I've now finished what I started before I went away and got the super structure built for the two Reavers Hastati Lux and Victorious Endeavour. I like the Reaver kit, not least because it comes with more weapons options than the notably lacking Warlord, I found the legs on the Reaver a little more fiddly than Warlord though (I even glued the lower leg sections on backwards on the first one!).
|Please excuse the quality. But, for those interested, yes the Warhound weapons scale well for Reaver carapace weapons.|
As you can see Hastati Lux is armed with a twin linked Turbo Laser from the Warhound kit on its carapace. Because there is no such thing as too much BWEEEEEM! Tactically it will be rubbish at stripping shields, but it will ruin the day of any Princeps caught with his shields down! The Warhound weapons take a little jiggery pokery to fit the carapace mounts but not too much.
Victorious Endeavour is the more well rounded engine. Where Hastati Lux and Mors Incarnadine will aim to get into firing positions and likely stay put once they do Victorious Endeavour will be much more mobile, advancing ahead alongside the two (yet to be built) Warhounds Borophagus and Aelurodon (paleontological names there for anyone into their prehistoric dog species), closing the gap, stripping shields and, when it has chance, getting in close to BIFF! some unsuspecting engines with the Power Fist (I briefly considered a double fist loadout but decided against it in the end)
|The beginnings of my Epic force.|
I also managed to get my grubby little paws on some 30k Epic tanks off eBay. The Glaives were meant to be Falchions but due to a mix up at the other end I got Glaives instead. Oh well, I was planning on getting some at some point anyway so its not a huge issue.
|Still very much PIP!|
|I haven't got myself a 28mm Mastodon, I will live vicariously through the 6mm version!|
I also picked up a Mastodon (and the nice chap sent me a free Land Raider Proteus and Rhino. The Mastodon is awesome, like the Glaives I can't overstate the amazing job done translating the 28mm model to 6mm. I just need to get them all finished.
You'll notice a suspicious lack of infantry for my Epic stuff, that's because I want to get my hands on some of the lovely MkIII Tacticals and Breachers I've seen around various blogs/forums. It may take a while, and a lot of patience, but some will surface eventually, and then, they shall be mine! (though in the meantime, if anyone has any leads on some, let me know!).
Right! Need to get the Warhounds built tonight and then I can get the whole lot sprayed and crack on with the painting.
Until next time...