Monday, October 6, 2008

Macharian Crusade Preview 1

I put a little work into my Macharian Crusade campaign army this weekend. After some hemming and hawing, I decided to go with the Catachans in the 6th army led by Lt. General Kariyapa. I’ll be fighting alongside the Methalor Penal Legion and Terrax Guard Armored Company. I don’t own any ogryns and I didn’t have enough extra models to make any special weapon squads, but I was able to use most of the Catachan doctrines with my guard collection to round out three different sized armies. I also converted a model for Lt. General Kariyapa, complete with autopistol, power weapon, and bionic eye attachment (damn you Thomas for drawing him with that thing on his face). He’ll most likely infiltrate or outflank along with my veterans for a little extra punch from his poison pistol and close combat attacks. Here’s Kariyapa at the moment, converted and primed, ready for painting:

I made him using legs from a Vindicare assassin, autopistol from an old necromunda sorceror, tank commander torso, catachan head, arms, legs, and backpack. His bionic eye was made from carving up a little laspistol barrel and green-stuffing it to his face. He’s not perfect, but after painting he should come out ok.

Finally, here are my three army lists for small, medium, and large games, using (most of) the standard Catachan doctrines as described in the guard codex:

Small (1500)

Kariyapa

Command HQ – Junior officer with bolter, veteran with standard, grenade launcher, missile launcher, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

Fire Support Squad – heavy bolters, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

4 Hardened Veterans – Vet sergeant with plasma pistol, 2 meltaguns, 1 plasma gun, hardened fighters

Infantry Platoon
Command Squad – Junior officer with bolter, 2 grenade launchers, missile launcher, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Infantry Squad – plasma gun, heavy flamer, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Infantry Squad – plasma gun, heavy flamer, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

Armored Fist Squad – plasma gun, missile launcher, hardened fighters
Chimera – turret multilaser, pintle heavy stubber, hull heavy flamer, extra armor, smoke

Hellhound – pintle heavy stubber, extra armor, smoke

2 Sentinels – heavy flamers, hardened fighters

Leman Russ Demolisher – extra armor, smoke

Leman Russ Demolisher – extra armor, smoke

Medium (2000)

Kariyapa

Command HQ – Junior officer with bolter, veteran with standard, grenade launcher, missile launcher, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

Fire Support Squad – heavy bolters, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

4 Hardened Veterans – Vet sergeant with plasma pistol, 2 meltaguns, 1 plasma gun, hardened fighters

4 Hardened Veterans – Vet sergeant with plasma pistol, 2 meltaguns, 1 plasma gun, hardened fighters

Infantry Platoon
Command Squad – Junior officer with bolter, 2 grenade launchers, missile launcher, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Infantry Squad – plasma gun, heavy flamer, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Infantry Squad – plasma gun, heavy flamer, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Infantry Squad – plasma gun, missile launcher, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

Armored Fist Squad – plasma gun, missile launcher, hardened fighters
Chimera – turret multilaser, pintle heavy stubber, hull heavy flamer, extra armor, smoke

Hellhound – pintle heavy stubber, extra armor, smoke

Hellhound – pintle heavy stubber, extra armor, smoke

2 Sentinels – heavy flamers, hardened fighters

Leman Russ Demolisher – extra armor, smoke

Leman Russ Demolisher – extra armor, smoke

Leman Russ – hull heavy bolter, sponson heavy bolters, pintle heavy stubber, extra armor

Large (2500)

Kariyapa

Command HQ – Junior officer with bolter, veteran with standard, grenade launcher, missile launcher, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Chimera – turret multilaser, pintle heavy stubber, hull heavy flamer, extra armor, smoke

Fire Support Squad – heavy bolters, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

Fire Support Squad – autocannons, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

Anti-Tank Squad – missile launchers, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

Mortar Squad - jungle fighters, hardened fighters

4 Hardened Veterans – Vet sergeant with plasma pistol, 2 meltaguns, 1 plasma gun, hardened fighters

4 Hardened Veterans – Vet sergeant with plasma pistol, 2 meltaguns, 1 plasma gun, hardened fighters

Infantry Platoon
Command Squad – Junior officer with bolter, 2 grenade launchers, missile launcher, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Infantry Squad – plasma gun, heavy flamer, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Infantry Squad – plasma gun, heavy flamer, jungle fighters, hardened fighters
Infantry Squad – plasma gun, missile launcher, jungle fighters, hardened fighters

Armored Fist Squad – plasma gun, missile launcher, hardened fighters
Chimera – turret multilaser, pintle heavy stubber, hull heavy flamer, extra armor, smoke

Hellhound – pintle heavy stubber, extra armor, smoke

Hellhound – pintle heavy stubber, extra armor, smoke

3 Sentinels – heavy flamers, hardened fighters

Leman Russ Demolisher – extra armor, smoke

Leman Russ Demolisher – extra armor, smoke

Leman Russ – hull heavy bolter, sponson heavy bolters, pintle heavy stubber, extra armor

4 comments:

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

It is cuz I am a jerk hehehe.

Aventine said...

Excellent, I look forward to purging Thoth and Palus Olidus with you.

-Convict Colonel Cash,
Methalor Penal Legion

Anonymous said...

"Fire in the hole!"
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
GO MORTARS!

~kings

Anonymous said...

My only criticism is that his legs look kinda...slim in proportion to the rest of his body. Other than that, looks great!