Painting Update 4/7/2018



With the build of the Ravenwing and 5th Company almost complete (baring the numerous HQ options that is…) I decided to move on to the Deathwing.  However, on starting to build the terminator veterans I realized that I am probably not going to want to build them all first before beginning painting en-mass, as there are lots of details in behind arms, guns,shields, etc, that I am just not going to be able to access once they are glued in place.  So it is back to the old ways with these chaps – build and paint one unit at a time.  Behold the first of the first company (with many MANY more to come…)!

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‘A Vale of Legions’ Hobby Challenge



As the end of the 2017-18 hobby season approaches, I have started to make some real inroads into my build targets and, to a lesser extent, my painting targets.  However, one small item on the list has been gnawing at my conscience ever sine I wrote it, but I just haven’t had the energy or indeed the confidence to begin it. That small item was one simple line on the list, yet in truth it is a pretty massive undertaking.  That line?

‘Betrayal at Calth boxed sets’, or ‘how I wanted to get into Horus Heresy’.

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PART 4.3: The Artemis Hive Campaign

MISSION 4.3: ‘Undeniable’


Mission Setup:
The Ultramarines’ drive on, slicing through the defences with grim determination and methodical devastation. Bolter shells chatter and promethium flames flare, answered by the whistle of guided missiles and the sharp crack of pulse rounds. The human defenders continue to fall, like cattle they are butchered in the streets now slick with blood and gore. Almost all human resistance has collapsed, with units throwing down their arms before the advancing marines, begging for forgiveness. The more wary run away and attempt to hide, and wisely so as the Ultramarines meat out the Emperors justice on those they find cowering before them.

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PART 4.2: The Artemis Hive Campaign

MISSION 4.2: Unrelenting


Mission Setup:
While the battle of the bunkers rages on, the Ultramarines spearhead drives on deeper and deeper into the network of defence lines, butchering and burning as they go. While the Tau put up an organized, efficient defense, their human comrades are melting like ice under the midday sun. Units throw themselves at the Ultramarines feet, begging for forgiveness and mercy, but receive none.

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PART 4.1: The Artemis Hive Campaign

MISSION 4.1: Unswerving


Mission Setup:
The Ultramarines are at the city gates, having free reign of the cities perimeter now that the rebels have withdrawn into the bristling fortified mass that is Artemis Hive. However daunting the city appears though, the momentum of the war is with the Ultramarines and they know that all that stands in their way are a series of unremarkable defense lines, a handful of fortifications, and a garrison of human warriors on the edge of collapse.

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