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I had a thread about my army last year, but it got cluttered and I wanted a fresh start - so here we go!

I've been painting up Imperial Fists for about 4 years now, and I've decided my lifetime hobby goal is to have an entire chapter of Imperial Fists. The fluff is simple: Imperial Fist forces in the Sol system that were scattered during the Warmaster's attack group up, organize under a new chapter, and try to make it to Terra to help defend the palace. Because they are all survivors, they use the original legion structure to help ensure a proper chain of command - so the chapter has two battalions, each having 5 chapters with 100 space marines plus the captain.

Current Progress Pic (6/29/17):

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I'll update my progress on this post. The timeline is:

902nd (Line Company): DONE
901st (Veteran Company): DONE

Vehicles / Characters Break - In Progress:

  • Techmarine
  • Apothecary
  • Primus Medicae
  • Praetor in Tartaros Armor
  • Spartan
  • Land Speeder
  • Rhinos (x3)
  • Leviathan Dreadnoughts (x3)
  • Medusa
  • Whirlwind Scorpius

905th (Specialist Company)
903rd (Line Company)
Vehicles / Characters Break
904th (Line Company)

HALF WAY POINT (Battalion 1 Complete)

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The 901st Veteran Company is DONE
 
This company represents the veterans from the various ships reforming into one company.  So the veterans and terminators have slightly different paint schemes to represent this.  Captain Timotheus Quintus was one of the most senior line officers at their disposal, so he was put in charge of the veteran chapter to unite scattered collection of elite squads into a fearsome fighting force.
 
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Very front: Captain Timotheus Quintus with his retinue of terminators.

 

From left to right, row one:

Veteran squad with heavy flamer

Veteran squad

Veteran squad with plasma

Veteran squad with close combat weapons (sarge w/ pfist, 2x lightning claws, 2x power swords)

Veteran squad with 2 heavy bolters

 

From left to right, row two:

 

Indomitus Terminators with Assault Cannon

Tartaros Terminators with Lightning Claws

Tartaros Terminators with Autocannon

Tartaros Terminators with Volkite, Sarge with Thunder Hammer

Tartaros Terminators with Plasma Blaster

Cataphractii Terminators with Chain Fists / Power Fists

Cataphractii Terminators with Combi Meltas / Chain Fists / Power Fists

Cataphractii Terminators with Thunder Hammer / Storm Shields

Cataphractii Terminators with Lightning Claws

 

Here are the Vets:

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And here are the terminators more up close:

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Note:

A "done" company is based on the number of Astartes.  Eventually, I will go back and complete the requisite transports for this company.

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The 902nd Line Company is DONE

 

The 902nd represent the first forces that were mustered together after that wing of the outer defense fleet was shattered.  Captain Jorah Pedro led his boarding retinue and another breacher squad to repel traitors on their Strike Cruiser before restoring power and using their craft to pick up survivors from other wrecks.  They managed to cobble together a sizable enough force that they started to take the fight to the enemy in search of more brothers stranded in the void.

 

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From left to right: 

Command Squad (10 marines - yes I know 5 is the max size but they're equipped differently so I can swap in and out for games!) with boarding shields

Tactical Squad (10x)

Tactical Squad (10x)

Tactical Squad (10x)

Tactical Squad (10x)

In front of that last tactical squad is Captain Jorah Pedro (counts as Alexis Polux rules)

Tactical Support Squad (5x, flamers)

Tactical Support Squad (5x, meltaguns)

Tactical Support Squad (5x, meltaguns)

Heavy Support Squad (5x, Lascannons)

Heavy Support Squad (5x, Volkite)

Heavy Support Squad (5x, Heavy Bolter)

Breacher Squad (10x)

 

Back Row:

4x Rhinos 

4x Quad Mortars 

1x Laser Rapier

 

Note: I need 5 more rhinos, but I consider vehicles separate.  Done means 100 brothers and their Captain are ready to serve.

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My WIP for this month:

 

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4 terminator squads.  Getting these guys done would put me at over 1/2 way done with the 901st, and a step closer to some vehicle time.  I've got a Spartan, 2 Leviathans, and a Contemptor waiting for me :D 

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Get your arse on my Challenge Board right now!!! You must have achieved at least one of them! :) 

 

http://heresy30k.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/5436-2017-heresy-30k-challenge/

 

Results in here...

 

http://heresy30k.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/5500-2017-heresy-30k-challenge-results-scrunty-double/

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Get your arse on my Challenge Board right now!!! You must have achieved at least one of them! :)

 

http://heresy30k.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/5436-2017-heresy-30k-challenge/

 

Results in here...

 

http://heresy30k.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/5500-2017-heresy-30k-challenge-results-scrunty-double/

 

Sadly not yet but I'm super close.  In a few months I'll be able to post for Siege Talon, Artillery Battery, Tactical Marines, Pride of the Legion, and Consul Conclave.  Just not quite there yet :) 

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Got the first of those 4 terminator squads done! This was a rescue job - I found these terminators in the bottom of a box.  I bought them 11 years ago when I first got into 40k.  I popped off all the Crux Terminatus shoulder pads and replaced them with ones from the Black Templars upgrade kit and then filed off similar iconography on the legs of some of them.  I wasn't playing Fists back then, I had to re-base coat the models which wasn't ideal.  But I'm pretty happy with how these look all things considered!  The Tartaros are almost done, should have pics in a few days!

 

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3rd squad done for the month - another tartaros squad. I have one more cataphractii squad this month.  After that I'll need to pause to paint some traitors for a mega battle at the end of May.

 

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@Princess - white base coat, thinned down layer of averland sunset, then two thin coats of yriel yellow.  Thinned down Nuln Oil over top to dampen the yellow a little when all said and done.

 

So my April goal is complete!  I started with 20 primed terminators and now I have this:

 

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Pretty happy with that.  Got the Cataphractii squad based today:

 

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So with these terminators done I am now 60% done with the 901st.  I have two 10 man vet squads to go, along with a 10 man Tartaros squad, 1 5 man cataphractii with fists/bolters and 1 cataphractii squad with the new storm shields.

 

I will have to wait a bit to work on that though - in May I'll be painting a small Emperor's Children force so I can participate in a local mega battle for the Dropsite Massacre.  No Fists are present, and I need a traitor force so I'll switch to the dark side for a month and then get back to this.

 

Which I'm excited to do - because after these squads I'll have some awesome characters and 3 leviathans waiting to be painted!!!

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..aaaaaand I'm back! Emperor's Children are done, and I just finished running my 3 day tournament (the Bugeater), so now I'm back to doing some hobby work!  I'm picking up a 5 man squad of termies tonight, but otherwise I have all I need to finish off the 901st company.  

 

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So I have a melee focused veteran squad up front with power fist, 2x lightning claws, and some power swords.  Then I have a standard ranged squad that will have heavy bolters.  Behind them is a 5 man tartaros squad all with volkite, a squad with plasma blasters, and then a cataphractii squad that will have the new Imperial Fist storm shields and they also have chainfists (sarge has a thunderhammer).

 

After this lot is done it is time to paint some vehicles and characters.  I'm a teacher, so it is summer time - which means I can really put some hours in!

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Another update!

 

The two veteran squads are done.  My matte finish gave me some trouble so the decals did not come out as nice as I would have liked but otherwise I'm pretty happy.  And I used the new sector mechanicus bases and really like them!  20 terminators to go and this company is done.

 

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