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 Post subject: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog...COMPLETED!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:44 pm 
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Greetings, Brood Siblings,

We remain, of course, faithful to the swarm, but at times our muses (can tyranids have muses?) lead us to other projects. So it is with my second army, an Ordo Xenos force, created using a combination of the Space Marine, Inquisition and Imperial Guard codices. This thread will trace my (snail-like) progress in creating this army.

The army represents an imperial force cut off behind the advance of (insert your favourite hive fleet name here). The intrepid Inquisitor Lord Marius Agrippa and his followers, supported by inducted marines of the Disciples of the Ashen Blade, doughty squat warriors and an enginseer and his acolytes, seek to break through the surrounding tyranid forces and reach imperial space. I don't rate their chances very highly...

This also gives me an excuse to strip and repaint some truly ancient models. :)

So we begin with our Warlord, Inquisitor Lord Marius Agrippa of the Ordo Xenos:

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At his side, Deathwatch Librarian Raziel of the Dark Angels:

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Deathwatch Squad Hulegu (Sternguard):

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Tactical Squad Gladius:

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Tactical Squad Ensis:

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For some heavy support, Devastator Squad Spatha:

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - Some Transport
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:52 pm 
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Using a separate post for this next piece, as it turned into a bit of an epic project. :)

Tactical Squad Ensis has been assigned Razorback Machaera to bear it into battle:

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I decided to do a fully-detailed interior compartment, including an old Rhino Crew marine that I had lying around. I actually painted the interior before assembling the main body of the vehicle:

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The other complication was that I magnetised the vehicle to enable me to add options if I wished. So here it is with a storm bolter, dozer blade, extra armour and H-K missile (the last from an Imperial Guard Chimera):

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Comments, suggestions, and insults welcomed as always.

More soon...ish...

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:49 pm 
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New additions! With the new rules, the army will be changing a bit. The Adeptus Mechanicus squad is getting cut in favour of a Callidus Assassin, so now I'm using the Inquisition, Space Marine, Astra Militarum and Grey Knights codices. This force could be described as "mildly unbound".

Navigator Tiresia (Inquisitor - Psyker with Divination)

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(Malifaux Lady Justice figure with an added purity seal)

Tiresia leads a unit of Ordo Xenos stormtroopers (Astra Militarum Veteran Squad)

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(Reaper Miniatures Nova Corp figures. The leader has been slightly converted to carry a power sword on his back and have a pistol rather than a rifle)

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:48 am 
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Really cool stuff. That rhino is the bomb diggity! (yeah, I said that)


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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:22 pm 
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Cool use for the lady justice model.

I also like it, if someone paints the interior of his tanks.
This ancient Marneus Calgar is just pure awesomeness.

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Thank you both! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:23 pm 
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Three more figures! Yes, I paint with the speed of slug...

The first three members of Inquisitor Agrippa's retinue:

Death Cult Assassin Mortifacta

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Jokaero Weaponsmith Ook. Yeah, he may be big for his kind, but he's an old softy really...

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Daemonhost Vinculata

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These are all figures from Reaper: Deladrin, Ape-X and Clarissa.

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - New Inquisitorial Henchmen
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:20 pm 
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I like 'em all Manticore. (b~_^)b
One thing that surprises me (pleasantly) is how different the Reaper NOVA corp models look in your black with red details. It makes them quite menacing.

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - New Inquisitorial Henchmen
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:42 pm 
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Thanks Yale! I'm always happy to inflict surprises. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - New Inquisitorial Henchmen
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Love your use of non 40k minis, they fit the bill perfectly. I particularly like the Navigator, just the name with the mini conjures a whole slew of backstory in my mind!

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - New Inquisitorial Henchmen
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:41 pm 
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Thank you, Nuke! Well spotted. I am indeed always happy to plunder mythology for names and ideas... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - New Inquisitorial Henchmen
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:11 pm 
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Two more members of Inquisitor Marius' retinue have finally emerged blinking into the light! Actually, one of them lacks eyelids, so blinking is probably a problem...

Ministorum Priest Volturius:

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This is another figure from Reaper, Halbarand, with a few seals and relics added.

Servo-Skull:

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Next in line: a pair of Crusaders

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - Crusaders
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:51 pm 
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Two new additions to Inquisitor Marius' retinue: Augustine and Jerome the Crusaders:

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Up next (eventually): Assault Squad

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - reached 1250 pts
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:51 pm 
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Yes, I'm not dead. I finally finished the 1250-pt version of this list. Without further ado, I present to you:

Psyker Anguis (minor conversion of a Reaper model: Khavith, Serpentfolk Evoker):

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and Assault Squad Harpe:

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Meanwhile, Tactical Squad Ensis has been reduced slightly in size, but gained a plasma gunner:

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So the full 1250-pt list is now as follows:


Inquisitorial Detachment

Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Marius Agrippa (HQ, Warlord) - Power Armour, Power Sword, Bolt Pistol, Frag, Krak, Psyk-out, Rad and Psychotroke Grenades

Agrippa's Henchmen:

Crusader Augustine

Death Cult Assassin Mortifacta

Ministorum Priest Volturius - Power Hammer (Staff)

Jokaero Weaponsmith Ook

Psyker Anguis

Daemonhost Vinculata


Space Marine Detachment - Combined Arms, Ultramarine Tactics

(Deathwatch) Librarian Raziel (HQ) - Psyker 2, Storm Bolter, Force Maul (Staff)

(Deathwatch) Sternguard Squad Hulegu - Heavy Bolter, Sgt with Power Fist

Tactical Squad Ensis - 5 marines incl. Vet Sgt with Power Sword and marine with Plasma Gun

Tactical Squad Gladius - 10 marines incl. Vet Sgt with Power Sword, marine with Flamer and marine with Heavy Bolter

Assault Squad Harpe - 5 marines with jump packs, incl Vet Sgt with Power Sword

Devastator Squad Spatha - 5 marines incl Vet Sgt with Power Sword, 3 marines with Missile Launchers and 1 marine with Multi-Melta

Razorback Machaera - Dedicated Transport with TL Lascannon


Militarum Tempestus Detachment - Allied

Navigator (Commissar) Tiresia (HQ) - Power Sword

(Inquisitorial Stormtrooper) MT Scion Squad Altor - 9 MT Scions plus Tempestor with Power Sword


Next: something "dreadful"...

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 Post subject: Re: Manticore's Ordo Xenos Plog - reached 1250 pts
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:27 pm 
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HiveFleetManticore wrote:
Yes, I'm not dead.
Woo!
And thanks for the update. I think you did a great job painting the psyker, and it fits quite okay with only your minor weapon swap.

And I admit I saw the marines and thought they look sooooooo old. (Then I realised I've got most of those models in my Salamanders army. :oops: ) But I love them and those 3rd party jumppacks suit them really well. :)



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Jokaero Weaponsmith Ook
Heh.


HiveFleetManticore wrote:
...Next: something "dreadful"...
Woo! (again)

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