"The bronze bulls we called them: The Minotaurs, Attack Dogs of the High Lords. To fight against the Astartes was terrifying but in the end they became just another target a well-armored and deadly target but a target nonetheless. It was to stand alongside them that nearly broke me. Iím not ashamed to say that seeing my men butchered in front of my eyes is something I will never shake, no matter how hard I try and to see it done by an ally who is supposed to be on your sideÖ They cared nothing for us, feeding us into the enemy guns the same as the Tyrant with his auxiliaries. We were antís in the service of contemptuous gods and they would sacrifice a thousand, ten thousand of us before one of them would fall."
Testimony of Sergeant Tarek Jasker - Instructor: Schola Progenium, formally of the 487th Storm Trooper Regiment "The Black Rats"
For the painting challenge this year I'm going to be doing Minotaurs, the fell right hands of the High Lords. When they want a rule enforced bad its the Minos who get the job. Rather than doing full TDA I am going to be a 2/3rd 1/3rd mix of TDA/PA just to save my sanity and make it a bit more interesting.
A HUGE shoutout to Bits and Kits
to start with he's very kindly provided me with a whole shitload of MK8 torsos some of which from his personal collection so I am very grateful to him for that, not to mention that a lot of other bits on these guys have some from him. Fantastic chap and one of the Techmarines is going to be named after him, seems only fitting.
So a very brief rundown of the force to come:
10 command squad members
25 Scout with 3 Storms
6 Scout bikers
1 Storm Talon
MOF on bike
Still to buy:
1 Storm Talon (Using the Dark Talon model)
1 either Storm Eagle or Ceastus
6 Drop Pods
1 Dread (FW Minotaur Contemptor)
1 FW Mino Special Character
This is my currently painted force: (Sorry for the crap pics, I will get better ones in the coming days)
That SG squad needs rebasing and the base needs finishing on the DT. So as you can see its not a legal army quite yet, still need a HQ, hopefully get that done this month. This months Army Painting challenge entry will be these gentlemen:
First Company Vets in TDA made from current edition plastic torsos and previous edition plastic legs. I have a few of the older kits so I'm trying to spread out the parts so they won't be as noticeable. Also this month I will be trying to do the following as well:
Another 5 TDA Vets
My first HQ - a Minotaurs version of Sicarius (magntised to have other options as well)- he's not going to be 1st Company Captain, thats somebody else... no real surprises on who though.
Also another 5 Tactical marines whose picture has gone missing. Will show progress on them all tomorrow.