Ok, my local gaming club is starting up a 40k League, so I've decided to finally build my Space Wolf army, having been thinking about it for well over a year now.
The finer details of the fluff are still being being worked out, but the basic story behind my army is that my Wolf Lord, Rylak Foestrider is travelling the galaxy with his Great Company, trying to avenge his fallen master, who was slain by a Deamon Prince long ago. So far the Prince of Chaos has eluded his blade and the irony is that he always will - the Deamon Prince in question is actually the leader of my CSM's, so they'll never meet on the field of battle.
Every model in the army will have fluff written for them and a saga that will grow as I game with them. As an aspiring writer, I take great pleasure in extensively mapping out the backstory for my armies, so expect a lot of background material being posted up as i finish painting each model,
Anyway on to the models themselves...
First up is my Bjorn the Fell Handed, made from a Contemptor Dreadnought.
I've always felt that he should be in a Contemptor Chassis anyway, as he comes from the Heresy era, so when I picked one up at the last UK GD, he seemed the logical choice to build. Also, it makes him stand out a lot more than the awful Finecast model GW have put out for him.
He's nearly done but there's still some detailing to do. The base in particular is annoying me, but that should be changed soon.
I've also built my first Thunderwolf.
Still deciding whether or not to turn him into my Wolf Lord or use him as the leader of the Thunderwolf unit. Most likely he'll end up as Rylak, as it's pretty much how I pictured him when dreaming up this army, minus a beard (green stuff time )
I know it's not much of a start, but what do people think so far?