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Monday, July 27, 2009

Return of the Black Legion

Yesterday I pulled my Red Scorpions off the shelf and boxed them up... They are not going into the closet, but they are out of the way. Why? Because I dusted off my Black Legion. I set up just the ones that are not broken and are completely painted, which added up to about 2/3 of the models... still well over 100 models though. Gonna work up a few army lists for them pretty soon too, I think. Once upon a time it was over 5k points. Ill have to fix stuff and pull out the tanks and see what the total value is currently.

Looking at this army, you can tell I enjoyed myself. All sorts of conversions, and while the paint scheme is simple, it looks good, and now Im considering adding more to give more variety. Especially on the special/heavy weapon side. Ive only gotten a single box of Havoks, and all the rest of the big guns are heavy bolters. Special weapons are just as dire, with a pair of flamers and a pair of melta guns breaking the plasma gun monotony.

Before the CSM sprue got recut and fun stuff added to it, I decided that normal banner poles were not working for me (they kept snapping). So, all my Icon Bearers carry shields yoinked from Fantasy Chaos Warriors. I think Im going to keep them that way, and might have a go at making a half dozen or so icon bearers for each of the chaos gods, so my force can change loyalty at the drop of a hat.

I still need to sort out cult troops for them as well. Ive got the obligitory unit of Khorne Berserkers, but my Noise Marine squad was rendered illegal with the current book... Ill be looking at the sonic weapon conversion kit soon... Plague Marines are on my list, but I dont like the current ones, and the FW ones dont fit my vision of a Black Legion plague marine. I dont want to include Thousand Sons, but I need some kind of Tzeentchian unit... maybe Possessed, they are screwy enough...

I had a full unit of Black Legion Chosen in termy armor under the old book... Ive rebased 5 of them to keep them legal, I need to get around to getting another 5 done, just to have 10 chaos terminators ready to go.

More later, hopefully with pictures...

2 comments:

jabberjabber said...

Excited to hear that you've dusted off the Black Legion! Possessed would certainly fit in with Tzeentchian with all their mutations.

Ryan said...

Heh, these guys have been with me through thick and thin... literally. I started work on them before I did a year in South Korea, and before my divorce. Some of these models are no longer legal (Dreadnought with Havok Launcher) but they have had their day in the sun, and earned quite a few more. Im planning on putting up some pics soon...