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30-08-2007, 10:00
Heya guys/girls welcome to our Project Log (that's me Daredhnu and my brother Iziuth)

we will be using this log to show off the terrific armies we will be building to play some apocalypse games, the terrain used in said games & offcourse everything that distracts us.

the main armies will be.

imperial guard (catachan)
imperial guard (cadian)
space marines (blazing eagles)

chaos (alpha legion)
chaos (some other legion)
chaos (berzerkers lots of them)

Daredhnu : cadian - blazing eagles - alpha legion - berzerkers - the city
Iziuth : catachan - other legion - berzerkers - the city

that's how we will be doing it around 6000 points a side (imp - chaos)
hope you guys enjoy. :D

also the random stuff we might paint could include the following :
- Tyranids (either mine or my brothers)
- Dark Eldar (my glorious raiders)
- Necrons (my ToP army)
- Tau (my honourable do-gooders)
- Eldar (Iziuth's ToP army)
- Space Marines (Iziuth's ice marines the azure lions)
- The Inquisition (mostly grey knights)

and now some pics
the start of my blazing eagles

more pictures soon i promise :angel:

30-08-2007, 10:17
Cool, good luck to you and your brother on those armies, the start looks cool :D

PS: nice avatar!

30-08-2007, 12:07
Ahum little bro, My Ice Chapter are called the Azure Lions. (At this point probably more the grey plastic lions but anyway).

Most of the Chaos will be mine and I have a lot to paint up including 2 Land Raiders a Defiler. My Catachans are almost finished except for the odd unit here and there. Maybe Daredhnu would like to take a picture of them to show them.

Your Evil Twin
30-08-2007, 13:17
Ah some more warseer brothers, i do enjoy the constant post bickering :D me and my bro used to do it all the time!

As for the armies thay all sound very cool +i like the orange marines (very brave) I asume your painting in bulk in the interests of building a large army?? Looking forward to seeing them finished.

Also you meantioned "the city" is that a apocalype size city fight board? If so a friend and I have nearly finished our own 6x6ft cityfight board and they are awsome so get working on that (feel free to ask any questions etc)

Anyway, good luck with these insane projects (plural :D)
Your Evil Twin

30-08-2007, 20:44
yes it will be an apocalypse size cityfight table only 8' by 4' with lots of terrain hopefully enough.
i have some pretty cool ideas and i'm sure my brother does too so lets hope they mesh well.

and my marines will indeed be painted in bulk i have an entire company so bulk is the only way to go with that right?
i'm contemplating painting them while they are on they're spue might go faster, i think.

well anyway post some pics of your board in your log and then i'll be able to ask some questions (and maybe steal some ideas :evilgrin: )

@ edzard: thanks & thanks, your avatar is cool too.

P.S. oh big brother you won't have that much more chaos than me when my mail order arrives so chill

oh and i'll post some pics of the catachans and the "other legion" tomorrow
but for now this is my work place

and this is what a company of space marines looks like

31-08-2007, 16:49
so as promised some pics of the catachans




next up chaos :evilgrin:

31-08-2007, 16:51
so here is the chaos my brother has built



so as you can see he still has something to do but both his chaos and guard are almost finished.

Death Korp
31-08-2007, 16:57
Damn, thats alot of WOW cards, and marines and chaos and..... :D

Looking forward to whats going to happen here. Are you goona paint ALL this stuff?!?!! if so good luck matey! :)

PS: Yeahy, you like linkin park! (or your bro does anyway...)

01-09-2007, 07:30
actually the amount of cards you see in the picture is only about half of what i have.
yes it's alot but i'm still missing cards damn.... wait a minute, wasn't this a 40k plog? :p

on to other important news yes i like linkin park, they're a great band, they're so great even my brother likes them. :D

and this is just in 2 chaos space marine army boxes sweet. :evilgrin:
so you can come pick up your part "dick" if you bring the cash.

i made a list of what to paint for my alpha legion by-the-way

1 Terminator Lord with lightning claws
1 Winged Lord with power weapon

5 Terminators with power weapons & twin-linked bolters
5 Possessed
5 Chosen 4 flamers 1 power weapon

10 Marines 2 meltaguns & rhino
10 Marines 1 plasma gun & 1 lascannon

5 Bikers 1 power weapon
5 Raptors 1 pair of lightning claws 2 flamers

5 Havocs 4 plasma guns
3 Obliterators

01-09-2007, 09:45
on to other important news yes i like linkin park, they're a great band, they're so great even my brother likes them

hey i like this guy...he plays alpha legion and he like LP.

if u havent done so already join the LPU :p

01-09-2007, 16:07
cool, keep it up, one thing,

your making a city?

green bases?


