Now that I’m through reviewing the codex from a Death Guard perspective, I’m going to start going into the process of developing your list. We will talk fluff and background and actual list building in the near future, but with this post I wanted to start my mental wheels turning when it comes to an icon for my warband. From a design standpoint, there are a few major choices with Death Guard (clean or dirty, brown or green (or dirty but vaguely pre-heresy), specific shade used etc. These are important for how your models look on the board, your personal painting aptitude, etc. I will be sharing some painting tutorials in the near future on that front. If you look at the door on my Land Raider Proteus (best ebay find of last year, hands down), you will see I have begun painting a very basic Death Guard logo onto my door. This is mostly because I haven't been able to decide what to put in its place. Looking at the Death Guard iconography I could find online, I know that 3 is used (overused?) substantially, specifically 3 circles and a 3 point star. There are some clever riffs on the circles (adding icons within each or making the circles into drops of gore) or on the star (making it look like tentacles), or the fly icon that has a few variations.
Howdy everybody, Ian here, looking forward to a new year filled with gaming and modeling. In 2012, I seriously got back into 40k (I had been working on my collection since the launch of 5th edition, but never learned the 5th ed rules, so didn’t play after everyone quit playing 4th). My collection has developed substantially, as I completed modeling my Dark Angels this year (well, looks like they’re going to need to be retooled soon…), started and got a good 2500 points done of my Astral claws, built like 2000 points of Lamenters, converted Cultists into imperial guard units for my Tyrant’s legion, as well as making major strides into my Tyranids. The orphan cousin of all of my armies are my Chaos Daemons, who I don’t particularly enjoy playing, and thus am using exclusively as allies. For the coming year, I have a few priorities. First and foremost, I need a heldrake, a second Stormtalon, and a Valkyrie. I’d also like a Stormraven, but I have a papercraft one I can sub in while I wait, and I want to get further on my Lamenters before I bother buying it. I also need a Tervigon for my Tyranids and a Bloodthirster, but I hate the current scuplt of the ‘Thirster. Once I get my flying house in order (and ugh, add a second Heldrake and the new Dark Angels flyer to the list if I’m being realistic), I’d love to get the new Plaguebearers, a Land Speeder Storm, F.W autocannons and some MK3 bodies to make Havocs for my CSM. I’m going to need to get some Spawn too, as well as Zombies I also got Dreadball about a week back, so I’m currently painting it and planning to introduce it to some friends/board game night
Forgeworld recently published rules for the Land Raider Proteus .