Taking the opportunity on one of my rare days off to show you the additional reinforcements for my Night Lords project. Basing it loosely on the background, I started investing in some armoured units for the legion, in the form of aircraft and drop pods. At the time of writing though, I am still a little sceptical as to how these elements work within the Horus Heresy backdrop as in my opinion there is quite a lot of anti deep strike options that make a great deal of the Night Lords 'tactics' difficult to pull off. Stack this with the inability to first turn charge, Night Lords are really left relying on getting that all important Night Fighting rule to come in play (Curze makes it automatic). However from a visual concept, Dread Claw Assault Pods backed by aircraft look simply amazing!
As you can see from the photo, on the table I currently have a Dreadclaw Assault Pod ready for painting, a Fire Gunship nearing build completion and still new in the bag - a Primaris Lightning Strike Fighter. I did initially want to use the Storm Eagle, but ended up preferring the more dedicated role of the Primaris. I actually am not a fan of paying a premium for troop transport and this shows in my lists and choice of aircraft.
I appreciate this is only a small update, as I only have the one day off this week, but I do have some other pieces which are at work - 10 Night Raptors armed with chain glaives! I am really excited to get this unit together as I feel they will look extremely visceral on the table top; sadly though; as the toys add up, the model count goes down!
Thanks for reading,
p.s Sorry about orientation, Blogger just not playing nice with this pic today 8(