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 Post subject: The Baron's Tale of a 40K Army
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14 2012, 11:07 
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So, 6th Edition is here and so is the Club's "Tale of 40k Gamers". Now being down south for the next year means I won't physically be at the club more than once a month. However, it does mean I have an extra night a week over you lot to build and paint...silver lining and all that.

I've always wanted to do a Word Bearers force since the 3rd edition chaos codex came out as well as their IA article in white dwarf, but like most gamers there are lots of armies we'd love to do but never got around to it. Now that 6th is here with the allies rule, and Chaos have a new shiny codex on the way it seems like an ideal time to build an army that really represents the Bearers of the Word on the table top.

I'll be drawing a lot of inspiration from the works of ADB and Reynolds so it will be a themed force where competitiveness comes second, but will still come into play. The main core will be Word Bearers infantry with maybe a squad of Iron Warriors, or Night Lords thrown in for variety. Allies will be made up of FW traitor guard and daemons, so that I can chop and change for variety or throw them all together for bigger games.

I already have a couple of rhinos, a squad of marines and 5 chosen built and hastily painted for a doubles event last year along with a hand full of traitor guard and daemons for a different doubles event. Now with the new paint range these will be repainted so as to not look out of place but these will fall outside of the ToG.

The units I want to include (not all at the same time mind) are:

Chaos:
Terminators
Raptors
Chosen
Havocs
CSM squads
Obliteratiors
Drednaughts

Guard:
Infantry Squads
Marbo
Psyker Battle Squad
Hell Hound
Demolisher
Deathstrike
Medusa
Priests

Daemons:
Heralds
Greater Daemons
Flamers
Plague bearers
Daemonettes
Flesh hounds

The general theme will be centred around a Word Bearer Host attacking an imperial world (original I know) with the bases, terrain, objectives etc have a city fight feel to them. The whole project will stretch on for a while and hopefully will give me 3 armies that I can intermix so that I don't get bored, but the initial core/focus will be the Sons of Lorgar.

Well that's all for now. I'll post more when the ToG starts and I have my codex etc.

TheBaron



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 Post subject: Re: The Baron's Tale of a 40K Army
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16 2012, 16:10 
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Competitiveness comes second....... I'm getting a strange feeling of deja vu ;)


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 Post subject: Re: The Baron's Tale of a 40K Army
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2012, 19:38 
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Well here are the units for month one built and based....now just to apply some paint

Darren


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 Post subject: Re: The Baron's Tale of a 40K Army
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23 2012, 21:52 
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Looking good Darren. I see you're hedging your bets with the magnetised champ.


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 Post subject: Re: The Baron's Tale of a 40K Army
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31 2012, 22:10 
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Background

There are many worlds in the Imperium of Man. Some worlds are Agri-worlds feeding the billions of inhabitants in neighbouring systems and sectors. Praxus Prime is not an Agri-world. Some are Hive-worlds, supplying billions of people to serve in the Imperial Guard. Praxus Prime is not a Hive-world. Some are Forge-worlds, producing tanks and weapons to arm the armies of the Emperor. Praxus Prime is not a Forge-world.

Praxus Prime, is one of two planets in the Praxus system, and the only one that supports life, and is nestled in the Hyperos Sector of Segmentum Pacificus. Even during the Horus Heresy no fighting took place on Praxus Prime, for it has no primary strategic value.

Praxus Prime is a planet of bureaucrats and scribes. Its surface is covered by data vaults, libraries and repositories. The only industry on the planet is geared to churning out ink, paper and data pads to record a whole multitude of events from across the Hyperos Sector. Everything that happens within 12 parsecs is recorded and stored by someone or something, somewhere on the surface. Individually this information is of little strategic value, but were someone so inclined they could piece together the bowel movements of a Fleet Admiral by cross referencing the galley menu, watch rotation bill, maintenance records and the power and water usage logs of the Admirals quarters. Knowledge is power. Guard it well....

The Word Bearers of the 14th Host have come to Praxus Prime from their base on the Daemon Forgeworld Ghalmek in the heart of the Maelstrom. Sent on a never ending task by their Daemon Primarch, the Urizen himself, to seek out religious scripts and relics from across the Galaxy, whether created by man, alien or warp entity. Led by the Daemon Prince Kor Vendrax the Curator, they have come to raid the data vaults for information, and pillage the repositories for any arcane and daemonic trinkets they can find.

Kor Vendrax is principally aided in his quest by the Dark Apostle Zalathar, and the Coryphaus Kol Belok, charged with leading the 14th Host in Faith and Battle respectively. Countless lesser Lieutenants, Sorcerers, Fell Preachers and Cult Leaders are present in the host, hailing from other Legions or former servants of the False Emperor. The Curator allows these lesser creatures to take part in such a Holy task, only because they have specialist knowledge or skills, such as in infiltration or siege warfare, whispering dark pacts to those that listen in the night, or most commonly to receive the honour of protecting a Bearer of the Word from enemy fire with his fleshy carcass.

In the coming months all manner of traitors, mutants, and hell spawn will descend upon the surface of Praxus Prime, each for their own reason, stripping it of artefacts, information and souls....



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 Post subject: Re: The Baron's Tale of a 40K Army
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01 2012, 19:50 
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Nice, like the look of the models too. I've always suspected in the strategic importance of knowing when ones enemy is opening their bowels...


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