July 25th, 2015
Afternoon all! This is Ancient Astraman Judd of the World Eaters Legion. Formerly a lieutenant commander in the 3rd Assault Chapter, his internment in Dreadnought armour predates the arrival of Angron, meaning he lacks the ‘advantage’ of being implanted with the Butcher’s Nails. He survived the purge on Isstvan III by dint of the Legion’s Techmarines simply forgetting about him (record keeping never being the World Eaters strong point) and was later woken when a thorough search of the ordnance decks of the battle barge Conqueror was finally made. Honourable and fanatically loyal to the Legion, Judd was granted the latest Deredeo armour as he could be relied upon to hold position to protect the rest of any force from enemy aircraft and armour. Whilst no one doubts his commitment to his brothers, there are those that wonder at his commitment to the cause…
People seem quite divided over Forgeworld’s Deredeo model, but I really like it. It’s pretty beefy – that’s an 80mm base it comes with rather than the normal 60mm Dreadnought base. The only modifications I’ve made to this are re-positioning the arms to aim the guns out (hot water to soften the ammo feeds) and a radar turret on top. I decided not to pay the points for either the Missile Launcher or the Atomantic Pavaise.
July 6th, 2015
Continuing the Heresy World Eaters models, this week I’ve painted the new(ish) Vindicator Laser Destroyer tank from Forgeworld. Having played against a lot of Knights recently (at one recent tournament I played against three Knight armies in a row – I killed eight that day with my World Eaters), I decided to add some more anti armour to my army. And what better than a dedicated tank destroyer, the Vindicator with Rapier Laser! Whilst some of the larger flatter resin pieces are a little wibbly-wobbly, it’s still a great kit and I think it looks excellent.
Haven’t done too much to this one – just a smoke launcher and a search light. I’d like to go back and add some stowage and a crewman when I get time!
June 27th, 2015
Evening! Here’s my World Eaters Javelin Attack Speeder. It’s painted the same as the rest of the army, using Forgeworld’s method as described on their website. Only some minor conversion work on this one – first, the addition of some spikes and flesh hooks so the speeder crew can still get their fill of slicing people apart. Second, some magnetised hunter killer missiles mounted on the flanks. They also make the speeder look a little more chunky and heavy duty.
Magnetised Hunter Killer Missiles.
Bonnet ornament! Of course it’s a skull.
The flesh hooks and chains are taken from the Chaos Marauder Horsemen and Skaven Rat Ogres
June 22nd, 2015
As promised, here are some more photos of the World Eaters 121st – tonight it’s the Despoilers. In true World Eater fashion, these chaps are armed with Bolt Pistol and Chain Axe. I haven’t given them Boltguns as I don’t want to tempted to fire guns when I should be running towards the enemy. The sergeant is equipped with a Power Axe, Melta Bombs and Artificer Armour. Obviously, like any big Heresy Squad, they’re accompanied by an Apothecary to keep them going.
Master of skulls Amarok plus drinking buddies.
Sergeant Adibaal with members of his squad.
World Eaters Apothecary Tadaaki! The big bore pistol is standard World Eaters medical kit. I figure there are only two outcomes to World Eaters triage (‘biage’?) – either you’re fine and can carry on fighting or it’s bad enough it’s time for euthanasia. The ‘feel no pain’ rule probably represents something like the following:
“Hey Doc, I’m hurt pretty bad!”
“Hmm, yes, you are. Well, I can grant you the mercy of a quick death. “
” Woah, doc! It’s only a bullet wound! I can still walk and carry an axe! See? Advancing already… ”
June 21st, 2015
Evening all! I’ve been requested to post some pictures of my World Eaters on the forum. They’re traitor World Eaters, probably around the time of the combat in Isstvan, but I can see them fighting in the Shadow Crusade as well as they don’t have too much in the way of non-standard equipment or modifications yet. Below is the 1,500 point core of the force, taken back in February and I’ll post up some close ups of the various squads and units throughout the week. I’ll also post some of the stuff I’ve painted since.
This 1,500 point force was taken to an event in London in February, where I won best traitor, having destroyed various Raven Guard, Ultramarines and Imperial Fists. Skulls for the Primarch! Blood for the Warmaster!