Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crashed Stygian Aquilla lander






During the Stygian Wars many Imperial Aircraft were captured then pressed into service by the Stygian Empire.  Some saw use as transports, others as electronic warfare birds, and still others as covert insertion and retrieval craft.  And a few were fitted with extra fuel and explosives for use as kamikaze missions when flown by deranged cultists.

Standard GW kit, added the dead kamikaze pilot fuel drums and the like to the kit, as well as building up the interior.  Besides scenery I also use this to represent the "Crash and Burn" stratagem in planetstrike games.  it fits the theme well and adds authentic scenery to a planetstrike game when used.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Alpha Legion Land speeder





Alpha Legion Land speeders were encountered throughout the Stygian Wars though never in large numbers.  The reason for the rarity of such sightings is due primarily to the fact that these are captured imperial vehicles that have been salvaged.  The other reason was the Alpha Legion primarily employed these vehicles as advanced scout craft in a recon capacity.  They rarely entered into active combat though reports of them used to harry Imperial infantry are also prevalent in a number of sightings.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Alpha Legion vindicator





The Alpha Legion often employed vindicators during the many sieges and attacks on fortified positions that occurred throughout the Stygian wars.  These powerful siege tanks proved very adept at eliminating strongpoints while the often possessed vehicles were often able to absorb incredible punishment without losing their combat effectiveness.

Standard chaos vindicator kit.  The gunner has had possessed parts added.  The corpses on the plow are from the vampire count corpse cart kit as are the braziers added to the kit.

One last thing this will be my last post until after Christmas so here's wishing everyone a happy holidays!!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Flesh Hounds





Khornate Flesh Hounds became a common sight on many warzones during the Stygian Wars.  Often they were summoned in and unleashed to hunt down Imperial infantry units.  Their speed and resilience proving to be quite formidable to most infantry units.  Often times they would tear through the front line and wreck absolute havoc in the rear areas before losing their grip with reality and drifting back into the warp.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Death Bots




Created by magos of the Dark Mechanicus, Death bots are fusions of technology, robotics, and warp craft.  The mechanical body is used to house the animus or spirit of a warp entity.  Death Bots are not as powerful as the corrupted Kastellean robots but are frequently employed in sentry duty of important sites.  Conversely they are also frequently employed in flashfire attacks where they drop to the planets surface and simply kill and destroy as much as possible before they are destroyed.

This model is from the Warmachine line.  I have added parts of a havoc launcher, a tentacle from the maulerfiend kit, and a few spikes.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Alpha Legion Helbrute with multi melta



Used extensively throughout the Stygian wars Helbrutes with multimeltas made excellent all round weapons.  Capable of taking out both infantry or heavy armor this configuration provided tactical flexibility on the battlefield.  Most helbrutes marched alongside Stygian Militia units.  Often cults emerged worshiping the helbrutes as divine oracles of the dark gods of chaos.  Helbrutes such as the one above were often used during flash fire campaign.  During such campaigns the versatility and destructive potential of the helbrute was often realized.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Screamers of Tzeentch




Vicious warp predators, Screamers of Tzeentch were often unleashed into reality by Stygian Militia units.  With their uncanny speed and horrific bite capable of ripping open armored vehicles they added tremendous punch to stygian militia assaults.  Furthermore they would wreck havoc in Imperial rear areas after they pierced the Imperial main line of resistance.  Screamers were often seen hunting the battlefield in packs of three or more.  They were quick to become priority targets amongst Imperial armor crews.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dark herald of Tzeentch





Highly intelligent and deadly, heralds of Tzeentch were often seen on the battlefields of the Stygian Wars.  The ones often spotted during the Stygian Wars differed from your normal herald of Tzeentch thus earning the designation of dark heralds.  They wore plate armor in alpha Legion colors and their staff had a vicious blade attached.  They also tended to be bulkier and more geared to battle than regular heralds.  They often appeared after a sacrifice had been performed subsuming the sacrificial victims body.  On the battlefield they often summoned their daemonic kin and sought to wreck havoc on the mortal plan with a spitefulness that shocked those who witnessed it.

I have used a nephalim blood seer model from the Hordes line to represent a Dark Herald of Tzeentch.  I simply added it to a smaller base.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Flamers of Tzeentch




Flamers of Tzeentch were often summoned to the battlefield by Stygian forces.  They primarily were summoned during raids or breakthrough operations where they would be unleashed in the Imperials rear areas.  Horrifying to gaze upon they spread fear.  With their destructive abilities and arsonist tendancies they tended to set alight entire sectors of the imperium when unleashed behind their lines.  For a sorcerer attempting a summoning in the enemy rear few things could match the sheer destruction and havoc these daemons could unleash.