"My sons, the galaxy is burning. We all bear witness to a final truth -- our way is not the way of the Imperium.
You have never stood in the Emperor’s light. Never worn the Imperial eagle. And you never will.
You shall stand in midnight clad, your claws forever red with the lifeblood of my father’s failed empire, warring through the centuries as the talons of a murdered god.
Rise, my sons, and take your wrath across the stars, in my name. In my memory. Rise, my Night Lords."
- The Primarch Konrad Curze, at the final gathering of the VIII Legion.
So after having so many balls in the air, I thought to myself, better get my s**t straightened up and put into numbers so I can keep track of everything. This is my 3rd full powered CSM-army. Unlike my my Emperor's Children and Iron Warriors, which is based upon my own writings, this army will be based upon the famous & popular Night Lords-trilogy, written by the author Aaron Dembski-Bowden. I've read all materials released about them so far, and I will do my best to keep it up with the established fluff. Each character isn't based upon the same time-period. I will go into more specific details later. Without the World Eaters auxilliary, the army so far reaches 1120 points.
Here are the list of my content (as of June, 2012):
- Night Lord Chaos Lord/Hero; with power fist & combi-weapon. 125
- Chosen Chaos Space Marines/Talos Valcoran's First Claw. 5 Chosen, 2 power weapons/swords, 1 heavy bolter. 130
- Chaos Space Marines/Ruven's Second Claw. 10 CSM, Mark of Tzeentch, 1 power fist, 1 meltagun, 1 plasmagun. 250.
- Chaos Space Marines/Third Claw. 10 CSM, Mark of Khorne. 1 meltagun, 1 plasmagun. 230.
- Khorne Bezerkers/World Eaters. (Not official fluff, only gaming related.) 183
- Chaos Raptors/Lucoryphus Bleeding Eyes' Cult/Ninth Claw. 5 Raptors. 190
- Chaos Havocs/Fourth Claw. 5 Havocs. 1 lascannon, 1 heavy bolter, missile lanucher, 1 autocannon. 195.
Ninth Claw: This is Lucoryphus Bleeding Eyes' Cult, slightly mentioned in The Core that they belonged to 9th Claw. From the description, they still wear traditional midnight blue armour, only that they have painted tears on their helmets. Lucoryphus is described to be more bird-like, warp-changed into something he doesn't even himself recognize, but I won't be able to convert any like this. Here are my first official pictures:
Also should note this is the 2nd time ever I painted Night Lords, and first time ever I've worked with Raptor models. The metallic ones, at that, are not smoth going. Also this is a work in progress, so bare with me here.
Iron Warriors 32nd Grand Company!