Monday, December 5, 2011

Special Characters for the Lions. Painted!

So I did have a successful weekend. I was able to paint all 3 of the special characters that I made last week. We will start with one of the more popular HQ's from the Codex.

Vulkan He'stan
 Vulkan was my first model of the weekend, as well as my first attempt to paint a Power Weapon in this style. Before I would just paint the weapon a plain Boltgun Metal and call it good, but I wanted to try and match The Ghost Razor on Lugft Huron that was painted by Faolain.

Next is Captain Corien Sumatris. He may end up being my go to HQ for my games that are 1500 and smaller as he is good in close combat and he also augments the close combat abilities of those units around him.

Lastly is the Librarian. I will more likely then not use this model as my Chief Librarian Tigurius or Sevrin Loth.
Yes, that is a Chaos Marine Backpack. I thought I would use it on this model to help signify the special armor if I use this model as Sevrin Loth.

Here is a nice little group shot of the 3.

On another note, Forge World released the Twin-Linked Autocannon arms for the Contemptor Dreadnought.  This got me thinking about using the Mortis Contemptor as a Rifleman Dread+. For 200 points you can pick up the Mortis Contemptor with 2 Autocannons and a Cyclone Missile Launcher. This would make a very resilient platform for taking out light and medium armor. With BS5, AV13 front, a 5++ save from shooting and putting out 4 linked Autocannon shots and 2 Missile shots per turn can almost, but not quite guarantee at least some form of damage on vehicles AV12 and lower. You can make it a little more shooty by throwing on the Kheres Assault Cannons in place of the Autocannons but do have to pay the increased price. I do plan on trying out this "Rifleman +" and I will report back with some results.

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