cog boi! Great work!


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Now that is one grand looking cog boi! Great work!


Thank you Nagashnee!

 

Oops, I haven't touched this thread in a hot minute, I got swept up in painting Craftworld Eldar bits for  picking 9th back up whistling.gif

 

My admech codex was finally delivered on Saturday (it's been on back order for 2 weeks), it's a lovely book with so much new artwork. I'm running a Crusade campaign in about 3-4 weeks with my friend group which gives me a great excuse to knuckle down and get 1000 points painted and ready for this.

 

I've gotten 5 Rangers done to match my 5 Vanguard, which is only about 100 points sweat.gif

 

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And the batch painting on the next 5 Vanguard and next 10 Rangers begins

 

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My Crusade list is:

 

Skitarri Marshal

 

Manipulus

 

10 Rangers with Plasma

 

10 Vanguard with Arc Rifle

 

5 Rangers with an Arquebus

 

5 Plasma Destroyers

 

5 Ruststalkers

 

9 Electropriests

 

1 Skorpius

 

I had the idea for the list (especially the command structure and troops) as the Marshall being the Warlord and the leader of the force, with the Manipulus technically being higher rank but just wondering off in search of relics and old tech

 

That's a lot to paint but I reckon I'll be alright biggrin.png






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