Saturday, 25 July 2009

Always thinking about the next project....

If you're anything like me, once you get a little way into a new army, you're already starting to think about what you're going to do once its finished, or those long term projects you'd really like to do but don't have the time/cash/skill to do. I thought I'd share some of the things I'm toying with at the moment. If anyone knows any good resources for any of these that would be great.

Plague Reaper: I'd love to convert up one of these for my Nurgle army. I've converted a few Nurgle vehicles (like my Vindicator and Defiler ) so a big project like this would be good. As it's an Apocalypse super heavy, I'll probably aim to get my CSMs up to 3000 points first and then think about this (they're about 2000 points currently). Cost wise this will set me back about £60 for the Baneblade kit.

Savlar Chem-Dogs: These guys are an Imperial Guard penal legion who were involved in the Third War for Armageddon. I found some fluff about them in the 2003 Chapter Approved, and the IG codex seems a good opportunity. These guys use alot of rebreather masks so plenty of conversion opportunities, and I see them with plenty of Commissars to keep them in line. It would also give me the chance to include some Ogryns and special type of Rough Rider called Chem-Riders. These would come after my Witch Hunters forces as I could use them as Inducted Guard whilst I was expanding them.

Adeptus Mechanicus: Plenty of conversion opportunities here, these guys would be an add-on to my Witch Hunters as I'd use the same rules for them. Here's how I would use them rules-wise:
Magos = Inquisitor Lord
Enginseer = Inquisitor
Electro Priests = Arco-Flagellants
Hypaspists Skitarii = Inquisitorial Storm Troopers
Sagitarii Skitarii = Retributors (these are heavy weapons specialists)
Balisteria Skitarii = Exorcists (these would represent artillery)
Praetorian Servitors = Penitent Engines (I'd probably use Ogre Kingdoms Gougers as the basis for these)
Once my Witch Hunters are finished I'll probably think about adding a squad of Hypaspsits to them based on the plastic Cadians with heads from Pig Iron Industries.

Feral Orks: Orks are fun, and give plenty of scope for conversion as there's plenty of plastic kits around. Feral Orks (or possible Snakebites) would be a bit different from the usual. I have an old Feral Ork list in front of me, but I'd probably try and use Codex: Orks instead. I'd see these guys with plenty of Cyboars (counts as Warbikes), Wyrdboyz, Boyz and Squiggoths (counts as Battlewagons).

Genestealer Cult: I was reading the excellent BoLS mini-dex on this again last week, and I'd love to do an army for this. I've even got an old Genestealer Patriach already, and some familiars. I'm not entirely sure how I'd go about doing the army whilst using a current GW codex. I could probably shoe horn it into a WH list, with inducted Guard.

Just some ideas I'm playing around with it. Let me know what you think!


RonSaikowski said...

You guys are the worst influence on me, every time I see a coolproject a FTW Member has done, I want to add that to my projects to do some day.

On average, I have about half a dozen projects I'm working on at one time. Personal projects have taken a back seat recently though.

jabberjabber said...

Ahhh, Genestealer Cultist Armies :)

Now you've gone and put another project in the back of my head!