Team Fisto 2014

They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give of themselves to me. Like clay I shall mould them, and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle. In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them. They will have tactics, strategies and machines so that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear.

The Emperor of Mankind

Welcome to a new age of Team Fisto! Iíve blown the dust off this venerable log to document the upcoming revamp of my Imperial Fists.

When Team Fisto was last in full swing, I ended up making a semi-true scale army, while the others made actual true scale Marines. Although I was very pleased with the results, in some ways Iíve always regretted not going the distance. This is something I intend to make up for now.

My current project plan is to create a full 1500 point true scale army, all with LED illuminated eye lenses. Iíve drawn up two lists, one for 40K and one for 30K, both of which use the same 56 Marine models. In both cases the lists will consist of a demi-company, i.e. three tactical squads, one assault squad, one devastator squad, a command squad and captain, all Rhino mounted.

These five Marines are the first half of the first tactical squad. Iíve chosen to do this army in MkVI plate for a number of reasons...

Firstly, itís my favourite armour mark.

Secondly, as the Imperial Fists acquired their MkVI armour from Mars at the outbreak of the Heresy, this army will be thematically appropriate for almost any time period, from the Horus Heresy to present.

This is important to me as now that Iím married and have a young daughter I just donít have the available army building time that I used to, so for my ďfinalĒ project I wanted to build an army that a) I could be proud* of, and b) could conceivably fit into any PCRC (or external) campaign setting.

* Not that Iím not proud of my other armies, but I donít feel they represent the best work of which Iím capable.

Although I have the first 1500 points planned out, I then hope to reach 2000 points and maybe even 3000. I have some vague ideas regarding what I want to include when the force reaches that size, but I wonít make up my mind for sure until I get there.