Friday, 17 April 2015

+ Imperial Fist Captain Lachdannan +


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Captain of the Imperial Fists 5th Company, Master of the Marches. Brother Captain Lachdannan.

Pict shot of Captain Lachdannan after the pacification of the Ortega Asteriod Belt.
Captain Lachdannan has been in active service for 128 Terran years. Recruited on the Hive World of Necromunda, Lachdannan established himself as a competent marksman in the ranks of 10th Company. His first engagement saw him and his squad pitted against the Traitor Iron Warriors Legion on the agri world Cernunnos. Against insurmountable odds, Lachdannan alone was the sole survivor of his squad after their recon mission, having successfully sabotaged and blown a dam onto the Traitor Legion's supply line.

It was in his 7th year as a full fledged marine that he earned the Marksmanship honour for eliminating a mob of Nobz in defence of the citizens of Meloncha. This deployment also saw him rise to the command of his squad. In the aftermath of this ddeployment, Brother Lachdannan was selected from the hopefuls of the Chapter to be re-deployed to the Deathwatch. Below is his transcribed Apocryphon Oath.

It was during his tenure with the Deathwatch that Lachdannan was groomed for greater command and responsibilities, and he did honour to the chapter during the hundreds of deployments with the Deathwatch. It was his last deployment however, where he lost his eye to the Horror of Lynchos. Although he managed to overcome the beast and help his Deathwatch Brothers kill it, it also coincided the death of his Mentor, Captain Sharroth of the Raven Guard Chapter.

When brother Lachdannan was returned to the chapter, his was immediately assigned to the 5th Companies Honour Guard. It was here that we was further groomed for command, and took over the responsibilities of the 5th Company of his 84th year. To this date, he and his company have upheld the tenets of Rogal Dorn, and stood against the implacable night assailing humanity. 


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Hope you liked that little break from the norm! I just finished painting up my entry for the Imperial Fists sub-forum over at the Bolter and Chainsword. It was a very simple one, where I had to paint up a character. I just thought I'd write a little backstory as well.

Here are some proper pics of my Captain Lachdannan.

Great pose. Loved this model when it was released.

As always, added his heraldry to his shield for past actions of valor.

Tried to add some texture to his hair with brush strokes.

Captain Lachdannan, ready for orders!

I'm rather happy with how he turned out. A lovely addition to my forces.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 13 April 2015

Imperial Fists - More veterans

I have been working on assembling my last few marines for the sternguard/veteran squad. Its taken awhile to get inspiration to make these models, as I was not able to find that creative spark. Thankfully though, it did arrive.

I did also manage to finish the second heavy bolter marine. Again this model was re-purposed from my old Blood Angels army.

 I decided to give him the battle honour of marksmanship, which I believe is represented by a bolt shell.
 Again I could not use my nice shoulder pads of the molded Imperial Fists symbol, so I had to improvise.
 I also used lots of those leather straps, as I had lots of them about, and I also appear to be running critically low on my usual purity seals and such.

I also managed to convert up the last if the squad. I have taken parts from Marine, Space Wolves, Black Templar and Blood Angel sprues, plus whatever else I found in my bits box .

Now I just need to get some yellow on them!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Freebooterz vs Salamanders - Green vs Green Round 2

I recently had a game again against me friends Salamanders. Again this was a 1000pt game, pitting the forces of Kaptin Oddgrum Ded'ey against Vulkan Hestan's chosen forces. Again we played the Maelstrom of War mode (I think, either way the one with the cards), and I was eager to see if my last game was a total fluke, or if I really did get some Ork mojo back.

The Mission
We decided to use the mission cards again. This time, we would get an amount equal to the turn number we were on. So 1st Turn would be 1, 2nd be two and so on.  As always the Kaptin needs lots of loot to keep the loyalty of his boyz, so again we had objectives to claim for.

