Id like to challenge all the fellow bloggers who stumble across this post to “Forge the Character” over the next month or so. Though I expect to end up being the only one doing it, its quite simple; Make a character and tell us his back story, play a few games with him and describe his feats. It can be anything from a Dreadnought or Tank Captain, to a Helbrute or Eldar Autarch. It doesnt matter what race or what, just to make a character and tell us about him. You dont have to build something new if you dont want to, you could just tell us of the Nid Warrior that solo’d a space marine captain.
I am building something special, here is my Ultramraines captain, the marine to lead the my Ultramarine force. I have built him from the Solaq captain. He is exactly what I was wanting out of this kit and I cant wait to paint him up. I am still working on what to do for the backpack, and I am a little stumped with it, torn between having one and not having one at all. Perhaps someone from a command squad standing to next to him? As for Name, Exploits and lore background, Ill get to that eventually.
Once I finish building him, I will work on his Vanguard friends
On the Calth front, something I am very excited for this release. Ive been working out what to do about what goes where and I think I have finally worked it out.
The Chaplin is going to join the ranks of the Dark Angels. The Terminators and Contemptor are going to the Word Bearers, adding skulls and chains to them on the conversion side, will have a better idea once I have the models in hand.
The Ultramarines will be keeping their 10 troops, Dark Angels will probably get 10 and the last 10 may go to Crimson Slaughter as the theme with them is the somewhere in between being chaos and not.
I think Ill do a bit more a write up of the conversion ideas once I have the box this Saturday. Though ive played the board game in store and also found that quite enjoyable, if a bit convoluted.
Thats all for this post. Hopefully some of you will join me in this character building idea, and I will post up a bit more details of the character once the modeling is finished. Thanks for reading