Wo... reading about the accident was shocking!
Good thing you're safe mate.
Just use Rex as a Warhound Titan.
Wo... reading about the accident was shocking!
Good thing you're safe mate.
Just use Rex as a Warhound Titan.
wow bummer about the wreck,very nice forge world though! lol
Warlord Titan commission thread:
Seconded-bad luck, brah. Pain is never fun, and thus motor vehicle accidents join my "avoid" list. Along with bathing in acetone, petting rabid babies, and eating broken glass. Or British sausages.
On another note-
"...the Gehennan 431st..."
Ghenna- biblical reference, or Homeworld fan?
--Gehenna was the Hebrew "Place of Torment." The Valley of Hinnom, south-west of Jerusalem, where Solomon, king of Israel, built "a high place", or place of worship, for the gods Chemosh and Moloch. The valley came to be regarded as a place of abomination because some of the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch there. In a later period it was made a refuse dump and perpetual fires were maintained there to prevent pestilence. Thus, in the New Testament, Gehenna became synonymous with hell.--
Nice demolisher cannons, tho.
The Imperial world of Gehenna (pronouned and possessing the same phonetics as Ghenna) is an ash world that has a few large hive cities on it. The world's primary purpose is to raise regiments and to refurbish and salvage usable munitions and materials that are dumped there after campaigns. This process of recycling saves resources and puts less demand on the system's Forgeworld. The regiment's themselves are fitted with large tanker ships based off the Thunderhawk gunship used by the Adeptus Astartes. These ships fly over battlefields after combat and gather the bodies of the fallen. The bodies are melted down in a gruel that is in turn fed to the remaining soldiers. It is believed that by consuming their fallen comrades that have gone to join the Emperor in the afterlife that the living soldiers can share some of that divinity. This also allows the equipment of soldiers to be reclaimed and reissued to new recruits.
Gehenna is the third of three inhabitable worlds in the Carceri system. The central world, Carceri prime, is home to the Emperor's Watchdogs chapter of the Adeptus Astartes (my chapter). Carceri prime is a former Imperial Prison world that was abandoned for five decades before its current residents moved in. The expansive star ports for the offloading of prisoners are large enough for strike cruisers and battle barges to dock on the surface for maintainance. The chapter also makes use of the system wide survielance equipment to keep a watch on their own and neighboring systems. The Carceri system is quite close the Eye of Terror which makes this a valuable tool.
The other inhabitable world is known as Piranesi. This world is used by the chapter for the training of neophytes. The world's primary use though is as the system's Forge World and supply center. The planet also sports a Departmento Munitorum center. From there, agents of this fine organisation are dispatched to Gehennan regiments and the marine chapter to ensure that their warmachines are not tampered with or pilfered by the enemy and also that they are not abused or neglected by their owners.
As for the training of Neophytes, which the chapter recruits from Imperial regiments and the civilian populace rather than as infants, the chapter has taken its methods from the system's previous use. Neophytes are inessence locked up and forced to survive in a prison environment without the aid of weapons, support, or equipment. They are trained in hand to hand combat and shive fighting from an early stage. By the end of their training 1/3rd of neophytes remain alive. This brutal training program produces hardened warriors very quickly though as it quickly weeds out all but the strongest and most able neophytes.
The inspiration for the system and for the overall force (marines, guard, and flamer heavy Inquisitorial) comes from the art of an Italian Renaissance artist known as Piranesi. He did a series of charcoal drawings depicting fantasy prisons. The series was colated and known simply as Carceri which is the root word of Incerate. In an autobiographical writing the artist stated that he was inspiried by the biblical description of Ghenna and the torment, strife, and anguish surrounding it. When depicting the prisoners he tried to capture the grim determination and sense of duty that the people living in and arround Ghenna would need to possess.
if any of you want more fluff just ask, I'd be happy to post it.
now the link to this log in my sig actually works, woot!
it´s good for the link that it works
your fluff is quite nice, i really like the idea of a recycle planet feeding the fallen to the remaining soldiers, can i have more fluff info about planet Gehenna?
btw. - a link to a puppie video found it´s way into my log, just in case you are interested
i would like to know...
...what (invading?) forces they have fought up to now?
