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Hephesto's numerous WIPs

Alrighty time for me to get started on the apocalypse armsrace project over at astro. I'll be participating with various stuff and naturally I'll keep you guys updated as well. In fact this project would work great here as well!

The plans;
- iron warriors + traitor guard (with a very good chance of more tanks and artillery after the original armylist is done)
Right now the idea is 2000 points of IW combined with 1500 points renegades who are also seperately playable. And I'm pretty sure I'll eventually get to a baneblade, especially since the apocalypse rules allow chaos to take traitors versions of all imperial special stuff. Which would mean the most basic banebalde of 500 points would be avaible to me.
- tyranid swarm of not yet completely decided size or composition.....lets just say it will get big!


So this is my first tiny update to give a bit of an overview of what you can be expecting from me;
- rebasing and partially reworking my iron warrios
- chaos vindicator (unless I decided to get the linebreaker box I'll convert my own)
- small elite renegade forse (grenadiers, forgeworld kits, 1 former iron warrior basilisk , 2 new russes and converted rough riders)
- spawn - cybernetics will be added to better fit with iron warriors
- converted termies (have 4-5 plastic loyalists, time to start building)
- new stuff (csm, possessed, termy lord and spawns have been ordered....as well as a small DE BFG fleet)
- hordes of slimy red tyranids joined by a trygon and mieotic spore sacs (about to order thanks to a mate's help)
- will probably rebase them as well (urban jungle theme, with extra special thanks to two other mates for the inspiration)
- worked out background story
- a combined update each month for both sides striving to get the 300+ points extra added to both sides (although once I get to spine gaunts it might be a bit less on the nid side

Starting next week I when I get back home I'll get working on the IW and I'll start putting up pics and converion stuff.


Cheers,


-Hephesto-
 

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Alrighty, time for some pics of some of the stuff I'll updating/expanding on for my Iron Warriors;

The Basilsk that will now serve the IW's traitor guard allies


Awaiting a much needed update, the defiler


Dakron the dreadnought


Some csm, will add new ones, clean up old ones and replace 5-10 of them with new conversions.


More and new stuff should be going up somewhere next week :wink:
 

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Looks cool. One question though. I've never heard of Tyrannids as being allied to anoyone or anything on the same table.
Wouldn't the bugs devour anything they can kill, regardless of "sides"; they would be as likely to assault CSM as much as SM, Traitors or Loyalists because non-nids are all essentially considered food?
 

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True, I was playing on going 3500 points of chaos/traitors and 3000+ points of nuds. Although the new allies sheets does make it possible to ally chaos and nids......and necrons as well :shock:
 

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Indeed posted uop the very badly readable pic in the rumors lists. Everything can pretty much ally with the only real restriction being having a good reason for the alliance, goodbye fluff and hello complete mad powergaming :wink:

Still for people keeping things reasonable it should be very cool, with some even pretty good things. And I'm not just saying that because chaos can use chaotified versions of all imperium datasheets :p

Actually very pleased to see different levels of hugeness, with most of the currently circulating having a small version of say 3 tanks and a larger version of a complete tankcompany for example.
 

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Thats pretty much the idea here, IW supported by an elite, artillery and heavy support traitor regiment with some ood conversion things thrown in. Already thinking about making ,streamlined blitzkrieg versions of the lemann russ tanks, pics will be up next week as I'm still stuck at another university until monday.
 

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Might as well put up the planned traitor guard list;

Traits:
- grenadiers
- storm troopers
- carapace armour
- rough riders


TRAITOR GUARD

HQ
Senior Officer
+ power weapon
+ veteran medic
+ carapace armour
+ autocannon
106 points

Fire Support Team
+ 2 autocannons
+ 1 heavy bolter
+ carapace armour
110 points

Sentinel Support Team
+ 2 autocannons
100 points

TROOPS
+ 10 stormtroopers
+ 2 grenade launcher
116 points

TROOPS
+ 10 stormtroopers
+ grenade launcher
+ plasmagun
118 points

TROOPS
+ 9 stormtroopers
+ meltagun
+ grenade launcher
+ veteran sergeant
+ powerweapon
+ chimera
+ extra armour
+ heavy bolter
+ smoke launchers
207 points

FAST ATTACK
+ 2 sentinels
+ 2 multilasers
90 points

FAST ATTACK
+ Hellhound
115 points

FAST ATTACK
+ 6 rough riders
+ hunting lances
+ veteran sergeant
+ carapace armour
92 points

HEAVY SUPPORT
+ basilisk
+ indirect fire
120 points

HEAVY SUPPORT
+ leman russ battle tank
+ heavy bolter
+ heavy bolter sponsons
+ extra armour
+ smoke launchers
163 points

HEAVY SUPPORT
+ leman russ battle tank
+ heavy bolter
+ heavy bolter sponsons
+ extra armour
+ smoke launchers
163 points

1500 points
 

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DaemonsR'us said:
sometimes i really wish i understood the layout of the IG 'dex better :lol:
Know what you mean, first time I read it things were an absolute mess....and they still are. When ever they'll get a new dex people will be hit hard with what I expect will be an absolute disappearance of doctrines and command support staff :roll:
 

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Love your basy heph - great idea to use the Defiler mouth on the barrell. your dread looks mean as well - very in character for the IW.

