|Original Epic concept|
|Original Epic concept|
This model was fully based on things I found in my bit boxe, scratch building. Crabs Claws come from the French North beach where I spend my spare time with familly during summer.
I know, it's a bit classic or regular for chaos vehicules but spiky/skully Rhinos aren't my cup of tea, so we will said those vehicules were freshly looted to Imperial troops. I applied a red/black /orenage camo to increase the RT feeling and also because I love this way to paint vehicules.
I made 3 objectives markers with several pieces which remain in my bit box, last parts of the projet recycled! I seeking on eBay (again!) to find some dead Marines from RT range in order to made more markers but prices are too extravagant... I give up!
Any way, I used those couples of hours to bring a new Epic dimension to my World Eaters Legion. I carried-out this crazy idea which growing in my mind since a local dude (very nice guy) adopted a 3D scanner. Indeed, we started gently with the Epic Bloodthirster model few months ago and we kept going with another huge chunk of Epic to re-scale in 28mm size. The bigger Daemon Engine of Khorne : The Lord of Battle.
|Revized proportions with shorter shoulders|
Background : Energies are precious resources for the legions. Dedicated troops are constantly seeking for across the galaxy in order to provide the materials and energies required for endless conflicts. Renegade legions have also to deal with it and my next blogposts going to report the clash between Emperors Children’s and World Eater’s legions.
The planet where the struggle take place contain plenty of ores which ones are significant sources of energies once refined. Planet residents are specialized in this process, the complexity of the method isn’t accessible the chaotic Marines and the residents will have to be forced to share the riddle of the refining with their invaders. Unfortunately, for the Renegades, the major part of the inhabitants fled. Both Legions are now on chase to get theirs hands on the last runaways able to run the refining plants.
During their flee the technical staffs from refineries abandoned precious materials, both legions sent-out scouting platoons to seek those crates full of priceless information.
Skirmish Battle, 1000pts on 120x120cm table. Multi Objectives game.
|A: World Eaters swooping on their foe|
|B: Slaanshies defend their objective|
|C: Veterans before|
|At the bottom, a Chaos spawn cross the WE tactical unit|
At the right : WE capitain surounded by some friends
Emperor Children win! This quick game is a perfect campaign appetizer
Second game : The spaceport
The precious information collected in the previous scenario oriented the invaders in direction of the spaceport. Indeed, some fleeing engineers reached to late the escape spaceship and stayed abandoned on their own planet. The toughest-ones quickly runaway to new hiding place, the weakest-ones stayed at the spaceport as such prey for the Legions.
Classic Battle, 2000pts on 180x120cm, Single objective battle.
|A: Emperor Childen tactical squad, Knighmare miniatures beauty|
|B: Lot of frenzy troops!|
|C: Relentles Terminators with Dreadnaught support|
|D: Kill them all!!|
|E: I'm well protected behind my gamaing table!|
|F: Emperor Children reach the suffuring Engineer first|
|G: Somptuous Noise Marines|
|H: You won't believe me... The Slaanshy captain survived...|
Last game : Final assault!
The world Eaters protect the gates of a colossal refining plant from what it seems to be the last assault of their eternal rival. The riddle of refining is lost and none legion have local Engineering support to ran those equipements, the precious refinery must be owned in the name of their respective gods.
Massive Battle, 6666pts on 240x120pts, Multi Objectives game.
|A: All-out assault !!|
|B: Few seconds before the clash|
|C: Summoned Daemons pop on the battlefield|
|D: Third Bloodthirster! Emperor Children hold on!|
|D: Slaanesh sent his Daemonic minions as well!|
|E: What a marvellous Keeper of Secrets!|
|F: Daemons battling for an objective|
|G: Slaanshies Veterans are going to taste to Bloodletters charge!|
|Both Daemon prince struggling in the name of their Patron, draw!|
Skulls for the skull throne! World Earters are on top today and Slaanesh didn't succeded in his plan!
Such a good weekend! W40K 2nd ed set of rules is good, sometimes a bit heavy for close combat and vehicles damages locations. The overall feeling is good and the pleasure to play with so much great models overweigh any rule/technical drawbacks J Thanks Laurent for the visit!