Monday, February 25, 2013

Music Monday - Bones

I couldn't have a Music Monday without having the entire song from the new Game of Thrones trailer. If you haven't seen it then follow the link... just make sure to come back.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Game of Thrones - Season 3 Trailer

Are you excited yet?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Weekly Finds #121

Video Tutorial on Painting Neutral Skin by Corvus from Corvus' Miniatures - This is a great tutorial for an above table top standard scheme... if your after something even quicker and with a warmer tone you can take a look at Garfy's tutorials over on Tale of Painters.

Building a Better Heldrake by Kraut Scientist from Dark Future Games - I don't exactly fancy the approach taken with the new Daemon Engines. That isn't to say the miniatures aren't nice. I just prefer Forge World's Decimator and Slaughterer. The connections between the Heldrake and Hell Talon are clever. However, Kraut Scientist's simple conversions look so much nicer. The head maw reminds me of the Hellcannon. Much better than the actual head which looks like a hybrid dragon and dinosaur.

Death from the Skies Rules by Darog from Darog's Company - For those who don't feel compelled to pick up the first Compendium released by Games Workshop in a very, very long time.

Warrior Priest by Ricky Upjohn from What's New Today - The bronzed armour on this warrior priest is great. Ricky's use of Gehenna Gold, alongside the Warplock Bronze, has given the armour a dull gold look. A look that I think suits most Imperial miniatures. The Runefang Steel is a bit too bold for my liking.

Review: Portable Airbrushing Spray Booth by Garfy from Tale of Painters - This is something I'm missing. Here is Rev's extractor with a tumble dryer hose. This Weekly Finds post includes some other useful airbrushing links.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hall of Honour - Imperial Fists

Design Studio - Codex: Space Marines (3rd Ed) by Any Chambers, Jervis Johnson & Gavin Thorpe

  • Venatus, Captain, 2nd Company
  • Targal, Sergeant, 1st Company
  • Lysander, Sergeant
  • Rites of Battle

Design Studio - Codex: Eye of Terror by Andy Chambers et al.

  • Justita Fides, Strike Cruiser, listed as missing after its failure to arrive at Hydraphur following a warp jump from Hydra Cordatus

Design Studio - Codex: Black Templars (4th Ed) by Graham McNeill

  • Lazerian, Chapter Master, Wars of Apostasy

Design Studio - Rulebook (5th Ed) by Alessio Cavatore

Reference: The Beheading, 546.M32 - Grand Master Drakan Vangorich, of the Officio Assassinorum, has the High Lords of Terra slain to a man. A Space Marine retribution force drawn from the Halo Brethren, Imperial Fists and Sable Swords Chapters tracks the Grand Master to an Assassinorum temple. Within the temple they are assailed by a hundred Eversor Assassins. A single Space Marine survives to reach the Grand Master and deliever the Emperor's judgment with his boltgun. The Imperium descends into anarchy.

Design Studio - Codex: Space Marines (5th Ed) by Matthew Ward

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Darnath Lysander, Captain, 1st Company (formerly 2nd Company)
  • Adar Geronan, Sergeant, 4th Company
  • Rhetoricus, Brother
  • Endeavour of Will, Star Fort
  • Shield of Valour, Strike Cruiser

Reference: The 814th Feast of Blades, 949.M41 - Supremacy is tied between the Imperial Fists and the Crimson Fists.

Design Studio - Rulebook (6th Ed) by Adam Troke, Jeremy Vetock & Mat Ward

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Darnath Lysander, Captain
  • Octavius, Captain

Reference: The Imperial Fists (a.k.a Defenders of Dorn, Golden Avengers) have earned battle honours against every major alien race and been instrumental in holding the Imperium together through some of its bleakest times.

Reference: Imperial Fists can execute any aspect of warefare, though, they are known as particular experts at both besieging and defending fortresses.

Reference: Roots of Corruption - 853.M41: During the uprising on Krandor III, three Space Marine Chapters, led by the Imperial Fists, secure resources, artefacts and a few Adeptus Administratum officials before Exterminatus is mercifully delivered.