...what is the primary "style of war" for the ig coming from this planet? i know they have an armoured division... so... uhm... tell me
...how is a civilian´s life like?
as you answer i will most likely have more questions, so be prepared
Recently the Gehennan 431st have fought and extensive mobile campaign against the Tau Empire. The Campaign was mainly fought as a reareguard action while the Emperor's Watchdogs Chapter cut a swath from the eastern rim to the eye of terror. The campaign, which allied the chapter with the Storm Dragons renegade marine warband and the Shadow Dragons chapter, pitted the the combined force against the Astral Claws and then the Black Legion. The campaign, originally concieved by the Daemon Ky'lius that has been controlling the Storm Dragons for some time was to achieve the single goal of killing Abaddon. During the Horus Heresy, Abaddon betrayed the Daemon and she never forgave him.
The allied force was quickly flagged and pursued by the Mortifactors chapter of the Adeptus Astartes. This chapter, which has been seconded to the Ordo Malleus for the last century, noted that the force was partially composed of Daemonic entities and set about pursuing and annihilating them.
The Gehennans filled the roll of defending the rear echelons of the Emperor's Watchdogs and the Shadow Dragons. The previous engagement that the Emperor's Watchdogs and Gehennan 431st had been fighting was against the Tau Empire as was previously mentioned. The nature of this engagement was simply to disrupt and harass. Upon learning of the "crusade" that the Storm Dragons started, they sprung at the chance mainly for the chance to fight against the Black Legion.
The relationship between these two chapters began four decades ago during the Medusa 5 incident. During that campaign the Emperor's Watchdogs and their allied Inquisitor, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Lord and former Imperial Navy Commissar Roland Hedge, were branded as Heretics by Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Lord Mikhail Dukeman. This declaration had no real evidence and was mainly founded in spite rather than honest fact. Inquisitor Dukeman had the Cadian 21st, Imperial Fists, and Mortifactors on his side and with those forces he launched a personal war against the Emperor's Watchdogs and Inquisitor Hedge. Because of the Inquisitor's declaration the only allies that the chapter could call to their aid were in the form of traitor warbands, particularly the Storm Dragons. This engagement lasted the whole of the Medusa Five campaign and resulted in the eventual discovery that Inquisitor Dukeman had been corrupted by the ruinous powers. Inquisitor Hedge personally delivered him to the Inquisitorial High Council on Nemisis Tessera and the Chapter's honor was restored.
Back in the present era, the alliance, known in some circle as the "Retribution Crusade", has achieved its goal. The Daemon Ky'lius slew Abaddon in single combat, knowing full well that due to his ties throughout the traitor legions that he would be brought back into the mortal realm, and was elevated to the level Daemonic Avatar of Slaanesh. She abandoned the Storm Dragons, leaving them to their own ends, and disappeared into the Warp.
The Emperor's Watchdogs had struck an underhanded bargain with the Mortifactors without Ky'lius knowing. The agreed to maintain this charade and bide their time for when the Storm Dragons let down their guard. Shortly after the death of Abaddon the two Chapters and Inquisitor Hedge (who had been plotting the downfall of Ky'lius and her thrall chapter since Medusa 5) fell on the Storm Dragons. In the battle that ensued the Storm Dragons lost more than 70% of their numbers and the remainder were forced to retreat into the warp.
Now the Emperor's Watchdogs have resumed their standard task of maintaining the perimeter around the Eye of Terror. The Gehennan 431st has becoming permanently seconded to Inquisitor Lord Hedge and his associated Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Lord Hieronymous Bosch. The two Inquisitors bring their own personal forces as well. Inquisitor Hedge brings with him what remains of the Kellersburg Irregular Grenadiers and Bosch has the Storm Trooper Battalion formerly assigned to the world of LV-426. This combined force is now moving from the eye of terror back towards the Tau Empire to join a crusade mounting there that if successful will rob the xenos of some of the worlds claimed by their "third sphere" expansion.
The fighting men and women of Gehenna favor a type of warfare they call "Aggressive Deception". The basic philosophy of this type of warfare is to cut off and eliminate the different aspects of the enemy force and make it obvious that they have done so. The psychological impact of such tactics are profound and demoralize most enemy troopers considerably.
The second part of "Aggressive Deception" lies in disappearing entirely. This not only prevents counter attacks but also adds to the confusion and terror felt by the enemy. Not only have they lost one or more units but the enemy troops that killed them are gone.
The final stage of the battle plan is a large push towards the enemy command center. This is only done after the far flung elements of the enemy have been cut off and eliminated. By this push the enemy is surrounded and generally out numbered and has little to no morale left. This final push is usually spearhead by a unit or multiple units of tanks while nearby infantry units sweep in on the flanks and rear.
