Title: Who's Who of Chaos Gods?
Arden Fell - September 14, 2011 09:10 AM (GMT)
Following on from my idea for a Minoan Legion on Michaelangelos Death Dealers thread, I think I may have found my Nemisi for the 17th and want to develop a chaos legion based on the missing Minoans (one of the lost legions).
1) Is the CSM codex due for a renewal soon (i.e. in the next 12 months) as I don't want to go out and buy one if it's going to be replaced in the next few months?
2) Which chaos god would a legion of stubbourn, decadent, horn-worshipers follow? Would it be Khorne? Did he have a presence PH? Which other legions did he corrupt?
For my company I'm planning to convert my Space Wolf Battle force, that I bought for the droppod which has been added to the 17th Inventory. Surprisingly the figures would appear very convertable to a legion of bull followers as the large wolf skulls with the addition of a pair of horns look quite bull like.
This leaves me with two conpanies of tactical marines. I was thinking of using Minotaurs as CC Termis for my Elites, with an honour guard and Primarch as HQ (painted up to resemble the Primarch Grim shot in my last Story Competition entry - with eye patch).
3) How is a CSM company built up? Will I need packs of minions or stand alone gruesome warp spawned monsters as well?
I know it's early doors but a bit of info will help with the paint scheme and conversions and get me going before I get a codex.
Michaelangelos - September 14, 2011 09:38 AM (GMT)
hey man nice start, i was thinking of doing your idea because its a cool one, i was planning on having the Beastmen Minotaurs feral on my homeworld and their skin has a hard resistant to bullets so they are difficult to kill.
I was also thinking of mutation and i might buy a five squad of my space marines and a 5 man squad of normal beastmen and convert them into a five man mutated squad :D
anyway for what god, i would say... probably khorne as he is known as "Lord of Rage" or "Lord of Blood". And Minotaurs are bulky so its the best fit tbh, like the king Minos, he sacrificed seven men and seven women to the minotaur so its like summoning it aka greater daemon!
im thinking of trying something like this, ill sort out my fluff soon and get a good army at christmas!
but i mean it looks like your doing an army for the chaosified Minoans so i mean its going to look awesome, if u ever sell it, ill have it :D
so when are you planning on starting the army?
Arden Fell - September 14, 2011 10:37 AM (GMT)
I've already started. Kind of. :lol:
Did a couple of test figures to see if the horned wolf skulls would look alright, and it's just a case of bulking out the bodies and getting the right chaos marking sorted out.
Interesting idea of having a 'civil war' between the Minoans and Minotaurs for your set up. I don't know how easy it'll be for you to run a battle between the two armys as one is WH and the other is 40K, but the end fluff would be awesome.
My minotaurs would then be a rouge or subjugated army who are tempted by the calls of Choas and follow the Minoans to the Dark side.
As for your queries regading the Minotaurs.
Bullet proof skin is a good start (increase the number of hits they can take).
Weapon wise I would keep them CC and increase their numbers to compensate for ranged weapons (ala Tyranid).
Or give them basic bolters as bull people may not be the smartest cookies, so plasma weapns and multi melta technology might be beyond them.
Ork weapon sprues might be a good source for bolters and missiles for them.
This going to make for an interesting double thread I think. You doing Pre-disapearance and me doing their return to from the warp.
Michaelangelos - September 14, 2011 10:57 AM (GMT)
ill stick with CC
I would love to see the test figures :)
Michaelangelos - September 14, 2011 12:49 PM (GMT)
might help with the conversion aswell
Arden Fell - September 14, 2011 01:04 PM (GMT)
Minus the spiked skull that is exactly what I'm after.
Trip to GW for chaos marines and Beastmen definately in the cards for this weekend.
Arden Fell - September 14, 2011 07:43 PM (GMT)
OK still looking for answers to whether or not the codex is due a change soon. I note that it is out of production on Maelstrom's website.
And for Michaelangelos.....
The first test model for the minotaurs...(still need to be Khorne-ified)...
Michaelangelos - September 14, 2011 11:19 PM (GMT)
omg... it looks awesome dude! loving the backpack :D
Michaelangelos - September 15, 2011 05:37 PM (GMT)
instead of Khorne-ifying it, how about making a new minor chaos god?
Ill talk to you about it
Arden Fell - September 15, 2011 08:04 PM (GMT)
Test paint scheme
Michaelangelos - September 15, 2011 08:32 PM (GMT)
awesome colour scheme man hope to see more
Arden Fell - September 28, 2011 01:17 PM (GMT)
Ordered some parts for conversion recently, hope to get some time to get the green stuff flowing.
Ordered Avatars of War Minotaur Lord with Axe for Asterion (Primarch) plus some WH Beastmen Gors for conversion into my Bull Termi's (5 man Honour Guard & 10 man squad).
The two 10 man squads of SW tacticals will be converted as above and be carrying normal astartes weapons.
Also playing with the idea of a psyker with retinue. Pythia female oracle with hooded 4 man retinue (similar to the oracle in 300 if I can pull it off).
Michaelangelos - September 28, 2011 03:27 PM (GMT)
i am planning to make This
soon, it looks cool. Anyway i can wait to see what you do with it, is it the one with just the axe or with the ball
Arden Fell - September 28, 2011 06:51 PM (GMT)