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Did I see a Marro Hive? Love the work you've done on this thread! Keep up the good work

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 sir william the bold wrote:
Did I see a Marro Hive?

Yup! Makes a great, cheap Tyranid terrain piece.

That being said, when your terrain is all themed as a jungle covered in scattered temple ruins and potentially leaky warp gates, what do you model your daemons as?



TREES! And shrubs! And maybe eventually some skeletons that get summoned from their tombs under the temples! Because this following scene needs to happen in every 40k game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_Fi7x93PY

Even when I'm not summoning daemons, I'm going to ally them in. Or they're going to randomly deep strike and attack the nearest unit on either side.

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Holy crap, I love the Cadians and the Countsas guys. Those death cultists especially.

   
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These are awesome as usual, cannot wait to see the new Wood Elves as Daemons!

Keep up the amazing work like always!

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Thanks guys - I'm really excited to play some games with the Daemons.

Here's the crazy psychic homeless forest man who will be summoning the tree daemons. Hard to tell here but he's floating, and the branches under him will be painted to be glowing.



And here's some more Squats. Regarding the weapons - I'm gonna remove some of the gems and do a tiny bit of Imperial stuff to them, but they make perfect exotic meltaguns and a flamer. The rest of the squad will have lasguns. These guys are gonna be a Veteran squad to round my Knight Titan up to an even 500pt chunk I can tack on to existing IG lists.


   
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Those daemons look awesome! It seems GW heard your plan to have daemons randomly show up and took it to heart

Is that psychic made from WHF flagellents and empire mage bits? I was looking to do something similar for my new bretonnia army.

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Those daemons are cool, very Evil Dead. I especially like the treeman's claw, its menacing as all hell.

   
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Freytag93 wrote:Those daemons look awesome! It seems GW heard your plan to have daemons randomly show up and took it to heart

Is that psychic made from WHF flagellents and empire mage bits? I was looking to do something similar for my new bretonnia army.

yeah, the timing on the daemon summoning couldn't have been better. And the psychic is made from plastic Empire Wizard and Flagellant bits. I'm glad I finally found a use for that staff end - I've always loved the look of it.

CaptainStabby wrote:As an aside re: Stunties... Have you seen this thread? I'm totally stealing this guys build for these.


Yes, those guys look fantastic! At some point down the line I'm thinking of making some Grey Knight Terminators using the Ironbreakers with Terminator arms. A lot like these conversions I made for a commission, but with GW instead of Mantic parts for the main bodies.



And my brother posted some more battle photos on Warseer. Here's a copy of the post for you.

Firedrake Thomas;7173492 wrote:About time I posted the photos up from a Planetstrike game we played a while back. This was the first game with the Wraithknight, which you can see was before the vine patterns were painted on.

The Eldar are positioned in their temples, ready to fend off the incoming Catachan troops.


The Wraithknight takes on a Leman Russ head on.


Assault is underway:


Veterans run toward the towering construct:


See more photos in the gallery.



   
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Uhm Why have I not stumbled upon this blog before ? It's epic !

Really well done on all your models man and the pictures from your games are really good too. I'm going to be following your blog from now on

   
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Touched up my Harker squad, even though Harker is garbage in the new book. Real sad - this was probably my favorite squad last edition. I'd often drop a shotgun for a Heavy Flamer or some other special weapon. Although, looking at it now, those two guys on the left have the same head. I just got some new Space Wolf heads, so may chop the head off and swap it for something shaggier.



The new Squat Veterans and psyker are almost done with the converting. All the tree Daemons are primed and ready - they'll be next on my painting table.


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Started slapping paint on my Tree Daemon. Really dumb, since I have a ton of real stuff I should have been doing tonight, but at least I'll sleep well while I'm away knowing that it's at home waiting for me.



I'll be spending most of the next week sleeping in a tent as I recertify as a Wilderness First Responder (pretending to be an IRL Catachan), but as soon as I get back I'll finish these Daemons up.

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Wasn't sure if I should go for glowing blue on the tree-Daemons, like my Tyranid psychic/toxic accents, or glowing green like my Catachan equipment, so I did Photoshop mockups. Think I'm gonna go with green. Still need to do a bunch of painting and basing work before they're done, but you can pretty much see what they'll look like. They just need more detail and contrast.





   
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OH

Honestly, I think you should go with a completely different color than ones used by your other armies.

Personally I would try purple. It would provide a lot of contrast and should give it an eerie look.

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I know nobody wanted the green, but I had to go with it. I really strongly dislike almost all the Treemen models I've seen painted because there's too many random colors all over, and it looks clownish. I wanted to stay with greens and browns for mine.



