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Surprise, it's Death Guard time again! Got 25 cataphractii on the operating table, since who doesn't need 2000+ points of termies right? Got hold of some IW tyrants to spice up my ranks, they got studs and spikes and all the jazz we like on them. Sadly, ruleswise Blightlords don't get fists and I'd like to be more wysiwyg so... Chopety chop, cut those powerfists together with chainfist hands and cook up some poweraxes.

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Here's the first batch before chains and green stuff work. I'll be sculpting some abs in the near future
















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While stuffing, a happy little accident happened and I made a new termie lord. There's just never enough manreapers.










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That helmet is sick. I like the Big Daddy a lot.
   
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I guess Daddy should've had gotten a huge drill, but maybe in a future build...

Another six done, tried out how to most easily sculpt a poison gas dispenser: press a ball of stuff flat, press a smaller one on top of it, press the center with a rod to create edges and punch a few holes with a needle. Neat!







And that's where my current stamina faltered, after 19 men, and I had to make bases and look forwards to priming them. Ran out of glue and greenstuff, too

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Battle report time, Favilla walks again!

1500 points, getting my Mortis buddy back into Titanicus again with a good ol' pedagogical trashing. He played a full Axiom with midrange guns and fists, I had a turbo-agressive light Venator/Ferrox combo with Tempestus rules (basically I may get to shoot back with vengeance when my engines die, which proved very impactful in this game). We drew a basic mission setup and he went for Vital Cargo while I took Retrieval. Captain Erasmus was in trouble and needed extraction, a titan warzone is no place for small but important individuals!



My Retrieval objective is the little marine near the toxic pools.

The battle started with the sound of ringing klaxons as my air support screamed over the Mortis lines, dropping bombs and mines all over the place. I really rate the Strafing Run stratagem, since it forces constant small admin on their shields and allows more opportunistic situations to rise for my Venator team (with a Melta Reaver paintrain at its head). I also threw Scatter Mines in their lines, making it hard for the Mortis to sprint forwards with their cargo if they didin't want to risk leg injuries. If they didn't, and they didn't, they'd be boxed in their deployment zone as I surged against their formation.



Fight for the dominance of the anti-air battery raged on as the unheeding gods battled around them.



As the Mortis deployed hard on the left flank, Favilla's frenzied Ferrox group strode on to meet them.



The Hounds rush on full speed, as the Mortis half-heartedly fire in their general direction. Cineres Immensis catches a bit of flak though and almost manages to blow its core out, but carries on bravely.



Meanwhile, the centre erupts into a hellscape. Captain Erasmus climbs aboard Occisor Spesi as the two Hound squadrons and the nearby Reavers unleash a torrent of death against each other. Concentrated firepower, raging machine spirits and defiant princeps giving their all weave into a blur as Occisor blows up, almost takes its attacker with it (Tempestus rules are awesome), falls into a slag injuring Echo's legs, Erasmus is thrown out of the window into the acid pool and everything catches fire as mines and bombs rain down from the skies above.



The left flank advances and takes position for a future charge as the Hounds let loose on the Reaver, who loses its shields and is then carved open by Aurora Terribilis down the field.



Sensing their cargo being in danger, Mortis call a Blind Barrage on the Reaver on death's door, but too late as Cineres next to it bathes it in autohitting flames. The roaring hellhound and its mate get a bit trampled in return, as the fallen god-machine topples on them and injures both doggos legs before the furious Warlord charges in to silence Cineres permanently for its deeds. Again, the defiant princeps refuse to give in and as the power wanes down in the grip of the Warlord's powerclaw, they empty all promethium from their inferno cannons and burn the Warlord some, opening the way for Ruina Superborum as it picks up speed and counter charges through smoke and rubble. A whirr, a screech and a horrid snap follow as the Reaver strikes six times into the burning midriff of the Warlord, tearing it open and trampling its fallen form to dust in triumph.



The midfield is littered in wrecks and flames as the last two Mortis engines try to stop Aurora Terribilis from running home with the captain, but barely get past its shields in time.



Just before running home, the battle is cut short at the end of the fourth turn. The Mortis were badly stuck in their deployment zone and lost the cargo to the rampaging Ferrox group, scoring nothing while the Favilla were one turn short of running away with their prize. As consolation, the secondary kill points were quite truely enough to show that this field was ours, and the Death's Heads were driven out to the wastelands by the vengeful Ashen Gods.


