My current interest in 40k really grew from terrain and skirmish games. A friend I played Mordheim with convinced me to try Death Squads (a 40k skirmish game, made by fans). I really enjoyed building the futuristic terrain. Over time I got more interested in the 40k story and fluff. I know that in many ways it parallels human history and civilizations (and many of the not so nice parts...) but I really love the grim dark setting. I like the corruption from within and assault from the outside. I like the futility. That sounds pretty dark. I don't support these things. That's why I have finally decided to breaking it all apart with a plague straight from the eye of terror.
Visitors to this blog have probably noticed some waffling on what 40k army to start lately. I've come up with some ideas for using a grey knights list with marines and with my imperial renegades. I have a selection of Death Guard models all ready to paint though. I have finally settled on a paint scheme that I like and so I think I am finally ready to really get started with this force.
|Some Death Guard test models. Not really happy with them. Too much yellow. I have remedied that now. Less yellow!|
The basic army will look like this. I know it is not an optimized force but I really don't want to buy and build vehicles until the new CSM codex comes out. I am going to build these first and add plague marines/havocs/chosen/more HQs as needed to reach 1500 points.
3 Terminator termicide unit
7 Terminators (foot slogging nurgle style!)
7 plague marines
7 plague marines
10 summoned demons
1 dreadnought (melta and close combat weapon)
This is definitely not a really strong force. Footslogging is not very popular at the moment. That's okay. I am not looking to win very much. I would like to make the list as strong as possible within the confines of Death Guard fluff and my own aesthetic choices. I don't want many vehicles (walkers are ok, I like converting dreads!). I want lots of ground pounders. I want models that I am sure will be included in future Death Guard lists. Any tips or ideas for bulking out the force and making it a bit tougher within these guidelines would be greatly appreciated.
|Death Guard character I have been working on. He looks much better now. Totally changed the armour hue and the rusted metal.|
Thanks for visiting and thanks in advance for tips and ideas!