Battlefleet Gothic - To Cleanse the Stars: Vessels of the Imperium

  • Titus, Strike Cruiser

Reference: Strike Cruisers are fast, lightly-armed vessels which mass slightly less than the Imperial Navy’s Dauntless class light cruisers.

Forge World - Imperial Armour Vol 10: The Badab War - Part 2 by Alan Bligh

  • Fafnir Rann, Imperial Fists Capain, Chapter Master of the Executioners

Reference: Fafnir Rann is reputedely the most vicious of Rogal Dorn's later captains.

Black Library - Horus Heresy - Collected Visions by Alan Merrett

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Sigismund, Emperor's Champion
  • Navarra, Terminator Squad
  • Grenstein, Tactical Squad
  • Grossbar, Tactical Squad
  • Latham, Tactical Squad
  • Halbrecht, Assault Squad
  • Valdimir, Assault Squad
  • Fergustan, Predator
  • Landamer, Land Raider
  • Verklosh, Whirlwind

Black LibraryHorus Heresy I - Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch, Praetorian
  • Sigismund, First Captain
  • Efried, Captain, 3rd Company

Black LibraryHorus Heresy IV - Flight of the Eisenstein by James Swallow

  • Rogal Dorn, Hero of the Gold, Stone Man, Primarch
  • Sigismund, Captain, 1st Company
  • Efried, Captain, 3rd Company
  • Alexis Polux, Captain
  • Yonnad, Captain
  • Tyr, Captain, 6th Company
  • Halbrecht, Captain
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery

Reference: Sigismund is described as a sturdy, thickset man, hair a dark blond with a patrician face that echoed the same austere lines as his liege lord's.

Reference: Imperial Fists of the first company have black trimmed armour.

Black LibraryHorus Heresy IX - Mechanicum by Graham McNeill

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Sigismund, First Captain
  • Camba-Diaz, Captain

Reference: Sigismund is described as "trifle volatile" and "prone to bellicose talk".

Black LibraryHorus Heresy XVI - Age of DarknessThe Last Remembrancer by John French

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch

Black LibraryHorus Heresy XXII - Shadows of TreacheryThe Crimson Fist by John French

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch, Praetorian of Terra
  • Sigismund, First Captain
  • Amandus Tyr, Captain, 6th Company
  • Pertinax, Captain, 14th Company
  • Camba-Diaz, Captain
  • Yonnad, Fleet Master
  • Alexis Pollux, Captain, 405th Company, Master of Retribution Fleet
  • Pertinax, Captain
  • Cazzimus, Captain
  • Iago, Captain
  • Timor, Sergeant, 6th Company
  • Navarra, Brother, 6th Company
  • Raln, Sergeant, 1st Squad, 405th Company
  • Settor, Sergeant, 6th Squad, 405th Company
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery
  • Tribune, Flagship of Retribution Fleet
  • Sulla, Grand Cruiser
  • Halcyon, Warship
  • Unity, Warship
  • Truth, Warship
  • Hammer of Terra, Warship
  • Crusader, Warship
  • Legate, Warship
  • Lacedaemon, Warship
  • Oath of Stone, Battleship
  • Veritas, Cruiser

Reference: Marshal, Siegemaster and Legion Seneschals

Black LibraryHorus Heresy XXII - Shadows of TreacheryThe Dark Knight by Graham McNeill

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch, Master of the Fists
  • Sigismund, First Captain

Reference: Dorn's Templars

Black Library - Horus Heresy XXII - Shadows of Treachery: The Lightning Tower by Dan Abnett

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch, Emperor of the Inwit Cluster, House of Dorn
  • Sigismund, First Captain
  • Archamus, Master of Dorn's Huscarl Retinue
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery

Reference: Dorn had always excelled in the construction of fortresses. He had built the city fortresses on Zavamunda, the pylon spire of Gallant, and the donjons along the Ruthan Marches.