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Tried painting a dude, grasped two, put too much paint on the palette and it just escalated. Well, why not do the whole character support at once



The surgeon is shaping up nicely, his harness will be pretty cool after washes. Testing out painting liquids, those containers at his back need to have some sloshing blood in them. Fun thus far.

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Almost done, details and corrections missing but main colours are in. Better photos when finished.










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Booyah, done! Tried out some new ideas with things like leather and cloth, as well as the obligatory checkers with our retro friend.


Captain-Commander Erasmus, the lord of the III mechanised.









Company standard, an inspiring and dreadful sight (blightbringer).







A munitions master from the experimental department (biologus).









A librarian (plaguecaster).









A termie leader, most revered veteran.









A disciplinary officer to keep our own in line at the crush (tallyman).







A 21st man (plague surgeon, now if only they got rules worth playing T_T).











Enjoy! C&C appreciated

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The splatter is so good. The weathering is just perfect. Love seeing the ancient Terminator in the mix. Great batch of models.
   
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Cheers youws! It would be kind of criminal not to splash some on that nice, creamy armour they wear. Fun to do and looks nice

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Those banner ... decals? Super good, nice incorporation.

Love the de-Nurged DG heroes, biologus might be my favorite. Also OG terminator is a treat

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 Boss Salvage wrote:
Those banner ... decals? Super good, nice incorporation.

Love the de-Nurged DG heroes, biologus might be my favorite. Also OG terminator is a treat


Ta, Boss!

Yeah, they are more detailed FW decals. Figured these might be good use for them, as they look somewhat out of place in my eyes on non-cloth surfaces in a legion known for their ascetic looks, but an occasional banner could do just fine.

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Spurred on by the judging ghost of H.G. Wells, who likes to see all miniatures painted, I picked up the brush again and eight hours later the third Contemptor emerged ready for battle. Bit of a rough job, but decent enough to hit the field.










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Since making more things is a bit slow currently, it's gaming time again. This time I had the pleasure of facing against a new Astorum commander, who besides being an all around great sport didn't mind playing a bit harder and... well, let's say the double Venator plan I devised earlier on for 1750 points is still absolutely brutal.


Full Astorum Axiom on Retrieval vs. Favilla's double Venator with Hold the Line, go!







With both sides using Strafing Run and me dropping more artillery on this once peaceful agrihub, the battle was off to an explosive start as the Warp Runners true to their name went on Full Stride across the line sans one tactical Hound in the middle. My hunters took positions on the flanks, even as my right flank was already struggling with heat problems (damn hot dogs always trying to catch on fire) but so did their furthest doggo too stop in its tracks as the uppity machine refused to run.







Foolishly, the tactical doggo ran forwards on its own and found out standing in the range of most of your opponent's line is bad for your health. Bazillion shots later a new sun was born as the first ENGINE KILL rang through the air.


Astorum got some payback though, as soon the Warlord running forwards blasted Cineres Immensis apart with pointblank plasma death, setting it to stumble into the field below.







Forgot to take more pics from that match (derp ) as the game was too much fun to interrupt, even if quite onesided from then on. Bombardment and flanking doggos kept their fisty Reaver from getting away with the objective, Warlord was silenced and subsequently toppled on top of the dead Hounds in the middle and the long range Reaver in the middle found itself quite outclassed by the artillery Warlord pounding it ro dust from afar. Last remaining Warhound tried, in vain, to exact small revenge by gutting Aurora Terribilis but was stymied by its formidable shields before being blown up in return. Ouch.


But, being the absolute champ he was, the Runners' commander was up for another and we took a smaller 1500 game. For the sake of expediency, I just swapped the Warlord to the punchy Reaver and played the same Tempestus Venator + Ferrox list that I used against Mortis a while ago.


While less onesided, the second game turned brutality up to eleven immediately





Both sides took Vital Cargo, deployment was 18" upfield with the lightest engines and the Runners started with their package carrier rushing for the narrow canyon in the left flank. Oh boy, this can only end well. I blocked the way with my hounds, Ruina Superborum at the back ready to rush in and kill what is left of the inevitable crush, while keeping Aurora (and my cargo) on the right where it can take cover from the twin-Belicosa Warlord and rush ahead while everything dies on the left.





It's not the fighting, it's the wait as you watch gods walk from the horizon that gets you. Casting doubts aside, the second hunter pair kicked into gear and strode to war as bombers screamed above sowing the land with mines and bombs.







