Sunday, 7 March 2010

World Eaters Terminator Warband - The Gorewing

(Image property of Games Workshop)

This is an army idea I've been playing with for a very long time and now I've finally decided to take the plunge. I've always wanted to run a chaos terminator force. Sadly, the Chaos Space Marine codexes haven't allowed for this (yet anyway!) so up until recently you had to play Deathwing if you wanted to do it. I never really felt this would fit well with the chaos theme. Whilst the Deathwing is hard, they lack the ferocity you'd expect of Chaos Terminators.
Then the Space Wolves came along. As I've mentioned in previous posts when I was planning my Angels Exemplar Space Marines, one of the biggest appeals was the ability to field a Terminator army when taking Logan as the general. The Angels Exemplar were going to be a loyal chapter but of questionable reliability due to their unneccessary use of excessive violence (a lot like the Flesh Tearers, an idea I'll probably pursue further when/if I go back to the Angels Exemplar).
I got bored of the loyalist idea relatively quickly and focussed back on my fantasy armies. Then I felt that familiar pulling feeling I sometimes get to sort myself out another 40k army. I already had a Space Wolves codex and a Chaos Space Marine codex. Then it dawned on me, the Wolves were a list that could realise my Chaos Terminator dream! More than that, they could be relatively convincing World Eaters Terminators. So the Gorewing idea was born! Taking a counts-as Logan Chaos Lord to lead the army and then units of World Eaters Terminators is an idea that's gotten me very excited. Lone Wolves will make absolutely awesome Berzerkers, rampaging towards the enemy not caring from where the blood spills, only that it does. So I wrote a 1500pt list that I'm going to build towards.

Kaldor Foe-Render, Slaughter-Lord of the Gorewing
(counts as Logan Grimnar)

Brother-Slaughterer Vilan
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Assault Cannon, Wolf Claw

Brother-Slaughterer Colthan
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Combi-Melta, Powerfist

Brother-Slaughterer Cardon
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Combi-Melta, Chainfist

Brother-Slaughterer Suktor
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Storm Bolter, Wolf Claw

Brother-Slaughterer Halmar,
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Combi-Melta, Wolf Claw

Land Raider

Brother-Slaughterer Nuthor
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Heavy Flamer, Wolf Claw

Brother-Slaughterer Markard
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Storm Bolter, Chainfist

Brother-Slaughterer Ikar
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Combi-Melta, Powerfist

Brother-Slaughterer Dakburn
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Wolf Claws

Brother-Slaughterer Randar
Wolf Guard, Terminator Armour, Wolf Claws

Land Raider Crusader

Rogoth The Berzerker
Lone Wolf, Chainfists, 2 Fenrisian Wolves

Zakarn The Frenzied
Lone Wolf, Wolf Claws, 2 Fenrisian Wolves

It's not the most competitive list but that isn't really the point. As you'll see, every individual in the army is already named, that's one of the biggest appeals of this army to me. When it's this small every model becomes a character and their significance in the battle is as such. The Lone Wolves offer me some fun conversion possibilities in particular. The Fenrisian Wolves shall be counts as Flesh Hounds. Otherwise the Terminators will be Chaos Terminators with the Forge World World Eaters Terminators parts. Kaldor is crying out to be the Forge World Lord Zhuthor mini. A mini with a Powerfist and an Axe of Khorne (counts as Frostblade) which are the two ways Logan Grimnar can allocate his attacks. It's an awesome looking mini so I'm excited to get my hands on it! I could write lots more but this has become quite a long post so I'm going to leave it here for now. Expect developments on this soon. Although I'm probably going to have to do a few Fantasy bits first before I can start investing the time and money into this force.

Below are some great links that I partially blame the now threatened status of my bank balance on, as they helped inspire me to go ahead with the army I've wanted to do so long!
Itkovian's Iron Hands Morlockwing
Ron's Deathwing
Ron's Lustwing (which I believe he has since sold)
Sgt Brisbane's Psychology (Psychosis) of a 'Wing Player
Tim's Deathwing


Big Jim said...

It's an outstanding Idea that I have thought long and hard about. Plus it's the best way hands down to field a Chaos Terminator army.


Littleboyblues said...

I hope you do this. It sounds great and the forge world Khorne Termies are the best looking termies made. Good Luck!


Elazar The Glorified said...

Thanks guys glad you like the idea too! :)

Dezartfox said...

Tehe, I'm glad when people blame me for their army :D

Erik said...

So awesome. Why the dual chainfists on Rogoth? Can you find right-handed chainfists?

Elazar The Glorified said...

The dual chainfists are purely for the theme, can't think of anything more Khornate that two massive chainfists! :D Couldn't find any right handed chainfists so I built one myself, if you follow this link you can see the progress on Rogoth so far:

He's currently in the process of being painted so should have new pics up soon!