Black LibraryHorus Heresy - Angel Exterminatus by Graham McNeill

  • Felix Cassander, Captain, 42nd Company
  • Kastor, Brother, 42nd Company
  • Locris, Brother, 42nd Company
  • Symeon, Brother, 42nd Company
  • Esdras, Brother, 42nd Company
  • Phyros, Brother, 42nd Company
  • Amandus Tyr, Captain, 6th Company
  • Navarra, Brother, 6th Company
  • Victorix Roma
  • Honoris Martius

Black LibraryHorus Heresy (eBook) - AngronButcher's Nails by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

  • Sigismund, The Black Knight, First Captain

Reference: binding of knightly weapons to wrists using dense black chains

Black Library - Horus HeresyGames Day Anthology: Distant Echoes of Old Night by Rob Sanders

  • Oriel Latham, Captain
  • Xanthus, Frigate

Black LibrarySpace Marine by Ian Watson

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Vladimir Pugh, Lord Commander
  • Bronwin Abermort, Lord Commander
  • Maximus Thane, Lord Commander
  • Kalman Flodensborg, Lord Commander
  • Ambrosial Spactor, Lord Comm ander
  • Helstrom, Captain
  • Steinmuller, Librarian Captain
  • Franz Grenzstein, Librarian
  • Lo Chang, Chaplain
  • Geistler, Chaplain
  • Vonreuter, Lieutenant
  • Huzzi Rork, Sergeant
  • Faust Stossen, Sergeant
  • Ruhr, Sergeant
  • Zed Juron, Scout-Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Rhetoricus, Brother [Paraplegic]
  • Dolf Harlan, Brother
  • Kurtz, Brother
  • Mahler, Brother
  • Lexandro d'Arquebus, Brother
  • Yeremi Valence, Brother
  • Biff Tundrish, Brother
  • Omar Akbar, Brother
  • Dietrich, Scout, 10th Company

Reference: Imperial Fists recruited principally from two hive worlds, the ice planet of Inwit where cave-cities honeycombed the top ten kilometres of crust - and Necromunda, the poisoned desert.

Reference: there is an Imperial Fist fortress-monastery in Palatine Hive.

Reference: Imperial Fists are dedicated to fastidious and meticulous detail - it is why they adopted the Junker Model of Behaviour.

Reference: Column of Glory, Catacombs, Tunnel of Terror, Assimularum Hall, Punitor Chapel, Solitorium, Arena Restricta, Teuton Chapel, Isolatorium and Corridor of Comfortless Courage

Black Library - The Inquisition War by Ian Watson

  • Lexandro d'Arquebus, Lex, Captain
  • Kurt Kempka, Librarian
  • Huzzi Rork, Sergeant
  • Kurtz, Sergeant
  • Wagner, Sergeant
  • Stockman, Brother
  • Dietrich, Brother
  • Volker, Brother
  • Zigmund, Brother

Reference: the armour of dead Imperial Fists killed in the defense of the Emperor's Palace are embedded illustriously in the Column of Glory, their skulls grinning out of open visors.

Reference: Imperial Fists are scrupulous thinkers, not just bringers of death.

Black Library - Sons of Dorn by Chris Roberson

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Vladimir Pugh, Chaper Master
  • Darnath Lysander, Captain, 1st Company
  • Khrusaor, Captain, 5th Company
  • Taelos, Captain, 10th Company
  • Franz Grenstein, Librarian
  • Borgos, Librarian
  • Lakari, Apothecary
  • Dominicus, Chaplain
  • Lo Chang, Company Chaplain, 10th Company
  • Hilts, Veteran-Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Karn, Veteran-Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Derex, Veteran-Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Jean-Robur de Queste, Brother, 5th Company
  • Zatori Zan, Brother, 5th Company
  • Taloc s'Tonan, Brother, 5th Company
  • Fulgencio, Scout 10th, Company
  • Rhomec, Scout, 10th Company
  • Valen, Scout, 10th Company
  • Sandor, Scout, 10th Company
  • Jedrek, Scout, 10th Company
  • Grigor, Scout, 10th Company
  • Rhetoricus, Brother
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery
  • Capulus, Strike Cruiser
  • Titus, Strike Cruiser
  • Ferrum, Thunderhawk
  • Pugnus, Thunderhawk
  • The Book of Five Spheres
  • Liturgy of Pain

Reference: Arena Restricta are sacred halls hung with ancient and storied blades, temples dedicated to the worship of the sword.

