Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Darien Vasco; Current and Future Projects Overview

Hello all!

Continuing with this weeks theme here is the run down of my current and future projects.

Sons of Horus First Company:

This is where I am currently up to with my First Company:

This part of my Sons of Horus is getting very close to completion now! I have 2 Dreadclaw's, Leviathan, 10 Reavers, Kibre, Ekkaddon and the Mastodon to finish for them. This army has come a long way in the 9-10 months that I have been working on them, I now have roughly 4500 points fully painted. 

With only a few bits to finish off I will be carrying on work on them for another month or 2 and that should see them to point where I am able to move onto different legion projects, of which I have a several that I will be completing. 

Sons of Horus 5th Company:
I have a plan and own most of the models required for Little Horus' company. This will be focusing on Tactical Marines and feet on the ground rather than the elite line up of the First Company. My plan is to do an orbital assault list. I have wanted to do a full drop pod army for ages and I think it will fit really well with the Sons of Horus style of war. I am not sure when I will be completing these, as I am torn between getting some of these done (to assist my Justaerin at the Warhammer World Shadow War Campaign in October) and starting my Emperors Children. 

Emperors Children:
Darien Vasco's Legion and what I plan to be starting very soon. I already own around 6000 points of models for this army, which is mostly unbuilt and in their bags or boxes! My plan for them is to be a small detachment of the III legion with Darien Vasco as the force commander. They will be operating mostly separately from the bulk of the legion and conducting smaller exploratory expeditions/compliances and paving the way for the rest of the legion to follow after them. They already have their first campaign lined up, which will test Vasco's leadership abilities straight away, against Kealo's Ghost Warrior Eldar army. 

World Eaters:
Once I have the Emperors Children completed I plan on moving onto the World Eaters. I have an idea of what I will be doing for them but that may change over time. I am currently planning on list focused around tactical, assault and rampager squads. I would like them to be be troop heavy and focused on hitting things! 

A loyalist legion:
At some point I would like to have a legion that remains loyal to the Emperor. I am currently not sure which one. Possibly Raven Guard as they are more focused on shooting than my other 3 legions above and would play very differently to them. I had a fantastic game against a White Scars army at the Horus Heresy Throne of Skulls and they were a lot of fun to fight against and look like they would be really fun to play with! 

We Battle Bunnies are looking to fight our way through the Great Crusade and that wouldn't be possible without some Xenos to fight against. I have a few projects planned for this starting with;

I own a very large amount of Orks and seem to be adding more on a regular basis! Here is where I'm up to with my painting for them:

I have focused mainly on a Dreadmob army list and as such I haven't painted many boyz yet! Picture above is roughly 4000 points of fully painted Orks. I have a lot more that is unpainted than I do painted!! I suspect I could put together an army in excess of 12000 points. I will be completing bits and pieces for these guys whilst I complete my legion projects, as they will be involved in Kealo's up and coming campaign with his Ultramarines. 

I have started gather models for an Eldar Craftworld army as well. I really want this to be a testing army for the legions to fight against. The plan is to do a Saim Hann themed army with Jetbikes and grav tanks. I don't plan on having any feet on the ground troops. It should be a fun theme and something to put the legions backs against the wall. 

Other Heresy projects:
I would like to complete a few other projects to go with the legions;
- Sisters of Silence 
- Custodes 
- A Knight Errant kill team style army as well and play a campaign based around Garro's audio dramas. Plus adding in additional missions to find other Knight Errants that the Bunnies create. 

- Ork scrap yard and ork buildings
- City scape 

Other non Heresy projects:
Harlequins - I have a 2000 point army of these build and 1/4 painted. I am expanding this over the weekend with the new Death Masque box set as I have been able to make several deals with people to acquire the Harlie side of the box set! 

Age of Sigmar - I am getting very tempted by this game and I am keen to get some games in for it. I think I would do a Sylvaneth army as the models are awesome!

Lord of the Rings - I play this game regular with a few of my friends. It is a fantastic rule set and a lot of fun to play. I don't own any models yet as the group I play with own something of everything already! I may in the future start a small army of my favourites though. 

That concludes the list of planned projects, no doubt this will grow even more over time!

