A foreword about Project: Terror 2013. I've been in the hobby is the summer/fall of 1990. I've loved all aspects of warhammer 40k from the rich stories to the crazy conversions people have come up with.(any one remember the genestealer cults limos?) anyway in that time I've built many armies, sold them to buy more and started again. I've always liked the look of Night Lords since I saw the bat banner with the khorne icons and worked from that perspective. when Lord of the Night hit the shelves I read it and New the Night Haunter had his hooks in me and there was no going back. when 4th edition came out I really didnt care for what was happening to my army but didnt want to stop so went loyalist and enjoyed my time helping build the old Aegyptus astartes project. with was with the lost of that army in an accident that i left the hobby for a short time. from that bad place several friend got me back into the game which helped out in my regular life as a diversion and I soon remembered why I was into the Nightlords from the beginning. with one of those friends who used the forum name Knightmare that the NightLords forum was created away from the B&C but between the two I've come to stand where I am today and glad for it.
With that in mind its with the mad skills from the B&C who's painting and sculpting skills that have inspired me to start my latest project for nightlords. To name just a few that stand out I would like to thank Dan the Demon, Doghouse, Lamenter, Pigofsparta, Blindhamster, Master Chaplin Astador, Boltman, Biohazard, Lorenzen, and 1000heathens for the inspiration as well as taking time to answer hundreds of questions here in PM and across the forum on their work. without I wouldnt think what I'm attempting to be possible. Now on to Project: Terror 2013.
Project: Terror will be the truescale conversion of 3000 points of 40k nightlords built on fluff written by me around the 8th company of the Night Lords. I use to call it a Grand Company but as AD-B's books have been released it should they didnt use this title so have been revising my fluff to be more up to date. my goal is to have it done by release of FW HH book two release next year. with its release I then plan on expanding phase two which will be main characters from a 30k aspect in the Night Lords. Fingers crossed I remain inspired and get this finished. other then the reward of have 2 3000 point armies of night lords I then plan on getting the FW Night Haunter model to paint as a center peice to the 30K force.
To start the project off some of you may remember this artwork from awhile back of Lahash 7th Claws Captain.
after pushing my sculpting skills I've decided to see if I can convert him from the draws with some minor tweaks. Here is the first wip pic.
Since this was taken I've got alittle bit more done but waiting for GS and milliput to cure before moving on and leaving finger prints. I'm trying to slow myself to not make mistakes. More pics soon aswell as revised artwork of the Finalized captain to be converted.
Its been awhile since I posted here. alot of things have kept me away and with new events unfolding I've decided the Airlock once more needs to be updated and hopefully with more regularity. recently i have been debating quite abit about starting a year long project. but im not sure if I should so I figured i might as well ask some advice. for awhile now I've been debating doing a army at art scale using DogHouse's tutorial from the bolter and chainsword. I've been reasonable successful creating these. while an army would be daunting and full of fear inspiring marines as well as looking excellent next to the traitor guard im building from DkoK models. I'm starting to have doubts. would true scale be better? do the art scale look to Large? it will be quite and undertaking from the beginning. what are your thoughts? feed back on attempting such an army is greatly accepted.
So I'll be using the space wolves dex on my army so i can focus on the characters that are the 8th. i will be updating and editing this first post over the next couple hours as i get the list up then i'll add in notes on diffrent units and characters
WOLF LORD ON THUNDERWOLF FROST BLADE
FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
LORD COMMANDER DAMON CHYLD HERALD OF THE DARK 200
RUNE PRIEST RUNIC WEAPON
WOLF TAIL TALISMAN
CHOOSER OF THE SLAIN
FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
RU'ATHAN OF THE DARK 135
WOLFGUARD BATTLE LEADER TERMINATOR ARMOUR
NIGHT CAPTAIN ZEPAR THE RED 125
WOLF GUARD PACK WOLFGUARD W/POWER ARMOUR, FROST BLADE, BOLT PISTOL, MELTABOMBS, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES (SCOUTS) NIGHT CAPTAIN LAHASH MASTEMA WOLFGUARD W/POWER ARMOUR, POWER WEAPON, BOLT PISTOL, JUMPPACK, COMBI-MELTA, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES (SKYCLAWS) NIGHT CAPTAIN TYRE EZEKIE WOLFGUARD W/POWER ARMOUR, WOLF CLAW, BOLT PISTOL, BIKE, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES (SWIFTCLAWS) NIGHT CAPTAIN ORIGEN NYSSA WOLFGUARD W/TERMINATOR ARMOUR, AND TWIN WOLF CLAWS NIGHT CAPTAIN LUTHER MENOS WOLFGUARD W/TERMINATOR ARMOUR, STORM BOLTER AND WOLF CLAW INFERNAL MORAX WOLFGUARD W/TERMINATOR ARMOUR, STORM SHIELD AND POWER WEAPON INFERNAL NABERIUS WOLFGUARD W/TERMINATOR ARMOUR, COMBI-MELTA AND POWER WEAPON INFERNAL FLAUROS WOLFGUARD W/TERMINATOR ARMOUR, HEAVY FLAMER AND POWER WEAPON INFERNAL HAGENTI
