Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hi everyone!

So I wrote a new story yesterday. It is called "the coup", and focusses on the overthrow of a kabal's archon. It is based on my Dark Eldar and it will be the first of many short stories involving The Shattered. i will repost it here, but please go follow my new blog, shatteredkabal.blogspot.com

Thanks,

Ninjaman :D

Now for the story.

"The Coup"

Archon Yestheriac yawned, his face impassive.


He was very large, and would be considered "fat" for an eldar. His armor seemed to groan beneath his bulk, although in all actuality, he was much lighter than most men. His pale complexion spoke of years of excessive depravity. However, bags under his eyes and a narrowness to his eyes lent him a look of weakness. He had not had sport in months. He was weaker than usual.

However, Vorian was no idiot. He had watched as Yestheriac had broken his brother, a respected Dracon, in two in a matter of minutes. But that had been 10 years ago. It was time for revenge.

Vorian signaled to Kharrass, a fellow Dracon and his half-brother, to move in. It was time to strike. Kharrass had made a soulpact with the High Klaivex to leave Yestheriac unguarded for a short while in return for the first choice in slaves to practice against, especially Eldar warriors. Vorian had in turn arranged for a band of Hellions to assault the Spire of the Betrayed in a few minutes.

He waited tensely.

Then, in a sudden flurry of activity, a messenger ran into the throne room announcing the assault. Phase 1 had been completed. The Incubi rushed to intercept their attackers on the lower levels as planned, leaving Yestheriac alone. The door closed and Vorian heard a faint noise that he swore was laughter coming from Kharrass.

"So...you wish to take my position?"

The comment startled Vorian. He thought Kharrass had spoken, but it had actually been Yestheriac. Vorian drew his agoniser and replied,

"Yes, you disgusting excuse for a lord. Your reign is at an end. You've led us to decay and now a band of Hellions threatens us. Hellions! It is time for us to have our old power and glory back. However that requires NEW leadership."

Yestheriac's response came out as a sibilant hiss. "You were once very promising. I should have killed you earlier. But I am more than a match for you, even now."

"Not for both Kharrass and I!"

He heard harsh, grating laughter. "Your brother? Look before you speak!"

Vorian turrned to look at Kharrass. He had folded his arms, watching the confrontation with interest. Vorian's distraction gave Yestheriac enough time to leap forwards and activate his Djinn blade.

Vorian only saved himself by the smallest of margins. He knew one blow meant instant death. He successfully parried more lightning quick attacks. however, he hadn't accounted for Yestheriac's fist, which smashed him back. Vorian backflipped into a crouch a few feet away.

His turn.

He launched himself at the Archon, dealing horrifically fast attacks to the Archon like quicksilver. In a matter of moments he had penetrated Yestheriac's guard 5 times, and only luck kept the Archon alive. It was no competition. Even Yestheriac realised this. Vorian was toying with him.

Yestheriac feinted left, but Vorian was ready and blocked the attack, then followed up with an uppercut to the Archon's chin. Vorian struck down, but was tripped as Yestheriac pulled into a crouch. Yestheriac rolled away, and smashed Vorian's agoniser away with his other leg as he rolled. Vorian went to retrieve the blade but as his hand grabbed the hilt, he turned over and saw Yestheriac poised to spear him through with the djinn blade. Vorian's mind raced. How had he lost? He was the best swordsman in the kabal! He blamed and cursed at Kharrass for deceiving him. They could have won! All of a sudden the blade fell from Yestheriac's hands and clattered to the floor and a blade emerged from the Archon's chest. Surprise, Confusion and Anger all showed on Yestheriac's features as his body disintegrated. After the last of the Archon was gone, Vorian looked up and saw Kharrass standing where the Archon had been, sheathing his Huskblade.

Vorian's heart leapt. He knew he could count on his Brother. Kharrass put out a hand to pull up Vorian. Vorian grabbed it and got to his feet.

"I thought you had betrayed me for-" Vorian started.
He never finished. Kharrass had punched him in the gut. Vorian dropped and flopped like a fish out of water. His eyes focused on Kharrass' helmet lenses. Kharrass' hard, raspy voice rang out.

"Fool. I would never willingly give you control of the kabal. That right is mine, and mine alone." He laughed mirthlessly. "Pathetic scum."

Vorian's lungs burned. He couldn't breathe. He watched Kharrass retract the venom knife into his gauntlet and realised he had in fact been betrayed. He desired so much in that moment, but mainly revenge. Or the ability to breathe again. He lay on the floor, dying, for what seemed like an age before Kharrass spoke again.

"I hope you enjoyed that. The expression of pain etched upon your face was...exquisite. Now if you don't mind, I have a Kabal to reform."

With those words Kharrass unsheathed his Blast pistol, and vaporised Vorian in one fluid motion. Regarding the corpse for a moment, he sighed, holstered the pistol and left the room.

There was much to be done.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Check out my new site!

hey guys

go to shatteredkabal.blogspot.com to check out my new Dark Eldar blog!

hope to see you there :D

Ninjaman

and another update:

Man have I been on a roll lately...let's hope i can keep it up.

painted so far:
10 kabalites,
1 Archon
1 Raider
1 Razorwing
5 Incubi

sprayed:

Built:
5 kabalites
1 ravager

unbuilt:
5 kabalites
5 Incubi

Wip:
10 "Kabalite Trueborn"

need to buy:
raiders, ravager and Drazhar

doing pretty well. I hope i can get some photos up for everyone soon. The kabal is really starting to come together. I expect them to be almost completely finshed by the time they launch their raids on Nova and Williamsburg :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

What got YOU hooked?

Hey everyone,

Looking through the piles of warhammer miniatures in my house, I suddenly had a question come to mind.
"What happened to my Stormtroopers?"

Now I know that question has nothing to do with the title, but the storm troopers were my first 40k minis. and are still some of my favorites. They are difficult to get now and they are expensive, but I remember seeing a blister pack of them in a local WotC store where I lived and thinking to myself: MUST BUY!

I was only 7 at the time, but even then the cool armor and helmets and commando-ness of the models appealed to me. so I got them, (and promptly destroyed 1 of them) the other one I still have today, currently in his 3rd paint scheme serving alongside my elysians.


So my question to all of you is:

What model or Models got you interested in the game and why?

tell me in the comments :)

Ninjaman

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Archon version 2 

 Kabalites

More Kabalites

Scourges

and scourges again.

and finally, last night i successfully built my ravager and converted a Venom. Picsd of those will be up once i finish painting 5 more Kabalites and the Incubi. after that, only 5 Incubi and 5 Kabalites or trueborn to build.

But, what do you all think? should I have 5 trueborn, or use the the 5 unbuilt DE as kabalites with a blaster? sort of as a suicide/objective grabbing unit?

comment below!
Ninjaman
 
 
 

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