Friday 30 March 2018

Talons of the Emperah - Vertus Praetors finished!

It took me a while to paint them, but I could finish my Custodes Vertus Praetors on their slightly customized jetbikes eventually. The bikes are really nice and I am looking forward to use them on the battlefield. Nevertheless, three of them are enough and I cannot imagine to paint more of them in the future...

Monday 26 March 2018

Talons of the Emperah - Vertus Praetors WIP

I got my hands on a box of Vertus Praetors for my little "Talons of the Emperah" army. The models are pretty cool for the most part, but somehow I didn't like the forward fins. Therefore I built my models slightly different to make them look more like Sammael's jetbike. What do you think?

The models are bigger than I imagined and have details everywhere. A real pain to paint... :D

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Blood for the Blood God! - Sadly.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to lead a part of my Custodes against Captain_Valerius' Chaos army into battle. Captain_Valerius had the first move and immediately stormed forward. Hello, first turn charge!

It even went so far that at the beginning of my second turn I was about to throw in the towel. But I kept going and it became a very exciting game eventually. It lasted six moves and I even almost won.

My list contained units of the Custodes, the Astra Miliarum and Roboute Guilliman (aka "the Emperor"). However, this mix was not optimal and the units did not work well together (besides Guilliman's reroll bubble). One reason more to quickly paint more Custodes. : D

Thanks to Captain_Valerius for the nice and exciting evening!

Here are a few game impressions:

 At last a size comparison picture of some of the newer walkers:


Tuesday 6 March 2018

The Emperor of Mankind (Roboute Guilliman Conversion)

May I introduce you to the Emperor of Mankind!

I was finally able to finish this guy. Based on my first version from December, I added a few things and changed some others. This was my first major attempt to model something on a miniature (for example the hair, the coat or chain links) and honestly, I'm a little proud of it.

"The Emperor" will be my Commander in Chief for my Custodes and other stuff, using the ruleset of Roboute Guilliman.

Just for comparision my conversion and the original miniature from GW: