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Title: Guardians of the Choral City
Description: Vardus Praal

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 17, 2008 01:27 PM (GMT)
Hi all :)

I think after rereading Galaxy in Flames again, I'm tempted to build up a small 1k poins army of Guardians of the Coral City, using Vardus Praal as overall commander. Also I wnat to include flying Guardians, and a huge organ with monstrous pipes and lots of servitors ;)

So, here are my two questions:

1. Which armylist to use ? For me making the models is more important, but having 1k points of models sitting around and not able to play some games with them hits me...
I thought either:
- good ol' Space Marines
- Slaaneshi CSM
- Eldar
- Necrons

2. Are there any more infos on Vardus Praal aside from Gif ? Maybe in the artbooks ?
The only infos in the book are that he carries a spear, very ornate armour and something doom-siren-like.

Any infos, suggestions and additional tips would be greatly appreciated :)


Anodyr - April 17, 2008 01:39 PM (GMT)
Nice idea. I considered this myself but gave up after I couldnt think of a concept for the glassy-armoured troopers.

As for list, I would say either CSM (assuming the new list has special rules for sonic weapons?) or eldar (I immediately thought of eldar when I read about how athletic some of the troops were, although I have no idea what the eldar rules look like).

I think personally I'd choose eldar over csms, because the guardians didnt scream space marine at me as much as they did eldar, and you can still field the flying troops as Swooping Hawks, and maybe use Howling Banshee rules for the sonic weapon business (assuming they still have their Banshe scream rule?)?

Kaleb 'Angelus' Dante - April 17, 2008 04:45 PM (GMT)
Great Idea! As far as I know the only info on Vardus Praal is in GiF sorry :( . Are you intending on including warsingers in the army?

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 17, 2008 04:58 PM (GMT)
Yes, sure ;) Depending on what armylist I'm gonna use I wanted to include 1 or 2. I made a prototype warrior once, but that seems to have been lost with the old boards <_<

I'll post new pics of him and my Vardus Praal conversion later..maybe even today :)

Kharn - April 18, 2008 04:39 AM (GMT)
When I read the book I thought of Imp Guard stromtroopers
I dont know why, but that was what I thought when I heard about black armor-clad troops

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 18, 2008 08:33 AM (GMT)
Ok, here are:

a prototype warrior:
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Servitors playing their organ (obviously missing the piping yet^^)
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and Vardus Praal WIP (the GS of the leg is not that crappy, it's just because I used Milliput for the moulding form):
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C&C welcome :)

ShroudFilm - April 18, 2008 01:30 PM (GMT)
Very nice! Love those Servitors... "Ja. Das Hokey Kokey. Ja. Das Hokey Kokey." :lol:

I would say, I considered the Eldar list for Choral City warriors too. If you're concerned about sonics, the Howling Banshees have their masks...?

I have a Warsinger in the works too, along with my Megarachnids. It'll be interesting to see how mine compares to yours.

Iacton - April 18, 2008 02:20 PM (GMT)
Flippin' hell Shroud! Now you've got me stuck on them being Kraftwerk *We are the robots*

Love the thought process here, BCB. Really interested in how Praal turns out though

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 18, 2008 02:25 PM (GMT)
Oh well, just for you, Iacton, here is more progress on Praal, now, let's say...85% completed ;)

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Await more soon :)

Iacton - April 18, 2008 03:12 PM (GMT)
Nice work mate. Loving the details.

Is this reminding anyone else of the Daft Punk videos though? The space band cartoons

Never thought of this before!

Daft Punk - Digital Love LINKY

Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger LINKY

Daft Punk - One More Time LINKY

Daft Punk - Aerodynamic - LINKY

Something About Us - LINKY

I love Daft Punk in case anyone was wondering ^_^

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 18, 2008 03:32 PM (GMT)

Ok people, here he is, DONE !

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I consider him done, (only some GS-clean-up) but if any of you have any suggestions, I'm open for them :)

Iacton - April 18, 2008 03:57 PM (GMT)
Hot damn you work fast! He is superb.
Think the neck guard needs a bit more attention and what about the big bits on his back?

Weiss - April 18, 2008 04:00 PM (GMT)
He looks absolutely great man! I'm loving the GS work. Where did you get the doom siren?

I love Daft Punk too, maybe it's a southerner thing... :unsure:

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 18, 2008 04:41 PM (GMT)
Weiss, not sure I got what you meant...the doomsiren is from the Chaos vehicle sprue...I'm surprised you didn't know that ;)

Sillybugger - April 21, 2008 01:56 AM (GMT)
Nice model. I like the shin guards.

I can't see why that looks like Daft punk, if the model had that helmet they usually wear then I would understand but its probably my lack of imagination

Weiss - April 21, 2008 07:08 AM (GMT)
Sorry, I've never brought a Chaos vehicle before... Though I'm going to have to soon to get hold of havoc launchers...

ShroudFilm - April 21, 2008 12:27 PM (GMT)
I think the Daft Punk reference comes from the fact that it's two guys playing keyboards in a sci-fi manner.

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 21, 2008 03:56 PM (GMT)
Alright, here's pics of the painted Vardus Praal. It is a really rushed paintjob which took me only about 2 hours.

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And the Servitors with their new base :) Enough space behind them for huge organpipes.

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For anyone interested, this is the form I made for Praal's greaves:

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Iacton - April 21, 2008 04:19 PM (GMT)
Top stuff BCB and great idea for the whole project.


*around the world, around the world....*

Angron - April 21, 2008 04:33 PM (GMT)
Looking awesome mate. Praal looks simply great.

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 22, 2008 08:51 AM (GMT)
Hi all, here is an update on the organ.

PIP servitors and WIP pipes:
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And a sergeant-kind-of-thingy, please tell me how you like the idea :)
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Anodyr - April 22, 2008 10:29 AM (GMT)
They look great! I particularly like the fact that the thing on the back of the sergeant looks like a tuning fork - very appropriate! And the Swooping Hawk bodies (they are Swooping Hawks right?) are perfect for the athletic guardian types.

Any chance of a close-up of the servitors and organ now that they are painted?

ShroudFilm - April 22, 2008 11:46 AM (GMT)
Yes, close ups of the servitors! Praal looks stunning!

Brother-Captain Basilus - April 22, 2008 12:51 PM (GMT)
Your wish is my command -_-

Keep in mind that they're far from being finished by now.

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Tarik Torgaddon - April 24, 2008 03:20 PM (GMT)
I love the idea, and those minis look great :)

Lord_Mortirion - April 30, 2008 04:23 PM (GMT)
this is good

Lord_Mortirion - October 5, 2008 09:37 PM (GMT)
how is this stuff coming along!!! have ya got anymore done???

ShroudFilm - October 5, 2008 10:27 PM (GMT)
Threadomancer! :D

But I was wondering the same thing actually...

Lord_Mortirion - October 5, 2008 10:52 PM (GMT)
lol... well he cant tease us with this and then *poof* nothing... tiss just not fair!!!

=>Constantine Valdor<= - October 6, 2008 03:08 PM (GMT)
ol... well he cant tease us with this and then *poof* nothing... tiss just not fair!!!

I agree, what happen with the painting of the pipes?

BTW, I love the Idea of the protectors of Choral City, and the Conversions are great!

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