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Stubborn Dark Angels Veteran Sergeant






My second attempt at a narrative blog:

The world of Indigo IV was rediscovered in the opening years of the Great Crusade. The world was rich in natural beauty and resources. The continents were covered in huge, rolling plains, towering mountains, and crisscrossed in clean, flowing rivers. The world was a paradise and much appreciated by its population who lived a life of peace and prosperity, even during Old Night. As luck would have it, the Blood Angels Legion located the Indigo system and brought it into compliance. The Angels appreciated the art and beauty of the world and spared it from the greedy and careless hands of the Mechanicum and its resource recovery teams. It is said Sanguinius himself once walked the soil of Indigo IV and marveled at its beauty.

When the Heresy came, the Indigo system was largely overlooked. The world held no tactical value and infrastructure to harvest the vast natural resources had never been put in place. The world was simply put on a list to be destroyed, sacrificed, debased, ect, when time allowed. So, again, the Indigo system was spared the grim darkness so abundant in the far future.

When the Imperium rose, The Indigo system lost its anonymity amongst the stars. The Mechanicum came with its mining teams and began to plunder the many worlds of the system and the Administratum took control of Indigo IV. Much to the relief of the people, the Imperium kept the world as a paradise and left its population largely alone. The mission of Indigo IV was that of an intergalactic resort. Hero's from all over the Imperium were allowed the luxury of a short stay at the paradise world. Meetings, conferences, and such were commonly held on the world and the people felt they were, in some small way, contributing to the Imperium.

But people are people, and the human spirit naturally strives for great things. So when the hero's of the Imperium told their stories, and the histories of great battles and glorious victories were learned, the spirit of Indigo IV began to stir. They began asking "why not us?". They began to talk of serving in a more direct manner. They began to speak of raising a regiment and joining the mighty Imperial Guard.

Here is the first squad of the Blood Debt, just a Tactical type. Also a WIP of a sorceror.
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It's a great paint job.
I love the colour scheme...

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Hefnaheim

Very well done! I particularly liked the sorcerer
   
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@purplefood and Trondheim: Thanks gents, glad you like them. Many more to come. I just got Dark Vengeance. Lots of Chaos nastiness in that box.
   
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Our story continues........


Time marches on and the good people of Indigo IV remain focused on joining the mighty Imperial Guard. Unfortunately, the reputation of this world is one of luxury and leisure. These qualities do not breed the type of fearless, vicious soldiers needed to protect the Imperium from its many threats. Needless to say, the requests made by Indigo IV were denied. Politely, of course, no one wants to burn a bridge to the best paradise world in the region. The years rolled on and the people were beginning to loose hope. Then one day, a transport arrived carrying veterans of the mighty Mordian Iron Guard.

At first, the Mordians were uncomfortable with the paradise world. Having come from a planet of perpetual night and fighting inside hives for years, they had never seen the vast, beautiful expanses. They had never been able to eat until they were full. They had never known comfort or leisure. And they were grateful. Although the people of Indigo IV were kind and hospitable, they were also shrewd and calculating. They saw in the Mordians an opportunity, they made their request, and the Mordians agreed.

Several years later the Indigo IV War College opened its doors. The Mordians had taught and trained select citizens on the finer points of military tactics and various manner of soldiering. They marched, shot, trained, worked their bodies into peak condition, and then did it all again. The Mordians were very proud of the war college and the citizens of Indigo IV. They saw a nobility in a people who could simply sit back and enjoy life, but sought a higher purpose. After the first class graduated, the Mordians left Indigo IV.

Although the people did not have enough arms to maintain a large force, they began to rotate through volunteers to learn how to be a soldier in the Imperial Guard. As the number of trained citizens grew, the politicians began fanning out across the region. They were looking for friendly contacts who may help in getting a regiment officially commissioned.........

Here is the second Tactical squad. That dude with the big gun is an autocannon. Im getting the Dark Vengeance guys ready and they are sweet!

The red trim is done a little different than the first squad. I figured why not?
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Las Vegas

This thread is nice, I can't wait to see how Indigo IV fits in with your CSM.

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@Brotheralexos- Thanks man, glad you like it. As for Indigo IV, rough waters ahead.
   
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Love the work 40k hope to see more work
   
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Looking good!

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Interesting simple scheme. I like that the squads have slightly different schemes.
   
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@panda- Thanks man, you know I got tons more coming!

@Squigsquasher-Thanks, glad you like it.

@Scroll- Thanks. I wanted a cool scheme kinda based on Khorne, but not as much red. The little differences I think go with Chaos, no uniformity right?

So I have a couple Berzerkers who have been laying around, also more work on the Sorceror. Not liking the purple after all, but we will see how it goes. Also some nasty awesomeness from Dark Vengeance. That Hellbrute certainly is.
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Looking forward to seeing the paint you lay down on those DV chosen models!


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Escanaba Mi

Solid work, great paint scheme. I could say something about drilling out the gun barrels but frankly I think things look fine.
Looking forward to the Dark Vengance,
Any crazy converstions planned

   
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@SickSix- Dude. One game, one win. As long as we stay out of the SEC and away from the stupid Sooners we should have a good season.

@1-I: Thank you sir. Im going to get those barrels done on this project. Its a vendetta at this point. No conversions planned, I have no talent for that. Besides I love the models as they are.
   
