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#1 Ripper.McGuirl

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:59 PM

Hey kids! I'm planning on running Alpha Legion, because I love them so. I am going to build a solid basic 1500 pt core that should work no matter what their final rules end up looking like, and here it is:

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145: Centurion Champion: master craft lightning claws, artificier, mbombs,jump pack

100: Master of signals, pwr weapon

100: Master of Signals, pwr weapon

45: Apothecary

45: Apothecary

296: 18 Tactical, nuncio, vex, extra ccw, pwr weap

296: 18 Tactical, nuncio, vex, extra ccw, pwr weap

290: 10 assault, 2x pwr weapons, l.claws

175: 5 recon, sniper, camo

I've only got one model built so far. Then I changed him to having a jump pack, and then it fell off. I'll post a pic when I get it back on!


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:43 PM

looking like a good start.  Looks like you are really liking the Orbital bombardment!



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:02 AM

I dig it! Definitely a great little core force. The pair of MoS is pretty scary!


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

Ripper's been talking about this layout with our crew; if ti wasn't Alphas I'd almost be annoyed, but I love the idea of one dude in armor, running around shooting stuff and being all tactical Marine. And then he stops, flashes a laser pointer at a hab-block, and levels it from orbit...


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:16 PM

I would have had 3, but I built the centurion already, and didn't have a unit to hide a third one in!


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:51 PM

Looking forward to figuring out their scheme. I found this blog the other day, and I'm going to use his techniques as my jumping off point:
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:11 PM

mmmmm chippy paint...

 

Also, after Sunday's game, I can confirm that MoS is a right bastard. More than one is brutal, especially dropping the noise turn one when stoopid players like me place units too close together...


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

That blue will take the chip colors really well. Look forward to it.

 

Yeah those MoS are straight rotten. No more using two in a friendly ever again for me. Was just plain wrong to nuke 19 marines in one go. I still feel a bit bad...


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:55 PM

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Maybe I will drop one and the recon team and throw in something else. Though, I do so love the idea of the alpha legion making you think you are safe, and then dropping space lasers on your mans.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:07 PM

If I set up across 2+ Masters of Signal, I'd never feel safe. But, again, feelings.

 

Seems to me the Vigilator is quite steeped in Alpha Legion fluff IMHO. Wouldn't be surprised if they get some sorta special version when the legion gets their rules proper. D6 S5 freebie attacks isn't as awesome as the orbital ballbustin' at first look. However this attack does take place before any player's turn. There's a decent chance you blow up something with AV10 in the butt before the game even begins. Plus you get an Independent Character that can snipe peeps with weirdo bolter shells.

 

Reeks of Alpha to me...


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:19 PM

Yeah, that's enough to pretty reliably bust a rhino based tank turn 1. Also thought it would be pretty funny to use it in any independent characters left outside of squads. My thought was to kind of avoid the really typically Alpha stuff until their book comes out, so that I could get used to the core first and them add goodies. But, I could throw a vigilator in a seeker squad and have him wipe people out with them, or swap recon and MoS for destroyers on jump packs, too.

This is why I haven't bought more stuff yet....

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:39 PM

I kinda want to do up a vigilator now myself. Did you know the Sternguard box has A REVERSE GRIP KILLY KNIFE? For all one's lazy conversion needs.

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#13 Ripper.McGuirl

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:50 PM

I do know that. Now I need like 15 of them. MkIV power weapon pack also has two knife fists, but they are less rad than this one.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:01 PM

So where's the pictures?


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:12 PM

Attached is a quick pic, I just posted it in the legion champ thread, but here it is for the sake of everything being in one spot.
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I will be getting some more work done this week, most likely.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:59 PM

Color 'speriments. I think I want a more blue look. This is a little too aqua. Also, I'm curious about both the GW blue glazes and the army painter blue quickshade.

 

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:28 AM

I think you went a little too heavy with the glaze. If you water it down a lot, like mostly water with a bit of pigment, I think you'll have the color you want. 


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:52 AM

Yeah, I think what I'm gonna do is mix up a dropper bottle with the color I want, rather than mucking about with washes. The blu ink on this model is years old at this point and is super shiny, as is that aqua color for whatever reason.

Also: Banestrike ammo! I'm going to have to rethink my list to incorporate a vigilator and some seekers....

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:26 AM

Eh, Seekers honestly don't seem great to me. The ability to buy Banestrike on any IC is cool, I'm definitely going to be taking advantage of that, but it won't make me want to run Seekers.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

I can't resist the idea of having a bunch of hardened killers gunning for one guy, and loading up special ammo with his name on it. I particularly like that it's a unit. Alpha Legion history has a bunch of references to them training intiates and passing or failing them by squad, not by individual. This encourages total commitment and teamwork from each squad. My vision is the seekers get the assignment and are told that if their target isn't dead, the whole squad may as well not come back.

Also, here is another test paint.

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I realized that the photo doesn't look that much different than the other one, so I took one of the two models next to eachother. I like this new color much more. Thoughts?

 

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Lastly, here is my updated list:

 

120: Vigilator: pwr sword, artficer
 
110: Master of signals, pwr weapon, artificer
 
230: 15 Tactical, nuncio, vex, pwr weap
 
230: 15 Tactical, nuncio, vex, pwr weap
 
300: 10 assault, 2x pwr weapons, l.claws, artficer
 
250: 10 Seekers, banestrike
 
255: 5 Tartaros, plasma blaster, harness, volkite, 2 chainfists
 
175: Sicaran, las sponsons
 
175: Sicaran, las sponsons
 
I figure I've got 4 scoring units, one is really fast, one is really well armored, and two are large. A sneaky bastard with a squad of killers outflanking, and also trying to blow up your scorpius before the game starts. Another sneaky bastard hiding in a squad waiting to drop a bomb on your head. And finally, two awesome looking tanks because they are awesome and shoot things a lot.

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