Thursday, 3 December 2015

Battle Bunnies 20 Legions of Xmas: Emperor's Children

On the third day of Xmas Santa gave to me; Per-fect-ion, +++ Records Expunged +++
And a Legion full of Mys-ter-y

Legion: III
Name: Emperor's Children
Former Names: III Legion
Primarch: Fulgrim. Also Known as The Illuminator and The Phoenician
First Captain at outbreak of Heresy: Julius Kaesoron
Forge World Paint scheme: 

  1. Basecoat with Xereus Purple; 
  2. Wash with Druchii Violet; 
  3. Layer with thinned 50/50 mix of Xereus Purple and Genestealer Purple; 
  4. Final layer with 25/75 mix of Xereus Purple and Genestealer Purple. 
  1. Basecoat with Balthasar Gold; 
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade; 
  3. Highlight with Gehenna’s Gold;
  4. Glaze with extremely thinned Druchii Violet. 
  1. Basecoat with Ceramite White; 
  2. Glaze with thinned Guilliman blue;
  3. Highlight with White Scar.
Alternative Paint scheme:
You could replace purple step 1 with Chemos Purple and 3 with Phoenician Purple from the new Forgeworld Airbrush range. I used these 2 paints on the bauble. Or you could Base coat with Iron Hands steel, wash with Nuln Oil and then use Forgeworlds clear Eidolon Purple.

Typical 2500pt list: 

Lord Commander Eidolon
-Jump pack 
Legion Centurion,
- Consul: Champion, artificer armour, jump pack, phoenix power spear, refactor field, sonic shrieker

10 Legion Tactical Marines with Rhino and legion vexilla. 
- Sergeant with phoenix power spear, artificer armour and melt bombs
10 Legion Tactical Marines with Rhino and legion vexilla.
- Sergeant with phoenix power spear, artificer armour and melt bombs

5 Phoenix Terminators with sonic shriekers
10 Palatine blades with sonic shriekers and jump packs
- Perfecter with phoenix power spear, artificer armour and melta bombs

Fast Attack
4 Jetbike Sky Hunters with multi-melta or volkite culverin, melta bombs and sergeant. 
Javelin Attack Speeder
Javelin Attack Speeder

Heavy Support
Spartan Assault tank

Lord of War

List Summary
This list is intended to be fast moving and hard hitting and make use of the Emperor's Children Rite of War: The Maru Skara or 'Killing Cut'. You can choose between 1 and 3 units to put in reserve. These 'Hidden Blades' then arrive on the turn of your choice (decided before game starts) and they gain the outflank special rule. I would place the Jetbikes and Speeders into reserve with intention of outflanking and hitting the enemy from a more perfect angle! Everything else in the army can move 12 inches, plus on the first turn an additional inch from the 'Open Blade' rule. Eidolon and the champion join the palatine blades and aim to go beat things up. Fulcrum rides with the terminators in the spartan and they also aim to go beat things up! The tactical's move up into the mid field and provide support to the palatines and terminators where needed. 

Merry Christmas to you all! 



  1. Awesome stuff! Really good looking bauble! As the blogs future number 1 for anything Emperors Children, have you put any thought into the colour scheme or when you want to start them? Will you go for a metallic purple a'la Betrayal or more like your bauble?

    1. Thanks Kaelo! I would like to match Darko's EC's so that they go together on the table top! I am gathering models for them at the moment, need to get the legion specifics though. Hopefully I can get started on them early in the new year!

  2. Really liking the shade of purple there Darien! You're still a traitor though ;)

    1. Haha! Thanks Aveinus! The purples are done with the new Forgeworld paints!

  3. How did the bunnies divide up the legions?
    Multiple bunnies per legion?
    Could I mabey get an outline?


      If you have any specific questions email me here and I will answer for you :)

  4. Very good list there Darien. Perfect to show their way of war!

    1. Thanks Drake, I think the list will be great fun to play!

    2. Very similar to my slimmed down list, except that I like to outflank a talon of contemptors just for the fun of it. Don't forget that the javelins have outflank as standard!

    3. Sounds like an awesome and slightly evil plan!

  5. I really like the fact you are collecting an enormous paiting guide. Great job