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.

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