So, I have been a little distracted from painting of late, but I am easing back into it. With no hint of story-based Battleplans from the new Age of Sigmar (a quick reversal may happen if the next book for the game does indeed contain story-based Battleplans), I have decided to focus efforts on the Prospero campaign from the Horus Heresy.
Now, Forge World have decided to stop producing the paint I was using for the Thousand Sons, which is an issue I will cover in a post in the near future but, as things stood, I decided to put together a couple of ‘spare’ units I had for the Space Wolves.
A Contemptor Dreadnought and a squad of Cataphractii Terminators.
My original plan had been to do both of these as Thousand Sons, but I already have some legion-specific Contemptors for them, and I had originally thought these were Tartaros Terminators. Which they obviously weren’t.
I now have the painting of Heresy-era Space Woofs down to a fine system, and can now rapidly get through these (which bodes well for large forces). This Contemptor now joins the previous Multi-Melta-armed one, and I will likely add a third to make up a Talon of ‘basic’ Contemptors, leaving the prettier Space Wolf specific versions for Venerable Dreadnoughts. It will be a nice way of spotting the real veterans on the battlefield.
The addition of a second Terminator squad works well for the Space Woofs, as I can now fill their Caestus Assault Ram with armoured goodness. Still got my eye on a squad of Varagyr Terminators though.
As I said, I will be covering what i am doing for the Thousand Sons in a post fairly soon, but the upshot of it is that I need to put together another couple of Tactical Squads, so I picked up another Burning of Prospero set. As soon as they are done, I will reveal the Grand Plan…
In the meantime though, I played my first set of games of Star Wars Imperial Assault, and liked it enough to be suitably inspired to paint up some more units. At the moment, i am putting the finishing touches to some more Stormtroopers, along with Rebel Troopers and Saboteurs.
You should see the results a little later this week!