Friday, October 28, 2011

Black March - The Purge


The first time I flicked through the Chaos Space Marine codex, The Purge jumped out at as a unit I just had to paint. The green and black colour combination looks great, and reading on, the theme behind the faction is great too. They're Nurgle, but not that disgusting type of Nurgle.

These guys needed their metals done for their backpacks and weapons, the Nurgle banner and their basing. Didn't take too long with the magic of Devlan Mud, and I'm happy with the standard of painting on these guys.

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[40K] The Black March

The next army to get their finishing touches are my Black Legion Chaos Space Marines. They were the first army I bought into, as I was really drawn to the Chaos Space Marines because of the rich background and strong themes behind the army.

At those very early stages of my hobbying I wasn't really interested in wargaming, mainly just the painting and modelling elements - hence the units I bought don't make a particularly optimised list.
My initial purchase was the Battleforce, Chaos Terminators and Chaos Terminator Lord - just because I thought they looked cool.
I managed to pick up a bunch of other models second-hand or through trades, which I'll hopefully get around to finishing off some day.

So for now, my goal is just to finish off the units that I've almost completed, and hopefully one day I'll get around to starting on the other units I've acquired too.
This is the army page for my Chaos Space Marines - The Black March Army Page, which I'll keep updated with all my progress.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Frozen Fists - Commander Svalbard

Svalbard Isbjorn - my counts-as Belial

Now this is the unit that needed the most work - not in terms of paint, but because I decided to remodel him a little. His original head was cool, but did have a bit of an evil look to it. After acquiring some Space Wolves parts, I found a head I thought better suited the army and theme, and decided to swap them out.

Here's what he used to look like.

After a quick paint job on this head, Svalbard is ready to lead the Frozen Fists onto the battlefield:
Belial - Storm Bolter, Master-crafted Power Weapon

That's all my Frozen Fists done and dusted - next up, my Chaos Space Marines!
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Frozen Fists - Assault Squad

I wanted the power armour on my bikers to look different to the TDA armour on my terminators, yet still give a feeling of unity to the army as a whole.
I kinda reversed the colours scheme I used for my terminators. The marines are light blue, and their rides are the darker blue - which I think works well in giving contrast to rider and bike, while still maintaining the army colours.

These guys needed a few touch-ups around some messy patches of the dark blue wash on the armour, but apart from that they were ready to roll.

Ravenwing Assault Squad: 3 Bikes - 2 Meltaguns

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Frozen Fists - Landspeeder

If I could pimp any ride in the grimdark, it would be the Landspeeder. Especially with the Typhoon Missile Launchers on there - it's fast and can bring The Rain.
I watched the Ultramarines movie recently, and although I was overall disappointed in the movie I thought the Landspeeder was awesome.

So here's the Frozen Fist Landspeeder:
Ravenwing Support Squad: Typhoon Landspeeder - Multi-melta, Typhoon Missile Launcher

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Frozen Fists - Dreadnought

I managed to grab the Assault on Black Reach set when it first came out (before the price hike!) and thought the Dreadnought would make a great addition to my Frozen Fists.

After a few touch-ups on his sarcophagus and emblems, he's ready to bring the hurt:
Venerable Dreadnought - Multi-melta, Dreadnought Close-combat Weapon + Stormbolter

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Frozen Fists - Assault Terminators

Next up, my Frozen Fist Terminator Assault Squads. These were in a similar state to my Terminator Tactical Squads, but the I needed clean up the blue wash on the Thunderhammers a bit more.

The first squad is the Command Squad, where Svalbard (not pictured, my counts-as Belial) rolls:
Deathwing Terminator Command Squad - TH/SS/Apothecary, TH/SS, LC/LC, LC/LC, AC/CF

And the next squad is a Terminator Assault Squad, with the same mix of Thunderhammers and Lightning Claws:
Deathwing Terminator Assault Squad - TH/SS, TH/SS, LC/LC, LC/LC, AC/CF

Deathwing Terminator Command Squad
Deathwing Terminator Assault Squad

That's all the troops done - onto some vehicles next!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Frozen Fists - Tactical Terminators

The first units that I went over are my two Frozen Fist Terminator Tactical Squads. These guys only needed a few touch-ups, and I also picked out a few more highlights while I was at it.
After almost a year of being 'almost complete', I'm satisfied that I can cross these two units off that list and move them into the 'complete' list!

