Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Primaris Medicae Omni

Finished off painting a Primaris Medicae character model for my Heresy Fists. Its based on an old model I have converted ages ago to be an apothecary in Terminator armour, and now that I finally could take one, decided to paint him up, and change him a little.

I thought a Power Fist or Solarite Power Glove would fit best and gave him a fist from the Blood Angel Death Company sprue. On the other arm, he has a Storm Shield, as if he can have one, why not? That combination gives him a nice pose, which I think is full of menace! Here's hoping he can convey that to the battlefield!

Here are the pics.

The white armour was done by following this great tutorial from From the Warp located here. There is a host of great tutorials on that website that are most certainly relevant today, so I would definitely recommend checking it out.

Not too sure what I feel like workingon next. Might be more terminators or something special. Will hopefully have another update by the end of the week.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, 16 February 2015

Sigismund's ride part III Complete!

Finally put the finishing touches on the Spartan. Its been a monster of a tank to paint, though it was great fun to do. Even did very well in the game I had recently with it.

Here are the pics of the final piece. I kept with the Templar motif as that's Sigismund's personal badge. I also added spots of white on the tank to denote its use by the 1st Captain and his company. Hope you like!

I named it after Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, the HMS Victory, following on from the theme of naming my old Rogue Trader Land Raiders after famous British ships of the line. 

I am still working on some Fists for the next stage of the mini-campaign, and will hopefully post them up sometime this week. 

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Dissent in the ranks - Wrath of Sigismund Part 2

Here is the second part of the 2000pt battle between Sigismund and the Secessionist forces of the Imperial Fists. If you missed the first part, you can find it here.

Secessionist Turn 4
After the destruction of the last Contemptor and Legion Dreadnought, the rest of the forces make a run for the copse of trees towards the Imperial lines. A few Veteran marines from the lead squads take some accurate shots at the Loyalist Heavy Support squad, and do enough damage that they fail their morale and duck inside the building.

Loyalist Turn 4
The Spartan "Victory", rushes towards the last remnants and opens fire. The other Land Raiders move to draw beads on the approaching infantry. Tactical Squad II's Rhino moves in support of the Land Raider "Dauntless". The shots cause some casualties.
Secessionist Turn 5
Most of the forces of the Secessionists make it into the cover of the copse of woods, though with no available targets, they just bunker down.

Loyalist Turn 5
The Spartan and the Land Raider's move right up to the last of the forces, determined to reduce their numbers before the final assault commences. The Heavy Support squad in the building continue to flee towards safety, and Tactical Squad II's Rhino provides cover for the last members of the Heavy Support Squad.

The firepower of the Spartan and Land Raider's takes its toll.

Secessionist Turn 6
The enemy Praetor tries for a last ditch attack on the Spartan "Victory", however the undergrowth of the wood slows him and his last member of Veteran Squad III. They instead consolidate their position along with the Librarian and his last remnants into a last stand.

 Loyalist Turn 6
The Land Raider's and Spartan move up to finish them last forces. The Heavy Support Squad rallies and takes cover behind the old watch tower.
All the shooting was directed at the Veteran Squad II (blue squad), and manages to finish them off. The Librarian finally breaks and flees from the slaughter. Sigismund and the Huscarl's charge out of the Spartan "Victory" and get ready to assault the enemy Warlord and his last faithful marine. However the copse of trees again foils the efforts of those seeking to stride under its bough's and the assault falls short.

 End Game
That is the end game! A much bigger battle this one, though I was very pleased that all my forces (and that of my friend were all fully painted). So the end result was:

Loyalist: 10
Secessionist: 2
Victory to the Loyalists! I think that having Sigismund in an assault vehicle meant that he got into the think of it very quickly (Turn 2), and he would have made it again into the combat on Turn 6 if I rolled average on the charge roll. Ahh well, never to mind. The next game is planned to be 2500pts, which is going to be a monster of a game.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Dissent in the ranks - Wrath of Sigismund Part 1

Game 3 of out little side campaign set in the Heresy was played out recently. If you have no idea what is going on, here are some links to the other battles that have taken place.

Dissent in the ranks - A Heresy Era Battle Part 1 

Dissent in the ranks - A Heresy Era Battle Part 2

Dissent in the ranks - Supply grab Heresy Battle part 1

Dissent in the ranks - Supply grab Heresy Battle part 2


Essentially it is a series of games set in an alternative 30k timeline, between the forces of Sigismund and Alexis Polux.  This game marked game 3 of our mini-campaign, pitting the torn forces of the Imperial Fists Legion and set at 2000 pts. 

