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


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.


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