Archive for February, 2013

New Terminator Leaders

I’ve been doing a lot of building lately, which means I haven’t painted in a long, long time. Like, seriously long. I think it’s been since early last year. Let me reiterate: it’s not that I haven’t been hobbying, it’s just that I built an entire Black Templar army, then started building new Chaos Space Marines units when the new book debuted, and then I got angry at the new Chaos codex and decided to switch back to Templars. And now I’m even building some new stuff for Templars, but the painting will start soon.

Black Templar Marshall in Terminator armor (left) and Sergeant in Terminator armor (right)

Black Templar Marshall in Terminator armor (left) and Sergeant in Terminator armor (right)

So I decided to try out running a Terminator Command Squad. To start that, one must have an HQ unit in terminator armor, so I’ve gone down that road and built a Marshall. I did a bit of kit bashing with him by using a set of the terminator legs from the Dark Angels terminators that came in the new Dark Vengeance box set and then one of the Forge World Black Templar Storm Shields, which are huge and awesome. I magnetized both of his shoulders so I could swap out the Storm Shield and the Lightning Claw in the future.

I also built a Sergeant for the Terminator Command Squad (as he’s a requirement) and I gave him a Storm Shield as well (but not the same fancy Forge World) and a Thunder Hammer. I usually find a guy in power armor or terminator armor without a helmet to be a silly idea, but I’ve been doing it for some of my HQ units just to make sure they’re easy to pick out of the group, visually. I also magnetized his shoulders so he can swap arms and use different weapons in the future. I built him a lightning claw arm as well, so he and the Marshall could be lightning claw bros if they wanted.

Next, I’m going to build some regular terminators to add to the group (including an assault cannon or two), and then they’ll be ready to get their bases textured. I’m hoping to get a lot of my Black Templar bases textured in the next few weeks so I can start priming them. Priming is, as you know, the next step to painting, and then soon I’ll be painting again and trying to re-learn those muscles. We’ll see how it goes.

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The Statistics – 2013

Minis games played:
• WH40k (1850 pts):
   BT/GK vs Kevin (Eldar/DE) LOST
• WH40k (1500 pts):
   BT vs Jason (D.E.) LOST
• WH40k (1500 pts):
   BT vs Kevin (S.W.) LOST
Minis finished:
 none yet
Terrain finished:
 none yet
Cons attended:
 Fire & Ice
updated 28FEB2013

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