Any ideas on how you are going to do up the IG yet? - are they going to be all meched up - trying to imitate the IW's or are you going just crazy cult?
 

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Love your basy heph - great idea to use the Defiler mouth on the barrell. your dread looks mean as well - very in character for the IW.

Any ideas on how you are going to do up the IG yet? - are they going to be all meched up - trying to imitate the IW's or are you going just crazy cult?
I will indeed be going for a mech look, but quite a bit of cybernethic implants and such. And most other things I'll be using these FW kits;

renegade militia conversion kit

renegade militia crew

Not quite sure about their colour but as the vehicles will be heavily IW themed I'm guessing they'll end up rather dark with a good chance of an earth-tones and metallics combo. Might even end up using my now obsolete CSm lieutenant as the officer.

More to come soon on these guys, unfortunately I have to wait for a buddy of mine to get back from vacation. Forgeworld for some reason doesn't accept my creditcard/bank (I'm in a very short list of other countries that they don't accept), but once he's back he's just going to order in from the UK and send it to me.
 

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Nice choices heph. Are you going to combine them with Catachan or Cadians?

Pity about your credit card. Two words for you though: Road Trip :D

You, at least, are actually close enough to go and phsyically get the things if need be - I'm forced to rely on the postal system.
 

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Lol, being forced to go to a UK gamesday 'only' to get some FW kits......might be a good idea for next year :wink:

Not entirely sure about the plastic kit yet, will probably end up with Cadians as catachans are a bit to feral looking to go with IW. Naturally I'll have the add a touch of chaos and a pinch of renegade in there, but that shouldn't be too big a problem. Once I get those FW kits, I'll only have to buy two boxes of infantry and a 3 weapon team box and I'll have everything needed for the traitors :mrgreen:

Now to hope that it won't take to long....luckily I have tons of chaos boyz and scuttling nids to go if I do have to way. And in two weeks the new chaos stuff I ordered should be dropping in....and a very tempting small Dark Eldar BFG fleet :wink:
 

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And finally that new Inquisition artbook and the art of warhammer......resisted placing a new GW UK order for nearly half a year now...can't...hold..back...anymore..... :mrgreen:

Especially after seeing the pdf black library put up a while back;

art of warhammer sample pages

the inquisition sample
 

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I have the Inquistion book and I've been kinda disappointed in it. Its kinda just like a whos who of Eisenhorn and Ravenor tbh. Its got interesting titbits in it but it an't amazing.
 

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Mmmhh, already know quite a bit about inquisitorial characters and such...still the artwork alone is very cool. Just have to wait two weeks, luckily the art of warhammer book will make up for anything that might be a bit of a disappointment :wink:
 

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Finally figured out my IW list.....tough nut to crack though. As I wanted to keep it fluffy the new codex has thrown up quite a few nasty roadbloack, but in true mad max style I've managed to get through them ;)

Keeping away from daemons, daemonic stuff and most fast attack, while at the same time working with what I have and some new stuff I've managed to come up with this list. Special thanks to a mate over at astro for helping me make the last decision of the second termy unit!


HQ
Chaos lord (the armourer)
+ daemon weapon (undivided)
+ personal icon
135 points


ELITES
DREADNOUGHT (Dakron)
+ plasma cannon
105 points

5 TERMIES
+ reaper autocannon
+ powerfist
+ champion
+ combi-meltagun (m)
200 points

6 TERMIES
+ champion
+ combi-weapon (m)
+ heavy flamer
200 points



TROOPS

CSM
- 9
+ champ / powerfist / meltabombs (Valdrek or old lieutenant)
+ flamer
+ chaos rhino
+ icon of chaos glory
230 points


CSM
- 10
+ 2 plasma guns
+ asp champ(Bellak) + twin-linked bolter
+ icon of chaos glory
210 points

CSM
- 10
+ lascannon
+ asp champ (Menkar) + power weapon
+ icon of chaos glory
210 points

10 CSM
+ plasmagun
+ aspiring champion
+ twin-linked bolter
+ missile launcher
+ icon of chaos glory
205 points


FAST ATTACK

2 SPAWN 80 points


HEAVY SUPPORT

HS- HAVOCS
- 5
- 2 missile launchers
- 2 autocannons
155 points

OBLITERATOR CULT
- 2 obliterator
150 points

CHAOS PREDATOR
+ tank
+ heavy bolters
+ havoc launcher
120 points


HQ I
ELITES III
TROOPS IIII
FAST ATTACK (I)
2000 points
62 minis


Pics, fluff and conversion stuff should be going up within the next couple of days ;)

Post edited by: Hephesto, at: 2007/09/05 04:57
 
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