Greetings fellow Swarmbrothers and sisters! With the new dex release and such, my fleet's Norn Queen has been working to evolve its minions, readying itself for a return foray into the biomass rich imperium!
I decided to finally name my fleet, dubbing it Hive Fleet Mammoth. This is actually from my gaming groups Dark Heresy roleplaying games. One of the main planets central to several of our stories is an Imperial World named Edious. In a previous campaign (one my friends played before I joined their gaming group) the world of Edious was infiltrated by a genestealer cult. The governors psychically attuned daughter was kidnapped by the cult, and amplifying her powers they used her as an unwilling beacon to guide an approaching hive fleet. At great cost of life the invading fleet was repelled by the brave Edian Guardsman, and the cult was largely eradicated from the planet. The planet has since been rebuilding.
Twenty years have passed on Edious since the infamous battle of the Wall, where the fleet's back was finally broken, and the regiments have built from strength to strength. One of my friends has collected a guard army based on the Edians, and another friend on an elite regiment also featured in our stories on Edious. So I figured with my joining to the group, and already having a solid Nid army, I would assume the mantle of Norn Queen for the remnants of the Mammoth Fleet.
And so for twenty years the few remaining hive ships have waited outside of the system, growing new forces with what little biomass left after the defeat years ago. The time to attack again is now! Perhaps other planets in the system would fall first, to feed the increasingly hungry fleet in its bid to take Edious again.
So there is the bit of fluff behind my fleet. My group is looking to play a massive apocalypse battle later in the year, the second battle for Edious, and so in the meantime I must re-engineer some of my old units, and build some entirely new ones too. I have been working most recently on my Tervigon, which I am not 100% happy with. I cut up my old sniper fex style Babyphant and used it as a base for my Tervi. The thing I think it is lacking is one more frontal carapace plate with Spine banks. I will make one up for it soon. Here are a few pics.[Open in new window][Open in new window][Open in new window][Open in new window][Open in new window]
Also on the chopping block is my old unit of 3 warriors with scytals and devourers. I decided to make themmagnetize the various options I might choose, and so far have built them a set of lashwhips/boneswords and also a left handed set of boneswords if I wish to run them dual sword. Also have scything talons magnetized too. I want to magnetize some devourers and deathspitter options as well, though the ranged weapons are a bit of a pain to magnetize! I also took apart an all plastic lictor I had built a while ago, who was quite static in posing. Using an old metal ravener head (with no lower jaw) and some sculpted tendrils, I have turned the boring old lictor into a much better looking Prime. He is also magnetized, though the dual sword scytal combo is the only option I have built so far. Looking forward to trying out this nasty little CC squad in battle. Here are some pics of the Prime (he is now undercoated and awaiting the brush).[Open in new window][Open in new window][Open in new window][Open in new window][Open in new window]
And one of the old lictor. A good use of an old model I reckon![Open in new window]
So right now I am working on painting the Prime, a Trygon, and the new weapons for my warriors. I will post some more pics once they are done. That's it for now!