Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Liani Alpha Calls for Aid

+++Prioris Maxima

+++Transmitted: Therin Calhoun
+++Destination: All Imperial Forces
+++Temporal Reference: 5920915.M41
+++Telepathic Duct: Locus Obscurus

In the name of the glorious Emperor of Mankind, the duly anointed Governor Auriol of the Liani System, Sovereign of Liani Alpha, requests aid from all available forces of the Imperium. We have detected multiple xenos forces approaching the system. An Ork Kruzer initially appeared from Warp within system, matching the markings of a Warband previously repulsed from Liani Sigma. Sensor scans of the ship revealed that they are being shadowed by Tyranid ships, apparently a Splinter Fleet of Hive Fleet Scylla. Finally, Necron ships have appeared within our system's asteroid belt, slaughtering our citizens and before approaching Liani Alpha from in-system.

Our Planetary Defense Forces are unable to engage forces of this magnitude. We request any available aid at all haste.

Planetary-Governor Simeon Auriol

Monday, October 5, 2015

Product Review: Brush Cleaners

This Spring, I picked up a couple Windsor Newton Series 7 brushes. They're amazing brushes, but they were expensive, so I picked up a few products to keep them clean and in good condition. Now that I've spent some time with them, I figured it would be a good time to write up a review.

The first product I picked up was Windsor and Newton Brush Cleaner and Restorer. This is a thin liquid that you soak your brushes in to remove paint. It does a good job of cleaning brushes with dried on paint, even paint inside the ferrule. It's slow working though, and I found the best results from soaking the brush bristles overnight.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Executioners Captain Bran Mak Morn of the Eighth Company

Here's my latest model, my Eighth Company Captain. I spent a long time trying to decide where to use this model, as it's a great sculpt but his power fist doesn't fit well in my Blood Angels and the Executioners use Headman's Axes in place of power fists. I finally decided that he would be an Executioner, and justified his power fist in his background. I replaced his bolt pistol with a storm shield and he was ready for painting.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Threat to Liani Alpha

Therin Calhoun surveyed the Governor's court as he entered the opulent audience chamber. Despite his sunken eyes, the Astropath had no difficulty recognizing the myriad nobles, each dressed in the garish finery that was in season this year. The Liani system was a prosperous one, with several productive agri-worlds. Powerful mining cartels extracted a number of useful minerals from the asteroid belt. The manufactorums of the hive world Liani Alpha turned these minerals into both civilian products and war materiel used in the Ultima Segmentum, the Segmentum Obscurus, and even the Segmentum Solar. A sizable portion of all of that wealth went here, to the nobles that ruled the system and the Governor that reigned over them in turn.

The system had not known any substantial violence in almost a millennium, since an Ork Waaagh had been repelled at great cost. Therin thought of the proud martial tradition this had created, how it had slowly decayed into the sad state it was today, and how thin-blooded these nobles were compared to their ancestors. They grew fat while others fought for their security. He was a gifted Astropath, and he suspected that he had been assigned to this world as some part of a trade negotiation. They certainly had no urgent need for someone of his skills. He couldn't recall the last time he had to conduct a difficult sending.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Executioners Captain Bran Mak Morn of the 8th Company: Background

Bran Mak Morn is an odd figure among the Executioners Command. With almost five centuries of service, he is one of the oldest Captains in the Chapter, but he maintains command of the Eighth Reserve Company. This position is traditionally given to young Captains eager to prove themselves. His lack of promotion to a battle company was originally due to his unusual combat tactics, both personal and in command.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Executioners Honor Guard

I've mentioned before that I've been looking for appropriate Honor Guard models for my Executioners. They're a great unit, but the official models really only work for the Ultramarines. When going through my collection of older models, I came across these three. I think they're an excellent fit.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Executioners Vindicator

Following up last weeks Whirlwind, I have another tank for the Executioners. I'm slowly working towards a decent armored task force, this time with a Vindicator. The Vindicator brings some heavy close ranged firepower that should work very well with my mechanized Executioners. If nothing else, it will distract a lot of firepower away from my Rhinos.

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