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DuskRaider
20-09-2011, 21:31
I've actually been thinking of doing a Kill Team of one of the Undivided Legions. I'm having a hard time deciding between Alpha Legion, Night Lords, & Black Legion. The main premise will be their an elite squad of warriors sent far behind enemy lines to conduct guerrila operations, sabotage, supply line attacks, communication disruption, assassinations, etc. I will be using Chaos Chosen rules. I've also decided that no matter which one I choose, they will be using the FW Pre-Heresy Armor (Mk. IV - VI) and weapons. It's something I've wanted to do for a while to really concentrate on 5 - 10 models, give them a lot of detail and character. The following is what I want to do, just need some input or ideas:

Alpha Legion: These guys would be set up as a veteran squad of Legionnaires that have infiltrated into the enemy territory through use of subversion. To represent this, I'll probably have their armor painted showing an Ultramarine scheme that's flaked off. They'd have a lot of equipment, such as additional ammo pouches, explosive devices such as frag, krak & melta grenades, and probably some demolition charges. They'd most likely have comm arrays on their power plants, Bolt Pistols mag-locked to their greaves, power swords or gladius' (Chainswords are too loud for their modus operandi) hanging from their belts or mag-locked behind their power plant.

Night Lords: I want to avoid the idea of Raptors or Assault Marines being the emphasis of the 8th Legion (because they're not). The idea for these guys would be that they are sent to an Imperial World and used to sow fear and terror throughout the population by means of terror and random attacks (no on is safe). I'd model these guys with grisly trophies & fetishes hanging about their armor (the Hellion accessories have caught my eye for this). Weapons like Chainswords would be permitted, as they don't care as much about stealth as they do causing panic and instability in the populace. As such, they'd be armed with crude close combat weaponry, high-capacity firearms (Heavy Bolters come to mind), and probably Lightning Claws on at the very least the leader. I had thought about doing 10th Company First Claw, but it seems to be the newest trend and I don't think I could do ADB's characters the representation they deserve.

Black Legion: These guys I picked as my third choice for the challenge alone. So many people do a Black Legion warband, but never give them any personality. They suffer from the same issues that Ultramarines do: They're an interesting force, but they've been so watered down and over used by GW that they've become despised. These guys would more or less be an abandoned squad left to fend for themselves. It could be on the world their main force attacked, or they could have decided to set out on their own. For these guys, I'd want to do something similar to what I have in mind for the Alpha Legion paint scheme-wise. Underneath their Black Legion heraldry, I want you to get a glimpse of their Sons of Horus iconography and colors, to really represent the act of shame this Legion underwent. They'd be very battered, a lot of damage to their armor, using improvised weaponry. The thing about the challenge these guys represent which I like is the thing that actually seems to hinder them: People think they're boring / one-dimensional.

So what do you guys think? Any thoughts? Opinions?

Charistoph
20-09-2011, 23:11
I say do all 3, but start with Black Legion as they sound to be the most characterful set up.

sulla
20-09-2011, 23:16
Night Lords. Terror squad idea sounds a good 'un to me.

Radical
21-09-2011, 04:32
I actually believe alpha legion because that seems cool.

witchunter180
21-09-2011, 05:00
Alpha Legion makes the most sense, being that they are covert operation specialists.

deadrifler
21-09-2011, 05:35
I say do all 3, but start with Black Legion as they sound to be the most characterful set up.

Heresy!

Kill-teams featuring armless Abbadon are bound to fail. :P

Alpha Legion or Night Lords definately.

Both armies focus on the covert, small units, hit and run tactics.

DuskRaider
21-09-2011, 17:58
Well, it seems like most people seem to favor Alpha Legion. I kind of figured that would happen. Truthfully, you don't see the covert side of Alpha Legion represented much at all these days, most AL forces I see have turned to Chaos... not really what I had envisioned for the majority of them.

aka_mythos
21-09-2011, 19:37
I think it has alot to do with Kill Teams being the embodiement of how people imagine Alpha Legion operating the vast majority of the time.

witchunter180
21-09-2011, 20:22
I think it has alot to do with Kill Teams being the embodiement of how people imagine Alpha Legion operating the vast majority of the time.

Ditto to that.

DuskRaider
21-09-2011, 20:59
I think it has alot to do with Kill Teams being the embodiement of how people imagine Alpha Legion operating the vast majority of the time.

This is very true. The good thing is, I can also use them w/ a Siege of Vraks Part One list, they'd fit right in.

Charistoph
21-09-2011, 21:01
Agreed. I just thought the BL group would look better, over all, that's why it got my vote.

Not to say that same affect couldn't be carried over to NL or AL.

KingDeath
21-09-2011, 21:06
Black Legion. Few armies look better if you manage to paint the proper chaos iconography well.

Lord Gabranth
22-09-2011, 01:49
I had to vote for NL just because of Duskraiders description of how he would be using them, but Im borderline on the use of AL just becaue I finished reading Legion and I love how they operate (not to mention the badass paintscheme that the OP wants to do)