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Ok silly me, but what would the Fang look like?? Has anyone read, heard, thought up themselves what the total troop, vehicle and support structure of All Thirteen (Yes Thirteen) Chapters would be like. Could you imagine that army list. How many points would it be??? Just a little thought to put out there, let me know what you think??
 

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Sorry on the Company/Chapters thingy was a bit late when I posted. However, as of 2004 there will be a Thirteenth Company, or atleast that's the news at GW. Can't wait to see them.
 

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I had a white dwarf from WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY back in the day that had a model that some modeling company made (before forge world). It was pretty cool, but it wasnt totally to scale.
 

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well just think of everest.... now imagine a bigger mountain with a huge fortress built into and ontop of it. for all 12 companies i'd say at least 2000 points.
 

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There was a kind of picture of it in second edition codex, not really very good, fdidn't make sense, to gothic looking.

is there actually a reference to that whole mountain deal thing?

I saw that epic model of the Fang to, didn't like it too much.




MY THOUGHTS:

I always thought of it as a hugh tower based around a radial-trilongitudinal (thats a new word!) symetry. Basically, you've got the 12 main comanies, thats 3*4, so each of the three segments of this tower houses 4 companies worth of stuff. The "great company" while not needing the space, would be sort of a middle pillar at the center of the 3 radiating spokes of the tower mentioned. the center part is also used for other stuff to tho.

Vertically speaking, its frigging tall, there is reference that the 'penthosue' suite is basically low-oribt/vacume. so high up you need a full on preasure suit to go outside, like the suits early roket plane pilots used (X-15 maybe??)

I always thought it would be pretty damn cool if the thing basically was so tall it had a makeshift space dock at the top, but thats not entirely plausible (hah, as if anything here were!)


The lower levels are the 'labrynith' reffered to where they keep all the dreadnoughts sleeping, thats below ground. Above that i imagined a mini forge of sorts for making ammo and repairing tanks and what not. On the outside i figured they'd have thunderhawk landing pads every 15 stories or so because if its THAT tall an elevator isn't really a practicale idea either.

I also figured the entire thing had to be lined with void sheilding for defense against planetary bombardment. v Actually my imagined fang had very few guns for defenses, more like it had scattered missle silos around its perifery as seperate structures for any large scale defense, baring that well, they ARE marines.

I actually drew up a picture of it and the 3way radial symetry is really a gem to behold, despite the fact that the SW aren't particularly geometric i always liked to think they could blend it in and make it work.
 

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And for the record, the original space wolf LEGION, pre heresy was fairly bigger then the current standing. IIRC there were two attempted splinter chapters after the astartes and both failed, figureing that the 13th company is a throwback from pre-heresy, you have to figure When was the FANG built? pre or post heresy, at least in its current formation (i certainly imagine it was STARTED pre heresy but when was it finished???)

Anyway when it was built is an important factor when decideing the logistical capacity of the fang.
 

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Kewl feedback everyone. Does anyone know how I can get ahold of that White Dwarf issue?? I have this REALLY insane idea of possibly modeling the Fang, or at least sections of it. (Yes I am crazy, but aren't we all just a bit?? :p ) I figure I'm already collecting Wolves, and I almost have a complete Company, or my version of it atleast, under my belt, might as well have a kickin place to keep them, plus my mates would just drool if I pull it off! :lol:
 

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the epic model was done on a lark i think. i mean it was well done but poorly thought out IMO.

It looked like a 6 foot tower made with boxes rather then a mountain top fortress or an imperial spire. If you do get ahold of it, unless there are more then the one i am talking of, don't use it for anything more then a very vague inspiration.
and no your not crazy for wanting to make the FANG. my version of it is modular so i could have made one section but the entire thing would be duplicates of that one section.

If i ever get into BFG i have half a mind to try and recreate the ROCK from the DA chapter.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the article, and thanks for the reassurance of my sanity, need that now and then (especially when the voices start talking) J/K :huh: I had planned on going with a modular deal also, that way it'l be easier to store and what not. Tell me more about the Rock?? Might get some helpful clues from it oh and it sounds interesting :D
 

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At the Australian games day a few years back, there was a to-scale, 40k diorama of the seige of the fang by cardinal bucharis- the thing was roughly a hexagonal shaped prism at the base, and had small haxagonal prismis stacked on top of it, each getting smaller the higher it was. The building was gothic styled- with lots of pillars and gothic stained glass windows looked absolutely awesome. It was also black and had a few earthshakers on it

to give u an idea how big it was, i looked at a picture and thought "hey thats not so big, look there are space marines near its base to give u an idea", then i realized that they were actually dreadnoughts and it was about 40 times as high as them!
 

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If you read Ragnar's Claw by Bill King... There is reference to a room in the fang that looks out over the planet... Thats right, it extends into space.
 

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Originally posted by Marshal Areal
At the Australian games day a few years back, there was a to-scale, 40k diorama of the seige of the fang... ... ...then i realized that they were actually dreadnoughts and it was about 40 times as high as them!
yeh man i was at that games day, the thing was HUGE.. about twice as tall as me, im about 6'.. it was bloody huge... and it was detailed too

i remember looking around the side of it and it had a little chamber with a chained up hive tyrant, with SW librarians and apothecaries around it... it was bloody awesome

edit: also to Fuzzywofl5000, does it have any defences? yer about half a full Space Wolves marine chapter with a 4+ cover save!!!
 
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