Death Korp
01-09-2007, 16:18
I can't be bovered with LPU because....

1. I'm live in the U.K
2. I play Death korps of Krieg which leads to the last point....
3. No money :D

Anyway, back to the point thats aload of Chaos. Damn, i want chaos too :cries:


02-09-2007, 07:30
@ bungeeboy. The green bases are on my catachans because well, they are catachans. Also they were painted before (first)edition cityfight came out. The chaos will get urban basing (because none of there bases are done ;-))

Yes that is a lot of chaos, but it will be a lot more when everything is painted up. I'll hope to show some WIP pictures of a unit of thousand sons later this week. But now I have to finish last months submissions for ToP(40k) so see ya later.

02-09-2007, 10:21
I can't be bovered with LPU because....

1. I'm live in the U.K

:wtf: i live in australia...the **** end of the universe when it comes to touring bands

06-09-2007, 09:28
i've made some progress on my chappie and librarian mostly because i've forgotten where i put my necron spues so i can't finish them.:cries:

YES I'M AN IDIOT now lets move on to the pictures shall we



sorry for the crappy pictures

06-09-2007, 19:39
I pm'ed you where they could be. You can also post what you have and the paint up the rest for next month for ToP. I don't think they won't let you.

Btw nice looking characters.

Metal Fingered Villain
06-09-2007, 20:01
Mmmmm, more apocalypse threads. Its always great to see massive amounts of models come together in one project. Those marines in the first post look promising, I'm digging that smooth rusty orange colour. Can't wait to see more pics.

07-09-2007, 08:17
good news most necron sprues found so i can finish my warriors

P.S. picture coming tonight i think maybe tomorrow

Acolyte of Bli'l'ab
07-09-2007, 09:52
look forward to seeing some 'crons :D

14-09-2007, 15:16
Maybe we could add a narrative with some smaller games with the stuff we have painted up. And build up to a final apocalyptic scale battle. Also guessing by the amount of stuff we have it could easily become 6000 points per side.

Hoping to get some pics up this weekend with some chaos stuff. Maybe when I'm up to it I'll also build some terrain this weekend.

What shall we do for the first game? The Alpha legion trying to make it to the city and start their rebellion? Can you paint up some Alpha legion of approximately 500 points or so?

14-09-2007, 18:45
sure that shouldn't be a problem i think

lets see what that would be

Chaos Lord
terminator armour, pair of lightning claws, mark of tzeentch, personal icon

Chaos Marines (5)
aspiring champion with power fist, 1 flamer, icon of chaos glory

Chaos Marines (10)
aspiring champion with power weapon, 2 plasma guns, icon of chaos glory

that should be a nice raid group i think

i'll get to work on them this weekend and who knows maybe i'll even find the time to finish the crons i promised like a week ago

15-09-2007, 22:18
Nice work so far.
The red/orange on the marines looks good.

Is it just me, or does this guy look like he's staring in disbelief at his arm lying on the floor:


15-09-2007, 23:08
Hehe, good start guys. Nice models too, could be the picture they maybe some highlighting on them will give them more dept.

08-10-2007, 10:00
lookie what came in the mail today


oeh i'm so happy right now.

(5 days early no less :eek: i guess GW really likes me :p or they made a slight mistake :chrome:)

the varks
08-10-2007, 11:55
lookie what came in the mail today


oeh i'm so happy right now.

(5 days early no less :eek: i guess GW really likes me :p or they made a slight mistake :chrome:)

looking good on the orange marines, always wanted an orange marine army


08-10-2007, 15:06
Nice armies you got there and I'm really jealous about the Apocalypse pack, hehe.

I'm not too fond of the orange-blue-red marines though. The colors are neat and bright, but it just makes 'm look way to happy IMHO. It might be nice to add some heavy weathering/battle damage to make 'm more gritty perhaps?

08-10-2007, 17:21
well the libarian & chaplain are far from finished, there is absolutely no highlighting on the librarian it's just some of his base colours i put on.
and with the chaplain i've only highlighted most of the metal parts.

but i'm free tomorrow so it's painting time again i think. :D

29-10-2007, 16:59
This week I still have some exams but I hope to get some painting done in the weekend.

Also I just got a third Land Raider, so in our battle I can field an armoured spearhead!!!!

Btw has the other mail order arrived yet little bro???

Oh and when do you want to play the first combat patrol with your alpha legion? In a week or 3?