And here's the 'Daemonettes':



These guys took WAAAAAY longer than expected. Apparently painting wood grain and highlighting tons of tiny leaves takes a while. I did start paint on a few more Catachan, the psyker, and the Squats, so hopefully I'll have some of those finished soon.

   
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I think they look great with the green. You did an awesome job on the tree deamons.


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Thanks deadmeat!

My brother posted some battle photos on Warseer. We played a game which was almost all counts-as models.

Firedrake Thomas;7218402 wrote:Some pictures of those trees in action!

Pekel and I played a fun and crazy game a couple weeks ago using the tree daemons. The armies were his Genestealer cult list (1000pts Astra Militarum plus 500pts Inquisitor) versus 1000pts Gray Knights plus 500pts Eldar. The Gray Knights and Eldar are both modeled as Catachan/Squats and played as counts-as (so the Snipers count as Rangers, Catachan with swords and shields count as Crusader henchmen, etc). The Inquisitor army is played using Genestealer models as Death Cult Assassins and Arcoflagellants, the Patriarch and Broodlord as Inquisitors, etc.

In addition to these armies facing off against one another, we also had the tree Daemons deeps striking randomly on the board and moving automatically each turn toward the closest unit to assault it. That's five factions in one 1500 point game!

The game was one of the maelstrom or war missions, and we both found it a very fun, dynamic, and fluid way of playing. Here are some of the battleshots:

The big tree daemon assaults the lifter (Daemon Prince of Nurgle v. Gray Knight Dreadnought)


Tree daemons assault the one remaining Catachan mercenary (Daemonettes v Striking Scorpion)


Patriarch and 'stealers assault Vengeance gang leader and his squad (Inquisitor and Death Cult assassins v. Coteaz and Crusader henchmen)


Catachan Brawlers (Arco Flagellants) and one Knife Fighter (Death Cult Assassin) after taking down almost the entire squad of tree daemons on the charge


Catachan Sharpshooters (Eldar Pathfinders plus Nightspear)


Squat Hearthguard (GK Interceptors) defend their outpost


Genestealer Cult command squad



   
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Ah, such abundance of lovely stuff to look at. tree-demons, oove it! And your take on the wraith knight is awesome. Could we get some pics of that? Pretty pleaaaase?

   
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WOW I just love how all of your armies share that one theme of jungle, and they all look incredible! It must be fun and very narrative to have all your armies able to fight each other on the same planet!

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 Meph wrote:
And your take on the wraith knight is awesome. Could we get some pics of that? Pretty pleaaaase?

Only have one good one - here it is. Glad you like it - I'm really happy with how closely it resembles the old Epic Revenant Scout Titan!



WOW I just love how all of your armies share that one theme of jungle, and they all look incredible! It must be fun and very narrative to have all your armies able to fight each other on the same planet!

It is! I love having one overarching theme. Although just this weekend my Catachan left Verdekil to lend their support on the Shrine World of Mother Cabrini, where they allied with the Firedrakes Space Marine Chapter to defend the world against a marauding band of Night Lords. The belligerent Meat Bull, apparently growing restless in the jungles and looking for new game to hunt, agreed to join in and bag himself some Chaos trophies. (Meaning i brought the Catachan to my brother's apartment in NYC to team up with him against a friend). Both of the other guys took photos too, so there may be more later, but here's mine for now.

Bicycle Parade rolls on by the Rhino on their way to bigger and better things.



The Void Shield appears to be deactivated...



Super sweet Raptors. If you look carefully, you can see the Champion has the most awesome 40k-est armor possible (his armor is a giant skull).



Rough Rider sergeant runs the Chaos Champion through with an explosive spear, but the Chaos Marines win combat and murder all of the poor dino-riders.



Void Shield activated!



Absolute Madness



The Helbrute charged, Raptors used their jump packs in the assault phase, and the Chaos Bikers slammed into the Marines from behind. Many Hammer of Wrath attacks were had.



The Terminators jump off the roof and land amidst the Squats, who have been lurking in cover and just finished murdering some Chaos Terminators. Apparently that psychic power which makes everything rending is pretty good.



A twisted, warped visage sprouts from the Knight's shoulder right as it obliterates the Helbrute with its giant chainsword (now named "Thagomizer" - it's a dinosaur joke).



Last surviving Raptors shear off the Knight's leg with a meltagun, strategically toppling it right onto the nearby Space Marines and Rhino. It explodes and murders a bunch of dudes.



The Decimator hulks on over towards the Catachan Chimera, ready to punch a hole in its armor and torch the armored Guardsmen riding inside. We're all getting pretty pumped about seeing the Decimator's cool flamerfists in action... until it rolls three 1's for its hits.



