I am summoned. The Emperor speaks to me. It is the preacher’s breath that forms the sounds, his vox-horns that cast them into the incense-heavy air of the chapel, but he speaks with the Emperor’s voice and it is His words that call me to war. No longer can I remain here whilst His realm is attacked by the heretic hordes without. No more can I contain my spite for the xenos that dare to walk amongst His stars. I have requested permission to leave the place of my labours and take up the lasgun. I embrace the duty of war.
We are all that is left now. Three harsh days on the surface of the Moons, three days weathering the storm cast against us, the armoured giants, the hereteks and their foul trees, the shrapnel storm that gutted our ship before we even reached the surface, the remorseless killing that came after. Of the thousands that left Sarkis IV at my side we may be the last. We seek others to join with, to band together until, perhaps, we have the numbers to strike back, and die with glory. I know the ghost of Colonel Idris is driving me onwards. We shall not fail our Emperor.
November 24th, 2017 at 8:34 am
I realy like the skelleton on the back, reminds me of a medieval nihilistic painting
November 24th, 2017 at 9:33 am
Thanks 🙂 I was aiming for a medieval vibe to him, to really tap into the 40k aesthetic.
November 24th, 2017 at 9:44 am
That’s the one I’ve been waiting to see… superb mate, totally bizarre and beautifully macabre – really defines the warband. I love it!
November 27th, 2017 at 10:56 am
Cheers mate – he’s probably my favourite of the bunch as well (with the possible exception of the lady in the gasmask who I’ll hopefully have finished soon…ish…)
November 24th, 2017 at 10:04 am
You really did a wonderful job here! Happy you added a holding device, it looks perfect. Very inspiring job, thanks for sharing!
November 27th, 2017 at 10:58 am
Yeah, the holding device makes it in my opinion. Glad you like him 🙂
November 24th, 2017 at 10:57 am
Just wow! Loving this project. Inspiring.
November 27th, 2017 at 7:37 am
November 24th, 2017 at 1:34 pm
One million thumbs ups bro. Love these posts
November 27th, 2017 at 7:37 am
Thanks very much 🙂
November 24th, 2017 at 7:24 pm
Fantastic little squad here – and the puppet strings really make all the difference with Mr. Reliquary.
November 27th, 2017 at 12:07 pm
Cheers – I find myself imagining the macabre, jerky movements of the skeleton – all puppeteered by a machine so arcane that the poor soldier carrying it probably has no idea that it’s mechanical at all and believes without question the propaganda – that the skeleton is animated by the martyr’s vengeful ghost.
November 24th, 2017 at 8:17 pm
Brilliant, brilliant work my friend. Colonel Idris is my favourite along with the poor chap that hasn’t to carry him. Such a great idea for a model.
November 27th, 2017 at 12:11 pm
I must admit I’m very pleased with this one, to my mind he taps into that rich vein of the macabre that makes 40k what it is. All the feedback I got on him really helped as well of course – he wouldn’t have been the same without the input everyone gave 🙂
November 28th, 2017 at 7:24 pm
Both a great theme in the minis and you have a great voice in the short stories as well. Very atmospheric friend. Great read.
November 28th, 2017 at 9:54 pm
Thank you very much 🙂 The whole thing has been a joy to participate in, and really got the creative juices flowing.
November 28th, 2017 at 9:56 pm
Agreed. Really looking forward to see everyone’s minis painted. Going to take some proper photos of mine on Thursday.