Hello all! As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been going through my boxes of kit and thought it would be nice to throw together the start of a Chaos Nurgle/Corrupted/Grubby force. Here’s a photo of some of the miniatures I’ll be using as a basis (forgive the dark picture, my camera seems to be struggling with daylight):
I’ve included a Land Raider and Forgeworld Baneblade for scale purposes. If you’re not familiar with the miniatures, I’m using a combination Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Planetfall (both by Spartan Games), Exodus Wars (I think) and some Onslaught Miniatures and some die-cast Star Wars troop carrying dropships. They all seem to scale alrightish – the Dystopian wars tanks have a lot of detail compared to the Planetfall tanks, but once covered with mutations and corrosion they should look fine – also I quite like the idea of the corrupted forces being made up of a variety of different cultures and traditions before they turned.
It’s worth mentioning that the Dystopian wars box sets are often on sale at pretty impressive discounts and often you will get a good boxload of tanks for the price of a tiny number of official miniatures or even the clones found on ebay. Due to some pretty amazing discounts to a variety of different sites I’ve got several more armoured battlegroups to add as Nurgle forces and one in particular for an Iron Warriors contingent. The Star wars troop ships look pretty fun and I’m going to use them to deliver a unit of World Eaters (Edenite Jump troops in this case) deep into the heart of the enemy…. after it’s been upcycled with some spikey bits.
There are also some more Airships which I’m hoping to modify with a load of tentacles hanging from their undersides, but I’ll need to save up for a Greenstuff World Tentacle making kit unless I fancy going mad!
Here’s a picture of a couple of partially modified Ramjack APCs:
Still managed to get a bit more sculpting on the Arabians done and I’m quite pleased with how they’re shaping up, and even based up the Pikemen…… these pikemen seem to be taking ages but I keep putting off basing since it really bores me. The Epic project is intended to focus my easily distracted nature onto another comprehensive project with a (kind of) structured approach. I’ve also got a box of Epic Squat sprues who I’m planning to use a an interstellar Mining Union using vehicles from the Firestorm Planetfall range (Directorate, Terran etc) who will be my protagonists against the Chaos forces they accidentally dug up – Dwarves and their digging up trouble eh?
These armies will not really work according to the established army lists since I never really got into any of the rule-sets and don’t particularly like the pages of additional rules and complexity (I’m a simple soul really). I’m planning on using a modified version of Dragon Rampant for some fast paced and fun sci-fi rules.
Thanks for looking.