Monday, 27 January 2014

Emerald Fist Reclusium - Project Start

I  took this picture when I did the initial black basecoating of this batch of models and you can see my Deathwatch in the background that I posted last week.  I felt that doing all of the black basecoating at once would save me time in the long run for set up and setting up the air brush and such.  I also really like the models for chaplains but the rules are terrible so they never seem to beg for play time.  This makes other models that I'll actually use take the lead in the queue.  But no longer!  These guys are on my plate now, one of each type of armour.  The dreadnought will be my Chapter's head chaplain, and the others the chaplains of the first and third companies.  The chaplain dreadnought will be used as an ironclad in games I think so I'll need to find myself a storm raven or lucius pod for him.  I adorned all 3 of these guys with etched brass of little fists too to help blend them in.  There's always a place you can find to stamp a fist.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Deathwatch Space Marine Killteam Complete

Deathwatch Killteam Squad
I'm done my Deathwatch Killteam which will be used as legion of the damned.  These were a nice break from the Emerald Fist white I've been doing for a year or so.  Each model is a unique assortment of bits to be characteristically 'of a chapter' so that even though they're black an observer will see a Space Wolf for example.  I also changed the bolters to have magazines from imperial guard grenade launchers.  I like the large drum look.  I also added some scopes to justify the ignoring of cover.  These guys are just THAT good I figure.  The black was painted using chaos black as a base coat followed by a very dark blue grey airbrushed top down.  I then drybrushed adeptus battlegray and astronomicon grey before a wash of badab black.  I toughed up the edges with astronomicon grey to pop the highlights after.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

[Draft] Imperial Ambit 1 Narrative Book - Free

A friend and I have been putting substantial effort into a project for the last year and I wanted to share a draft that I've put together over the last few months.  This is a work in progress narrative which follows an ongoing campaign between the Emerald Fists (my home brew chapter) and the Raven Guard.  It incorporates all of my existing fluff/background for the chaos Fists and details a war for a fallen Imperial system.  The book is about half done at the moment.  Please let me know what you think.  The file is a PDF and about 18mb so be patient as there are a lot of images.
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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Deathwatch Marines WIP 2

Here's a progress shot.  The robes are done up and I'm working on details.  It's a bit harder to bulk paint these since all of the details are different and need a different palette though I'm trying to keep them as uniform as I can.  A few more hours and they'll be table ready. 

Monday, 13 January 2014

Deathwatch Space Marine Squad WIP

I have had these parts to make these models since sometime late 2011 and I was going to use them as sternguard.  Various other projects took precedence they sat in a box.  I bought and traded for the bits to make 1 Dark Angel, a Space Wolf, Blood Angel, Ultramarine and an Imperial Fist.  Basically because each of these chapters had some sort of fairly defined bits and were first founding which is what I wanted to capture. 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

[Fluff] Feast of Blades Short

I would like to make a terminator librarian with a storm shield for my Emerald Fists and wanted to use a Black Templar shield from forge world.  I wrote this fluff piece to justify the exchange. 

Despite grievous losses during the Schism which prevented participation, the Emerald Fists were in observance during the 815th Feast of Blades. Early in the proceedings Sword Brethren Ermhart of the Black Templars passed a whispered insult on the spectating Chief Librarian of the Emerald Fists, Jerek Lor. Slighted by the offence, Lor's eyes blazed not with the power of the aether but distilled rage. Lor removed his gauntlet and threw it at Ermhart's feet as he turned to walk away. Ermhart's honour did not allow him to refuse the challenge, and so he knelt to pick up the gauntlet in acceptance. Although not a participant in the Feast, Lor was given opportunity to defend his honour. Lor submitted to a psydampening collar and took his place within The Cage; he would not let the Templar claim that the warp had granted his resolve. Ermhart was a champion representing the Black Templars at the Feast and had the skill with a gladius to prove his place. Lor was centuries old and had honed both his sword arm and mind through innumerable battles. Lor fought not with precision unrestrained fury and absorbed each blow by bashing the broad side of his opponent's gladius away if not with sword than open palm, forearm and or shin. For every exchange Lor landed a deeper riposte. Wound after wound was landed on each combatant, only Dorn's stubbornness keeping them standing. Yet Lor's two hearts beat faster as Ermhart's slowed and within minutes the fight was over; the librarian stood over the immobile sword brethren, both bloody and scarred. Before the end of the Feast, humbled, Ermhart found Lor and the two exchanged fraternal words and clasped wrists. To this day Lor carries Ermhart's storm shield emblazoned with both the Templar's and his own crests while the sword brethren painted his left gauntlet sapphire blue to honour the librarius, forever a sign of respect between the two sons of dorn.

Monday, 6 January 2014

[BatRep] 1750 Emerald Fists vs. Raven Guard

Deployment
I took all of these photos from top down which should better illustrate the game.  Some are also a bit shaky so I'm sorry.  Anyway it was a 1750 point game with terrain placement as per the rule book.  Game was big guns never tire and deployment along the long table edges.  My army and his were very similar; I took 5 hammer terminators in a crusader, 2x 10 man tactical squads in rhinos (combat squaded into 5s), 2 dev teams (plasma and heavy bolters), an assault squad, a hunter and a command squad and librarian.  His army consisted of 3x 10 man tacticals, an assault squad, thunderfire, sternguard, 2 predators and 5 hammer terminators.  He deployed first and I followed.  In hindsight my deployment should have placed the spare rhino (from devs and empty) behind the land raider to protect it from his drop poding tacticals.  He probably should have put the thunderfire on the roof of his boltered ruin and not on the ground floor.

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