Monday, January 7, 2019

Acherons of House Rajha

The blue flames of House Rajha are feared by all their enemies. A special promethium is extracted from their homeworld. This promethium cannot be used in engines or for anything other than weaponizing for it corrodes the mechanisms it fuels with the exceptions of weapons. It is believed that this promethium is somehow related to phosphex, although the connection between the two is little understood. Death by the blue promethium is particularly painful even compared to normal promethium.

Two Acherons I converted from lancers for House Rajha. If GW ever comes up with a house crest for them I suppose I'll paint one on them.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Umbra Venandi, warhound of Legio Fureans

My first warhound of Legio Fureans, the Tiger Eyes.

I decided to go with an Ian Miller style on the carapaces of my two Warhound titans. This is the first of two.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Adeptus Titanicus Knights of House Rajha

Lord Marshal Vladimir Krell alone holds the rank to bear the marks of leadership upon his knight armour. As the master of House Rajha he rules with absolute authority and he is a lord of death among a house of killers. He leads his banner with all the fervor of a madman and can be as deadly to his own men as the enemy. Some believe he was a follower of the Blood God before His worship was spread by the Heresy. Like all who follow Horus into rebellion Krell bears the Great Eye of the Warmaster to the worlds he devastates.

The knights of House Rajha are without honor and seek no glory. They kill because they are killers. They bear no crests nor honors for the ghost-gray color of their knights alone speak the tale of their prey's death. The Ghost Knights of Banner Krell are hunters without equal. Their tally of engine kills, were it known, would border on the incredulous. Yet in true House Rajha tradition they carry no kill marks. The knights of Banner Krell eschew all long range guns and bear only the weaponry of the stalking hunter. Only brutal combat with massive god machines can stir the blood of these pitiless killers.

House Rajha is mentioned in Horus Heresy book 3: Extermination as a knight house that is allied with Legion Fureans. All that is said about them is that they are "ghost-grey". So naturally I decided to make up my own color scheme and background.

And now Titanicus

So as per usual I have jumped to a new topic. Adeptus Titanicus, the reintroducing.
At first I wasn't going to get into the new edition of Adeptus Titanicus because of the cost of the models, they are comparatively expensive even by GW standards, but after playing a titan vs titan game against my brother I got hooked. I bought a Reaver and played a few games against my brother's two Warhounds and these were some of the funnest games I've played in a long time. I got a box of knights on Monday and painted them up yesterday. Since I am a big fan of Oldhammer I had to choose a titan legion from the original Adeptus Titanicus days, so I chose the Tiger Eyes, since I love to paint stylized flames. I have now finished my Reaver and the box of knights, which have been painted as House Rajha, a traitor knight house that has pretty much no fluff and a vague official color scheme at best. Hope you like the battlegroup so far. I will eventually have a full maniple of one Warlord, two Reavers and two Warhounds, as well as the knights.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Anagi Leeuwenhoek, Grand Parasite of the Lidless Eye

Anagi Leeuwenhoek, Grand Parasite of the Cult of the Lidless Eye has been a member of the Mechanicus since before the singing of the Treaty with Terra. She worked within the gene vaults of the Emperor beneath the Imperial Palace at the onset of the Great Crusade as a surgeon pioneering many of the techniques which would become integral in creating the organs necessary in creating the space marines. There are secrets locked within her memories that no one but her recalls. Even Belisarius Cawl has lost many of the secrets from those early days, but Grand Parasite Leeuwenhoek has lost none of her long memory.

Archmagos Leeuwenhoek has many titles within the Lidless Eye. In her war aspect she is Archmagos Dominus Leeuwenhoek, who's knowledge of the microscopic world sees her unleash terrible nanomachine plagues upon her enemies. To the rest of Mars she is the Omnissiah's Red Right Hand, a destroyer of worlds and extinguisher of species. She is the figurehead of the Cult of the Lidless Eye and is seen as its leader. In truth she is closer to an ally to the Cult. The Golden King is the true leader of the Cult and Leeuwenhoek is his most powerful tool. Her extensive knowledge and political power within the Mechanicus has lead the Cult of the Lidless Eye to become the most powerful faction of Dark Mechanicus working within the Segmentum Solar.

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Eternal Wanderers

A large portion of the Cult of the Lidless Eye is dedicated to the exploration of the rad wastes of Mars as well as the vast data vaults beneath. Among these forces are the Eternal Wanderers, who search the wastes for the lost and forgotten entrances to infocaverns and datacaves deep within the Red Planet. Z-436x has roamed the wastes of Mars longer than he can remember. He is the Knight Baron of the Eternal Wanderers and under his command is a Rad-Zone Corps consisting of several units of Skitarii Vanguard, Sicarian Ruststalkers, and his own Sydonian Dragoon brothers. With z-436x at their head this army of irradiated killers roams the surface of Mars plundering the forgotten history of the Mechanicus.