Saturday, 4 June 2016

"Super" Edd's Hobby Project Phase four overview,

Ed's 30K hobby project is still steaming along and this is the overview of phase four.

So from the big man himself...


My Solar force is really coming together now, the overall design of the army is STUNNING! The way I'm building the force is to show the raw essence of a Pre Heresy Solar Auxilia Force.

First I built the troops and now I've finished the transports for them I can start to work on the "fun toys" up for phase 5 will be a Lightning Strike Fighter


I've been looking to building a more diverse force over phase 4 so I've added in a Triaros and Thallax. My intention is that the transport can be used by a variety of units in the future, and thinking past the goal of 2000pts the Thallax will provide a versatile unit that can adapt to different enemies as the next few pledge levels roll on. I've really enjoyed painting the Triaros but the Thallax have been quite fiddly and a little monotonous, which doesn't bode well for the other 29 that I've got to put together. I'm not sure what pledge level 5 holds as yet but I think my Magos may get a little more handy in order to deal with all those special characters that have started to appear.


I've been changing the army composition with each pledge. The joys of Shattered Legions, so much variety! I started as a very fast moving Scars/Thousand Sons force, which has slowly gone to a heavy weapons, slower force with the Scars removed for Iron Warriors. Thousand Sons will always be the core of the army so they get the lions share of the toys.

Here's my completed Thousand Sons Siege Breaker, Mortis-Contemptor and Quad Mortar Rapiers, and Iron Warriors Siege Breakers Squad.

Next up? Finalising my pledge 5 list. It could probably contain anything at this point!


Building towards bring in a Praetor and Land Raider next pledge this pledge was used to add in some heavy infantry in the form of Cataphractii Terminators, the Sergeant using a Vigil Pattern Stormshield to (hopefully) weather the attacks in challenges before striking back with his Thunderhammer.


To add to my pledge 4 I have gone for a Dreadnought with a Legion drop pod to give me some heavy support to when the Dark Angels come crashing in from above. I am finding that the bigger points allows for more drop pods to come especially on that vital first turn. The future will look for some more drop pods and air support to deal with the heavy armour racing around.


My Alpha Legion are evolving with every pledge , I have painted up around 2300pts over the course of the events , due to the expense of the units I can only field half size units, however for this month I can bring two full size tactical squads and a full unit of dark furies, probably not a game winning army but it will be hard to kill them all.
My best performing unit so far has to be the Scorpious and it is always first thing I pick closely followed by a Mortis dreadnought with twin Kheres , it is going to be even more important now as flyers appear, it's sky fire ability will be priceless!


Phase 4 was easy for me as all I had to do was re-include some of the units I dropped in phase 3 to free up points to fit the Leviathan in. I have tried to create a force that embodies the "Flesh is weak" theme with many bionic upgrades on the vets and the inclusion of 3 walkers. The force is very durable but lacks punch at range so I plan to change that in phase 5.

My phase four consisted of the following.....


 a lovely sea of purple ready to get the snot shot out of it!