Here are the lists. 
Sigismund's Force (2000pts)


Chaplain Akrida                                                                
Crossius Arcanum
Artificer Armour                                                              
Refractor Field                                                                  
Legion Terminator Squad (Cataphractii)                                            
Storm Shields                                                                    
3 Thunder Hammers                                                       
Spartan Assault Tank                                                                
Armoured Ceramite                                                      
Flare Shield                                                                         
Legion Tactical Squad (I)                                                
--> Rhino                                                                             
--> Extra Armour                                                              
Legion Tactical Squad (II)                                              
--> Rhino                                                                             
--> Extra Armour                                                              
Legion Heavy Support Squad                                      
6 Missile Launchers                                                         
+ 2 Marines                                                                        
Land Raider Proteus                                                       
-Armoured Ceramite                                                      
Land Raider Proteus                                                       
-Armoured Ceramite                                                      

Secessionist Forces

Legion Praetor
Solarite Power Gauntlet
Consul Master of the Fleet
Consul Librarian in Terminator Armour
Contemptor Dreadnought 
Multimelta, Dreadnought Close combat weapon
Contemptor Dreadnought 
Multimelta, Dreadnought Close combat weapon
Contemptor Dreadnought
2 Chainfists, 2 melta guns, Chassis Havoc Launcher
Legion Dreanought
Twin-linked Lascannon, Dreadnought Close combat weapon
Legion Veteran Squad (I)
(sniper special rule)
Legion Veteran Squad (II)
Heavy Bolter, Meltagun
Legion Veteran squad (III)

Heavy Support Squad
5 Plasma Cannons

The Mission
The mission for this game was blissfully simple. Kill them all, and try not to get wiped out too bad in the process. Sigismund, having well and truly enough of this Heresy in the ranks, seeks to expunge and wipe out all enemy forces. No mercy. With his mission set, the tanks lined up ready for battle (I lost the roll for deployment), only to be fired upon by the Secessionist forces lying in wait! (My friend also stole the initiative).
Imperial forces all deployed together in an armoured gauntlet.
The Secessionist forces split their forces in two, with the Heavy Support squad, Veteran Squad I and the Master of Signals on the bottom left, with the rest of the forces deployed on the upper side of the table.
The scene is set!

Secessionist Turn 1
 A devastating blast from the Legion Dreadnought commenced the attack of the traitors. The shot rang true and tactical Squads Rhino I was destroyed, even slaying 4 of the marines inside. The rest of the forces and contemptors moved forward, with a few running in order to close the gaps with the Imperial Forces. The Plasma Heavy Support squad fired upon the Loyalist Missile launchers in the old building, slaying the Sergeant. First blood to the Secessionists!
Loyalist Turn 1
With a deep rumble, the armoured might of Sigismund went forward. The Spartan "Victory", went as quick as it could towards the forces on the far left flank, determined to unleash Sigismund and his vengeance upon the forces there. The Land Raider's maneuvered to take aim at the approaching Contemptor's, and the remnants of Tactical Squad I embarked upon the Land Raider "Indomitable".
No shots rang out from the Spartan, as it was focused on speed. The Land Raiders and Missile launchers from the Heavy support Squad unleashed their fury on the approaching contemptor's, destroying one of them and causing some damage to another.
Secessionist Turn 2
Swarming over the fallen remains of the contemptor, the Secessionist Forces moved again with all haste toward the Imperial lines, eager to get to grips in short range fire fights.
The Master of Signal's, identifying the approaching Spartan as Sigismund's personal transport, leaves Veteran Squad I, and calls down a barrage onto the Heavy support unit in the building. Another 2 marines fall to the barrage and plasma cannon shots.

Loyalist Turn 2
The Land Raiders and Heavy support squad again unleash their payload against the approaching contemptors, destroying another one and critically damaging another.
The Spartan "Victory" unloads Sigismund, Akrida and the Terminators into the midst of the enemy positions. Sigismund sounds the charge and they crash into Veteran Squad I. All that could be reached were slain, though due to fearless, the two survivors fight on, and Sigismund and his squad close with the last members of the squad.

Secessionist Turn 3
The Master of Signals sees the carnage unleashed by Sigismund and his unit, and decides to relocate to other ground. The rest of their forces again move forward. The Legion Dreadnought successfully causes some damage to the Land Raider "Indomitable" though a glancing hit.

In the assault, Sigismund finishes off the last two members of Veteran Squad I, and the unit then consolidates towards the Spartan "Victory".

Loyalist Turn 3
Sigismund and the Terminators embark on the Spartan "Victory", leaving Akrida to deal with the last Plasma cannon marine. The Spartan then goes on the shoot the 'relocating' Master of Signals, killing him outright. The Land Raiders and the Heavy Support Squad fire again on the last contemptor and Legion Dreadnought, destroying both.
Akrida charges into assault and finishes off the last Plasma Cannon marine from the Heavy Support Squad. 

That marks the half way game. I will endeavour to get the last part up soon enough.

Thanks for looking!