The Slaughter-Lord of The Gorewing: Kaldor Foe-Render
This first bit is just copied from my blog. I've waited until I had something worth posting to start the log on here
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This is an army idea I've been playing with for a very long time and now I've finally decided to take the plunge. I've always wanted to run a chaos terminator force. Sadly, the Chaos Space Marine codexes haven't allowed for this (yet anyway!) so up until recently you had to play Deathwing if you wanted to do it. I never really felt this would fit well with the chaos theme. Whilst the Deathwing is hard, they lack the ferocity you'd expect of Chaos Terminators.
Then the Space Wolves came along. As I've mentioned in previous posts when I was planning my Angels Exemplar Space Marines, one of the biggest appeals was the ability to field a Terminator army when taking Logan as the general. The Angels Exemplar were going to be a loyal chapter but of questionable reliability due to their unneccessary use of excessive violence (a lot like the Flesh Tearers, an idea I'll probably pursue further when/if I go back to the Angels Exemplar).
I got bored of the loyalist idea relatively quickly and focussed back on my fantasy armies. Then I felt that familiar pulling feeling I sometimes get to sort myself out another 40k army. I already had a Space Wolves codex and a Chaos Space Marine codex. Then it dawned on me, the Wolves were a list that could realise my Chaos Terminator dream! More than that, they could be relatively convincing World Eaters Terminators. So the Gorewing idea was born! Taking a counts-as Logan Chaos Lord to lead the army and then units of World Eaters Terminators is an idea that's gotten me very excited. Lone Wolves will make absolutely awesome Berzerkers, rampaging towards the enemy not caring from where the blood spills, only that it does. So I wrote a 1500pt list that I'm going to build towards.
Kaldor Foe-Render, Slaughter-Lord of the Gorewing
(counts as Logan Grimnar)
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Assault Cannon, Wolf Claw
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Combi-Melta, Powerfist
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Combi-Melta, Chainfist
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Storm Bolter, Wolf Claw
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Combi-Melta, Wolf Claw
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Heavy Flamer, Wolf Claw
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Storm Bolter, Chainfist
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Combi-Melta, Powerfist
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Wolf Claws
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Wolf Claws
Land Raider Crusader
Rogoth The Berzerker
Lone Wolf, Chainfists, 2 Fenrisian Wolves
Zakarn The Frenzied
Lone Wolf, Wolf Claws, 2 Fenrisian Wolves
It's not the most competitive list but that isn't really the point. As you'll see, every individual in the army is already named, that's one of the biggest appeals of this army to me. When it's this small every model becomes a character and their significance in the battle is as such. The Lone Wolves offer me some fun conversion possibilities in particular. The Fenrisian Wolves shall be counts as Flesh Hounds. Otherwise the Terminators will be Chaos Terminators with the Forge World World Eaters Terminators parts. Kaldor is crying out to be the Forge World Lord Zhuthor mini. A mini with a Powerfist and an Axe of Khorne (counts as Frostblade) which are the two ways Logan Grimnar can allocate his attacks. It's an awesome looking mini so I'm excited to get my hands on it! I could write lots more but this has become quite a long post so I'm going to leave it here for now. Expect developments on this soon. Although I'm probably going to have to do a few Fantasy bits first before I can start investing the time and money into this force.
Kaldor Foe-render bore witness to the siege of the Emperor’s Palace. He saw first hand the destruction meted out by his battle brothers and his Primarch, Angron. Although of the elite 1st company at the time of the siege Kaldor was a largely inconsequential marine. It was in the period of time known as The Scouring in the Imperium that Kaldor came to the fore. A dark time for his legion as they fought an endless withdrawal following the defeat of the Warmaster Horus. Kaldor seized the opportunity to take command of the splintered bands of marines that fled with him. A series of bloody encounters with the loyalist forces ensured the loyalty of those that followed him but in such a brutal and murderous age they weren’t of any great note to the historians of the Imperium.
It is centuries later that Kaldor’s name first appears in Imperial Records. He led a warband of World Eaters first company marines. Each outfitted in Tactical Dreadnought Armour they added their considerable might to Abaddon’s First Black Crusade. Sowing mayhem and reaping a dark tally of skulls for the Blood God to whom they were now completely in thrall. In each subsequent Crusade and numerous other incursions Kaldor Foe-render earns a mention with his bloody work. The Genocide of Fardis IV, the Slaughter of Bloodwash Falls and The Ilarin Incident to name a few, each grim events in the history of the Imperium but the bright feathers in Kaldor’s cap as he rose to prominence in the service of Khorne.
