Thursday, 9 October 2014

Ever more dark warriors appear

The Legion has once more made a push deep into human space. Led by a never before seen unit, several small colony outposts have been pillaged by the Legion.
If it wasn't for the brave actions of the local militia of outpost 713, the galactic council might not have discovered the enemy behind their lines, untill it was too late.

 During a routine patrol of the farms and refugee camps on Septimus Alpha, the men of the 713th started finding whole sites abandoned, burnt and looted.
 Little did they know this was but a distraction, to draw them further from their garrison. While the majority of the militiamen were out investigating, the Legion struck their garrison.

A distress call was made, and the fighting was fierce, but with the Legion troops and their betrayers in possession most of the heavy weapons, the militia was defeated. Before they could be captured however, they managed to get a data burst off to the nearest ship in orbit, who relayed the battlefield intel of the new mysterious enemy.

The new fighters were clearly Nox, the power armored brutes the legion employed as shocktroops.
This particular unit had not been seen before, no one had seen them get past the frontlines and lived to tell about it, or even had the time to send out a distress call.
Who is this new enemy, and where will it strike next? 

 The leader of this unit known amongst the Legion as the Black Bulls. It is a prestigious unit, not commited to the war before it was considered crucial, for it's so powerfull it's believed to be able to turn the course of the entire invasion.

Only the most ruthless and powerful of the Nox are given the honor of joining the Black Bulls. The training is harsh and unrelenting and while only a few makes it through, those who do come out alive are stronger than any other.

While armaments are personal and chosen by the individual Nox, once chosen they train until both unit and individual warriors is of one mind, acting more like parts of a single organism towards the same goal, rather than individuals. 

It's a grave threat that faces the Galactic Marines, these warriors are not to be taken lightly. Will they be able to prevail against such a force, or will the combined might of the Legion crush them, like it has done so many others?

I felt that I had to paint some more Space Opera, not only to make room for the Mullo tanks that should be arriving any day now, but also to give the Legion a well needed boost in numbers.
I have begun work on my Corbal deployable hardpoint, and with the aforementioned tanks, the Galactic Marines will surely make a concentrated effort to push the Legion back through their breach into human space.

Hope you've liked it!


  1. Big fan of "The Ion Age" stuff and love your colour scheme for the Nox. Got a bit of a backlog of their resin vehicles myself so I'll be following your postings from now on to keep my inspiration going :-)

    1. Thank you! I like the Marine/IG paintjobs you got going for the Prydian army :)