ARJAC ROCKFIST, ANVIL OF FENRIS WOLFGUARD W/TERMINATOR ARMOUR, FOEHAMMER, ANVIL SHIELD, WOLFTOOTH NECKLACE AND SAGA OF THE BEAR
ZARAZ TCHEZ THE SEIGE HAMMER SANGUINE BUTCHERS AND THE INFERNAL 577
WOLF SCOUTS PACK THREE SCOUTS W/SCOUT ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS, BOLTERS, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
TWO SCOUTS W/SCOUT ARMOUR, POWER WEAPONS, BOLTERS, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
SCOUT W/SCOUT ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPON, FLAMER, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
LONE WOLF POWER ARMOUR
CLOSE COMBAT WEAPON
MARK OF THE WULFEN
FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
PACKMASTER D'SADE 55
GREY HUNTERS PACK SEVEN HUNTERS W/POWER ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS, BOLT PISTOLS, BOLTERS, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
HUNTER W/POWER ARMOUR, POWER WEAPON, BOLT PISTOL, BOLTER, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
TWO HUNTERS W/POWER ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS, BOLT PISTOLS, FLAMERS, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
VETERAN NIGHT LORDS 165
BLOOD CLAWS PACK TWELVE CLAWS W/POWER ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS, BOLT PISTOLS, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
CLAW W/POWER ARMOUR, POWER WEAPON, BOLT PISTOL, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
TWO CLAWS W/POWER ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS, BOLT PISTOLS, FLAMERS, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
NIGHT LORDS 240
SWIFTCLAW BIKERS PACKFOUR SWIFTCLAWS W/POWER ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS, BOLT PISTOLS, BIKES, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
SWIFTCLAWS W/POWER ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS, BOLT PISTOLS, ATTACKBIKE W/ MULTIMELTA, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
TERROR RIDERS 160
SKYCLAW PACK EIGHT SKYCLAWS W/POWER ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS, BOLT PISTOLS, JUMPPACKS, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
SKYCLAW W/POWER ARMOUR, POWERFIST, BOLT PISTOL, JUMPPACK, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
SKYCLAW W/POWER ARMOUR, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPON, MELTAGUN, JUMPACK, FRAG AND KRAK GRENADES
NIGHT LORD RAPTORS 215
If I added it right and i know my math can be wrong alot this army should come in at 1992 points. it gives me lots of possiblities for conversions and showing the characters of my 8th company as well as its personalities new and old from the fluff.
new updates as the night progresses......
Changed the list up a little to have a raptor with flamer instead of melta gun. thought twin hand flamers would work great for this. and with that this is my first model for the ToT
Okay so over the last 19 years I worked on my Night Lords on and off through diffrent editions. with the release of 5th edition I almost put them back on the shelf and went back to playing the lap dogs of the corpse god but after much discussion with my trusted fellow Night Lord brothers I thought it was time to put my final Night Lords force together. Now how to make them stand out in the crowd of blue? Dan the Deamon from the B&C did some mind blowing work on his mixed Night Lord/ Alpha Legion war band. after several talks with him I believed his path was sound. Now that I had the feel of the army as I wanted it I soon hit another wall. How to do my terminators so they wouldn't be forgotten but would stand out as much as the rest of the army? with this in mind I started do concept sketches of ideas. Now I have a sketch book full of helmets, chest plates, greeves and other armor bits and peices but nothing really to set my termies apart from the rest till this last weekend. while far from finished and I am really motivated to finish this peice here is how I will be progressing with my Terminators for the Lords of Terror.
okay I picked up the new edition of space hulk the third of october. after several quick games with the fiance I started thinking how wonderful it would be to paint them but I dont want blood angels as it would be the 4th legion force I would have. after some looking at Angels of death as Blood Angel successor chapters I figured the chalice bearing Blood drinkers would be sweet to paint. after researching them all week I found they are codex following blood angel Ultramarine nancy boys. While I like the color theme for them I dont care for the Codex adheritance. So I'm painting them as sorts blood drinkers / blood angels to make them mine and maybe down the road I'll expand them into a full blown force army but as for now the Bearers of the Chalice will have to live though those 12 marines in the space hulk box. Pics to come in a few days.
