Thursday, 29 October 2015
Sons of Nostramo
I thought I would kick off my Night Lords page with an idea of where I'm heading with them. For a while Night Lords have been compared with Batman - and I quite like that analogy, so I thought I'd include some elements of that in my force.
The army idea really arose from a Forge World release schedule. I had started collecting Imperial Fists as a 'codex' legion - something I don't do very often and in the process of assembling my army the Night Lords HH book hit. I'm a bit of a completist so having the 'good' Imperial Fists it made sense to collect the 'bad' Night Lords (the caveat here is obviously that these are Great Crusade armies and as such are both 'good' (or as good as they can be).
As I've said earlier this is where Batman comes in, I really liked the idea of a terrifying strike from an unknown quarter and to date my armies have been devoid of flyers so I am seizing the initiative and working on a flyer heavy Night Lords army. I've really struggled with the Night Lords rite of war (although I do feel it has its uses in smaller games) so to that end I've been looking at Angel's Wrath, however I have noticed an issue in that you are unable to take fortifications with this rite, however my work around is to include a primary and secondary detachment of Night Lords and only use the rite with the primary detachment.
So the plan is for two 20 man tacticals in Storm Eagles with a Centurian/Praetor/Consul and an apothecary in each squad. This will be backed up by two Fire Raptors and a Thunderhawk. I'll also be doing some 'add in' units - a 15 man Night Raptor unit with lightning claws and melta bombs, three 5 man Terror Squads (one with Volkite, one with heavy chain blades and the other tbc), two 6 man jetbikes squads, a Forge Lord, a few characters, 5 Castellax, a Contemptor talon and 3 Dreadclaw drop pods (the old Gothic pattern ones) and two landing pads. As you can see that's quite a sizeable army.
Best get on with it.
I've made a start on the tactical squads and building some other bits of the army. Here's my tester model for the army colour scheme:
I wanted to get a really dark blue for the marines so I chose to use P3 exile blue as my base coat over a Halfords grey primer. I then washed with drakenhof nightshade. I picked out the metals with leadbelcher and washed that with agrax earth shade. Once the blue was dry I panel painted (using layers) in kantor blue.
Pretty happy with the results so I've started pressing on with batch painting the infantry.
Over the next week I hope to get on with some more infantry (namely the first 5 man Terror Squad).
Looking forward to having more Night Lords to show off next week.