One thing I really like about this hobby is kit bashing, bit bashing and making completely new looking things out of things lying about. Ive had a bit of a dry spell for awhile now with creating something new and finally got around to making a Dark Apostle.
I dont like the Games Workshop Dark Apostle to be honest. In my opinion its not threatening. I fell DAs should almost stand above Chaos Lords for the work they do and be a much more imposing presence on the battlefield and definitely in terms of model.
I really like the Word Bearers as well and would love to do them for Horus Heresy at some point, especially with Lunas wanting to do some pre heresy colours World Eaters. While looking for colour schemes I saw an army of Word Bearers by a guy on DakkaDakka, looking through it he had built his scratch built Dark Apostle. Its an amazing model and you should go and look at it and his army.
With the Blood Thirster there was a really good bit in there that was something I had been looking for to create my own Dark Apostle:
Have you heard about the primordial truth?
Khorne Daemonkin Warlord
Here it is, first battle report and a bit of a foreword. This is the first battle report Ive done and I wasnt sure how to write it up. I may do the next one in a more standard detail oreinated one thats a bit more telling of the dice rolls in future. Also, terrible camera because its a phone. And lastly we have proxied some models as I was yet to decide on if this is the way I would be going with my Chaos force.
Also we’ve both been sick over easter, theres probably some spelling mistakes, terrible grammar etc. I will review it when Im feeling better and hope to fix it up.
Luna : I would be curious to see how well the Ravenwing will hold up against the assauting squads, given Hammer of Wrath hits and Hit and Run. I inted to be aggressive to see how well I can goad his units out. And use the drop pod as a blocker, then bring out the outflanking units from reserves. I am not confident about winning but I should be able to bloody him and test out a better strategy for next time. Small table is definitely a weakness here though.
Sammael – 200pts
Ravenwing command squad x5 – / Apothecary / Champion / Company banner
Squad Artemis: Ravenwing Bikes x6 / Flamer & Melta / Power Sword / Veteran
Land Speeder / 2x Heavy Bolter
Squad Speculum: Ravenwing Bikes x6 / Vet / Power Sword /PlasmaGun x2
Space marines x 10 / plasma gun / Plasma Cannon / Drop Pod
Ravenwing Dark Talon
Land speeder vengeance / Assault Cannon
Sammael needs a more sturdier blade.
Arkh: Here we go, Daemonkin. Im going to go in a line of units, not caring about objectives. I have the blade of endless bloodshed and I want to try to get enough kills to see how easy it is to get blood tithe points. The BloodCrushers I hope will distract and hold up the bike units, I have the advantage of a small table. I think it should go okay for me. Even if I get horribly murdered it should me amusing.
Blood host detachment: Generate an extra Blood Tithe Point each turn.
Slaughtercult detachment: Pick a second choice on the table of 4 or less value.
Chaos Lord “Zariah” / Terminator armour / Blade of Endless Bloodshed
Warlord Trait: Icon of war, reroll charge distance
CSM x 10 / meltagun / melta bomb
CSM x 10/ meltagun / melta bomb / Flamer
Berzerkers x10 / Lightning Claw / rhino
Cultists x 8
Chaos spawn x2
Chaos Terminator – x3 / 3x Combi Melts / Chainfist / 2x Powerfist
Bloodcrushers x3 – 135pts – Represented by Bikes
Bloodcrushers x3- 135pts – Represented by Thunderwolf Cav