Okay so currently I rebuilding my Night Lords army which has a heavy Khorne/Undivided Theme to it but when bored I do like to switch it up and use Nurgle or outside elements Like assistance from Alpha Legion. to represent this I have several Character's I re-doing to lead the army depending on which version is being feilded as well as which codex I'm using. Currently I either use the Current Chaos codex which I'm greatly disappointed with or the Current Marine codex. With the release of the new Space wolves codex I'm tempted to use it to represent my Beloved Nightlords in a style more fitting the image they have had since the days of Rogue Trader.
First up is HellChyld, Lord Commander Damon Chyld. I field HellChyld as either a Lord on Juggernaught or a Chapter Master depending on the codex. I have thought about Fielding him as a counts as new wolf Lord on thunder wolf from the new Wolf codex but have yet to sit down and study the new codex to see if I wish to follow that path.
1st Captian Zepar the red, Terminator Lord of Khorne or Terminator Captian is the next character for the 8th grand I have developed. with the release of the New wolf dex a nasty thought of converting a wolf pelted terminator version of Zepar to feild as a counts as Logan Grimnar has been brought up several times so as I might try feilding a Nightwing* style army. with the codex rules as rumored it would allow me to feild both Zepar and Zaraz Tchez in the same army but with personalities much like their chaos dex versions.
Night Captian Zaraz Tchez of the 5th company, The Seige Hammer, Terminator Lord Undivided or terminator Captian when in lead role usally supported by Undivided Night Lords in mixed armor. as listed above with the new wolf dex Zepar and Zaraz might finally be feilded together and not lose any of the personality they have come to be known for.
Allocen the Mad, Chaos Sorceror or Librarian depending on the dex used. Allocen isn't a Nightlord of the 8th Grand Company. Believed to be from the 13th Grand Company Allocen has come to a truce with HellChyld in these later days. what Allocen has that HellChyld wants is unknown but it must be of importance to him for as being a Nightlord alone would not have allowed him to keep his head as past events have shown.
Night Captian Lahash Mastema of the 7th company, Chaos Lord of Nurgle or Captian again depending on dex. I was writing some notes on Lahash as he's sort of new to the 8th line up so I figured I'd share them here aswell till I have proper Fluff on him.
"Lahash was known before the great crusade to mutter about a great plauge that would get him but he wouldn't die from it. after he joined the nightlords he still muttered about it saying he saw it coming for him in his dreams. It is beleived his dreams of this great plauge created a obsessive fascination with mortality and death which grew even more after being selected for training to be a Apothacary. While serving as Apothacay in HellChyld's command squad, It was reported Lahash's knowledge about his fascination new no limits and is believed to have gotten him possessed by something drawn to his warp presense, wishing to be immortal. there for awhile afterwards he was just a gibbering possessed who wouldn't seem to die. then one day some of the nightlords who watch the touched ones said something a little uncaring and he responded in his educated manner and scared the shit out of them as his new form was nothing like that as a possessed. HellChyld liked how his old freind returned to him and groomed him to be a night captian. a Night Captian of the company with the most tombstones** in it."
Other Characters of my force used but not of the 8th Grand are Ephialtes the Entombed, a chaos dreadnought with alot of fluff behind him created by the dark Chaplin of the Nightlords forum, Lord Commander Kythel Etan of the 18th Grand Company the Immortal Terrors, created by Dan the Deamon of the Bolter and Chainsword and "Alpharius" of cell 8 of the Alpha Legion who is played as a counts is telion when using the regular marine Dex.
I also have Morax the sane, a Chaos dreadnought who seems to not want to go berserk like all the other dreadnoughts of chaos. feilded in 30+ games as still yet to go berserk. really weird but at the same time hella cool.
*Nightwing - A death wing or all terminator armoured army of Night Lords. **Tombstones are the discriptive term used in the 8th grand company for Marines who belong to the Cult of Nurgle or Plauge Marines.
keep an eye on this spot as I'll hopefully post up the variant models for these guys in the coming days.. till next bat time.....................
Airlock III is a warhammer 40k Blog I will do my best to update on a regular basis showing insight into My Nightlords, Imperial Fists, Alpha Legion and any side projects that pop up like blood drinkers terminators painted from the new space hulk terminators.
Airlock III is a warhammer 40k blog which tracks the progress of the creation and reinforcement of my Night Lords, Imperial Fists and Alpha Legion Forces as well as side projects which distract me along the way.