And hail and rain does blaw;
Or the stormy north sends driving forth
The blinding sleet and snaw:
While, tumbling brown, the burn comes down,
And roars frae bank to brae;
And bird and beast in covert rest,
And pass the heartless day.
Old Terran poem, M18
Winter is coming!
To celebrate that I have finally finished the Green Kyngge, one of the main characters of the Green Mechanicvm, I have made the army list for the Crataegus Legion, which I will bring with me to the Thorn Moons Crusade. Using Tyranids and Thousand Sons rules!
The Crataegus Legion will be built up around three factions, which hopefully will be expanded after the Thorn Moons Crusade. But this list is the goal for the games this summer. The three factions cover the three different narratives that make up the history and background of the Crataegus Legion and their boreal home in Crataegus Fragmentum;
(1) The Coven of the Elder Ones, (2) the Courts of the Green Mechanicvm and (3) the Linnæanne Brothers of Neith.
If people are interested in learning more about Crataegus Fragmentum and the Thorn Moon Legion I have written extensive background narratives on Iron Sleet for all three factions during both the Pilgrym and the build-up to the Thorn Moons Crusade.
The Crataegus Legion Army List
(1) The Coven of the Elder Ones
The Witch Lords
6 Elder Ones
Oghamme, Keeper of Thornes, High Librarian, Custode of Daerwynne, 1st Library Moon
Huathe, Thorne Kyngge, Lord of Gheal, 3rd Moon
Thurisaz, Thorne Maker, Lord of Lintear, 7th Moon
Pyrocanthe, Fire Thorne, Lord of Lasair, 11th Moon
Straiph, Black Thorne, Lord of Dorchae, 21st Moon
Othalanga, Cerberin Brier, Lord of Venenare, 34th Moon
The Flesh Changed
Uruth the Hunter + 5 Thorn Guards
Shagarth the Feral + 5 Thorn Guards
(2) The Courts of the Green Mechanicvm
The Court of the Green Kyngge
The Green Kyngge + 5 Satyrian Court Guardians
The Court of the Lucus Queen
Haghænne + 12 Thorn Maidens
The Court of the Underworld
Sixten Vreeswijk + 20 Borealis Sentinels
Svante Ambrosiusse + 5 Borealis Huntsmen
(3) The Neithian
Pater Fredrik Carolus Linnæus XVIth, Princeps Botanicarum of Neith
Most of the army has been built, some of it still needs to be painted and a small part still needs to be both built and painted. With the Green Kyngge and five Borealis Sentinels for Radix Arborea Sixten Vreeswijk just done I am getting there. When finished the Crataegus Legion will consist of 65 models in total – at the minimum! I will hopefully be able to add a small court for Sverre Arrheniusse too. After all, he recently returned to the Thorn Moons with sacred relics from the Throne World. But that will be second priority.
I have finished 26 miniatures including Othalanga – the incredible Elder One given to me by the Wier Brothers (be sure to check out their website!).
I have built but still need to paint 18 miniatures: Sixten Vreeswijk (this guy is seriously big – very intimidating, but he will be the centerpiece of the army), 15 Borealis Sentinels (these are fast!), Svante Ambrosiusse and Pater Fredrik Carolus Linnæus XVIth.
I still need to build and paint 21 miniatures! 6 Thorn Guards, 10 Thorn Maidens, 1 Satyrian Court Guardian and four Elder Ones (Oghamme, Pyrocanthe, Straiph and Shagarth).
Much to do, but right now it seems manageable…
From Throne to Thorne!