World Eaters – XII Legion – Update

Posted: August 24, 2014 in World Eaters
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Hello everyone!


Its been a while I know.  Doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking of you though.  Things have been pretty hectic to be honest.  Lots of commitments, namely family and study.  However that doesn’t mean I’ve not been doing anything.  I’ve got a few projects on the boil at the moment painting and hobby wise (more on that later).  However my World Eaters are still my focus.  Since completing the units you’re about to look at a few weeks ago, I’ve had a few games and have really enjoyed myself.  In fact, having a few games really re-inspired me.  I’m still focused on getting a pretty large infantry based World Eaters army together.  It just takes a lot of time, preparing, assembling and painting all those infantry.  You’ll be happy to hear that I can now quite comfortably field a 2,500pt force.  I’ve just today began preparing the third tranche of World Eaters.  More infantry and a Typhon…  With any luck you’ll see that sooner rather than later.  This is because I am aiming to play in a 30k tournament here in Brisbane in October and I’d really like to take a tone of infantry.  It seems the way to use the World Eaters… so much so they even have a Rite of War: Berserker Assault dedicated to the idea.


So, what do we have here in today post?

First up is a loyalist World Eater – Centurion Shabran Darr.

He’s based off of the Flesh Tears Gabriel Seth model.  I just did a few minor conversions to fit Darr’s description a little better.  Originally I really liked the head that came with Seth, however after painting it, I was pretty unimpressed with its lack of expression.  I added the butchers nails to his cranium.  
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Next up is our friendly neighbourhood Master of Signal (Centurion w/consul upgrade).  I like this guy, both in game and model terms.  Firstly, I like the D3 templates he can drop on marines heads.  Nice.  Plus, the model is pretty cool and reminds me of a Rogue Trader era model from WAY back in the day.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA These guys are just a must have for your Legion Tactical Squad.  What more can I say.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I don’t really know what I was thinking when I painted or even thought up the idea to have these fools in my army.  Oh well, they’re done now.  Legion Tactical Support Squad.  Plasma guns are cool though.  Hoses squads of marines.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Last but not lease, the work horses of the Legion, the Legion Tactical Squad.  I aim to have three squads of 20 of these guys for the World Eaters.  They’re just so versatile.  Plus they look legit on the table.  Nothing says ‘get off the table’ like 20 marines unleashing fury of the legion on a prone foe.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell my friends, thats it for now.  I’ll leave you with a little sneak peak on a small side project I’ve got going on… I’ll do a more thorough post on it in the future, but for now….




  1. rustymagos says:

    Looks Fantastic! Great to see the World Eaters are still on the go and getting bigger and meaner!

  2. Jussi Nurro says:

    All your work feels truly inspirational! I am looking forward for organizing a 30k event here in Finland in the future and your “The Emperor’s Legions” format sounds very promising. I assume it was a blast?

    Nevertheless, in the newest set of rules didn’t the tactical support squad sergeants also have the special weapon instead of the bolter?

  3. Sev says:

    Hi John,

    New subscriber here…because of your site I’m going to bite the bullet and get back into 40k…or more 30k. Now just need to decide on a legion…and get an airbrush…building and painting an entire army may be time consuming!

    One last question, did you find the size of your armies in the tournament you held to be balanced, and force tough decisions, or do you think a higher points basis is better? Just trying o figure out when I buy do I actually get an army or just order squads at a time.

    Great blog, great painting and can’t wait for your next update!



  4. jake says:

    hey mate just stumbled across your blog and am loving your take on shabran darr. Was just wondering what sort of list you run for the loyalists and how you use shabran? cheers

    • John Sutton says:

      Hey Jake, thanks for the props. TBH I’ve never actually used him! I always play a traitor list with the XII Legion. However, if I ever did run a loyalist list, it would have lots of infantry, and lost a of Rampagers

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