As an example let us review the recent action on the world of Chekos 4. A group of the civilian populace had managed to arm themselves and were attempting to overthrow the planetary government and seceed from the Imperium. The regiment and their Inquisitoral allies landed on the dayt side of the planet to make their presence known. From there the regimental battalions and platoons were dispatched to different areas where there were known dissident factions. These factions were eliminated one by one in sequence. When scouting parties were sent out to the battle sites by the rebels they found only the dead bodies of their comrades. It is standard policy for Gehennans to never leave their dead. Not only because they use them as food and recycle their equipment but also for the psychological aspect. It is much less unnerving to investigate an outpost that has gone silent and find the bodies of your men and their enemies than to just find your own dead and no traces of any foe. After all of the dissident outposts were eliminated, the regiment and the Inquisitorial units held their positions for two days before moving on the dissident command center. The purpose of this was to allow the rebels to stew in their own paranoia. After 48 agonizing hours the Gehennan 431st and its allied elements moved on the rebel HQ and wiped it from the face of the planet. In the day following the combined force departed the planet. In the entire time they did not exchange communications with the planetary government or military once.
The different stages of "Aggressive Deception" each have been given a code name for use by the soldiers of the armies of Gehenna. The first stage, "The Pledge", is when the attacking group makes its presence known and strikes at the enemy, eliminating it. It is called this because they are pledging their commitment in the battle. The second stage, "The Turn", takes place when the Gehennan forces fall back and leave the battlezone for other enemy units to find and be horrified by. It is called this because they turn any psychological advantage the opponent may have had against them. The final stage, "The Prestige", is when the enemy command is eliminated in one fell swoop. It is called this because this is where the soldiers earn true honor and glory in the eyes of the Imperium.
The civilian populace of Gehenna is on par with most worlds of the Imperium. The world is industrialized and levels of strife and poverty are minimal. The world's most prevalent industry is the recycling and refurbishment of damaged Imperial Warmachines. As such most civilians are employed by the planetary government and work in machine shops, requisitioning offices, or supply depots.
The cities there are clean and hospitable and the planetary tithes are not terribly demanding. This is to encourage the citizens to fulfill their secondary objective which is the raising of more regiments. It has been found by numerous studies that when citizens are content and happy they will breed more and produce more offspring.
The world has a standardized educational system and offers a variety of employment options ranging from work in the recycling industry to service jobs such as eateries and stores and even scholoarly positions (although citizens in these positions are occasionally moved off world to Piranesi if they produce the arts of the machine). The Cult Imperialis does have a presence on the world but is not overbearing in the least. Most civilians are at least moderatly pious usually because of their upbringing. This could also be due to the planet's close proximity to a world utilized by a Space Marine Chapter and the Inquisition.
any further questions, bdo?
any further questions from anyone else?
For those of you that may have forgotten, I made this a few days ago, an origami Metal Gear Rex:
I now have formulated rules for this beast:
Metal Gear Rex
Type: Super Heavy Walker
Structure Points: 2
Weapons and additional equipment: Two twinlinked Vulcans (count as twin linked assault cannons) mounted on the underside of the carapace, one torso mounted particle projector (multi melta), two leg mounted missile launcher, Experimental Railgun, Radome.
-Agile: Metal Gear Rex is quite mobile and can actually sprint if needed. It may move 6" and fire all weapons or 12" and fire its Railgun or secondary weaponry.
-Composite Plating: Unlike most Imperial tanks that use sheets of Adamantium to protect themselves, Rex's armor is wholly different. It is closer in fact to the Ceramite plating that makes up Space Marine Terminator armor. This plating is excellent at difusing impacts, abosrbing heat, and shrugging off multiple enegry types. The Rex has a 4+ invulnerable save against any and all glancing and penetrating hits it takes.
-Experimental Railgun: This technology was pilfered from the Tau empire and has been made pure and right thanks to considerable efforts by the Adeptus Mechanicus and the Adeptus Ministorum. The weapon accelerates a six foot tungsten rod and hypersonic speeds using powerful magnetic coils. Alternatively it can also fire also segmented rods that are designed to thin Infantry. It fires with the following profile:
Solid Slug- Strength D Ap1 Ordnance 1
Segmented Slug- Strength 7 Ap3 Ordnance 10" blast
Reguardless of how it is shooting, the weapon has a 96" range and has the primary weapon special rule.
-Radome: This odd protrusion sticks out from the left side of the Metal Gear. It is a high tech sensor suite and allows for advanced targetting in all possible battle field conditions. While it is functional the Radome allows the controller of the Radome to re-roll any scatter roll for its Railgun. It also allows the metal gear to ignore night fighting conditions and reduces enemy cover and obscured target saves by 1.