29-10-2007, 17:25

and in a week or 3 is fine by me :skull:

Prepare to become one..... with eternity, lapdog of a corpse-god :evilgrin:

bobert the great clen one
31-10-2007, 21:55
whats actually in this MAIL ORDER then Daredhnu ?

01-11-2007, 07:37
well since you asked the following arrived. (for me)

1x Ork Goffik Rock Band (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99060103099&orignav=9) (these were too cool to pass up)
1x Goliath Weapon Sprue 1 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059911717&orignav=9)
1x Goliath Weapon Sprue 4 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059911720&orignav=9)
1x Orlock Weapon Sprue 1 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059911818&orignav=9)
1x Orlock Weapon Sprue 4 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059911821&orignav=9)
1x Van Saar Heads 1 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059913701&orignav=9)
1x Van Saar Heads 2 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059913702&orignav=9)
2x Van Saar Sprue 1 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059913707&orignav=9)
2x Van Saar Sprue 2 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059913708&orignav=9)
1x Redemptionist Special Weapons Sprue (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059915914&orignav=9)
5x Redemptionist Basic Weapons Sprue (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059915916&orignav=9)
1x Catachan Jungle Fighters (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99120105004&orignav=9)(for necromunda goodness :evilgrin:)
3x Zombie Regiment (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99120207001&orignav=9)(also for necromunda's Hive of the Dead :p)
2x Warhammer 40k Basing Kit (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99220199034&orignav=9)
1x Sprue Close Combat Weapons (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99399999014&orignav=9)
5x Imperial Guard Storm Trooper 1 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947010513701&orignav=9)
5x Imperial Guard Storm Trooper 2 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947010513702&orignav=9)
5x Imperial Guard Storm Trooper 3 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947010513703&orignav=9)
5x Imperial Guard Storm Trooper 4 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947010513704&orignav=9)
4x Strom Trooper With Assault Weapon 2 (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947010514102&orignav=9) (plasma goodness)
3x Close Combat and Pistol Sprue (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059903501&orignav=9)
1x Scum with Autopistol and Plasma Pistol (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059906301&orignav=9)
1x Scum with Plasma Pistol (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059906302&orignav=9)
1x Scum with Bolt Pistols (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=9947059906304&orignav=9)

and this for my brother (and now i don't feel like doing linkies anymore :()
1x Maugan Ra
1x Karandas
1x Daemonette Arm 1
1x Ar-Ulrik
1x Warhammer 40k Basing Kit
1x Chaos Vehicle Accessorie Sprue
1x Eldar Striking Scorpion 1
1x Eldar Striking Scorpion 2
1x Eldar Striking Scorpion 3
1x Eldar Striking Scorpion 4
1x Eldar Striking Scorpion Chainsword Arms
1x Be Lakor Left Wing
1x Be Lakor Right Wing
1x Kneeling Eldar Ranger

01-11-2007, 08:03
That's alot of stuff!

I see Wow cards!

and very nice Orange juicey marines.

01-11-2007, 09:59
thank you next week i'm free so i'll probably get some painting done then as well as assemble and convert me some chaos maybe even give them a lick of paint too.

so much to paint so little time :cries:

also in a few weeks this will be arriving

· 1 How To Make Wargames Terrain
· 4 Citadel Wood
· 1 Citadel Wargames Terrain Set
· 1 Apocalypse Vortex Grenade Template
· 3 Moonscape
· 1 Citadel Tool Kit
· 1 Tyranid Endless Swarm (Direct Only)
· 1 Tyranid Mycetic Assault Swarm (Direct Only)

hmm tyranid swarmyness nice and gribbly

01-11-2007, 10:13
With all that stuff you'll need more than a week to paint it all up.:D

Just be sure to paint up enough alpha legion for the first game. So before the weekend of the 16th. I'll see if I have time to make so terrain before then as well.

Good luck and see you Tuesday.

07-02-2008, 10:11
Ok I've recently done two test marines, one with white undercoat and one with black undercoat, they still need some touching up though. Pics will follow on saturday.

Also we've got an Apocalypse game planned in the beginning of March where everything has to be painted so expect some updates over the coming month.

So you heard it bro get painting you have a month left!!!

28-04-2008, 22:06
it's been awhile but ivé got some pics of an apocalypse battle we played recently it was a great battle featuring the following armies.


anyway pics.
hold the line
chaos battle line
end of turn 1 my line of stormtroopers is dead
this battle raged for 3 turns everytime being fed more units

28-04-2008, 22:07
more pics
another big scrap
and another one
cool sorcerer lord

hope you guys like the pics unfortunatly we didn't take pictures of the last 2 turns

14-08-2008, 11:38
Wow bro nice to see you put the pictures up. Maybe you could post some of the other battle as well. You know the one where the cadian daemonslayer was very busy ;-)

Tonight I'll be working on a hydra flak track for my guard. Have had since 99'so might be a good time to finally build it.

