Thursday, April 20, 2017

Enter the Cataphractii…


I got a small bonus from work recently (a rarity), and before it evaporated by way of daily expenses, I splurged and bought a squad of Cataphractii Terminators on eBay for the bargain price of $33. 

Whilst they were still on the sprue they came with no instructions as is so often the case with most bits resellers. A quick google search remedied that however and honestly, the only portion of assembly that I really needed instruction on was for the correct alignment of the shoulder plates. Those aside, they go together much the same as any other space marine.

I’m outfitting my squad simply with combi-bolters and single lightning claws. Meaning they’ll do absolutely nothing to help eliminate enemy armor which is the real achilles heel of my Alpha Legion army. Given that I’ve been drooling over these sculpts for years now it seems, they’ll add some eye candy, but not much else.

True to form, aesthetic appeal once again wins out over table top effectiveness.

I also need to apologize to Waaargh Pug. Sorry buddy, but the infamous Captain Woo was knifed in the back when no one was looking. Meaning Woo’s tainted weapon was lopped off, and replaced with a standard power sword. A grenade harness was also added, and now this guy will serve as either a Praetor or a (somewhat) grandiose looking squad sergeant.


neverness said...

Good stuff! I like their dynamic poses. They'll be particularly striking as they route! ;)

Da Masta Cheef said...

Rout? Hell, these guys will be of retirement age by the time your 30k army is battlefield ready!