Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
In response, the Fourth Company of the Crimson Fists was sent to stall the Waaagh! and gauge its strength. The size of Snagrod's forces had been significantly underestimated, and only a few Space Marines escaped to relay vital intelligence back to Chapter Master Kantor. Kantor ordered the immediate recall of all Crimson Fists, and set about organising the defences of Rynn's World.
When Snagrod's Waaagh! hit Rynn's World, it was with a force unseen since the Second War for Armaggedon. During the initial invasion of Rynn's World, a great tragedy befell the Crimson Fists.
The survivors, forced to move stealthily through territory captured by the Orks, were able to link up with a detachment of Crimson Fists assigned to defend Rynn's World's capital, New Rynn City. Taking command of the Imperial forces, Kantor was able to eventually repulse the Orks from Rynn's World, although the siege of New Rynn City lasted eighteen months, and the effort to cleanse the planet took many years.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
- HQ - Pedro Kantor
- Tactical Squad (10) - sgt (pf, plasma pistol), m/l, melta gun, rhino
- Tactical Squad (10) - sgt (pf, bolt pistol), m/l, flamer, rhino
- Tactical Squad (5) - sgt (bolter)
- Assault Squad (5) - sgt (pf, plasma pistol, flamer)
- Whirlwind - stormbolter
At this point, I have assembled Pedro Kantor and all of Tactical Squad 1. The next step is to prime and paint these, while I begin assembly on the transports and second tactical squad. I'm hoping to complete this first phase relatively quickly and then push on to the next phase, which would be 1,500 points.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I swiped the pic from a previous post over at BTP because that image pretty much sums up the last two weeks (weather-wise) here in Chicago.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The inspiration for this particular project came from White Dwarf’s most recent series of articles entitled ‘A Tale of Four Gamers’. One of the GW staffers (Neil Hodgson) collected a Crimson Fist army which was simply, but very nicely painted. A monthly phased approach shows Neil’s army progress to a nice, completely painted collection. It’s funny how someone else’s cool stuff can motivate you to paint your own stuff. Now, I carry those White Dwarf issues with me when I paint. The only danger is that my stuff may not look as nicely as Neil’s. A third bit of inspiration came from a manager at one of the local GW stores who has collected nearly the entire chapter of Ultramarines. Now how frikkin’ cool is that?! To have an entire army displayed in your basement or study! Nice!
Finally, the best (and most practical) reason for me to collect a Crimson Fist army is the story behind the chapter. They are a chapter on the mend, meaning that the entire chapter was nearly wiped out when their fortress monastery exploded on Rynn’s World. They have since begun re-building, which fits perfectly into my budget.
In the days, weeks, months and hopefully years that follow, I’ll post my progress to this blog and see my collection grow and perhaps maybe motivate other fellow gamers. Now, I doubt the posts will be daily – I’ve got a wife and three daughters that tend to be a bit high maintenance, but we all have our crosses to bear so I won’t bore anyone with my home life…much. Anyway, check back soon.