“Vanguard Space Marines are elite reconnaissance troops, trained to operate without support across the deadliest frontiers of the galaxy. Ranging far ahead of the main battle line, they prosecute full-spectrum campaigns of domination against the enemy by sabotaging communications, demolishing supply caches, and draining morale with terror strikes.”
+ Sounds like Alpha Legion +
Good day Hobbyist, it’s a spectacular time for Warhammer 40000!
This time it’s time to say a few things, but worry not, high res pictures below in two styles for all of you to look at.
Warhammer 8th edition is the game I always dreamt of. Great, clean, simple mechanics, near endless army building mechanics and gorgeous terrain sets readily available. Combined with incredible quality and quantity of new releases, this truly is a golden age for the hobby that feels almost unreal.
Personally, there is even more of a positive force in the hobby for me. My 9year old son has in three army steps completely fallen in love with the game and hobby. And graduated to appreciate its unique imagery and design. Like many of his generation, the initial appeal was the modern war machines of Tau, then the sleek designs of Eldar (and their hugely powerful rules) and now he marvels the coolness of the bad guys and the gothic detailing of the gorgeous new Chaos Marines. It’s been magical to witness that development and thoughtfully help him learn in steps optimizing He is currently on to his third army, the Black Legion. Starting from the Shadow Spear box, like the reinforcements here for my Alpha Legion, his Black Legion is soon ready to deploy and will be featured here. I painted him the new Abaddon as a gift and “painting template for the army” to his brief of black, gold and red glow. (The sleepers have painted a few different versions of this gorgeous model hopefully shared soon in a single post)
So then, my Alpha Legion project was completely re-energized with the Shadow Spear boxed set, “perfect for my alpha legion” even in the comments of a few Games Workshop designers. 😉
Below you will see the first half. A full squad of Infiltrators, my Effrit Stealth Squad, and Three Eliminators, elite snipers to tutor the Scouts in the art of long distance assassination. Next up I’m building the Supressors and then rounding up with a converted Librarian to be my count as Tigurius.
There is a time line to this push. I’m hoping to enter my first tournament in a decade, the Bay Area Open in May. For this purpose the army will be rounded off by a pair of Whirlwind tanks. I like the look of that kit, and they fit the elite strike force team really well, where my special operations forces can order devastating fire support at will.
So here we go, lots of pictures below, and a promise of plenty of activity on Sleet – with the unstoppable Mordheim 2019 train soon bringing the whole gang together to produce for this epic undertaking master minded by the Echoes of Imperium blog.
Looking forward to your comments, as we try wrestle some of the traffic back from Instagram to this medium that is so much deeper and personal.
I am Alpharius!