When I first created this blog, it was designed to be a collection of articles that allowed me to share my progress across three game systems - Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k and Hordes (specifically Legion of Everblight). Since that time, much has occurred and I no longer play games with my Legion of Everblight models my enthusiasm for the game has significantly waned to the point of non-relevance. I held onto the minis though, not because I had any illusions of playing again, but because selling them off went against my hoarding mentality. All things must change however and recently I felt it was time to move on from the game completely, allowing me to explore other avenues.
|Goodbye old legion of mine...|
The issue that next presented itself was - who would buy my collection? I had a significant number of warbeasts thanks to two starter sets (one of which was from the two-player starter set) and a couple of extra boxes / blisters. Thankfully Mark from the currently inactive (but I live in hope for it's revival) Project Circle was willing to trade them for a Baneblade and a Basilisk, an offer I immediately seized upon since I was looking for a Super-Heavy for my Salamanders, and a third Basilisk would neatly round out one of my artillery squadrons. With a handshake, my Legion were spirited away to a good home with Imperial Armour left in their stead. This left me with a small quandary - without my Legion, could I consider my blog as being worthy of the Triple Helix designator? The solution quickly presented itself with the sudden delivery of a mysterious package, the contents of which will make up another blog post entirely. Needless to say, with the emergency of a new strand of 'gaming DNA' the Triple Helix project remained and my minor philosophical stumble was corrected.
|You know how it is, you get a new car and the|
not five minutes out of the lot you ding it.
These last few weeks have not just been about trading armies for Super-Heavies though. It's also been about making my new Heresy project as large and intimidating as I possibly can. Jumping on EBay, I stumbled across an auction that was selling a stupidly large amount of Heresy-Era Salamander models. Apparently it was a project he had decided to discontinue. Pouncing on this opportunity, I managed to secure enough components to easily create 40 Tactical Marines, 5 Pyroclasts and a 10-Man Veteran Tactical Squad, replete with Legion-specific upgrades (shoulder pads, armour upgrades etc) as well as a myriad of bolters, sufficient to arm them all. I also picked up Vulkan because at this point, I'm thinking the Primarch might be a good idea. All in all, I've managed to accumulate over 6000 pts worth of minis and with only five of them painted, it's past time I got to painting more of them. So as not to become too overwhelmed, I've broken the project into smaller, more manageable chunks. The first of these is comes to a paltry 1200 points and contains the following -
- Legion Praetor
- 20 Tactical Marines in MkIV Armour (5 are painted already)
- 10 Tactical Support Marines in MkV gear
- 3 Basilisks used to create a Legion Artillery Squadron
|Mass resin Loot to act as a convenient distraction!!|
Bases In: 195 (+85)
Bases Out: 8
Bases Sold: 182 (+47)
Total: -5 Bases
Catch you all later,