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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.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Executioners Whirlwind



This Whirlwind was a gift from Dardreg Gargant and has been sitting on my shelf for a while. Not because I don't like the model but just because I've never needed it for my army. However, the new Armored Task Force needs a lot of tanks, and the Whirlwind is a perfect addition. I'm also gaining a new appreciation for artillery due to the Thunderfire Cannons.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Executioners Apothecary


Here's another classic model, an old one-piece Apothecary. I picked him up when I picked up the Chaplain. While he is a nice model, I got him mostly because I wanted the option to run a Command Squad on foot using all of my Sternguard special weapon marines.

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