Happy Hobbying! 



  1. Well done. So impressed with what you have achieved over the last 3/4 of a year. The Sons of Horus look great, as does your Orks. Shocked I didn't see a single pic of your awesome Harlequins!

    1. Thanks very much! I will add some pics of the harlies! I didn't add them as they weren't around in the heresy!

    2. I'm pretty sure Harlequins existed during the Great Crusade. Dark Eldar did, as did the Craft Worlders ...

      I'm not too familiar with Eldar fluff, so don't chastise me if I'm wrong.

    3. Technically the Dark Eldar were around but not quite as Dark. They were more like the 'Norm' for Eldar during that time and operated in Cults. We will be using a reduced Dark Eldar codex as an Eldar Cults enemy.

      Craftworld Eldar were around but very quiet. The Fall had not long happened and the race was reeling.

      Harlequins were sadly not first seen until M32 if I recall correctly. I will search for the relevant source and quote it here.

    4. It's in the harlequin codex on the time line! It does say that the followers of Cegorach fled into in webway at the fall. So from that you could say that harlequins were around but certainly not in the same form that the appeared in M32.

    5. 1. They appear in "The Beast Arises". I'm not sure what date that one has though, other than more than 1k years after the scoring
      2. The information we have is from a Codex, which is written in universe from the point of the imperial guys. It may be wrong, or the first official contact with them.

      I think you could say they are followers of Cegorach. No Solitairs, and no èn mass engagements. Also, Harleys are OP in fluff :P

    6. I believe beast arises was set in M32. I think in the current form they wouldn't exist, much like the dark eldar. Maybe in some form they could fit in with the cults army idea.

  2. Beast Arises does indeed take place in M32.

    I'm really curious now, where did you read about the Dark Eldar/Eldar Cults? I was always under the impression that Dark Eldar have been the same since before the Fall.

    1. The Dark Eldar Codex has some fluff prior to Vect's rebellion/ascendence. They also had sun-cults, which sounds quite cool!

  3. I was under the impression that a significant portion of eldar at that time where very much reminiscent of "modern" dark eldar. And had been for a very long period of time.

    1. Agreed. As such they weren't really known as Dark Eldar but more as sort of cults. It was the normal society divided into smaller subsects or 'Cults'. One of the FW designers discussed it with me once. I will try to dig out the old info. It is on the blog somewhere lol.

  4. Well I guess I never need to feel like I am spending too much on miniatures.

  5. Great miniatures, that's one hell of a collection!

    1. Thanks! So much still to paint but I can't stop adding more!!

  6. Great they look amazing! Sorry to bother you however I figured with your expertise you would be the best person to ask this really personal question. My basing sucks.

    My EC army:

    Now as you can see my painting is ok, but my basing sucks! But then as per recommendation of a tale of painters I started using this "black lava" basing material from vallejo.

    Now I wanted to ask you how to make a base such as Abaddon has? I have the concrete rubble from GF9, but how do I glue it on? Oh the humanity! :-D.

    Is such a base as Abaddons feasible on a whole army? Do you posses or now of any good guides?

    Kind regards,


  7. Disregard that link, this is correct

    the GF9:

  8. Oh and what materials do you use? In what stage and how do you stick on your model? I apologize for so many questions.

    1. The purple you have for your ECs is great! I also like the look of the black Lava! Abaddon's base is the one that his model comes with from forgeworld! So unfortunately I cannot help you on how to create that sort of base!

      I did make the base that Horus stands on, for that I used some resin off cuts for his feet to stand on. I used a flat piece one end to lift the model up slightly and then cut and scraped another piece until it looked like a rock for the other foot to rest on. I then surrounded this with basing rocks from the GW urban basing kit. Using bigger pieces first and then smaller bits around that. I also used some of the resin gates that looked like pipes and stuck them in! I glued Horus to the base before I painted it, though most likely you would be able to get a better finish on the base if the model wasn't glued on.

      My personal opinion is that simple bases are best for the most part. I think over complex bases can detract from the model rather than add to it. If you're interested this is how I do my bases:

      I hope that answers your questions! Fire back any more of not!