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Night Haunters Guard
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My current plan is to actually use the Sanguinary Guard models as the basis of this army in addition to blatantly stealing their rules. Since the Army will be very elite, and their appearance will be very ornate, I’ve decided that these aren’t just any old Night Lords, these will be the Night Haunter’s Guard! This force will represent the personal guard of the Night Haunter himself, hand picked by him in the time before the Heresy. I’ll need to make a new model to represent “Commander Dante” in a suitably evil looking form to lead them, with a new name to be chosen later. As for their story…
While much of the Night Lords legion fell to the temptations of Chaos and the power it brings, the Guard stayed above the temptations available, maintaining their armor and the purity of their Geneseed with a nearly religious fervor. They knew they were the best of the best, and would not be tempted with simple promises of power. Now this isn’t to say that they are “Good” Night Lords, not at all. In fact they revile the Emperor and the Imperium with every ounce of their being, for they were forced to literally step aside as the Emperor sent an assassin kill their beloved Primarch. It’s something they’ll never forget or forgive. Over time though, they’ve found uses for their demonically tainted brethren and aren’t opposed to using them as sacrificial shock troops to distract the enemy as they make their own approach on ancient wings.
So right now it’s Looking like the majority of the army will consist mostly of Sanguinary Guard (Night Haunter’s Guard), and I may include a few Vanguard Veteran squads (Possessed Looking Marines) to engage the enemy early and give the incoming Guard a chance without getting ripped apart.
It might be hard to tell in the pictures, but I've either filed off the Blood Drops, or filed them down so they resemble gems more than Blood drops.
Also, there's alot of feathered wings, which I think will be fine, I'll still end up painting them red like proper Night Lord's wings should be. Besides, I like the look.
Anyway, I'll be updating this as I work on stuff, probably once or twice a week.
hey, this is a great idea. The first few minis look really good.
One thing I never liked about the nightlord minis was the big silly head wings.
These on the other hand look ace.
I think I'll be keeping an eye on this thread
Well, I've gotten some feedback that they're too angelic and not "Night Lordy enough". Fortunately, I'm not opposed to changing direction a little. They're still new enough and I've only got three assembled at this point. So I've spiked them up a little (not too much, mostly just the top of the jetpacks), paid better attention to shaving the Blood drops off completely (put a spike in place of the powerfist blood drop), and most importantly, I'm heading to the store right now to look into buying some Gargoyles. I'll take the Angelic wings off the jump packs and see how they look with the Gargoyle wings instead. =)
Ok, so after further thought and taking some of the feedback I've gotten from others into consideration, they've gone through some changes.
They've gotten spiked up some (on the jet packs), the model in the third picture now has a spikey chain hanging from the axe handle, and I think there was another change too...
They all got bat wings!
I liked the noble look they had previously, but I think I'd lost too much of the Night Lord look by keeping the angel wings. So I just rushed off to the store and bought some Gargoyles.
Anyway, thanks for your comments!
I tried to put up a new post to show what they look like after a bunch of changes but it said I have to wait for a moderator's approval... -_-
Edit: Hey it went up! Yay!
Last edited by Whisper; March 26th, 2011 at 00:43.
I was about to bitch about the wings then looked down and saw what you did, Gargoyal wings? Nice touch, very nice.
I like the idea too, funny enough my own NL army im working on is the exact opposit, they fully embraced Chaos and are now totaly depraved and corrupt!! Each unit is dedicated to a god and is full of mutantness!
PROUD TO BE IN THE BRITISH ARMY.
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