Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bloodthirster









Often Appearing upon the bloodiest of battlefields during the course of the Stygian Wars, the Bloodthirster Daemon would add to the carnage while screaming chants of hate and spilling blood in the name of Khorne.  Bloodthirsters were an Alpha Priority target to Imperial forces whenever they appeared on the battlefield.

The kit is from the Ultraforge line and was very easy to assemble and paint.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Opening a Warp Gate







During the Stygian Wars, alpha Legion forces would often infiltrate Imperial worlds where the location of small warp gates were known about.  Alpha Legion Psychers would then open the gates and unleash a small Daemonic incursion onto the planet in the hopes that the incursion would pick up enough steam to turn into a full fledged Daemonic invasion.

I use this piece both as an objective marker and as a portaglyph with my daemon army.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Probe of Site 1437 - Finale

With The blood Ravens starting to withdraw the Dark mechanicus threw themselves into punishing the Imperial force hoping to turn an orderly withdrawal into a route.  The forgefiend, Heldrake, and Kastellan robots poured fire into the building where Asimoth sheltered.  The hail of fire killed another marine and set the building ablaze as Asimoth pulled back from the battlefield.




The helbrute with the plasma cannon opened up on the assault marines blowing apart all but one of the blood ravens before charging in and crushing the lone survivor with it's power fist.



The Maulerfined charged into the tactical marines crushing a number of them but not before one of them set the Helbrute ablaze with a krak grenade.  The Blood Ravens promptly disengaged.  They had determined the value of Site 1437 and it's purpose.  Cleansing the site would be a major undertaking for a far larger task force than they had at their disposal.  The Dark mechanicus would hold site 1437 for now, but the Imperium would return again one day in strength.


Special thanks again to Justin Grandpre (seen below) for all his help with this battle report including the use of his excellently painted Blood Ravens!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Probe of Site 1437 part 7

Asimoth locked in combat with the deadly maulerfiend tried to get the Blood Ravens organized into a fighting withdrawal as the battlefield echoed with the sounds of combat.
Determined to cover the retreat a tactical squad opened fire with a lascannon into the rear of the rampaging Maulerfiend on the Imperial right flank blasting apart one of it's magna cutters but the Daemon engine continued to press on.

The assault squad opened fire on the warpsmith and his retinue of Heretechs in an effort to remove command and control from the dark mechanicus army but were only able to fell a few of the heretechs with the warpsmith standing unscathed.

Meanwhile Asimoth was able to roll under the pounding claws of the maulerfiend and place a meltabomb on the underside of the beast before rolling away.  With a sudden flash the lower half of the beast was blown open and the dead warp engine was left to burn.

The Hellbrute slew another two marines but a single krak grenade stunned it leaving the swirling melee ongoing as the battle raged across site 1437.

Special Thanks goes out to Justin (seen below) for all his help with this battle report including the use of his awesome Blood Ravens!







Sunday, June 19, 2016

Probe of Site 1437 part 6

Zandragel could sense the flow of battle turning against the Imperials as combat information and data flowed through his visor.  He quickly ordered the attack to be pressed home.  A scream filled the air as a heldrake swooped in and began strafing the devastators even as the Kataphrons opened up on the blowing the marines apart and beginning to unhinge the Imperial left flank.



The Kastellan robots reactivated their agis protocols and swiveled their shoulder mounted flamers towards the ruins with the scouts.  Torrents of burning promethium lashed out onto the ruins immolating the scouts save one who hastily withdrew from the position lest he be turned into a human torch.


Meanwhile the Helbrute with the plasma cannon opened fire on the vanguard assault squad.  The blast of superheated plasma annihilating a number of the marines.

In the center the maulerfiend charged Asimoth and his squad.  The fell daemon engine smashing apart a handful of marines with ease leaving Asimoth to rally the survivors to use their grenades and destroy the abomination of daemonic machinery.

The other Maulerfiend charged the assault Squad and with a roar of fury tore them apart with it's piston driven power fists leaving the way clear to continue it's rampage.

The Helbrute charged into the tactical marines, it's power scourge flailing wildly slicing two marines in half and forcing the others back as they poured fire on the metal monstrosity in a swirling melee.


Special thanks goes out to Justin (seen below) for all his help with this battle report!