Thursday, December 26, 2013
Pedro Kantor is the Fist's current Chapter Master, and until recently I hadn't had the chance to work on him much. Now that I am caught up with the army to the point where I am satisfied with it's size I am able to put in some time adding the Chapter Master into my army. He has been sitting in my ToDo model case for a while in nothing but primer, now he has some paint! I have tried to paint him as close as I can to the current GW painted CF model. What do you think?
Friday, December 20, 2013
Here are some photos of some new scouts I am working on for the army. Since I finished the first 2 squads of scouts I have been planning on filling them out to 10 men each for a full squad. Now I have caught up and I am finishing these 8 new scouts for those squads. I can combat squad the other bolt pistol and knife scouts to the Landspeeder Storm and leave the bolter scouts with the rocket launcher scout.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Rapier Laser Destroyer battery is one of those few 40K items that have been around since Rogue Trader days, much like the Crimson Fist. When ForgeWorld released a new set of rules for these weapons I had to add some to my fist army. I had 2 old RT Rapier models sitting around for a long time, and this was the perfect time to add them to the force. The rules for these bad ass weapons are still on FW's site in the download area, here. The new rules have brought back a very deadly piece of gear to marine armies in 40K. The original plan was to make this unit useful in both my CF and Valhallan armies, but I chose to stick with fist only in the end. As for the crews I created a few marines with 2 extra marine I had sitting around with bolters from the starter sets, and the other 2 being made with auspexes in their hands as remote controls for the batteries. This was also the first time I used bits from the new marine tac squad box to build a marine for this unit. The one with a bolter one handed is made from the new box set bits, very handy!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Landspeeder Storm was one of those vehicle types that were new to space marines in the last edition. I liked the look of it, and it was also a transport for scouts which was handy since I was planning on building a scout heavy army. The speeder got better in this edition by becoming a dedicated transport instead of just a fast attack choice, now my FA choices were open for other things like scout bikes! I chose to go with a multimelta on this speeder to give my scouts a heavy punch while the scouts deploy forward either on the speeder or infiltrating. I still plan on adding 2 more landspeeder storms to the army since I will have 3 scout squads in the force. I may try some of the other weapons options in my other storms.