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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge





Bromsgrove, UK

Well, it's been eight years since I last posted on Dakka... but I'm back baby.

I've loved Night Lords for several years now, mainly due to the fantastic writing of Aaron Dembski-Bowden, who has this wonderful ability to write CSM novels without going overboard on the 'bad guys' thing. Now, you may well question my moral sanity if I 'love' the Traitor Legion known for terror tactics, torture and sadism, but ho-hum... give me some support here Night Lords fans! I know you're here somewhere, lurking in the shadows.

So I've decided to create a themed Night Lords force, picking up from the very end of the Night Lords trilogy. In short for those who are unfamiliar, the main protagonist Talos is slain by Eldar, but his prophetically-blessed gene-seed is recovered for implantation into the son of of a Navigator, with the aim of creating an Astartes who can, as a result of his Navigator/Astartes cross-breeding and special gene-seed, reliably predict the future and possibly even unite the splintered Eighth Legion into a potent whole. This Night Lords 'Messiah' is named Decimus, and appears right at the end of the trilogy leading a conclave of Night Lords warbands.

A summary of this project's aims:

- Only add 'classic' Astartes models that are mentioned within the trilogy as being part of Night Lords warbands.
- Avoid the corny 'bat wings everywhere' Night Lords appearance.
- Conversions where appropriate, including using Primaris models for true-scale.
- Add back story for each unit, and add them to the force in a logical order. (For example, a Predator joining the Prophet first would be highly unlikely)
- Keep to classic Night Lords colour scheme, but a bit more grounded/ earthier/ realistic.

And here's the Prophet himself as a starting point. In game terms, he'll simply be a Chaos Sorceror taking Prescience and Warptime to represent his prophetic abilities.

Decimus Talosian wields Aurum, a stolen Blood Angels relic passed down to him from his gene-father, Talos. Though only 20 years old by the time Abaddon shattered Cadia, his combination of accurate future-scrying (similiar to his legion's Primarch), steely charisma and absolute dedication to pursuit of the Long War sets him apart from his Legion-brothers. He will stop at nothing to achieve his primary aim - uniting his wayward Night Lords brothers under a single banner again, and carving a bloody path to Terra itself. He has seen this outcome in some of the twisting threads fate... but not all.

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https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/797646.page This is my current painting blog for my themed Night Lords force. Feedback and comments welcome please!

 
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator





Liverpool!

That is very cool!

"We are the Red Sorcerers of Prospero, damned in the eyes of our fellows, and this is to be how our story ends, in betrayal and bloodshed. No...you may find it nobler to suffer your fate, but I will take arms against it." 
   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






ADB is probably my favorite Black Library author, big fan of his Night Lords trilogy. Decimus looks great. Nostroman gene seed coming through on that one.

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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge





Bromsgrove, UK

 foostick wrote:
That is very cool!


Thanks! I like how much better Traitor Astartes look when you use Primaris bodies as the base model.


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 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
ADB is probably my favorite Black Library author, big fan of his Night Lords trilogy. Decimus looks great. Nostroman gene seed coming through on that one.


Thanks! Yeah he set me looking for all the CSM-perspective Black Library novels I could find. I can heartily recommend 'Lord of the Night' (which inspired ADB for Night Lords), 'Betrayer' by ADB (from Horus Heresy series), and the as-yet incomplete Black Legion trilogy. Personally I was disappointed with the quality of writing for the Ahriman trilogy and the Word Bearers trilogy, but they were still interesting.

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http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537748.page <---- My Dark Eldar conversion and painting blog. Completed back in 2013.


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/797646.page This is my current painting blog for my themed Night Lords force. Feedback and comments welcome please!

 
   
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Stalwart Tribune





Northumberland

Love the paint job, sounds like a great project!

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Implacable Skitarii





North-East UK

Sounds fun!

Ave Dominus Nox!

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 Scoundrel13 wrote:
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 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
ADB is probably my favorite Black Library author, big fan of his Night Lords trilogy. Decimus looks great. Nostroman gene seed coming through on that one.


Thanks! Yeah he set me looking for all the CSM-perspective Black Library novels I could find. I can heartily recommend 'Lord of the Night' (which inspired ADB for Night Lords), 'Betrayer' by ADB (from Horus Heresy series), and the as-yet incomplete Black Legion trilogy. Personally I was disappointed with the quality of writing for the Ahriman trilogy and the Word Bearers trilogy, but they were still interesting.


Lord of the Night is in my top three Black Library books of all time. I like Betrayer a lot too but prefer The First Heretic. If you haven't had a chance to check out Roknar's Black Legion Blog you should, lots of cool fluff-inspired work there as well!

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge





Bromsgrove, UK

 Olthannon wrote:
Love the paint job, sounds like a great project!


Thanks! I’m feeling Raptors as the next unit to join Decimus.


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 The Warp Forge wrote:
Sounds fun!

Ave Dominus Nox!


I see you’re a fellow son of Nostramo - Ave Dominus Nox indeed, brother.

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http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537748.page <---- My Dark Eldar conversion and painting blog. Completed back in 2013.


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/797646.page This is my current painting blog for my themed Night Lords force. Feedback and comments welcome please!

 
   
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Water-Caste Negotiator





Antwerp

Cool stuff! I like where this is going. Night lords are a favourite of mine as well, also thanks to the books.

Looking forward for more!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2021/04/17 09:24:04


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