So, Having decided that the Tau Models are almost fit to wipe my ass with, i'm going to be converting an entire army. The only model i like from the range is the Drone. With that in mind i've decided to convert everything from drones.
So to start off with i'm aquiring about 80 Drones.
I need to place a forgeworld order for some part to make the bigger models.
So yeah, went golfing for the first time this year yesterday. now my shoulders and back are full of knots and kinks. I love the sport and will probably play it for the rest of my life, but wow, every spring it's the same soreness that comes back.
it's kind of sad, every time i go it becomes more and more apparent to me that I am much better with a four iron than a driver.
perhaps i need to hit the driving range. or even go to the shop and get my driver aligned to me.
So, when i started playing this game, i did what most players do.... I picked up a bunch of models because they looked cool. The tyranids were my iconic "Alien" Army, and always have been. When i left the hobby from 2nd Edition to the end of 4th, i had a stack of genestealers sitting in a box. When i inevitably came back. they were still there. So i decided that they would be the starting place of my first new army......
I bought a bunch of bits online and went to town converting.
Here is the hive tyrant that was born of that box of bits:
The night stalkers were a concept long before they were an actuality.
A chapter of Adeptus astartes that were formed just after the Heresy. They are a child chapter of the Salamanders, keeping with the tradition of heavy use of flamer and melta weapons.
Wearing armor of stone gray, they paint their helmets flame red to portray thief fiery dispositions.
Led into battle by their Master of the Chapter,
Decon Decius 200 Pts WS BS S T W I A Ld Sv 6 5 4 4 3 5 3 10 2+
Wargear Sword of Vengence, Artificer Armor, Bolt Gun, Refractor Field
Sword of Vengence: This ancient relic blade has been the mark of position among the Night Stalkers for ages. It has tasted the blood of many foes and has an ingrained thirst for the blood of the chapter's enemies. It confers the prefered enemy special rule upon it's bearer.
Refractor Field: This field grants Deacon a 3+ Invulnerable save.
Chapter Tactics: Assualt Force: All units in your army replace COMBAT TACTICS with the Furious Charge and Counter Attack universal special rules.
Lord Among Men: Deacon has served for several centuries among the Night Stalkers. as such, his reputation has grown among his chapter and those serving him. any squad that fails a morale save may immediately re-take the test and take the new result instead. If they fail this test as well they operate at -1 Ld for the remainder of the battle.
Deploration of Weak Armor: Land Speeders, Rhinos and Razorbacks may not be taken by the Night Stalkers, however they gain the ability to take a Land Raider Crusader as a dedicated transport for the following squads: Assualt Squad, Tactical Squad, Terminator Squad, Terminator Assault Squad, Devistator Squad.
Venerate the March: Plasma Weapons may not be taken by the Night Stalkers. Tactical squads may take a Melta Gun or Flamer instead of a Missile Launcher.
Orbital Bombardment: See Codex Space Marines
The Night stalkers are a sight to behold wearing nothing newer than MK V Armor.
Not to say i had the idea first (by any means) but i decided to do a 180 Ork Boy list for a side project. I tried a new style of painting (or lack thereof) called dipping. It worked out quite well in my opinion. A few of the highlighted minis from this army, please ignore the shine. they are matte sprayed now, though they need a bit of repair after half of them came off the bases during the last tournament they went to.
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