Seasons greetings all, I have officially been on holiday for one day and making every minute count! Amid the chaos of last minute gift wrapping, event organizing and food shopping, I have managed to make significant gains on my Night Lords project.
Been busy recently increasing the size of my vehicle pool. At the time of writing I have put together two Spartans, a Sicaran and my personal favourite the Sicaran Venator. All the kits went together fairly well; aside the usual re-bending of some bits with hot water. All the tanks have been built with sponsons removed, as I intend to magnetise them for ease of transport and also the option to swap between lascannon/heavy bolters where applicable.
As you can see in in the background I also went ahead and treated myself to the Legion Astartes Gamer Editions. While I do like the standard books, they are far too large to be lugging around to games so it was an obvious choice to make life easier.
So with the tank pool filling up nicely, there was only one thing left to do really and that was to treat myself to something big. With any luck this order will turn up soon, so I build and share - The mighty Legion Glaive.
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(