UNXPEKTED22's BLACK TEMPLARS
Their ship floated in orbit far above us in the night sky, its black hull glistening from our home world's star still coming around the bend. we could heat their impending march. We could hear the hum of their armor. They had no need for silence, we were doomed. We dared not shoot yet, for every round would be hoping for a miracle, even at point blank range. When we turned the spotlight upon their first numbers, we stared at the Emperor's wrath incarnate. In black armor they were Death, with great shoulders of white they were Purity, with crimson eyes they were Oath, but for our point of view, those eyes were Hate. They were the Black Templars, those of The Crozius, the strike cruiser that never halts in its Eastern Fringe Crusade. There was no divine intervention for me, luck, pure and utter luck, is the only reason I still live. They leave some alive to spread the word of their fury, so that a single strike cruiser's forces can enact the preliminary stages of purging throughout an entire sector before they even step foot on the next world's soil. They have little regard for the codex, they are no tools of mankind, but only the Emperor's will. Even in death I will not forget, the image that spotlight unveiled before me.
This thread goes in order of time of painted, so these on the first page are not my newest. I have many that are older than them but I dont know if I'll ever add them here, probably not much point really.
A quick list of my army's iconography: (my main opponent is a necron player, so I have included some stuff for that, and why terminator basing has necron parts hehehe)
boltgun metal knee pads
-defended an objective against overwhelming odds
(hanging lantern things) - outstanding ability to lead brothers in prayer and motivation, are known amongst the fleet to keep everyone's head straight in difficult situations.
- have tutored a neophyte who successfully went on to become an initiate.
crossing yellow scythes
-fought side by side with members of the scythes of the emperor SM chapter.
bright blue dots
- each dot represents and equivalent of 10 tau killed in the Revenge of Tria'Vaa. Battlesuits were considered equal to 5 tau infantry.
black and white checkers
- each white checker stands for an ork warboss killed.
bronze/gold elbows with templar cross
- soon to be sword brethren.
- color scheme differs form the BT norm.
White crosses on the knee pads
- have successfully charged through necron gauss fire and sent many lesser necrons back to their graves on multple occasions. warriors, immortals, flayed ones etc...
templar cross on the helmet
- killed a higher being of necron. destroyers, periahs, lords.
silver or boltgun stripes on legs and/or midsection
- has killed an innumerable amount of lesser tyranid forms, gaunts, gargoyles.
red stripes on helmet
- has killed a particularly tough or problematic tyranid synapse creature.
(this is all subject to change of course, it just helps me out with them as characters and such for my fluff and RPs. I'm using it as a reference for me to remember as well as any of you.)
five assault marines:
Some other initiates:
I posted the pred a while ago in the regular modelling forum. in a future post on this thread I'll show the vehicles. pred rhino fixed up dreadnoughts, and hopefully I will finish my vindicator. I doubt i'll have my LRC done for a long time.
I still have to put my assault terminators together and paint them too....
So far I have built and painted:
grimaldus & retinue
7 terminators 1 with cyclone missile launcher
2 assault terminators
techmarine with servo harness
5 sword brethren
2 dreads (AoBR)
1 venerable dreadnought
ten assault marines (five metal)
~60 initiates including standard bearers, special weapons, apothecary etc..
1 predator annihilator class
built or base coated:
land raider crusader
2 attack bikes
3 assault terminators
2 terminators with assault canons
I have, but are not built or painted:
things still on the list to get:
two more preds
maybe some more landspeeders
5 more assault terminators
most likely more marines