Black Library - Heroes of the Space MarinesGauntlet Run by Chris Roberson

  • Lysander, First Captain, Overseer of the Armoury, Watch Commander of the Phalanx
  • Eshara, Captain, 3rd Company
  • Kleitus, Captain
  • Hilts, Veteran Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Zatori, Scout, 10th Company
  • s'Tonan, Scout, 10th Company
  • du Queste, Scout, 10th Company
  • Kelso, Scout, 10th Company
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery
  • The Book of Five Spheres
  • Litany of the Blade

Black Library - Victories of the Space MarinesBut Dust in the Wind by Jonathan Green

  • Hesperus, Sergeant, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Ngaio, Brother, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Verwhere, Brother, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Ahx, Brother, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Ors, Brother, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Jarda, Brother, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Maestus, Brother, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Haldrich, Brother, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Khafra, Brother, 4th Company, Squad Eurus
  • Teaz, Brother-Pilot
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery
  • Fury's Blade, Strike Cruiser
  • Fortis, Thuderhawk

Black LibraryStorm of Iron by Graham McNeill

  • Alaric Eshara, Captain, 3rd Company
  • Corwin, Librarian
  • Vermaas, Sergeant
  • Justita Fides, Strike Cruiser

Black Library - Binding (eBook) by Ray Harrison

  • Leonen Kyarus, Sergeant
  • Marius, Brother
  • Damanios, Brother

Black LibraryArchitect of Fate NovellaEndeavour of Will by Ben Counter

  • Darnath Lysander, Gilded Wrath of Malodrax, Captain, 1st Company
  • Lepidus, Castellan
  • Korgon, Techmarine
  • Hestion, Techmarine
  • Laocos, Sergeant, 1st Company
  • Demosthor, Brother-Scholar, 1st Company
  • Tingelis, Brother, 1st Company
  • Rigalto, Sergeant
  • Menander, Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Moltos, Brother-Scout, 10th Company
  • Tisiphon, Brother-Scout, 10th Company
  • Ionis, Castellan of the Phalanx
  • Endeavour of Will, Star Fort
  • Bastion Inviolate, Star Fort
  • Siege of Malebruk, Strike Cruiser

Black Library - Xenos Hunters: Machine Spirit by Nick Kyme

  • Polino, Deathwatch Captain

Black Library - Xenos Hunters: Headhunted by Steve Parker

  • Maximmion Voss, Omni, Deathwatch Brother

Black Library - Xenos Hunters: Weaponsmith by Ben Counter

  • Haestorr, Captain
  • Moxus, Sergeant
  • Chrysius, Assault-Sergeant
  • Vryksus, Brother
  • Mydros, Brother
  • Helian, Brother
  • Gruz, Brother
  • Venelus, Brother
  • Koron, Brother
  • Doctrines of Assault

Reference: Collators are battle-brothers responsible for recording the battle legends and old grudges.

Black Library - Xenos Hunters: Exhumed by Steve Parker

  • Maximmion Voss, Omni, Deathwatch Brother

Black Library - Xenos Hunters: The Alien Hunters by Andy Chambers

  • Thucyid, Deathwatch Brother

Black LibraryPhalanx by Ben Counter (published in Hammer & Bolter)

  • Vladimir, Justice Lord, Chapter Master
  • Darnath Lysander, Hand of the Court, Captain, 1st Company
  • Pausanias, Chaplain
  • Leucrontas, Castellan
  • Asclephin, Apothecary
  • Demenos, Techmarine
  • Prexus, Sergeant
  • Dolonis, Brother
  • Gorvan, Brother
  • Borakis, Scout-Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Orfos, Scout, 10th Company
  • Laokan, Scout, 10th Company
  • Kalliax, Scout, 10th Company
  • Caius, Scout, 10th Company
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery
  • Mantle of Wrath, Strike Cruiser
  • Doctrines of Assault

Reference: Fangs of Dorn are Chapter Master Vladimir's twin blades.