25-03-2009, 11:51
erm is this post still going?

25-03-2009, 14:11
currently i'm painting nids i'll dig out my camera and show the first pics of some of them.
i have no idea what my brother has been doing, apart from school.

i'll see if he can get some pics of stuff he did up too.

but to awnser your question, yes this is still going, i've just had a very lazy couple of weeks where i did absolutely nothing.
(read months.)

25-03-2009, 16:01
Yes this is still going. With the pending release of the new guard codex I'll have to get my ass into gear.

Have too much FW stuff lying around so that has to at least be finished before the codex hits the shelves. Also have done some converting for my marines so maybe i can take some pics in the weekend and put them up.

25-03-2009, 17:23
I really hope you guys are building a titan or something (there must be a law somewhere that says that "you can't have a huge, awesome apocalypse army without some huge goodies")

looking good but i'm impressed by the amount of money you guys have, i mean that just truckloads of troops

25-03-2009, 17:25
well i have no other hobbies, i still live with my parents, and i don't go out much.
(also don't drink, smoke or do drugs) so all my money can go to the hobby :p

i've got a baneblade that's undercoated and i really want that brass scorpion from forgeworld

26-03-2009, 19:27
It also helps that is has been collected over te last 15 years. I've had my guard since the catachans came out which is god knows how long ago. My chaos were my first 40k army. Also when de first 3rd edition dex came out.

At this point I have a macharius vulcan for my guard that i still need to build, and i'm still thinking of builiding a silver tower of tzeetch foor my chaos army. Also have the lovely nightwing for my Eldar.

Will post some pics this weekend.

13-04-2009, 20:26
Reminding you to post some pics ;)

Lets put up some pics of this weekends battle 5000pt Eldar vs Chaos battle here. :D
Good luck fixing the board, now fix those chaos bases as well.

18-04-2009, 15:15
Eldar WON :D

25-05-2009, 01:40
awesome setup looks great, diggin teh catachans but bein a hardcore deathworld loyalist im not likin the tanks i mean ya did a gr8 gr8 job but true jungle fighters have sentinels and sentinels for vehicles haha. gr8 job on everything else and feel free to check out my project log!

21-06-2009, 15:38
well it's been a while since the last update and to be honest i haven't done much, i did do some painting (emphasis on "some") and we played a apocalypse battle recently.
(which was the reason for 3 days of frantic glueing and painting)

i'll add some pics from the battle but first my berzerkers.
nice big unit of terminators with Zhufor, they did good not great. (only saw one turn of action though)

rest of my berzerkers (kind of blurry), they did well enough they collected many skulls for khorne but most offered their own as well.

left flank of the imperial side, had a macharius with vulcan megabolter in it, did well enough though in the end it was a smoking wrecked hull.

this was the right flank of the imperial line, they put up a good fight, but in the end they too crumbled under the might of chaos.

centre of the imperial line was anchored by a building full of ultramarines, and it also had a leman russ annihilator and a baneblade so yeah that was nice.

this is when my berzerkers came onto the field, now those were some good times, mmmm yes good times.

21-06-2009, 15:49
wall of armour, we were not happy walking into that deathtrap (so we flank marched :p)

my partners daemon prince was busy killing some marines, ...

... while the ultramarine dread was duking it out with the world eater dread.

21-06-2009, 16:40
aaw come one, flankmarch is such a lame strategic asset! :p

other then that, looks like great fun :)


21-06-2009, 20:38
well we only flank marched 2 berzerker squads (with their rhino's) and a khornate biker squad.
our group considers flank march overpowered so we've imposed some restrictions on it.

and it was a great game, best of all was when calgar bit the dust. (he did chew through a berzerker squad with 2 lords though.)

a bit dissappointing was when my brass scorpion blew up in the first round of shooting, taking about 8 berzerkers with it.
which reminds me i should continue working on it.

EDIT: another fun thing was when every plasma weapon overheated killing their owners (on the imperial side that is :p)

04-07-2009, 07:24
You two (bro's) are far, far, far too organised. Well done a fantastic project.

04-07-2009, 07:35
You two (bro's) are far, far, far too organised. Well done a fantastic project.

wow :eek:

I don't think either me or my brother has ever been called organised.