Cineres Immensis breaks formation and readies the infernoes, well aware of being the first sacrifice in the blocking maneuver that sees it blown apart immediately, but not before it takes its pound of adamantite spraying flames everywhere as the rest let rip and take down most of the Regia testudo's shields. The leading Astorum Warhound, its legs already molten and twisted from mines and flames, is soon immobilized by a bomber above while Echo Dolorum, having taken a foolishly high position on the hill, has its legs blown off underneath by the Belicosa Warlord.







Second turn kicks off with Ruina Superborum charging through Cineres' remains, jumping from its carcass like a ramp and punting the other Hound backwards, where it limps a bit to the side and makes way for Iram et Lux before being shot to pieces by Favilla's midfield guns. At this point it is starting to show that while Regia may initially be tougher to break from afar, if shields are being collapsed through them all at the same time the comeback gets a lot harder if your opponent doesn't give you any breathing room.


Astorum Warlord joins the fray, but misses pretty badly with its plasma gun and doesn't outright smash Ruina apart either, who then in conjunction with the limping Edax Rerum behind it proceed to rip out its power core with its fists, sending the mighty god-machine stumbling backwards, but before its limbs give way the princeps lurches forwards and crashes into the choked canyon. The falling giant buries Ruina under its mass as it furiously but futilely tries to claw its way up and batters Edax ever nearer to destruction, though the plucky dog does manage to make its way through the burning charnelhouse eventually.





At this point we actually reach turn three with 3/4 Astorum engines flaming corpses (3/6 for Favilla), their package lost and the Ashen Gods circling on the last Warlord already suffering from reactor problems (twin Belicosas are reliable and safe, err...). As a gesture of contempt it blasts Edax with everything, plasma cores screaming towards red, but the defiant Hound refuses to break (...I think I used Overloaded Voids on the bazillion Apoc Missiles and rolled only 2's. Why try harder than necessary, I guess ) and eventually becomes the one to finally saw through the Lord's ankles with its megabolters after other guns fall silent, throwing a barrage after barrage into the falling behemoth as it unceremoniously fell deeper and deeper into the soft, fertile soil of the fields below.


GEEZ that was a blast. AT is great.




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Looks like a lot of fun. The new Contemptor is great. Love the pose and basing.
   
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Cheers!

Another project got back to speed, as I finally started on painting the last model of my Titanicus start of 2018. Memento Mori will soon join Favilla's ranks properly.


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11 hours down, getting somewhere.


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What a great blog, cant wait for more! love the epic stuff!! and the 30/40k stuff too!

 
   
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Thanks James! There's more to come

17 hours in, Memento Mori plods onwards. Getting nearer to the factory finish state before weathering, now to decide what to do with the shoulders. Plain? Checkered? Dance macabre'd?












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There is nothing about that thing that isn't totally awesome. Those vents! Superb.
   
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Cheers youws! The secret sauce is giving the grills a lick of darker paint after the glow, so it looks like there's something in front of the furnace

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Repent, for tomorrow you die!





Memento Mori walks, crushing the fighting spirit of all those foolish enough to stand against the Ashen Gods as they gaze upon a reminder of their own mortality and weep. This poor fellow here has already dropped their gun, what teeth has a piece of junk against the doom of Man?
















27 hours it took and the base might require yet some fiddling, but my original GME preordered when the game launched is finally DONE! Yeah! Took only one and a half years, but still.

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Awesome job! A testament to the wartorn grimdark sweetness we all love.
   
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Cheers youws!

What better testament could there be than a walking battle-cathedral in the shape of a man, indeed

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Today was an arm day, finally got my plasmas and fists done (and spent an inordinate amount of time just posing them around making "swoosh" sounds, khem). Now to make more carapace guns and I might even have decent midfield Lords in use soon.

















As ever, enjoy

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Bit on the speed paint side, almost finished four Acastii in a day. Tomorrow these get the final touches.


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Aaaand they're done, except for the still drying chemical pool which will be a lot greener in a few days. Now if they'd just get on with the nerfs so I could actually field these chonky bois without feeling like a bad man


As a whole, somewhat rushed job of maybe ~12 hours in total, but looking the part on the battlefield.


























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They look pretty awesome. Nice batch of models, and quick.
   
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Thanks youws.

Got some Warbringers, still not entirely impressed with them though there is hope on the horizon. Changed the head to a Warlord version, put some proper ordnance on the shoulders, chuck the weird upper arm hinges for something more Reaver-like, put a bit of step in it with bent toes and... these might take some doing.




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While building, also finally put together a Warlord gatling. Hellforged Leviathans can't use the melta anyway, so finally got to use that bit too.

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