Emperors Children Landraider Proteus

Ben has been doing some more work on his Emperors Children Landraider Proteus. Ben originally decided to paint the tank in Codex Grey, This was primarily to allow him to use it in all of his Space Marine armies, both to save on money and time painting, but also to save on storage space in his garage which is overflowing with boxes of Citidle miniatures.


Ben has now implemented stage 2 of his codex grey plan, which is adding removable chapter doors for his Emperors Children. Ben plans to do the same with his Spave Wolves and possible with his Blood Angels and Grey Knights. Ben has taken this plan one stage further and used the front door of the Forgeworld add on as extra armour. Ben had this to say.
“I didn’t think the side doors alone really gave the tank the look of an Emperors Children vehicle. While the front door on the Landraider hull, doesn’t look perfectly suited to the Proteus, it does clearly make it look like an Emperors Children tank and also means a Forgeworld panel isn’t waisted.”




I agree with Ben (and often do) the front plate doesn’t look quite right maybe he should have tried a marine in the top hatch to solidify the Landraider’s chapter allegiance. I do understand his desire not to waist expensive forge world resin though. Maybe some sort of objective marker would have been a better use of the front hatch?

Battle Pictures – Emperor’s Children vs Ultramarines Legion

Some photos of the last battle I played with Ben; over Christmas. We played a city fight mission using the Mission Cards in White Dwarf. Ben used his Emperors Children and I used his Ultramarines Legion. The army lists where written using the Horus Heresy Space Marine legion army lists from book 1 betrayal.





The forced were fairly even I took a centurion, 3 Dreadnoughts 2 rhinos, 2 predators, a storm eagle a squad of exo armoured terminators and a tactical squad. Ben took almost the same force, a centurion, an imperial knight, a drop pod, a mk1 land raider, a storm eagle a squad of veterans and a tactical squad.





Ben started the game by dropping his centurion and Verteran squad into my deployment zone. His aggressive tactics resulted in a gradual dwindling of my units.





By the end of turn 6 my forces had been reduced to 4 legionnaires and a single Dreadnought, while Ben still had his knight, Storm Eagle and a full tactical squad. Fortunately for me the game ended at this point and due to completing more of my mission card I had secured the most victory points. While I won the game it felt more like a loss; given how little of my force where left.

Ben’s Desk – Ruins and Emperor’s Children Legion

Ben had updated his blog again. This time he has been rebuilding ruins, what a Techmarine he is. He has also made some progress on his Emporer’s Children Legion.

Ben told me he pulled all his ruin’s into bits and then put them back together again, afterwards he realised he could have got the same result by just taking one of the pieces apart and attaching it to the others. But that wouldn’t have been as much fun.

You can find his blog here chaptermasters blog . IMG_2399.JPG
Ben’s Sisters of Battle getting an outing defending what’s left of a Basilica Administratum.

Games Workshops ruined buildings really are a lot of fun to put together. While the Shrine of The Aquila at 25 Goblin units is the best value for money in that it provide enough plastic to build a small solid ruin or an open ended long ruin, it doesn’t provided as many build options as the Basilica Administratum or Sanctum Imperialis. However to make a solid building you will need at lest two boxes of either of these.

Ben has painted his ruins using his Grey Primer over Black technique. He tells me this works just as well dry brushing Grey over black. The gold is dry brushed over the sprayed building and then wash with brown, which brown depends on what sort of end effect you want for the gold. Light shades provide a clean gold, while darker shades make suit a more scorched look. Ben recommend this grey over black technique for most building colours as it provided pre-shading. A technique Forge World’s army painters use. Getting the amount of Grey right is very important, washed of null oil can be use to tone the grey down if too much is used. After applying the grey Ben will dry brush other colours on top if he wants a blue, red or green result as seen on his bunkers or other buildings below.


Drop Site Massacre

Today’s Picture Fulgrim vs Ferrus

Hands down this was the best display at Games Day last year. I’m very excited to see if this year’s display can live up to the same standard.  There is lest than one week until Warhammer Fest. It looks like tickets will be avaible on the door. So why not try to convince you friends to hand over £20.  There will only be one Warhammer Fest 2014.

You can see more photos’ from this Emperor’s Children drop site display here.

FULGRIM Emperor's Children Primarch, FERRUS MANUS Iron hands  Primarch.

FULGRIM Emperor’s Children Primarch vs FERRUS MANUS Iron hands Primarch.


You can see more photos’ from this Emperor’s Children display here.