Alpha Legion Progress

IMG_0454I have been busy since my last post. My list for Fratris Salutem? (editor help me out here – fixed, nerd) is pretty much locked down. I was actually able to stay away from going unbound. I am using a primary detachment of Chaos Space Marines, an allied detachment of Astra Militarum, and the Fallen formation with Cypher.

Here is how it is breaking down at the moment.

Chaos Lord – terminator armor chainfist combi plasma (warlord)
Chaos Terminators(4) – combi-meltas
Chaos Space Marines(10)
Chaos Cultists(10)

Company Command – 2x snipers, taurox
Veteran Squad – 2 flamers, 1 heavy flamer, taurox
Leman Russ Eradicator – plasma cannon sponsons

Fallen Formation:
Chosen(5) 3 melta guns 1 combi melta
Chosen(5) 3 melta guns 1 combi melta
Chosen(5) 3 plasma guns, 1 combi plasma

IMG_0457The force is built for the most part and I have started laying down some paint. I am really excited with how things are coming along. I have some more work to do on the taurox’s but for the most part it is just weathering and detailing. They should be completed in the next week.

In addition I have got the armor down on one squad of alpha legion along with cypher. I really want to push this force to the next level as far as my painting goes. I am trying to focus on strong “realistic” light contrast which has always been a challenge for me. I tend to be afraid to go to dark in my shadows but I am going to bite the bullet and go for it this time.

Work has also begun on the Astra Militarum squads, but the more I look at them the more I think I am going to start over. They are too dark and just don’t have the right feel. It sucks because of the deadline but I think I can bang them out quickly I just need to find the right fit as far as colors go.

The entire army is going to be winter based I hope to have a test base worked up over the weekend. More coming soon I have only about 1 month left including building a display base.

  • Loving the idea of using Cypher this way and really looking forward to seeing how this all progresses.

    • Warren Falconer

      I think he is a great fit for alpha legion. I’ve played one game with this list and failed to remember half his rules which would have helped.with no invuln save I feel he might be a wee bit overpriced but he is a good force multiplier.

      • The idea alone of Cypher and the Fallen leaves me wanting to make a Killteam of Fallen. No idea what rules ro use for them though.

  • Good start. Looking forward to seeing the Marines detailed out.

    I know what you mean about realistic lighting. It’s the same way with the more lit areas, the dramatic change in color can be startling. I find once you keep going and push through that it all pulls together and looks great. The first few times though you question the entire process and feel like you’ve screwed it all up.

    • Warren Falconer

      What gets me is using the airbrush to get the shading then your brush slips causing you to have to blend it all back out by hand. More practice certainly won’t hurt though. I am hoping to get some time this weekend to show more progress.

      • I hear ya. I’m blending a lot on my Herald right now, all by hand, and one slip and you feel like throwing the model.

  • Looking good. Loving the color you’ve chosen for the alphas.

    • Warren Falconer

      Thanks it is a black primer followed by 3 badger minitair colors shot from progressively higher angles. I’ll get the names next time I get out to my office.

  • Warren Falconer

    Thanks for the comments guys I have already radically changed the list to reduce the model count for painting purposes. I apologize for not getting back sooner I have had family visiting all week. There is now an abaddon counts as and many terminators with the ig force removed.

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