Monday 27 April 2020

The Skull Wave

Hi all,

Over the years my collection has grown quite substantially, to the point where I can divide it into three distinct parts. Firstly there are what we might call the normal stuff; marines, vehicles, dreadnoughts etc, the mortal members of the warband if you will. Secondly, warmachines, gifted to Sladiç in pacts made with Hellforges. Finally, when blood flows in quantities enough to warrant the attention of Khorne himself, daemons of the Blood God come to partake of the slaughter. So now, at least in my background, The Red Tide comes in three waves. Today, we'll have a look at the first and foremost of Sladiç' followers, The Skull Wave.

The core of The Red Tide are the champions and warriors who followed Sladiç into rebellion. All are wholly dedicated to Khorne and revel in the slaughter and killing that such dedication brings.
As mentioned previously, Sladiç does recognize that even his best warriors cannot overcome every enemy arrayed before them by feat of arms alone. To that end there are elements of the Skull Wave that provide some much needed ranged support, weakening or eliminating enemy units which would interfere with the overall strategy and providing time for the elite of the Wave to be unleashed at the proper moment.
                                                    Reaper chaincannon Havocs
                           Leviathan dreadnoughts with dual butcher cannon array
Quad heavy bolter artillery

Of course, the ultimate worship of Khorne comes when the blood of the enemy flows as a result of meeting him in close combat and as such the bulk of the Wave is composed of warriors who prefer to close and fight the enemy with axe and sword.

Lightning claw armed Red Butchers
Berzerker squads and transports

The Skull Wave arrayed for battle

The Skull Wave is my go to force selection for most games. Sometimes elements from the other two waves will see some action but I tend to keep them separate. Up next, The Iron Wave.

Thursday 23 April 2020

The good the bad and the ugly

Tyson Vaughan enforcer captain has created a special strike team to cope with the upheaval after the collapse in Paynes Labyrinth. Codenamed 'septic' the special enforcer Patrol team  icarus will be at the forefront of law enforcement in the area.

Subjugators prepare to bring order to the lawless.

Left to right , scummer, fixer(chemdealer), and bounty hunter/ murder cyborg.

Remodeling Phobos and Deimos the champions of the Kindred of the dawn shadow.

Wednesday 15 April 2020

The Red Tide

Hi all,

It's been a while so apologies. I seem to have neglected posting anything recently and have just got on with painting. Gary gave me a kick up the arse a couple of days ago so here we are.

The armies of the Blood God have been expanding over the past few months so I thought I'd start with some background and some pics.
The Red Tide is led by Sladiç Blood Eye, a former World Eaters legion praetor who, although a berzerk slaughterer to rival any in the legion, has more moments of clarity than most of his fellow officers. He can see and appreciate what is necessary for his men to prosper more than simply collecting skulls. To that end, he left the legion and took his cohorts with him before the massacre on Skalathrax, which left the World Eaters torn apart. Over the centuries, The Red Tide has garnered a reputation for battlefield tactics of some complexity, beyond mere frenzied assaults, which comes as a surprise to the unwary enemy. Sladiç appreciates the need for fire support, the need for correct timing, the right unit for the job, when to attack and when to defend...
There have been pacts made with various allies. Hellforges have contributed daemonic machines, conquered worlds supply slaves. Even the Blood God himself has noticed the slaughter wrote by Sladiç and his men and favoured him with daemonic support.

                  Sladiç Blood Eye, Champion of Khorne, thunder hammer and jump pack.

The warp is fickle and the flow of time can take many turns. The journey of Sladiç from legionary to daemonhood manifests itself in many ways. Sometimes he is a marine, other times a mighty daemon prince. Occasionally he will appear in terminator plate, occasionally descending on pillars of flame wielding his favourite hammer.

Sladiç, Ascended. Rewarded with daemonhood after the massacre of the entire population of Fizar III, a hive world in the Thanos sector.

That's it for now, I'll be adding more from The Red Tide in the next few days.

Sunday 12 April 2020

From the Spire: Chaplain Vorys Ordane

Quarantine sucks but if it’s good for one thing it’s getting models painted!

Recently I finished off my Chaplain Vorys Ordane...

Sunday 5 April 2020

The Marionettes 2.0 (part 2) 7 of 9

Greetings Hivers!
Work is progressing (at a tediously slow pace thanks to being classed as a key worker) with my Renegade Mech Venator band, the Marionettes.

Thursday 2 April 2020

From the Spire: Centurion Devastator Squad Qeld

Introducing Centurion Devastator Squad Qeld!

Man these models are a pig to paint.

Still, they're done now and ready to annihilate enemy armour in the name of the Shadow Raptors :)

Hang on there!

The thing with the Hive is the deeper you go the darker it gets the darker it gets the easier it is to hide.
Lazarus morningtide, dome runner.

It dont matter if you have the best kit if you cant keep it, that's why I keep the best for myself.
Mataus Hoffman, gun jack

If your not a big man you need a big gun.
Steffan Wolf, gun jack.

He walks the fine line between fearless and reckless.
Bolo, brute handler

I do not wish to offer an apology where one is not warranted for my misdeeds are many yet My Sorrows are few.
Kovacs, Pit trainer

Dont matter how big your gang is if they catch you napping! and when the Bough breaks the Cradle will fall.
Harper, Gang look out.

The Colosseum is the local venue of the pit fights in Rockridge. Part Men part machines do battle against various creatures, mutants and others of their ilk from the underhive striving to make a name for themselves.