Friday, April 12, 2013

Lord of the Word

I have finished!!!  It's 3am and a day past my original due date, but he's done.  Again, he isn't nearly as pretty as I expected, but time is a major factor and my brush may have been a little rushed.  Whining done, let's move on to the model...

To fit the theme of the army, I decided that I would use Erebus to command the force.  In the attack on Calth, Kor Phaeron planned and executed the assault from orbit while Erebus made planetfall and set up a summoning circle while the five Chapters of the XVIIth Legion crushed the Ultramarines.  Since he was on the ground with the rest of the forces, I figured he'd be the obvious choice.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the Horus Heresy novel, "Know No Fear."

But wait, the Chaos codex has no rules or stats for Lord Erebus!  Looks like I'm using the 'counts-as' principle I hate so much.  Resigning to theme over-riding principle, I began to look at characters.  I couldn't make up my mind and eventually settled on just making my own Chaos Lord and using that.  That is until my buddy talked me into using Huron Blackheart.  I resisted, he insisted, and eventually I capitulated.  I'll do a whole blog about that decision later, but it all led to a quick conversion and frantic painting.  Here, check it out:

First Chaplain!  That is, before Chaplains started carrying Crozius'
Of course, I have to have a model to represent the Hamadrya, and I decided that I liked the small, daemonic model available in the swag-bag from Adepticon all those years ago.  Unfortunately, the lighting didn't show off the layering quite right, so I have to show both.  Like all stories, the truth is somewhere in the middle:

And both- DONE!!!

 Aaaaand with that, every model for my force is fully painted.  I still need to base everything, and I still have much work to do on objectives and terrain and army-lists and...  Damn.  And here I thought I was done...  On to more!!!

Let me know what you guys think, and Happy Hobbying yourselves!


  1. Haven't gotten to Know No Fear yet. Currently I am at book 16 of the Horus Heresy series. Trying to make the books last as long as I can by reading them slowly. Go figure! =)

    Anyways, nice looking Huron Blackheart. I know it's wrong but I have somehow always pictured Erebus as someone who looked like the Emperor in Star Wars. Hmmm .. wonder why.

    1. Oh man! I didn't even think of that! And I have plenty of robed heads as well, that may have been the better way to go...
      Outstanding idea! Wish I would have thought of that originally now. You, sir, are a genius!

  2. Great paint job! His "pet" looks good too. If you play, what will the creature be for Eberus? Just a regular daemon, perhaps?

    1. Nah, he's just a reminder to roll for the psychic power at the beginning of the turn. Really nothing more than a familiar, by rule. But he looks cool!