Thanks :D

26-10-2009, 06:09
wow it's been so long time for a little update of something i've been working on lately.

this is an army i used this weekend to duke it out against my brothers chaos in an apocalypse game.
naturally i need to start painting more and more, mostly been busy with some gaunts (which will get some pics of their own as well when i take them of the sprue.)

also done some BFG chaos ships which has absolutely nothing to do with this thread but i might put up some pics of them aswell.

i do have some pics of some of my brothers latest conversions which i put up in this post later today when i get back from work.

chaos sorcerer looks pretty cool so far, can't wait to see it painted myself.

Deamon Prince still needs some green stuff work, it's a simple conversion to get a winged prince but i think it looks pretty awesome.

so stay tuned people, i want to start updating this thread more regularly than i have so far because well that might just be the motivation i need to get stuff done.

26-10-2009, 18:05
Cool. And slighty scary if you have to face that.

26-10-2009, 18:56
pics added and now a few pics of the actual battle.

the apocalypse has begun.

opening moves.

my brother and his battle line. (note the confidence in his eyes :P)

first casualties after a short fire fight the state of affairs turn 2.

23-04-2010, 22:24
hmm forgot to post pics of my latest apocalypse battle with nids.

here's (http://s213.photobucket.com/albums/cc112/Daredhnu/Apocalypse%205/) a link to my photo bucket album, seeing as i'm going on vacation for 2 weeks my brother will just have to fill you guys in on what he has been up to.

personally been painting some nids (not much just basically a few gaunts)
and i've been gluing lots of things together, pics of which will be posted after my vacation.

basically i've been slacking, severly. :o

12-12-2010, 16:31
As posts here have been way overdue, ill do a little hijack of this tread..

The two brothers (Daredhnu with DE, and Iziuth with CSM) faced me (Imperials) in a large city assault Apoc battle this weekend. It was a fun but slightly onesided battle, as neither of their forces penetrated through the first defence line.. But as we were playing a last stand by the imperials anything I killed was brought back in the next turn (no points were counted before the battle, but estimates of around 7000pt per side in the end)

I'll try and post some pics of this battle soon.

The main thing of this battle was actually the aftermath, we sat around the table comming up with an even greater 10k+pt /side on a 8'x6' table apoc. game.
What we will have to fix in the comming months for this:

- 2x 2' City wall with bastion
- 2' City Gate with 2 bastion double hight towers
- Main roads
- Cathedral palace for the cardinal (objective in game)
- Airfield (objective)
- Generator (objective)
- Barracks (objective)
- Lots of city filler (we've got 3 build imperial sectors allready so this will be quick)

- Paint all our armies that will take part (no non-painted models or terrain will be allowed on the board)
- Get our friends enthousiastic to help out
- Get spare time from the GF to spend on painting/moddeling
- Get the GF to start Painting/moddeling

Most projects will be a combination of scratch build and GW terrain sets.

Any tips/comments always welcome.

12-12-2010, 19:41
As promised some pics from the battle:

The defenders

First wave of attackers have arrived

A city wel defended.

12-12-2010, 20:34
grrrr now i have no excuse to ignore this thread any longer, curse you Xanadib, i'll continue painting my pre-heresy world eaters coming monday i suppose.

12-12-2010, 21:54
Here is a link to the photobucket with pics from last weekends game.

13-12-2010, 08:16
Mmm the painting thing will be a challenge as usual. but never the less I already have soem cool ideas for the palace. I'm thinking of having it be the shining beacon in the city with a very light coloured paint job to make it stand out from the rest of the city terrain. Just need to figure out what I need to build it.

Oh we also need to model several of the sewer exits in the city.

Intrepid Adventurer
16-12-2010, 09:12
Gasten! Waar zitten jullie zo ongeveer in Nederland? ;)

Very, very cool stuff. Wish I could Apocalypse games. I have neither the amount of models, nor the space. But some day... ;D

16-12-2010, 10:56
@ Intrepid Adventurer => See location (Delft, NL)

Had a few sick days to spend on building so the 2' City Gate is almost finished (except for painting) will post some pics and plans for the rest of the wall this weekend.

Hobby tip: If there is a university nearby, see if they have an architecture or industrial design faculty.. (I'm an architecture student here and we have a shop which supplies model materials cheap and has a large selection!)

16-12-2010, 16:53
Here are the pics from the City gate.
The footprint is 2' wide by 1' deep
The towers are based off bugbait_nz's design. Kuddos to him where due.




16-12-2010, 16:55


C&C welcome

17-12-2010, 20:07
Very nice looking city gate, are you planning on having some gates? if you want to make them moveable them Radio Controlled aircraft hinges are great for that job.
Looking forward to seeing this painted!

Bugbait out