Where jumping out of a valkyrie into a contested warzone with absolutely no armored vehicles and few supplies is a regular day's work...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cool BA successor chapter name

I was messing around online and found out a very fitting and cool name for a Chapter descended from the Blood Angels:

Cado Angelus (Fallen Angels)

This would be a perfect fit for Sanguinius' heirs. The it single-handedly tells of a tragic and sad story to some of the most noble of warriors, those who fall to the Black Rage.

Hello new chapter...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New site up.

Check out
 the new site that I have joined.

I should be putting up some stuff soon.

Unto the Anvil of WAR!!!!

O.k. so this post has almost nothing to do with the title.

But, I have decided to team up with Ace_blitzkrieg and RedHarvest on 40klegions to create a new, fully dedicated site that will be twice as good as ElysianRecon. Of course, E.R. (lol) will stick around, but will lose most of the attention I've given it for the last few months. Overall, I really think that this was the most successful blog I've done, and even earned me some new tips, some ways to help my elysians and most amount of followers (6! Whoo hoo!) So it'll be sad to leave it to linger on like a wounded marine, but, such is the price of "victory", and all of my elysians know that their loss of the spotlight will further the "Imperium's" aims. So I say, "forwards, fellow guardsmen, unto victory and honor!"
(I am TOTALLY going to make that my guard's battle cry... :p)

However, I will be on here for a while longer, so keep on posting comments!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Salahiem 352nd

Here's the background I decided to write for the Salahiem 352nd.

Founded: 667.M39

Strength: 20,000

Speciality: Armored assaults, Urban tank warfare.

Preferred Heavy weapon: Rocket launcher.

Preferred Special Weapon: Meltagun, grenade launcher.


Salahiem is a world of about 9 billion citizens located in between Armageddon and Catachan. Regiments raised on Salahiem are known to be some of the Imperium's best tankers, and their honor roll on Terra shows this with an accredited 280 victories in some of the most dangerous warzones imaginable. Regiments have participated in the 2nd and 3rd Armageddon wars, The Sabbat Worlds crusade, 13th Black Crusade, Heracles VIII, Icarius, Kolvax III, Actions against Hive Fleets Behemoth, Leviathan and Splinter fleet Hydra,  The Badab war and numerous other warzones. Their abilities as urban tankers comes from their history, for only 13 years to the day that Salahiem was settled, A massive Rebellion took place on the planet, and multiple Elysian and Steel Legion regiments were called in to help quash the heretics. However, very little support was assigned in the way of tanks, and when the PDF finally had Leman Russes delivered, they found that no demolishers were included. However, this absolutely did not stop them, and the new armored companies soon developed a creed-focus or die. This process weeded out every potential coward in the PDF and still does today in the planet's regiments.

However, as an unfortunate side effect to veteran soldiers and tank crews, let alone Iron Discipline, the Salaheim veterans have an unfortunate tendency to become absolutely ruthless and uncaring of others that potentially stand in their way. For example, during the cleansing of Tzairiss Gamma II, the faith these soldiers had in the emperor allowed them to fight without a single soldier being corrupted, but their disregard for anyone out of their ranks horrified the Cadian 567th light infantry to the extent of leaving Kasrkin outraged when a Cadian squad came across a destroyed Traitor Guard Chimera and mangled bodies that had been shredded by an idle Leman Russ. When a closer look was taken, more than half the dead had been innocent civilians who had been trying to cross when the Russ happened upon the Chimera. When asked, the tank's gunner mildly said, "Damn Civvies got in the way." before opening up with the Battle Cannon and heavy bolters.

The Salaheim regiments have a high number of Commissars who are, incidentally, from the same planet as the regiments. In addition, upon a regiments founding, each soldier will lay a hand on an aquila or equivalent on their tank and swear to protect it as long as they can. These oaths are taken seriously, almost to the extent where soldiers will disregard orders to protect their vehicle, and many last stands can be seen around a companies Leman Russes or Chimeras. Also, every sergeant or above is gifted with a priceless chainsword known fondly as a "Dragon's Bite." These are no normal chainswords, but diamond tipped admantium laced chainblades with massive motors that power them. These weapons can and will chew through most armor types, and power armor seems to be no protection against these weapons.

The veterans of the salahiem regiments tend to follow orders, and are mostly reliable, dedicated soldiers. As a reward, veterans of tank companies/regiments receive a wide range of goods that they can buy from the ratlings that are almost always attached as cooks or scouts, and many troopers take the term, "finders keepers"(an old nursery rhyme on Salaheim phrase quite literally, although the same item may end up changing hands several times in the same day, depending on how good the thief is...) Tank crews are known to fit their tank up with whatever they feel like and if they find something they want, they usually get it.

The Salaheim regiments do not tolerate cowards or criminals, and regard almost every other world's regiments with distrust and scorn, aside from proven fighters that can get the job done. They hold the Elysians and Steel Legion in extremely high esteem, but otherwise, few have "the balls to fight a real war."


Salaheim Tank regiments usually consist of 5 companies, each company has:

9 Leman Russes of Various types, (mainly regular battle tanks and demolishers, although they do have a few executioners.)
3 sentinels,
4 veteran squads,
4 valkyries for supplies/ troop transport
attached extra units
Chimeras for unmouted troops

(3 baneblades are in the 352nd.)

That's it for now. tell me what you think.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Something approaches...

Something big comes this way, and it will crush those in its path.

You have been warned

Elysian squad and valkyrie.

 the night hawk.

ECHO Vet squad sarge, trooper and grenadier.

Commissar lord Tarrick,  troopers and Drop Sentinel "Valkyrie's claw"

That's it for now, C&C welcome, and although I still have a HHHUUUGGGEEE problem about what guard army to make, I might get some Vostroyans done next. (Tanks anyone???)

Ah well.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Narrative gaming


I recently decided that I wanted to play a narrative 40k game and as such, I'm headed to BOLSCon! But, I can't decide on which army to use, my Elysian drop troops on Taros or The Vostroyans on Vraks.

And why am I in this predicament???

Simple: I need a 3000 point army, and because i'm using metal and resin models, I cannot afford an army. Let alone the fact that I have to paint it, all by the end of july. So what can I do? I have to try to fit the background of each campaign, but each army is waaaayyyy too small to consider using. So do I choose plenty of Valkyries, or a mechanized urban company?

Anyways, I just found my camera and I will try to post some pics of my first elysian unit and my valkyrie later.

Happy Gaming!