Remember back near the start of the year I set the apocalypse challenge of coming up with some sort of battle ready army from scratch by the summer? Well, In terms of points value, I'm about half the way to my target. So far, everything I've painted looks something like this:
I'm glad that the army is getting quite a bit of a horde feel about it now. I'm please with the carpet of infantry, it definitely adds to the scale of the titan.
The first game of the campaign is scheduled for July the 9th. For this first game, we're starting with basics, a 6000 point bash, of which I'm providing 3000 points for the chaos side. In the picture is around about the army I'll take, without the Reaver. There's a few more tanks to add to this to add some punch. My ally is playing a fallen angel army, and is bringing the elite whilst I bring the numbers!
A few months back, I started advertising on forums and scanning ebay for cheap leman russ tanks. Having sunk rather to much cash into the titan, the rest of the army will have to be a bit cheap! So, some purchases later and I got this:
For just under £80. That's 8 leman russ, on average, £10 each. Bearing in mind they're £35 each now, it's a fine bargain. I'll be taking 3 of them in the first game, so time to get my repairing gear out...
Vanquisher first up. I'm going to make several variants, and I love the hit or miss nature of these machines. I'd love it to blast a loyal russ to pieces for the first shot of the campaign, but knowing guardsman of BS 3, I'm not holding my breath!
Next, for sheer fun, I'm going with a punisher. Just because its a 20 shot bastard. I think that's enough said. Here I've given the tank it's first coat of catchan green.
To finish off the trio, an exterminator. This was the first russ to arrive, so got the first paint job. Unfortunately, my camera phone is failing me, and it looks alot like a child painted this. It is due another coat of varnish here, but still, I'm not to happy, it does look better in real life, I promise!
Once these 3 or finished, I should be able to concentrate on the next 1000 points or so.