Hello Fine People,
So with a few events coming up in the next few months I thought I’d get busy and do a 2′ x 2′ display board for my Carcharodon’s. I gave this a lot of thought actually. How would I present it, would it be themed or just a space to place the models and give them some context or would it be a modeling extravaganza?
What I decided on was to actually to create a mini diorama.
For those who haven’t read the Badab war books, let me take a small excerpt from vol 11 to give you some context for my idea.
From Imperial Armour volume 11, p114
“Upon departing the Maelstrom Zone, the Carcharodons were to enact a final course of action that would seal their dark legend; what has become know as the Sorrow of Tranquillity. After the surrender of the last Mantis Warriors to the Red Scorpions ended their part in the war, the Carcharodon’s fleet returned to the Endymion Cluster. Their, with the agreement of the Fire Hawks, to whom dominion had now been granted over the former Mantis Warriors’ domains, they assisted the Fire Hawks in bringing the Cluster’s worlds brutally into compliance with their new masters and punished them for their transgressions. The Carcharodons focused their attentions in particular on the Tranquillity system, whose worlds were the primary recruiting and training grounds of the Mantis Warriors Chapter and housed several of the Chapter’s hidden bases and armouries. There the Carcharodons uncovered and ransacked, and from Tranquillity they harvested a generation of young males to fill the Chapter’s losses, forcing them to fight to the death to prove their worth, although the Fire Hawks had expected them to go this far remains unknown. Thus paid in blood, the Carcharodon’s fleet departed the Cluster, with Explorator augers marking its course through the Warp as ascending the galactic plane into the darkness of the outer void once more”
So the plan is to use the FW realm of battle board to depict the Carcharodons uncovering one of the Mantis Warriors hidden armouries and assaulting it, with a few rogue Mantis Warriors trying to defend it. Should be good.
Here is a picture of what basically I’m intending on having it look like.
I’ve since undercoated it and will begin painting tonight.
Ok, that’s it for the moment…
Comments always welcome