Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Pre-Heresy Salamanders: Artellus Numeon

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Today I want to show you my Artellus Numeon - i liked this character since his first appearance in Promethean Sun - and he has a volkite-spear - who couldn't love him for that!

I won't spoiler too much of his story - if you are interested, he is featured in Promethean Sun, Vulkan Lives and Deathfire.


Artellus Numeon

Lord-Protector of Hesiod, Vulkan's Equerry, Commander of the Pyre Guard

"We have all burned. Down in the fire pits, or from the brander’s iron in the solitorium, we have all touched the fire. It leaves scars, even for us. We carry them proudly, with honour. But the scars we took that day on that battlefield, we bear only with shame and regret. They are a memorial in flesh, a physical reminder of everything we have lost, a burn even we fire-born cannot endure without pain."
- First Captain Artellus Numeon


Born on Terra as opposed to Nocturne, Numeon was a veteran member of the Legion and served as Lord Protector of Hesiod, Captain of the 1st Company Firedrakes, Equerry to the Primarch Vulkan, and commander of the elite Pyre Guard. Following the Drop Site Massacre, Numeon and a sparse number of Salamanders survived, fearing Vulkan dead (or captured) and vowing to exact vengeance on the traitor forces. Numeon organized the retreat of the remaining Salamanders (as well as surviving Raven Guard and Iron Hands) off Isstvan V and onto the warship Fire Ark. His ultimate fate following the events of the Horus Heresy is recorded elsewhere, ...








It was pretty cool to convert Vulkan He'stan - a great model, he makes an awesome base for any power armoured Salamanders Praetor in my opinion. The helmet is from the Mark II command set, the shield from the Firedrake Terminators.

Hope you enjoyed him!

regards,
Lady Atia


15 comments:

  1. That's a great little kitbash, he looks fantastic.

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  2. Looks Great Atia. You got any rules you have made for him?

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    1. Glad you like him :)

      No specific rules yet - I'm waiting for a painting tablet (hopefully christmas!) to make some FW like drawings (for Numeon and some daemons and other characters :P - pretty much like Iron Hands Fanatic @ B&C ... that guy is awesome!).

      But for now he is just a Praetor with Paragons Blade, Volkite Charger, Dragonscale Shield, Mantle of the Elder Drake and artificer armour^^

      Maybe some sacrifice special rule would be cool for him ^.^

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  3. Thats a stunning model!! After seeing this it only just occured that you could use the Vulkan He'stan model for him!!

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    1. Glad you like him :)

      Yeah, the model is great as base for any Salamanders HQ (and easily convertable if you got the resin version^^)

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    2. I can't quite tell from the pictures but is the original spear converted in anyway?

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    3. yeah - the original blade got replaced with a volkite charger and a grey knight blade was added underneath^^

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  4. Good choice of model, love the spear, nice paint job

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  5. Great conversion, paint job and CHOOM. The red crest really set the green off. looking forward to what you do next.

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    1. Thanks ^.^

      I'm still busy painting my Khorne Daemons, so next week will probably a little preview of Betrayal at Calth - but I have some power armoured Firedrakes and Firedrake-Jetbikes on my to-do list :P

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