Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to the irradiated skies and plague decaying world known as Corrisvor. A death world of eternal nuclear storms of green polluted skies, that crackle and flashes shadows of the fallen hive citys below. The world itself is a gigantic garden dedicated to Nurgle as an offering for his gifts and mutations.
Here, a once proud world of imperial decree and discipline was erased by multiple atomic detonation, killing everyone on the planet. The cause for this atrocity is unknown, all that is certain is that it could be related to the Harbinger Legions arrival.
What followed was the birth of monsters and madness, as the Harbinger Legion settled on this world with insidious intent. Leading the fallen chapter, a bloated, mutated, giant power armoured Daemon prince of Nurgle known as Lorkton the maggot butcher. Having served his legion, the Death Guard since the days of the Horus Heresy, he resides on this world as the ruler of his small but growing army.
He seeks to destroy the one who ripped out his right eye during the Hollow wars of M40. His target is one of the Black Templars crusade company’s, led by his arch nemesis, Marshal Sorvan.
The starting point
I’ve decided to start this collection by following the start collecting army box set, although I’ve already got the models to create my starting point. The force itself includes one Helbrute, ten Chaos Space marines and a Chaos Lord in Terminator armour* (*however, this model will be a kit bashed Lord of Contagion for my Death Guard detachment).
My plan is to create three detachments representing the legions hierarchy structure for its military roles.
The main bulk of the force will be under the ‘Harbinger Legion Renegades‘ which will consist of the renegade astartes that have joined the Legion. This will be using the ‘Battalion detachment’, as I have a lot of Troop infantry to cover.
The second section of the Harbinger Legion will be using the Death Guard army list (in index Chaos), using the ‘Patrol Detachment‘. This detachment will represent the legions old blood of Death Guard Space marines, very much like first company of veterans.
Finally, the third detachment will be my ‘Supreme Command Detachment‘, led by Lorkton the Maggot butcher and his favoured followers.
So just to recap and simplify what my collection will form into below.
- Patrol detachment– Harbinger Legion veterans of the long wars [using Death Guard army list in index Chaos]
- Battalion detachment– Harbinger Legion renegades [using Chaos Space marines army list in index Chaos army]
- Supreme Command Detachment– Lorkton and his favoured followers [using either Deathguard army list, or index Chaos army list]
Now that the I’ve explained the how I’ll be structuring my force, next I’ll be showing what I’ve done so far for my collection.
Harbinger Legion Renegades
So far, I’ve been able to paint a full troop squad of Chaos Space marines, and my HQ choice for a Chaos Lord. I wanted to represent the marines as Renegades by using spare helmets from the tactical squad kit, which makes the squad look slightly corrupted, but not fully changed yet.
With the Chaos Lord, I wanted to give him the appearance of a pale hooded Warlord, so I’ve used a spare Woodelves head from my spare bitz box. I like this conversion, mostly because he looks like a renegade pirate fleet captain/ fallen Space marine captain.
My next phase of planning for the detachment will be to include a unit of Chosen, and two units of Cultists. This will fill the required slots for my troop choice, however, I’ll need a second HQ model in order to unlock the full battalion detachment.
Harbinger Legion Veterans of the long wars
I wanted to create a secondary leader (under the Daemon prince in command) to lead his diseased soilders into battle. The model was posed to appear like a looming giant, a corrosive knight of Nurgle who’s iron skull grin strikes fear into the hearts of all who witness his Pestilential aura.
Next we have a WIP Plague marines unit, which I’m currently painting. My plan is to include more models to the unit as a 5x troop unit, filling the troop slot in order to unlock the patrol detachment.
Finally, we have the Helbrute filling the first Elite slot in the detachment. I thought it would be fitting to have the Helbrute in this detachment as a veteran, rather than being a regular in the renegade battalion detachment.
Going forward with this detachment, I want to complete my Plague marines unit as a five man squad unit. I’m also looking into kit bashing my own Malignant Plaguecaster as my Psykic defence and offence caster.
Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!