Sadly, not that much progress from me this week - I worked a bit on my daemons, but nothing spectacular. The good news is that my Forgeworld order arrived - with upgrade parts for my BaC models!
Looking at Forgeworld's awesome Word Bearers transfer sheet, I had to decide which chapter to choose for my line troopers - no worries, I plan to paint all of FW's special characters, so this doesn't restrict my choice.
My favourites were:
- The Unspeaking:
Already pretty chaotic at Calth, an army made for their upcoming Gal Vorbak Rite of War. They also used alot of Ashen Circle and Destroyers, were prominent at Calth and managed to escape.
- The Serrated Sun:
Who couldn't love them? Argel Tal was awesome, and their icon is pretty cool too - sadly they got devastated at Istvaan, which makes them unusable for the later part of the Heresy .... *sighs* - Sorry ADB :<
- The Graven Star:
Void Battles, Boarding Specialists, lots of tanks - I love that! On top of that: It's the chapter of M'kar ... who doesn't want to field him (or better, who doesn't want to see him die - again, and again!).
With the help of my fellow Bunnies and fraters from B&C (thanks everyone who helped me with this!), I chose the Graven Star as my chapter - it really fits with what I want - Zone Mortalis and tanks! So, let's take a deeper look at them ...
Chapter of the Graven Star
The Chapter of the Graven Star is recorded as operating in strength at the Betrayal at Calth, and it was noted that his chapter had made a speciality of boarding actions and gunship-carried assaults, which may have been a tactical expediency of Lorgar's battle plan.
Of all the chapters of the Word Bearers Legion, the Graven Star was known to field the highest number of armoured units. Aggressive use of these had led the chapter to many victories in the Great Crusade, for which it also acquired a reputation for ruthless efficiency on the attack, and bloody-minded stubborness in defence.
They were known to have largely retreated from the planet's surface during the final hours of the war, and would go on to further infamy in the Shadow Crusade ...
Things to come
Last but not least, I want to give you a little look at things to come - the Architects of the Heresy have arrived - and so has Samus ...