Sunday, 26 January 2014

Night Lords Raptors

One of the best parts of the Night Lords imagery comes with their affinity for Raptors.  I initially based my Raptors on the 3rd Ed heads and jump packs with the plastics as I never really liked the actual metal Raptors.  That continued into the 4th and 5th Ed Raptors.  With the 6th Ed Chaos Codex however and the new plastics, I had to buy myself some.

Next stop will be Forge World for some Horus Heresy Night Raptors.  I've already mentioned that I'm not a fan of the bat-winged helmets but as an extension I'm not a fan of the general big-horned helmets for Chaos.  I tend to keep mine to the top knot helmets or those without much adornment.  Luckily for me that is in keeping with the Night Lords trilogy because for them, the Heresy wasn't 10 000 years ago.  Plus its now cheaper for Night Lords shoulder pads via Forge World than it is for the NL bits pack from GW!!


Saturday, 25 January 2014

We Have Come For You...Part 3

As I said in an earlier post, the Night Lords were more of a collecting for modelling than as a gaming army.  As such, I don't have a lot of armour for them.  I did splash out on a Forge World upgrade for the Rhino doors and front plate though.


The Landraider was picked up when they first came out.  Remember when they did three and the third was half-price.  Three Landraiders for £75!!!

Another example of my advanced years...a "Space Crusade Mission Dreadnought" dreadnought or Helbrute..or whatever they are called now!

Friday, 24 January 2014

We Have Come For You...Part 2

But who is in charge around here?

here are a couple to choose from.  With the help of his base, the plastic Terminator Lord just looks so big.  Shame that, at present, there is no Space Marine equivalent.

One of the 2Ed Chaos Sorcerors. 

I don't like the bat-winged helmets but I did want to use the metal Night Lords champion GW produced.  The wings seemed like an acceptable mutation.  I have tried to keep my army largely "Chaos" and daemon free.


Sunday, 19 January 2014

We Have Come For You!

First of all, the majority of the foot soldiers.  I haven't built up a lot of Chaos Marines as I've always treated them as something nice to collect and paint rather than a gaming army so they are not particularly balanced.

Shown below, a squad of Chosen, headed up by my Talos representation.

Next is the Troops choices, two squads of ten with plasma or meltaguns.

To add a bit of close combat punch, Night Lords who have fallen to the ways of Khorne.
Finally, the weakling dogs of the False Emperor cannot be overthrown by short range weapons alone.  I love the 2nd Ed Havocs and prefer them to any Chaos Marine heavy weapons since.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Ave Dominus Nox...but not the silly winged helmets!

Of course, I'm not just a good guy, weakling follower of the Corpse God.  When I wish to indulge my..shall we say..nastier side I can always fall back on the Night Lords NEGATIVE winged helmets!

While I find some time to photograph more of the army, here's my representation of Talos from Aaron Dembski-Bowden's excellent Night Lords trilogy.  The model is based of one of the 2nd Ed Chaos metals with a Terminator combi-bolter, metal Shoulder Pad, champion back pack and a Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard power sword from the bits box.


Artwork used purely to show comparison with the conversion

The Night Lords really caught my attention with their fleshing out in the 2nd Ed Codex:Chaos.  The colour scheme with the lightning flashes and their participation in the attack on the Cadians portrayed in the Codex made them stand out from the other Legions.