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idk how I missed this. I am excited though!

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The master politicans and calculating businessmen produced by Indigo IV's commerce had soon established many contacts with the powerful and influential amongst the Imperial bureaucracy. As time passed they were able to secure more and more small arms, uniforms, and equipment. They were even able to get around the odd rules and regulations around such stockpiles. It cost a lot in favors and money, but they pulled it off.

Finally, after many years, Indigo felt it was ready to make their big push. The trained citizens were called together and issued their weapons and kit. They trained together, planned grand parades and the greatest festivities ever held on the paradise world. Which is saying something. The dignitaries of the sector and military establishment were called to join in. The Mordians were called to watch the fruits of their labors and hurried to take part. The entire world was was excited and felt the childish anticipation of a new gift when thinking of the events to come.

And so it was when a young man named Ingnacious Von Vanderhooval graduated the War College. He was the oldest son of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the Indigo system. He was kind, generous, smart, and driven by a desire to be the best soldier and officer in the system. He stayed after class, trained long after the sun went down, practiced with every weapon he could find, read every history book and talked to every hero he could find. His hard work was rewarded and he was commissioned as an officer in the soon to be founded regiment. He and his family were simply bursting with pride and joy at the opportunity to serve the Emperor.

An entire planet had focused all its resources and spirit into realizing its dream, the day of reckoning was quickly approaching.

@Matt.Kingsley- Thanks, hope you enjoy the rest.

@eldartau1987- Hey man, thanks for stopping by.

The Hellbrute is moving along. That model is very impressive and detailed. GW really outdid themselves with that starter kit. Trying to decide what color to do the skin. It will probably be like the squad leaders above.
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lovely start 40kfsu. Indigo IV also sounds like they stepped froma high place right into the gak.
   
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@comradepanda- Well, sometimes the gak comes to you.

A tad more work on the Helbrute. I screwed up the order on this guy. Should have done the flesh, then the armor. Doing the armor first really made it more time consuming. Still lots of work but coming along. I think he will turn out ok.
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SO the Helbrute is finished. He has more red than bronze, thats the look of the vehicles. Kinda breaking things up but maintaining the color scheme. I decided to paint this guy as if he were half organic. The result is quite nauseating and fittingly chaotic. At least I think. Also threw the bronze on the chosen and 2 characters.
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Nice! The fist in really intimidating in this color scheme!

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Hefnaheim

Dear lord that Hellbrute looks very nice. A job well done and keep it coming
   
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Escanaba Mi

I like that Brute, good color for the flesh.

And for the chosen, thats alot of bronze.


   
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That brute is pale and robotic like, lovely color sceheme.
   
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@eldartau- Thanks, I was hoping the gray skin would help the Helbrutes armor pop a little more.

@Trondheim- Thanks, I intend to keep painting until all the paint on earth dries up.

@1-I: Thank you too, I'm going to trim the armor in red. There are so many bits and rings on them I will have to add aces more colors too.

@panda- Thanks man, that's kinda the look I want mechanical combined with organic flesh. Gross.
   
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2 of the Chosen are finished, pretty cool. Lots of gross chaos tentacles and mutation all over these guys. I have the Cultists all ready to go. I am thinking of 4 or 5 schemes so they look really cobbled together with no uniformity. Or maybe just shades of brown rags. Anyway.....
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Very nice!
Now I want my own hellbrute...
   
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[i][i]And so the proud people of Indigo IV gathered their citizen soldiers and paraded before the military masterminds of the Imperium. They marched with unmatched discipline and precision, their uniforms crisp and neat. They staged elaborate training exercises designed to highlight small unit infantry tactics and coordinated attacks. Urban, forest, swamp, plains, mountains, there were scenarios for each. And all were flawlessly executed according to plan. Artillery barrages, or the closest thing they could come to given the limited guns, flattened various targets. The meager number of aircraft expertly supported the ground units. Even the small armor companies pushed themselves and seemed to be everywhere, aiding in each demonstration. For 2 weeks the exercises continued.

As time rolled on, the equipment began to fail, the ammunition ran dry, and the highly conditioned bodies of the Indigo soldiers began to tire. Even the weather had turned. It was becoming more difficult to meet the challenging objectives the command staff had declared. With that a slight, but noticeable, shadow had fallen on the Indigo formations. They moved a little slower, rallied a little less energetically, and their marks, just a tad off.

It was at this point the officers of the fledgling regiment met in secret. They had no Commissars for spiritual and martial guidance so they turned to one another. They discussed ways to motivate the unit. Loud curses and physical abuse like the Catachans? Summary execution like the Valhallans? The lash used by the Mordians? Countless hours of retraining like the Cadians? Finally, a young lieutenant stood up. His name was Von Vanderhooval and many recognized him for both his families wealth and his personal achievements.. He was a student of The Old Man, the hero of Armageddon. The young officer suggested they inspire the soldiers and remind them why they were going through such hardships. After some debate, the decision was made to go the inspirational route, and it was a good decision.


@Matt.Kingsley- Thanks man. That Helbrute is nice but kinda a pain to paint. Hard to explain I guess.

Anyway, 2 more Chosen......





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Memphis, TN

Man those looks mean! Nice work.

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2500 Purifiers
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The chosen look fabulious, but i feel your red is alittle dull, not sure what it means. And indigo IV drink coffee. Its a new concept.
   
 
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