It’s been way too long since I’ve last posted and AoS faction collection post, the last post was way back in March of this year! So why the long delay? Well…..
I’ve been distracted by other projects (as seen on my latest blog posts, mostly on my Ork collection), as well as taking a break from painting Stormcast Eternals. I got pretty tired of painting Stormcasts as it was becoming a chore rather than fun, so I went on to other projects to give some space away from my SE.
But now I’m back, after all the good stuff going on with AoS 2.0 and the reveal of the Sacrosanct Chamber, I thought now was the time to get my backlogs done. At this point now (not including the main three chambers), there have been three chambers unlocked including the Extremis Chamber, the Vanguard Chamber and now the Sacrosanct Chamber. So far I’ve only just about finished my main SE Chamber….
My plan is to finish my second unit of Judicators, and add one more unit of Paladins to fulfil 1/3 of the Warrior Chamber. Now, I’m not committing to fill the whole req for the Warrior Chamber as that’s just too expensive to commit to (as well as it being more points and models). Luckily, just having 1/3 of the the Chamber can easily cover 2,000pt+ army list, so its necessary to add more to the chamber collection in my opinion.
To help me get back into painting my SE, I brought myself the Vanguard Shadespire kit which was a simple push fit kit to build. These guys are my second unit into my Vanguard Chamber, my first being the Long-strike raptor unit.
For this unit, I’ll be giving it a new unit name and background, as I like to imagine these three SE as brothers who are veterans and legends in the Stormhost. Since the rules say you can only include this unit once in each army, I thought it would be cool to set them up as brothers who with a deep rooted history. They aren’t leaders nor high in rank like the Lord Aquilor or a Lord Celestant, but they are self sufficient to carry out the job to counter attack the enemy.
As you can see, I’ve painted them in the usual colour scheme like the rest of my SE. Their bases are a real treat to paint, as I like how the natural decorative tree trunk with fallen leafs add more character to the models and their environment. It would be cool to see more decorative bases like these be released by GW, as I think the current options look too man made and lacking in natural environment.
Finally, my Judicators were done by kitbashing a spare unit of Stormcast Eternals from the Thunder and Blood starter set (the rest were used for my Knights Excelsis Skirmish warband), and some spare parts left over from my Judicators kit.
Now you might be wondering why I’ve kitbashed this unit when there’s already a kit of 10x Judicators available? Well, I got the original 5x Judicator set before GW decided to rerelease the kit as a 10x set. Meaning that if I wanted more Judicators, I’ll need to buy a new set that had ten models. I didn’t want ten as I only needed one more unit of five to complete a warscroll battalion as part of the formation of a Warrior Chamber, so I went and built my own Judicators by kitbash.
At this point I hadn’t used the decals for my SE shoulder pads, designating what unit type they are. So I’ve gone and took some time to apply the decals to all of my current SE collection, with patients, time and a lot of swearing.
Below is a photo of my current status of my collection of My Stormhost, Lord of the Pisces for both the Warrior Chamber and the Vanguard Chamber.
I’m really pleased with this collection now that everything is completed and ready to play. To think this has took me over a year to complete is something I wouldn’t have achieved years ago.
However, there’s only one more unit to add before this collection comes to a close, and I’ve saved the best till last unit of Paladin Decimaters. On record this army will be the second collection to be fully completed and ready to play, my first being Clan Moulder Collection.
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