So, in an effort to motivate me a bit more to actually finish one of my projects im gonna run a log on my Alpha Legion, seeing as they are the coolest army im currently working on.
The Concept is an early period army shortly before the Heresy, which allows me to use a few armour variants as well as the standard MkIV because variety is always nice.
Originally the army was based on the old Chaos dex, but as I wanted to add a sniper squad, and an all infiltrating army is impossible in the new dex, I switched it over to the marine Dex and the army list im currently using is floating around the relevant forum.
I should probably mention my design philosophy too, whilst I love the Heresy Era I am not a particularly "pedantic" modeler, so whilst the a Helemts and Chests will be correct (And I f I ever do Mk 5 or 6 the shoulders too) Re sculpting fifty kneepads would probably make me flip out and murder anyone who didnt notice them. Im also not sold on the (To my mind) utterly random assumption that anything Rogue Trader era is Pre Heresy. Ill use the models I like for bolters and such and I prefer the newer ones on marines. (guard is another matter entirely!).
Anyhow, seeing as black models are nigh on impossible to photograph (By me anyhow) in any detail, heres what ive done so far in plain plastic and resin...
I went for the double ended Power weapon a)For a bit of Variety and b)Because I had a buttload of mutilated Power swords lying around looking useless at the time. Its stright in reality i swear, its just that rear photo which makes it look skewed...
And his command Squad
A command squad is essential for two reasons, a)Its fluffy for Alphas not to have lone characters wandering around, they live and die as squads after all. and b) It means he can Infliltrate (Muahahahaha).
The Concept for this army remains unchanged throughout, but the models? Well, the army has effectively gone through 4 Codexes (2 Marine, 2 Chaos) since inception, and a few models got chopped after tabletop performace (I needed more powerfists!). Currently the Army is heading to the Tempus Fugitives events detailing the Heresy Era, although thats only the focus from Page3 onwards.
So yes, read on. And PLEASE comment, even if its criticism. Silence is soo much worse!
On bear in mind, there are definitely Legion spoilers throughout...
Well, the first stage of the army is complete, and has caned through the Great Crusade admirably...
But Ofc that just means more to build! The Horus Heresy is coming in September, and ive got me a tasty Traitor ticket...
Well its been a while since ive been working on stuff for this army, but they are very much in the running for the TF Event in September, ill see how May goes and whether Painting White Scars drives me insane... Meh, thats a topic for another Plog!
Heres an army shot of finished stuff from September-ish (although the lighting in in cocks up colours its not too obnoxious in this one) its missing a few things though, which i will endeavour to update asap!
Well well, time flies! I think this picture kinda speaks for itself...