As the original members of his warband fell another would don their armour, no few times the same marine that had killed its previous wearer. Only a select few of the original World Eaters remain in Kaldor’s warband but all wear the legion armour with great pride in readiness for the day when their lord Angron calls them to slaughter once more.
The Lunar Gorger
An ancient strike cruiser that served the World Eaters throughout the Great Crusade. It’s original name is forgotten but it was renamed the Lunar Gorger after its impressive kill tally in the destruction of the Lunar Naval Bases before Horus’ assault on Terra itself. When the remnants of the World Eaters fled after the Warmaster’s demise one of the many marines on the cruiser was Kaldor Foe-render, who would later command it. Even though it has been outfitted several times in recompense for Kaldor’s presence in Abaddon’s Black Crusades the ships systems are in disrepair. Couple with the fact that Kaldor abhors Sorcerers and Psychics its navigational systems are severely limited and its teleporter banks are dangerously inaccurate. A skeleton crew, also loaned by the Black Legion, keep the ship operational and the World Eaters take over when the Thunderhawks are ready to launch for an assault, spending most of their time until then locked in gladiatorial combats.
The Landraider’s engine roared ferociously before the landing craft had even touched down, champing at the bit to get amongst the men of the planetary defence force and wreak blood havoc. Lasgun shots caused no more than superficial damage on the twisted Thunderhawk and its deadly cargo as it landed on the main road through the city. A heavy stubber was positioned atop the roof of a sentry tower that stood over a usually busy crossroads. The tower was a relic of the old city limits and the bitter territorial struggles with the green skins that had been fought centuries before. Now it looked out of place in the commercial sector but commanded a good view of the city streets. The stubber rained shots down on one of the Landraiders as it disengaged from the Thunderhawk. Shells tinged off its heavy armour and it raced defiantly towards the sentry tower, banks of bolters on its side sponsons unloading explosive shells at the men in the streets. The Landraider hurtled towards the frame of the sentry tower, powering through one of the plasteel legs that held it up. The sound of buckling metal filled the air as the Landraider emerged from under the tower and disgorged the murderers within.
“Blood for the Blood God!” came the frenzied chant, audible over the sound of the sentry tower collapsing, the weapon team atop it lost in the wreckage. “Blood for the Blood God! Blood for the Blood!”
The guardsmen turned to face the Terminators unleashing a fusillade of Lasgun fire into them as they began withdrawing into a narrow side street hoping to regroup with the other units of their garrison. The guardsmen couldn’t move fast enough and maintain their fire patterns and the Terminators advanced implacably through the hail of shooting. Bolter shots responded, tearing men down and the Terminators closed ground on the retreating guardsmen. A roar went up as two of the terminators were barged aside by another of their number adorned in a cape, his armour decorated with many grisly trophies. He was a head taller than his fellows and once at the front of the throng of Terminators he sprinted, impossibly fast considering his cumbersome armour, towards the fleeing men. The bolter mounted on his powerfist spat a barrage of shots and he swung his axe behind him ready to strike as he hurtled towards the nearest panic-stricken man. His axe clove the man’s head from his neck and the Terminator whirled into the next man, crushing him with an overhand blow from his fist. By this point the other had caught up and tore into the remaining guardsmen. Lifting the head of the first man he had killed and ramming it on the trophy rack on his armour the cloaked Terminator bellowed.
“Skulls for the Skull Throne!”
Whilst I wait to start on the cool stuff I'm working on the little side projects that will be part of much bigger projects. Vague? Sorry. Currently I'm building a right handed chainfist for Rogoth The Berzerker but I've also been making a press-mold of Khorne's skull-rune. So, I thought I'd document how I did this for anybody that is interested.
To start out you'll need
A base within which to make the mold. I used a 25mm circle base.
The item you wish to make a mold of (in this case the skull-rune from the chaos vehicle sprue)
I also have a second base and the square 40mm one but I'll explain them as we go along.
Mix enough green stuff to fill the recess of the base.
Smooth this out when you're done. Then take the item you wish to make a mold of and give it a good coating in cooking oil or some such, this acts as a release agent for later on.