The Decimator looms menacingly over the Terminators, which backhand it in the knees until it dies.



With an Imperial fracking tower in the foreground, the remaining powerfists and meltaguns converge on the Land Raider.



The game was an Imperial victory, with the Knight making it really difficult for the Night Lords to gain the upper hand. Was lots of fun, and we're all looking forward to playing again - next time I might ally Dark Eldar with our friend's Chaos, so he's not always getting ganged up on by his hosts.

He also introduced my brother and I to a new way of playing 40k, involving bidding strategy points to determine turn sequence and purchase benefits. It was lots of fun, and my brother and I played a second game to try it out. Right now we're worried we might prefer it so much that we're tempted to abandon official 40k all together.

Here's a bonus Void Shield photo from that second game - you can see that whenever metal models touch the glass, the lightning arcs off the contact point.


   
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you really do seem to have the idealistic gaming scene going. Fully painted and beautifully converted armies, beautiful terrain. And consistent themes (your dudes match your terrain!)

Much jealousy and inspiration on my end. One of the great threads on this board. Well done


 
   
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Thanks guys! Squats are STILL sitting 99% completed... I'm terrible with being distracted.

With Forge World updating the Anphelion Project book, I decided to convert my own Dimachaeron and Malanthrope. I was recently given a free Hive Tyrant kit, and had lots of leftover Tervigon bits from a past commission, so these guys are completely from the bitz box. I have to say, though, I really regret donating away my old Tyranid bits a year or so back!

Malanthrope:



Dimachaeron gobbly torso:



Scratch-sculpted Dimachaeron torso (very WIP):



I've also really been working on my terrain. The tan stone bits were always too clean and bright, so I added a controlled brown wash to really make them look grungy. I'm also adding more foliage, and plan to have green algae streaking down some parts. I'll eventually photograph all of my terrain pieces, but even just after the brown I'm much happier!

Before:



After (still needs black wash on the base, green streaking on the stone, and more flock/foliage):



And lastly, I decided I needed a real terrain centerpiece. I found this toy treehouse for a steal on ebay. It also provided me with enough toy trees to make a few more stands of jungle terrain. I'm going to add camo netting, weapon emplacements, banks of communication equipment, fuel tanks, storage containers, and more.



Should be lots of fun to make!


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And, at long last, I finished the Squats! They play as a Veteran Squad with 4+ save, two meltaguns, and a flamer. When joined by a Priest they cost 125 points, exactly enough to tag along with my Imperial Knight as a neat 500pt attachment to any of my other IG lists.



I wanted an Imperial Priest to tag along and show that not all the Squats are secular allies of the Mechanicus. This guy proves that the little dudes are still squarely on the side of the Emperor.

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Told some girl she couldn't come over because I had "important things" to do which would require my attention all day. I proceeded to make up for the past few months of no-hobby time by hamming out all day with garden shears, an orbital sander, glue gun, tinfoil, and insulation foam.

Accessorizing my warzone dollhouse was more fun than I might want to admit to a normal person. The treehouse has a twin-linked autocannon on the roof, missile launcher covering the entrance, a searchlight, secret backdoor bunker entrance, and all manner of fun little bits. Still looking for ideas on what to put on the big empty platform on the far left.



I was getting a bit bored with most of my terrain being LOS-blocking pieces, so this should be a little more interactive and fun to play on. Everything separates and the heights are compatible with my stone temple ruins so that bridges can be used to connect them in different configurations.

Also found some photos from old battles on my phone. Immortalizing them here so I can delete them off the device.

Bewildered Squats open fire as they're charged by warp-enlivened daemon shrubs. That game we had daemon plants randomly coming to life and attacking the nearest unit.



Orks being cool, not caring, and riding motorcycles up staircases to seize the objective (their wandering bomb squig).



Boyz bog down a Wraithknight, which only squishes one or two a turn with its prissy little delicate hooves, as the Nob powerklaws it to death over three turns.



Gone muddin'.

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 deadmeat85 wrote:
Liking the Tree house FOB. As for the open space I was thinking Machine Gun Nest.


Nice idea! I'm going to keep it open for now, but I might convert up a few options to place on it down the line and that's a great idea for one.

foto69man, thank you!

Some more Dimachaeron progress. It's going to have a big curving Lictor tail, and Lictor feeder tendrils around the mouth.



And the Catachan jungle tree headquarters in progress:





Basecoats are good enough for a game, which will be happening early next week. Stay tuned!

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Wow, I can't believe what you've already done with the tree house. You've turned a kids toy into some great terrain. So glad I'm subbed to this thread

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