Reference: Sigismunda Tactia, Forge of Ages, Rynn's World Memorial, Librarium Dorn, Halls of Atonement, Chapel of Martyrs, Observatory of Dornian Majesty and Crucible of Ages.

Reference: Atoning Halls is a place for Imperial Fists to be judged and interrogated.

Reference: Sigismarch Forest is the place that Sigismund, the first Templar, came to contemplate his duty.

Reference: Path of the Lost is recorded in Imperial Fists archives as a dark place where outsiders , prisoners of war or condemned heretics would be banished. There would be doled out their tortures or executions. It is traditional that the condemned among the sons of Dorn be forced to walk the path.

Black Library - Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders

  • Fortinbras, Master of the Feast (816th)
  • Montalban, Pugh’s Champion
  • Titus, Strike Cruiser

Reference: Imperial Fists are stationed at the Vanaheim Cordon, along with Grey Knights and Exorcists.

Black Library - Seventh Retribution by Ben Counter

  • Lysander, 1st Captain
  • Deiphobus, Librarian
  • Daedelon, Techmarine
  • Ucalegon, Emperor's Champion
  • Kirav, Sergeant, Lysander's Fire Team, 1st Company
  • Beros, Brother, Lysander's Fire Team, 1st Company
  • Apollonios, Brother, Lysander's Fire Team, 1st Company
  • Stentor, Brother, Lysander's Fire Team, 1st Company
  • Mortz, Brother, Lysander's Fire Team, 1st Company
  • Ctesiphon, Sergeant, 2nd Company
  • Skaen, Brother, Tactical Squad Ctesiphon
  • Septuron, Assault-Sergeant
  • Tisiphorn, Brother, Assault Squad Septuron
  • Kreuz, Brother, Assault Squad Septuron
  • Euskelos, Brother, Assault Squad Septuron
  • Sthenelus, Sergeant, Squadron Commander, Tank Commander of the Beast of Mardon
  • Morsk, Brother-Driver of the Beast of Mardon
  • Kallistar, Brother, Tank Commander of the Granitefang
  • Vellion, Brother of the Granitefang
  • Dyess, Brother, Tank Commander of the Bonecracker
  • Gorgythion, Brother-Pilot
  • Kebriones, Brother-Pilot
  • Orfos, Scout-Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Privar, Scout, Squad Orfos, 10th Company
  • Geryius, Scout, Squad Orfos, 10th Company
  • Vonretz, Scout, Squad Orfos, 10th Company
  • Enriaan, Scout, Squad Orfos, 10th Company
  • Wings of Dorn, Unclassified
  • Sanctifier, Shadowhawk
  • Gilded Pyre, Thunderhawk
  • Peril Swift, Thunderhawk 
  • Beast of Mardon, Vindicator, Squadron Sthenelus
  • Granitefang, Vindicator, Squadron Sthenelus
  • Bonecracker, Vindicator, Squadron Sthenelus
  • Parable of Rodrigar

Note: Ulcalegon had been selected as the Emperor’s Champion because of his skill with the sword, having dueled for the honour with the Chapter’s finest warriors.

Note: The Shadowhawk, based on some of the oldest Standard Template Construct fragments ever recovered by the tech-priests of Mars, was a dedicated weapons platform, its passenger compartment sacrificed to house the craft’s missile batteries and ammunition stores. The Imperial Fists' Armoury had transformed a Thunderhawk into the Shadowhawk.

Black Library - Hammer & Bolter: Irixa by Ben Counter
  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Lysander, Captain, 1st Company
  • Siculus, Captain, 3rd Company, Valacian Pass
  • Hamander, Captain, 7th Company (deceased)
  • Belisar, Chaplain
  • Hamoskon, Techmarine
  • Machaon, Techmarine
  • Achaikos, Brother, Command Squad, Honour Guard, 3rd Company
  • Iason, Sergeant, Devastator Squad, 3rd Company
  • Talthybius, Sergeant, Standard Bearer, 7th Company
  • Sartan, Sergeant, 7th Company
  • Martez, Sergeant, Assault Squad
  • Lapithos, Assault Sergeant
  • Closs, Brother, Squad Sartan, 7th Company
  • Noctis, Scout Sergeant, 10th Company
  • Arnobius, Novice, Psyker
  • Apeyo, Novice
  • Kogen, Novice
  • Daco, Novice
  • Lukra, Novice
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery
  • Hymn to Dorn, Thunderhawk 
  • Blood Star, Thunderhawk 
  • Devlan Wrath, Thunderhawk 
  • Golden Dagger, Thunderhawk
  • Chapel of Hamander
  • Altar of Brotherhood
  • Precepts Militant

