within the Scriptorum located in Zone 2-4 Sigma still stank of burnt ozone.Zahariel, together with his four brother
knights proceeded to act swiftly in accordance to Azrael’s orders upon boarding
the hulk via the teleportation beacons set up earlier by Squad Dominus and
Ulciscor.Of the Knights deployed, Zahariel
was tasked to stay behind to rendezvous with Sergeant Alessio’s squad as the mission
he was about to embark would not be possible without any support from members
within the First Company.
was honored when Master Belial assigned his squad to back up a member of the
Knights, given he had only recently been promoted to Sergeant.He was eager to prove his worth to a senior
member of the Inner Circle and the squad under his leadership could feel the sergeant’s
uneasiness from his usual cool and collected demeanor.During their transit from The Rock to the
hulk aboard the torpedo, not a single word was spoken between the Terminators,
until Brother Titus broke the silence as usual.
troubles you, brother sergeant?”
feel that there’s something more sinister at hand here, Titus.Be mindful that leadership for this
engagement falls on our brother Knights.Know our places and remember that Knight Zahariel’s command represents
direct order from Grand Master Azrael.Stay
boarding torpedo accelerated to maximum velocity as it prepared to breach the
space hulk’s adamantium hull.The squad
aboard braced themselves for the impact and if it wasn’t for their terminator
plates and gene-forged physiology, the impact would have been devastating.
the torpedo ramp fully descended, Sergeant Alessio was the first to step foot
onto the hulk.
you have made it, Sergeant Alessio.I
could use your help.Master Belial
speaks highly of you”, greeted Zahariel.
Upper stratosphere cleared, wind sheer effect on pod increased to .75fps. Trajectory altered, recalculated route will result in minor impact with ground structure. Hazard level: minimal.
Squad status: green light ten by ten. Armour machine spirits at maximum efficiency and responsiveness. Deltrian shows minor heightened state in the amygdala, standard drop response for him, he is restless for battle.
Environmental threat level increased to category alpha 5, xenos pollutants now fully altering biological makeup of planet's surface. Increased levels of acidity, increased airborne spore count by ten billion parts per cubic inch, decreased visibility by 63.2% from baseline. Adjust accordingly.
Topographic layout of drop-site, magnification at 2x, increase magnification to 8x. Enemy formations are shifting, scattering, aware of incoming threat. Lesser organisms swarming closer around synaptic lynch-pins. Forming defensive cordons, as expected. Primary target 5.5m closer from original target location.
Biological data-file on lesser tyranid organism designated genus: Gauntii Virago. 6 meters long nose to tail, 6 limbs four hoofed two clawed, multi-lung system enclosed in hardened carapace, single heart located center mass. Weapon mutation designated fleshborer. Weak points: center face, limbs and neck. Threat level: minimal.
Biological data-file on primary target designated genus: Tyranicus Gladius Subterranius. 40 meters long nose to tail, 6 limbs all bladed. Multi-lung redundant systems enclosed in bonded exoskeleton, multi-heart center and lower mass. Weapon mutation bio-electric. Weak points: lower abdomen, limb joints, underside tail section and underside jaw. Threat level: extremis.
Ammunition recheck, full compliment. Squad ammunition recheck, full compliment. Squad heavy weapon lascannon charge maximum.
the aftermath of the Horus Heresy and destruction of Caliban, the First Legion
had desperately salvaged what was left of their home world to create The
Rock.Essentially a mobile fortress made
of the remnants of Caliban and used as a base of operations for the Dark
Angels, the sons of Lion El’Jonson began their holy quest to hunt down those
they had once called brothers.Where
once they had fought side by side and would have gladly given up their lives
for, now all that is left is bitter hatred that can only ever be quenched
through retribution and blood-shed.
Dark Angels traveled tirelessly across the stars to see through any possible
leads that may lead them to The Fallen.Guided by the Legion’s Inner Circle, they mercilessly pursued those that
had betrayed their gene-sire through treachery and deceit.As The Fallen spread further away from
Segmentum Obsurus, the Dark Angel’s hunt became ever more difficult.Even with the aid of the Legion’s Epistolaries,
it seemed as if their quarries had vanished, leaving not even the slightest
psychic trail behind for them to track.
the Angels will realize, most of The Fallen have taken refuge within the Eye of
Terror.The renegade Dark Angels waited
patiently within the warp, guided by their Chaos gods.They waited for centuries, anticipating for a
sign as to when they may come out of their hiding.Despite their newfound faith, the starships
that carried the traitors were not immune to the Immaterium’s voracious powers.As time passed, the Gellar Field Devices installed
to allow starships and its occupants to survive the extremely hostile
environment of Warpspace would weaken and eventually collapse, allowing the
denizens of the Warp to tear inside the ship to reach and consume the souls of
all living things aboard.As for the
ship itself, the adamantium hull and superstructure would be similarly
distorted and warped into a mangled mass, floating lifelessly within the Warp
until by chance it collided with another ship to create a space hulk, before
returning to real space.
Librarian Ezekiel received a distressed call via astropathic communication
signaling a massive space hulk sighting.Traveling dangerously close to a commercial route used for industrial
trading by the Imperium, complete annihilation through fire would be disastrous
as the debris left in its destruction may hit and destroy numerous merchant
ships not built for space warfare.The
most disturbing aspect was that the communication was immediately lost after
transmission and never recovered, despite the combined efforts of the Chief
Librarian, senior Epistolaries as well as the other astropaths and psykers
aboard The Rock.Not only was psychic
communication rendered impossible, but the use of their latent powers became
more difficult by the minute.
We all know how tough it is to paint yellow, so I set out to yet again smash the preconceived notions of the painting world (an in-joke there not just plain arrogance haha) and find an easy and successful way of painting Imperial Fists. They all said (they being Ben) you couldn't dry-brush marines but I showed them! So here goes...
First of I start by basecoating them white in order to bring out the yellow more. Then I dry-brush Averland Sunset.
Again, it's been ages since I posted anything but to kick it back into gear I thought I would do a quick step-by-step just to show how I paint my Thousand Sons. It's a pretty simple and quick process that ends in a decently good table top quality level model.
Here they are constructed first - a few more scrolls and scripture parchments will be added later. I have used a mix of Chaos Terminators and Grey Knight bits (thanks to Sam for providing the halberds, tabards and arms). The heads are a mix of loyalist power armour heads and chaos sorcerer helmets (these needed to be trimmed in order to fit into the aperture).