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New Chaos Marine Chapter

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 3:59 pm 
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Hi all,

      I am thinking of painting up a new Chaos legion, (all the talk of the pink marines, and the wealth of sprues which I own have contributed to this.

      Anyone got any ideas? I looking more for interesting conversions and paint work than I am for game play ability. It needs to be compatable with Epic: Armageddon as well as NetEPIC and Epic40k. One thing I am not keen on is repeating the same conversions again and again, each conversion would idealy be unique.

Tom

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 Post subject: New Chaos Marine Chapter
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 6:00 pm 
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I suppose  the best place for inspiration would be the new Chaos codex.

How about an Iron Warriors legion?  You could introduce Basilisks into the marine lists then!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 6:09 pm 
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Sounds kinda cool :), I am sure I could add a few of the Gorgans to it too...

The only problem is that I want to get really heavy into the conversion aspects of it and I not sure if I have enough ideas for Iron Warriors conversions...

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 Post subject: New Chaos Marine Chapter
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:12 pm 
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Being an old Tzeentch fan, I think TSons make for good conversions.  While the standard marines are nothing special, there are lots of opportunities for characters.

I'm making a Bike squadron dedicated to Tzeentch with a Disc-rider champion and a raptor squadron with a magnus-like daemon prince.  The old disc riders (with the riders cut off) should make fine Screamers for a deamon unit.

In addition to the older flying discs, a simple washer or small coin can make a solid base to sculpt your own.  Now that I think about it, you might be able to use the round base on a standard infantry model to make discs, if you're pretty good.  That could give you an entire detachment of Raptors modeled as disc riders.  In fact... I think I have a new project - disc rider Raptors to go with that daemon prince.

You could make a champion riding a giant, flying coin if you wanted to be a bit on the silly side - no modeling required.  A 40k scale skull (or better, Inquisitor scale), chopped off just above the eyebrow line might be a cool disc also.

There are 6mm Egyptian historicals available from various companies to use for conversions of both troops and vehicles, plus straight terrain.

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Others:

Alpha legion with reptile/dragon theme.  I don't know if there are 6mm lizard men available or not.  If there are Warmaster Lizardmen available, they could certainly provide nice sergeants and captains, not to mention daemon princes.

Nurgle - sculpting organic shapes on vehicles is fairly easy.  You can also "patch" them with simple pieces of cardstock glued on.  I intend to make a Nurgle Warlord titan with holes in the carapace filled with screen, as if it has rusted away leaving only the structure.  Also, undead figs would fit well in a plague-bearer army, so Warmaster undead figs could make good character models.

Wordbearers don't leave much but scrolls and chaplains.

Iron warriors can give you cyborg infantry (old chaos androids might be a place to start) and spiky tanks/artillery, but little else.

Nightlords - Raptors with bat-wings (like from tyranid gargoyle models) might be cool.  Outside of that, they are pretty standard.

I never liked Khorne, so I don't really have any ideas, except that they have the old daemon engines to play with for conversions.

Black Legion - bland.  bleh.

Slaanesh - Tentacles are easy, and if you have extra daemonettes or fiends, you have lobster claws and scorpion tails to use.  Serpentine bodies shouldn't be hard to model from putty.  Just cut off the figs at the waist, stick a ball of putty on it and roll it into a tail.  If you have the old Steeds, they could make good bike character models.  I really dig the old slaanesh titan head (I have a reaver with the head and matching chaos whip).

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This is getting too long.  Surely that's enough to provoke some ideas.  Please post anything else you come up with.  I love fresh ideas to vamp off of.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:22 pm 
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Some great ideas... I particularly like the Tzeentch army, but now I have too many ideas for a single legion... it is going to have to be a Black Crusade, I already have an 8000 point NetEPIC Chaos army, just wanted to paint up a fresh force :). So I think.... a bit of everything would be ideal, the disc riders are my main interest, I think some disc riders (even though I already have two detachments!) and converted vehicles will be first... I submit all my stuff to the EZine, (EZine@netepic.org) so you guys can check it out when it is done.

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 Post subject: New Chaos Marine Chapter
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:58 pm 
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i have an iron warriors legion, including 3 titans, gorgons and all the other stuff, painted with a craft shop metallic Bronze paint, using these as a supplement to my chaos heresy force, i would suggest looking in a art shop or craft shop for these metallic paints, you get more paint for your money than GW paints, and they do some nifty colours


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