Reference: The Seventh Company Standard was retired as a relic. It is held in the Chapel of Hamander.

Note: this is set after the events in the Phalanx by Ben Counter.

Index Astartes II - Emperor's Fists by Pete Haines

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Vladimir Pugh, Chapter Master
  • Franz Grenstein, Librarian
  • Lo Chang, Chaplain
  • Rhetoricus, Brother
  • Hyplion, Dreadnought
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery

Index Astartes II - For the Emperor by Anthony Reynolds

  • Remataan, Chaplain

Index Astartes - Beasts of Steel

  • Lysol Blane, Techmarine Suprema

Reference: The Liber Proditor Armorum, a treaties written in 812.M39 by Techmarine Blane, contains many startling insights into the Traitor Legion's use of armoured vehicles.

White Dwarf 209 - Ready for Battle by Gav Thorpe

  • Phemeus, Captain, Force Phemeus (Tactical Detachment)
  • Aristol, Librarian, Force Phemeus (Tactical Detachment)
  • Geryon, Librarian, Force Geryon (Fast Attack Detachment)
  • Praepollo, Captain, Force Praepollo (Heavy Firepower Detachment)

Note: the above is from Gav Thorpe's Epic 40,000 army list. His tanks detachment is called Force Cepheus.

White Dwarf 226 - Cleanse and Burn

  • Hyplion, Dreadnought
  • Targal, Sergeant, 1st Company

Note - the above are from Gav Thorpe's Force Hyperion used in a battle report against an Ork Waagh!

White Dwarf 232 - Crazy Joe Wears Yellow

  • Fortis, Chaplain

Note - the above is from Chris Feldman's army used in a battle report against Imperial Guardsmen of the Praetorian XXIVth

White Dwarf 232 - Tale of 40K Gamers by Dave Taylor

  • Franz Grenzstein, Librarian, 3rd Company Strike Force

White Dwarf 237 - To Cleanse the Stars by Gav Thorpe & Andy Chambers

  • Titus, Strike Cruiser

White Dwarf 237 - The Path to War by Gav Thorpe & Nick Davis

  • Phemeus, Commander, Recovery Force
  • Rankar, Chaplain
  • Romero, Veteran Sergeant of Tactical Squad Romero
  • Kraegus, Veteran Sergeant of Scout Squad Kraegus
  • Lochage, Veteran Sergeant of Assault Squad Lochage
  • Argue, Veteran Sergeant of Bike Squad Argus
  • Hyplion, Dreadnought

Note - the above is from Nick Davis' Recovery Force used in a battle report against a Biel-Tan Swordwind Host.

White Dwarf 247 - Rough Guide to Painting the Land Raider

Note: Imperial Fists' night world colour scheme is shown on page 39.

White Dwarf 286 Oz Edition - Index Astartes: After the Storm by Andy Hoare

  • Tialo, Captain, 2nd Company, held in statis due to wounds sustained in defence of Cadia
  • Gillin, Sergeant, Second Company

White Dwarf 298 - Space Marines
Lysander, Captain
Erasmus Dane, Captain
Command Squad Glory
Tactical Squad Potence, Tank Hunters
Tactical Squad Steelfists
Devastator Squad Fortitude, Tank Hunters
Deliverance, Rhino
Dorn's Fist, Vindicator
Reference: Imperial Fists are charged with defenting the region of space that contains Terra itself at its heart.