These two squads have the same unit composition:
Deathwing Terminator Tactical Squad - SB/PW, SB/CF, SB/PF, SB/PF, SB/PF/CML

Deathwing Terminator Tactical Squad 1
Deathwing Terminator Tactical Squad 2

Stay tuned - plenty more Frozen Fists to come!
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[40K] The Frozen Fists

The first army I'll be updating and adding to my blog are my Frozen Fists - a 1500 point Dark Angel army, more commonly known a Doublewing army. These guys are closest to complete, with just a few touch-ups and maybe a highlight to add here and there.
All the below information will be included in my Frozen Fists Army Page, and I'll be updating that page with all my progress.

The Frozen Fists 

A photo of my original Frozen Fists Army

The Frozen Fists are a counts as 1500 points Dark Angels Army. The army list is as follows:

Belial - Storm Bolter, Master-crafted Power Weapon
Venerable Dreadnought - Multi-melta, Dreadnought Close-combat Weapon + Stormbolter
Deathwing Terminator Command Squad - TH/SS/Apothecary, TH/SS, LC/LC, LC/LC, AC/CF
Deathwing Terminator Assault Squad - TH/SS, TH/SS, LC/LC, LC/LC, AC/CF
Deathwing Terminator Tactical Squad - SB/PW, SB/CF, SB/PF, SB/PF, SB/PF/CML
Deathwing Terminator Tactical Squad - SB/PW, SB/CF, SB/PF, SB/PF, SB/PF/CML
Ravenwing Assault Squad: 3 Bikes - 2 Meltaguns
Ravenwing Support Squad: Typhoon Landspeeder - Multi-melta, Typhoon Missile Launcher


The primary strike-force is lead by the Chapter Master Svalbard Isbjorn. With his ancient axe, Ruin, he leads the Frozen Fists forces into combat and brings a ferocious reckoning in the name of the Emperor to the reaches of the Imperium.

Always at his side, the Dreadnought battle-brother Magnus HrothgarMagnus served alongside Bear through countless missions, and it was through Bear's stubborn pride in combat that Magnus met his mortal end. It was Bear's guilt that ensured his honored place on the battlefield, but it was Magnus' own keen wit and sure temperament that earned his position in the Chapter's Council.

The pride and strength of the force, the battle-brothers - each one having proven this worth on the battlefield countless times, and each earning the finest armour and weaponry the Imperium can provide.

The Vanguard, lead by Sargeant Jhon Gunnar and his bikers. The few and the brave who venture into the unknowns of the battlefield. Accomplished riders and trusted battle-brothers all.

The Founding

In the monestary fortress of Eingard, in the middle of the Ice Wastes of Valhalla, the Chapter makes their home. The fortress is surrounded on all sides by rolling plains of snow and ice, stretching in all directions as far as the eye can see. Eingard stands as a solitary bastion of unmoving strength against the howling winds and unrelenting snow storms - a testament to the fearless, unyeilding might of the Frozen Fists. It is from the harsh environment of this world that the Fists recruit their bretheren.

The Ice Warriors of Valhalla are known across the Imperium for their feats of bravery, their tenacity in holding their ground against even the most hopeless odds, and their ability to suffer the most appalling casualties and never breaking.
These are qualities that bring pride to any warrior - Imperial Guard and Space Marine alike.

It is said that the Emperor himself, commanded that the best and bravest of these warriors be given his blessing. Combined with the gene-seed from the Dark Angel's and their Primarch of legend, Lion El'Jonson, these warriors would form the ranks of the brave and unyielding brotherhood of the Frozen Fist.

That honor still stands, and it is only the most steadfast and unwavering of soldiers that are recuited from the ranks of the Valhallan Ice Warriors Imperial Guard Regiments, to be tested as initiates for the brotherhood.
Once their loyaly, courage and combat skills are proven, they are rewarded with the greatest honour that can be bestowed upon a Valhallan. They are blessed with the gene-seed of Primarch Lion El'Jonson, and may proudly don the armour as a battle-brother of the Frozen Fist Space Marines.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just a few more steps...

Looking on my shelf, I can see so many squads and units that I've had at the 'nearly finished' or 'almost complete' stage for a disgraceful amount of time.
These units are just waiting for that last level of highlighting, getting their basing done or some other minor step that I never got around to doing.
I usually get side tracked by new shiny things or other new projects, while they sit on my shelf crying in neglect.

Well, that's all about to change with this blog. While I await the delivery of the new models for my new 40K army (5-10 business days) I'm going finish off one unit per day, and post the photos here.

I'm also trying to figure out the layout for my blog - so there are going to be a few changes in the early days while I figure out what works and what I like.
So stick around, plenty more adventures in miniwargaming to come!

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