Thursday, 28 June 2012

Let the Galaxy Burn!

I have set up this blog to document the build of my Death Guard Chaos Space Marine army which I am starting to coincide with the launch of Warhammer 40k 6th edition.

I have previously built a Tyranid and an Astral Claws army, both of which are half finished and less than half painted. This time my intention is to stick with one single army for at least the first year of the new edition and make sure the whole thing is painted. I will be starting with a core list of 1500-2000 points which I intend to build and paint between now and the end of the year, After that I will be adding new units to my army, hopefully one at a time and painting them before moving on to other shiny toys. History says I will fail this objective but I may as well start the project with goals!

I have never played CSM before and currently have no models for the army, I'll be starting from scratch and hoping to build, convert and paint every single model myself (no eBay shopping unless it's for stuff on sprues). For the core of my army I'm starting with:

2 x 10 model Chaos Space Marine squad, each with a Rhino

1 x 7 model Plague Marine Squad with a Rhino

5 x Chaos Terminators

1 x Nurgle Demon Prince (because I love the GW model)

1 x Chaos Predator

1 x Chaos Vindicator

I have ordered all these GW kits from (my go to online hobby store for GW stuff) and am currently awaiting shipping confirmation. This gives me a 1500 point force but I also found these models as an alternative to the current metal GW Obliterators and had to have a set of three.
This takes my points value closer to 1750 already, a nice core force for the upcoming 6th edition (which I'm hoping to pick up the day after tomorrow at Warhammer World Nottingham!). I have also ordered some resin bases from I discovered this company very recently and have bought bases off them already for Malifaux crews and a Warhammer Fantasy army. They are very reasonably priced, great quality and I've always received mine the day after I ordered them with a few complimentary sample bases thrown in. They're a great company and they also make affordable resin terrain pieces, I urge you to check them out and support them. If only anyone read this blog, I'd feel like I was helping them out! ;)

My intention for this army (as if a whole new army wasn't expensive enough) is to have liberal use of the great Forge World conversion kits for infantry and vehicles to make my army look as bloated and rotting as Grandfather Nurgle deserves. I'm also investigating getting some custom dice made for the army so I'll keep this blog updated with details of my progress.

As a start I did a test paint of an old marine model to try out a colour scheme in advance of my models arriving. I'm unhappy with it, mainly because of the limited colour palette I have in greens and browns. I'll be buying my first pots of the new GW range this weekend to try and get a set I'm happy with. All results to be posted up shortly.

Let the Galaxy Burn!

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