White Dwarf 302 - Heroes & Villians

  • Rogal Dorn, Primarch
  • Kleitus, Captain, 1st Company
  • Lysander, Captain, 1st Company (formerly 2nd Company Captain)
  • Shadryss, Chaplain
  • Phalanx, Fortress Monastery
  • Pillar of Bone, the remnant of the once-great Imperial Fist fortress monastery on Terra.

White Dwarf 314 - Marshals of the Black Templars by Graham McNeill

  • Lazerian, Chapter Master. Fought side by side with High Marshal Sigenandus. They both weilded thunder hammers.

White Dwarf 359 - Heroes of the Adeptus Astartes

  • Lysander, Captain, 1st Company

Reference: The Fist of Dorn is a master-crafted thunder hammer, said to be one of the oldest of its kind in the galaxy.

White Dwarf March 2013 - Battle Report: Chaos Daemons vs Space Marines

  • Darnath Lysander, Captain, 1st Company
  • Lothar Ortan, Librarian
  • Command Squad Sigann, 3rd Company
  • Tactical Squad Rignomar, 3rd Company
  • Tactical Squad Martel, 3rd Company
  • Scout Squad Maedus, 10th Company
  • Terminator Squad Dorn's Hand, 1st Company
  • Sternguard Squad Garran, 1st Company
  • Swift Malice, Land Speeder Tornado
  • Hell Rain, Storm Talon
  • Fury of Phalanx, Storm Talon
  • Death Hammer, Thunderfire
  • Infernum, Land Raider Redeemer

Note - the above are from Matt Hudson's army used in a battle report against a Daemonic invasion

Lexicanum - Imperial Fists

Friday, February 15, 2013

Weekly Finds #120

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, February 08, 2013

Weekly Finds #119

Lost to the Warp...

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

White Dwarf - February 2013 Warriors of Chaos

This month's White Dwarf Tale of Painters' Review Comparison is by Garfy... and I have to say the comparison approach should help remove the rose tinted glasses from some of the Longbeards.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Weekly Finds #118

Heresy & Black Legion Chatter by Aaron Dembski-Bowden from His Blog - Like any true fan of the 40K Universe I'm a die hard fan of Aaron's work. There is nothing he can do wrong. If your not then I'm afraid we can't be Imaginary Friends. However, this isn't about his Horus-Heresy novels. This is about the quote buried half way through his post. The one by Marc Gascoigne. That is what the background has always been to me. With the High Lords of Terra and the Inquisition controlling everything and anything, how can you not view things with skepticism...
Keep in mind Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 are worlds where half truths, lies, propaganda, politics, legends and myths exist. The absolute truth which is implied when you talk about “canonical background” will never be known because of this. Everything we know about these worlds is from the viewpoints of people in them which are as a result incomplete and even sometimes incorrect. The truth is mutable, debatable and lost as the victors write the history…
Here’s our standard line: Yes it’s all official, but remember that we’re reporting back from a time where stories aren’t always true, or at least 100% accurate. if it has the 40K logo on it, it exists in the 40K universe. Or it was a legend that may well have happened. Or a rumour that may or may not have any truth behind it.
Let’s put it another way: anything with a 40K logo on it is as official as any Codex… and at least as crammed full of rumours, distorted legends and half-truths.
I think the real problem for me, and I speak for no other, is that the topic as a “big question” doesn’t matter. It’s all as true as everything else, and all just as false/half-remembered/sort-of-true. The answer you are seeking is “Yes and no” or perhaps “Sometimes”. And for me, that’s the end of it.
Now, ask us some specifics, eg can Black Templars spit acid and we can answer that one, and many others. But again note that answer may well be “sometimes” or “it varies” or “depends”.
But is it all true? Yes and no. Even though some of it is plainly contradictory? Yes and no. Do we deliberately contradict, retell with differences? Yes we do. Is the newer the stuff the truer it is? Yes and no. In some cases is it true that the older stuff is the truest? Yes and no. Maybe and sometimes. Depends and it varies.
It’s a decaying universe without GPS and galaxy-wide communication, where precious facts are clung to long after they have been changed out of all recognition. Read A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M Miller, about monks toiling to hold onto facts in the aftermath of a nuclear war; that nails it for me.