Sunday, 18 December 2016

18th Legion - Salamanders

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

It's the eighteenth day of christmas - and surprise surprise, I'll talk about the Salamanders today!

My plan was to get a small elite force for Zone Mortalis and beyond - which can also be used as part of a Shattered Legions army. I really love their style - scales, drake-tooths, flames. It was also a great project to practise some sculpting and I really hope to finish them in the future - maybe after my Thousand Sons?

Let's take a look at my planned army list:

Salamanders - 2500 points "Pride of the Legion - Firedrake Veterans"

- Artellus Numeon
175 points

- Cassian Dracos Reborn
295 points

- Contemptor Dreadnought
190 points

- 10 Firedrake Terminators
625 points

- 10 Tactical Veterans
195 points

Fast Attack:
- 3 Jetbikes
175 points

Heavy Support:
- 5 Pyroclasts
180 points

- Deredeo Dreadnought
240 points

Lord of War:
- Vulkan
425 points

The idea is to have a force of firedrake veterans of the Realm of Hesiod, lead by their First Captain. I would also like to add a Rhino and a Spartan for the Terminators, down the line.

We originally intended to write rules for Numeon, but time run short. For now I would play him as Praetor with a Paragon Blade, Volkite Charger, Mantle of the Elder Drake and a Boarding Shield! Hopefully we can bring you a full datasheet for this guy in the new year (similiar to Drake's GC-Era Garro!) :)

And never forget - Vulkan lives!

Lady Atia


  1. These boys had so much love on BandC, I think its a crime you haven't done more.
    In short, paint faster :p

    1. Haha thanks Colonel :)

      And I try, but I always feel like a snail lol. Turns out I did quite a lot this year atleast (2 ZM tiles full of Word Bearers, Zaraknyel, the Changeling and the Brass Scorpion!)

  2. These guys are my bane. Turns out by the current rules, the Death Guard never stood a chance during the Dropsite Massacre. They are great in ZM games though so good choice right there. Good luck, I look forward to seeing your work

    1. Hehe :P

      Fun fact - my Death Guard beat my Salamanders in Zone Mortalis, thanks to Typhon and his psychic shenanigans ...

  3. Love your Salamanders! They actually got me motivated to put some paint on my models!
    And your Numeon conversion was inspiring!!
    Can't wait to see more of Nocturne's finest!

  4. Replies
    1. Meant to ask - what's Cassian Dracos Reborn?!

    2. It's Cassian Dracos, but after the events of Istvaan :D

      Tbh, it's the same model with better rules (he developed psychich abilities while sleeping under Istvaan^^)

    3. Oooooooooooo!!
      I take Cassian Dracos as part my of list so look forward to the new rules - in Inferno?!

    4. They are already in Retribution!

  5. That's the black book? I can't really justify the cost for only Dracos updated rules unfortunately so I'll have to keep him as he is!

    1. There are also rules for Shattered Legions and another Chaplain character ;)

    2. Ah! Tempting but I can't justify £74 plus p&p when I have a pile of models still to paint!
      It's now on my list though!