Still no painting, but I had an idea the other day (always a dangerous thing...) and came up with a use for my Cataphractii Terminator Captain. Originally, he was going to be the Centurion who replaced (the now demoted) Asirnoth as my Alpha Legion's commander. However as a result of popular opinion, my most recent sergeant assumed the mantle of command instead, leaving this guy kinda in limbo, especially as I have no other termies for him to accompany (this mini was purchased on a whim for the bargain price of $6).
|The weapon swap was easier than|
I thought it would be.
Rather than a power weapon of some sort, I opted for a Word Bearers' Tainted Weapon. These little nasties are available to any Word Bearers character who can get a standard power weapon, and are swapped out for the power weapon's cost (which in this case is included with the termie armor). If anything, its a whole lot worse than the original chainsfist, as its just a basic close combat weapon in all respects aside from causing instant death. Against characters it has the potential to be quite worrisome to an opponent, but regular grunts? Meh, its a glorified knife. That said it does look mighty cool!
|Looks menacing enough...|
Let's face it, the last time any of the primarchs trusted the Alpha Legion to have their back was when they were in the 2nd wave of the infamous dropsite massacre. Yeah, and how'd that work out for em? Following that, when Horus called on Alpharius to account for intentionally aiding the Raven Guard's survivors escape from the Istvaan system, it was revealed that the Alpha Legion had successfully infiltrated Corax's legion. It didn't take long for a shocked Horus (and Erebus who was at Horus' side) to realize the potential threat of Alpha Legion infiltrators within their own legions as well.
|I need to fix that split in the vein-tendon-thing|
that attaches underneath.
This marine is one of those observers.
His background fluff is still evolving, but I hope to have it fleshed out and ready to go for my next post. For now though, I'll let ya know that he's named in honor of a buddy of mine (and yes, he's a Word Bearer player): Waaargh Pug.