The Radome can be destroyed as if it were a weapon due to its location on the machine and its considerable size. It has the Primary Weapon special rule. In the event that it is destroyed then all of its benefits are lost. The controller can regain the benefits though be opting to unseal the vehicles cockpit. This restores all of the benefits but the vehicle will count as open topped for the remainder of the game.
-Army selection: The Metal Gear Rex may be fielded in games of Apocolypse as part of an Imperial Guard or Inquisitorial army. Unlike other Imperial squadrons and vehicles, the Metal Gear cannot be fielded by Chaos. This is due to the fact that Metal Gears are currently only availible in very limited in numbers and that pilots must undergo a special training and calibration process for the walker to function correctly. These secrets are highly controlled and watched over by the innermost echelons of the Adeptus Mechanicus.
I plan to field in my next big game using those rules.
and here's something for my Man Crushee, MF3000:
I kept the Raptor Motif because I like photoshopping raptor heads onto things (name one thing that isnt cooler with *******' Velociraptors? whats that? You cant!). I'm wearing one of my wife's shirts (my personal wardrobe contains nothing involving Hello Kitty). As to why I was wearing it at the time, I dont recall but it probably involved the incorrect dosage of Vicodin given to me by the hospital.
You can also see my horribly bruised abdomen in that picture. One of the doctors refers to bruises like that as "Smart Person Bruises" because its a sign that you were wearing your seat belt.
C&C welcome as always
Last edited by Triggerdog; 22-02-2008 at 06:50.
i really have no idea how a G36c or an AK-47 would look like with a velociraptor head - but wearing a safebelt has saved you frmo greater damage i reckon... so i have to agree with the term "Smart Person Bruises".
i really like aggresive deception, scary, deadly, efficient - i think i really have found a liking to the world you created there.
and for the metal gear rex: quite a hard piece to fight, especially with 4+ invul and the benefit for primary weapons conferred to it´s special rules. but it doesn´t come for free.. let me know how it fared and what your opponents think of it.
further questions may arise later
Cool stuff all over this place. I think it’s impossible too count all them land raiders! And good, fitting rules for the Metal Gear REX. By the way, maybe that would be a log wroth considering? A MGS log??
Striking Tigers must die
Tank Company was in the car during the wreck. Now they are all repaired (no simple feat) and sprayed down with Rough Coat. Pics will be posted over the nex t few days as I paint them.
The tanks are sitting outside right now because its the first day in about two weeks that it hasnt been deathly cold. They're drying right now.
Haha another photo!
That is beyond creepy lol.
This I haven't seen before. Pretty cool idea really for inquisitorial DK.
I present to you the Gehennan 431st Armored division, now with camo striping and painted crewmen:
and another shot:
Yes there are some extra models in the first shot but they're just there to make sure the tanks are handled properly. In the second shot you can see the corners of one of my baneblades poking out. That was unitentional but it shows how the paint scheme is coming along and unifying the force. I also present you with these chaps:
and another shot:
This trio of soldiers form the markman division of the Gehennan 431st. Yes, there are only three of them but thats all the regiment needs. In game terms each of them counts as a Vindicare assassin and together they are fielded as an Officio Assassinorum Execution Team in Apocalypse games.
Recently this unit proved most valuable in an event that is known as the Purging of Tanhauser Gate. The after action report as composed by Colonel/ Quarter-Master Raphael Voss, Senior and Commanding Officer of the Gehennan 431st, is on file with the Adeptus Terra and can be requested if desired. The regiment can also supply information concerning the unit's battle doctrine, heritage, and role within the regiment.
hey hey hey! Guess what? This saturday is the official birthday of Triggerdog, master of all that is worth being the master of.
So far I have recieved the following 40k related paraphenalia from my gaming compatriots and such:
Yes, thats 6 boxes of terminators. Three shooty and three assault. Expect them to appear on this log shortly. Also expect to see the Russ battlion finished being painted. Yes, thats two big expectations.
oh, I also got a new car. Thats not really a gift though as I bought it on my own. I didnt even buy it really, I used the insurance money from the wreck to pay for it. And for your information it is a Kia Sorento just like the last one was. This one just is Silver instead of white and has a grey interior rather than beige.
When I was growing up, there was always one kid on the block that had all the best toys........your that kid........and I hate you.
Save the Earth: It's the only planet with chocolate.
My Project Logs:
Tommygun's Backwater Forgeworld: http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126270
Tommygun's Xenotechnology: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244950
Tommygun does what with paper?: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226343
Tommygun Ironworks http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304880
New Paper web site: http://www.modelpaperworld.com/en/