Freebooter Forces of Oddgrum Ded'ey
Kaptin Oddgrum Ded'ey
Power Klaw
Boss pole
Lucky Stick
Twin-linked Shoota
'eavy Armour

Big Mek 'Smee'
Kustom Force Field


6 Nobz
'Eavy Armour
2 Power Klaws
2 Combi-shootas

20 Shoota Boyz
2 Big Shootaz
Nob, Power Klaw, Bosspole

13 Shoota Boyz
1 Big Shoota
Nob, Bosspole

20 Slugga Boyz
Nob, Power Klaw, Bosspole

3 Zzap Guns

Imperial Space Marines, Salamanders Chapter
Vulcan Hestan

5 Assault Marines
2 Flamers
Drop Pod

5 Assault Marines
2 Flamers
Drop Pod

10 Tactical Marines

10 Tactical Marines

5 Devastators
4 Missile Launchers

5 Legion of the Damned
Sgt, Power Maul

 Kaptin Ded'ey issues forth a howl and all the Orks surge forward. His own unit of Nobs however start bickering about the spoils that they will have before the game has even begun, and are bogged down in the copse of trees as a result.
 The first mission card I got. Typical I thought.
 The Marines move forward to secure objectives. The Drop pod missfored and I placed in the far corner, where the assault marines will take the longest to get into the action.
 Kaptin Ded'ey lets out an almighty WAAAGH! and the boys rush forward, crashing into the tactical Squad that moved up. They felled 7 of the mighty Space Marines and took little casualties in return, and move up after them, away from the objective.
 Da boyz rushing towards new objectives/loot.
 The marines open fire, in an effort to thin the ranks of the orks. The missile launchers reap a heavy toll.
 The Legion appear in front of the zzap guns.

 Da boyz all rush in, securing objectives as they can.
 The shoota boyz take some shots at the Damned, but only achieve some cosmetic damage.
 The Slugga boyz assault and chop up the remaining marines, then consolidate back to the objective in the building behind them.
 The Shoota boyz assault and wipe out the Damned in close combat. Then start the trudge back to the objective before the Kaptin can see.

 Hestan spots an opbjective on the old temple and makes a run for it, but fails to make the distance.
 More assault marines come down from the heavens, and flame the shoota boyz in revenge.
 The Devastators do considerable damage to the Shoota boyz, even wounding the Nob.
 All that's left of the shoota boyz on the right flank after the drop pod marines lit them up.
 Final turn, the Kaptin and his crew all make for Hestan and his unit. They assault in and effectively kill all the marines bar the sgt, and the Kaptin cuts Hestan down.

Unfortunately we had to stop at his stage due to time, however it was a clear victory to the Orks (7 to 2 I think). Kaptin Oddgrum Ded'ey attains victory for his krew once more. For certain the forces of the Salamanders have a grudge against the old sea rat. We shall see if they will have their revenge.

I'm planning on getting the big gunz finished next (its just the crew that is left) and then I really want to get my Flash Gitz together, as there is no unit more fitting for this army than that.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Imperial Fists - Veterans/Sternguard milestone!

Managed to finished off my 5 man Veterans/Sternguard I have had floating around for about a year. Nice to get them done! I still have to make another 4 to go with this squad, in addition to painting up the other converted Heavy Bolter, so hopefully if my boys aren't too sick, I'll have a go at that tonight.

Anyways, here they are in all their glory!

Still need to make the other 4, so hopefully will have something to show. I also managed to get another game in last night with the Orks, so will hopefully find some time to get that up as well.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 6 April 2015

Imperial Fists - Sternguard/veterans update

I've decided to try and make some more progress on the Sternguard squad I started ages ago. I feel the need to get them up to scratch as they are a great unit in 40k, and I can certainly see the potential in 30k (sniper veterans are crazy good).

So I have made some progress on these. They are close to being finished, with just details, weathering and bases to do. Once they are done, I actually will have 5 finished, which will be nice.

Here they are.

 I do like that pose with the knife. I think its from the Chaos Marines set. From an unknown edition.

 I am a fan of this pose. This is an old re-purposed Blood Angel from my old army. I just had to add that cool sheathed blade. He looks like he knows how to use it.
 Since this model is one of the old old metal ones, I could put my usual Imperial Fist shoulder pads on him, so I instead fell back on some shaky and dodgy freehand.
Getting close with these guys.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Imperial Fists Captain Lachdannan

Been a little while, but I have a wip model. The Imperial Fists sub-forum on the Bolter and Chainsword is having a little single model painting thing on in the lead-up to the ETL, so I thought I would finally try and tackle this model. I got it straight away when it was available, as its such a great sculpt. I didn't really alter anything, other than give him an Imperial Fists shoulder pad and put my usual heraldry shield on him. I'll probably use him as Camba Diaz in 30k, and has a support captain in 40k if need be.

Looking forward to having a bit of fun with this!

I do have some more things in the pipe line for my Fists, as the mini campaign I am in is upping the ante. Though I am still working out what to take in the next game. Will post something when I have put more thought to it.

Thanks for looking!