I've thrown up some pictures here.. but you can see more of Rich's work at the new blog site for him and his boys - DeathorGloryblog@blogspot.com or at his old site www.thedarkmechanic.blogspot.com
Check them out, they are tough tournament chaps, but also good lads. A heady combination indeed!
Anyway, I've been thinking about how I can get loads of the new Forgefiends into an army and run a Dark Mechanicus army inspired by Rich.. I thought Nids would be the best, but I would also need a huge number of random little gribblies.. then I thought about Demons..
Lightbulb moment on that bad boy... don't need a lot of troops for that and can go flying circus too..
I am really forward to trying out some crazy ideas and seeing where I get to.. But of course, the HellTalon/Blade thing doesn't really fit into demons..
Fancy doing Nids..really badly, but then I am not sure what I would do for Termagants? Hordes of Necron warriors might work, but they would need a lot of robes etc.. maybe I can do something with upper bodies of Necrons and green stuff a huge volume of cloaks! Tough, coz that sounds like a lot of work..
I have some cool ideas - that I've
I am just adding this sentence as I finish work and prepare to bugger off to Paris for work for a few days, but I was looking Blight Drones at FW and thought about using much smaller versions as a legion of Gargoyles for Tyranids! Essentially little bodies of nid sections, bloated a la Nugle into just a gun, with a pair of VTOL-esque props either side to lift them.. 30 mini blight drones! Cool! They may also work of course as Screamers of Tzeentch..
The real question with Demons is just the troops? what to run them as? How to build Chaos Demon troops in this techno-organic, Dark Mechanicus mess... Back to the imagery I think.. see if the internet has any ideas for me! I guess I could get back to green stuffing Necron Scarabs and build out huge (relatively), towering (um...relatively) stacks of Scarabs to represent Plague Bearers..kinda apt actually.. OK, so that is that one done actually! Sweet..
OOOh, Ooooh! I can use these as Termagants.. YES! FUCK YES! I now have an idea for running hordes of Termagants from the bellies of the giant tervigons..
Gonna have the bugs teleport in via a Necron wormhole set in their tummies! oooh... this is all gonna be soooooo cool!
Horrors? Shooty little critters... what about the mouth from the Ectoplasma Cannon as a head and then just have some weird cloaky things like the Veil of Darkness/Crypt thing from Vampire Counts conversion everyone does? Green stuff the cloaks etc?
God, I have got so much work to do! lol... It's amazing to be passionate about trying to build something new for 40k for a change...that does NOT include a single marine body!
It has been a long time for me since I built a new army.. even Necrons a year ago (or just shy, whenever the latest book came out) were not even a new army for me, just a case of buying the new kits that really worked *cough* Barges *cough* and getting stuck in on the cheap.. even a few fliers don't really represent getting a whole new army.. This is gonna be a fun project! And probably my most challenging one to date!
Can I get it done for Blog Wars 4 in December? No chance.. will I try? Hell yes.