Tale Of 40K Gamers Month Two: Jan Proudley’s Gray Knights

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Jan has written a great blog post this month so why listen to me!? Take it away, Jan!

Mission 1 defence of alpha prime

Darkness… Screams of the mad and dammed…..the sky swelling and bloated with green energies….. an insidious smile….

Captain Mikel awoke from his deep meditation In a self-made quarters in the space port. The comms flared to life “Captain Mikel?”, “this is brother Justicar Titus , the space port is completely clear and it seems we had no contact with this planets population since arrival.”

Mikel pondered this, the sight of his men in their Storm ravens should have solicited a response from the local population yet nothing? This was highly odd.

“keep trying to contact the local Loyalist forces within the hive, Inquisitor Johan told us that they could be relied on for support, especially as we are the only of part of the Imperial force to make a landing on Junkatta” said Mikel.

“I agree my lord” agreed Titus “ we should make ready our squads as soon as the Storm Ravens return and…… we have just detected movement outside the space port, looks like we have company, best get to the Command bunker Captain”

Mikel arrived at the command centre and it was in a buzz of activity, Justicar Titus turned around and greeted Mikel, the bulky form of his Terminator army easily distinguished against the backdrop of power armour.

“what do we have them Titus?” Commanded Mikel

“traitors my lord,they look like the hated Death Guard, they have brought a large group of plague victims to sacrifice” said Titus

“Look closer Titus, can you feel the dark energies pouring out of those wrenches? Those are plague zombies” said Mikel

looking at the screen Mikel saw another shadow and said,“We also have another unexpected guest, I still feel his darkness even if he tries to Shield himself, he must really want to get rid of us so he is coming.”

“Vox Kaine the Honoured one, we will have need of him” shouted Mikel as he left to come face to face with his foe.

As his men deployed into defensive positions And as the began the battle Mikel and his terminator bodyguard got onto the teleport pad. It didn’t take long for the tech marine to Input the position but it always made him antsy, he hated not being able to direct his troops as soon as he could but that was always the trade-off.

As the tech-marine gave him a nod a large light flashed in front of his eyes and  he was on the battlefield.

First thing Captain Mikel saw was a tide of dead putrid faces, with a calm voice he commanded over the Vox “ destroy the heretics!” Disciplined volleys cut through the ranks of zombies, the strike squad adding to the weight of fire until there was nothing left but puss filled mess.

Turning to face the rest of the enemy Mikel could feel the full dark corona of power be excluded by typhus as it took his full physic might combined with his squad to nullify the horrible cures.

The strain of holding back typhus was proving to much of a distraction and as they started to fall back behind cover a one of plague marine squad opened up and cut down half the squad including Titus, their holy Armour penetrated by bolt rounds which must have been blessed by typhus himself.

As Typhus marched closer he threw curse after curse the runes of protection grew hotter and Mikel knew he was closing in for the kill on his isolated unit.

Taking his only chance Mikel dashed out of cover and took up the psilencer from his dead bodyguard shortly before dived back into cover as corrupted bolt rounds sprayed against  the wall.

Mikel started channeling his psychic might into the core of the weapon as the weight of fire increased against the cover and the wall started shaking as something heavy was approaching

“Brother Devos, how goes the battle?” Enquired Mikel over the vox, “things arnt looking good, my strike squad is engaged in a firefight with a Traitor squad, but a chaos predator has arrived, The Honoured brother Cain is pinning it with his plasma cannon.” Shouted Justicar Devos.

The core of the psilencer was buzzing with psychic might but it would need more, he knew that he was pushing it beyond its normal limits but he had too.

The beast was only a few meters away, whispering a prayer to the Emperor, Mikel stepped out of cover locking eyes with the Typhus time slowed, his hand extending painfully slow to throw a deadly bolt of dark energy but Mikel was quicker, with a single though a gigantic bolt of energy explode forward as the gun exploded in his hand.

For the first time Mikel saw fear in Typhus’s eyes as the massive bolt of pulsing white energy stuck him hard in the chest causing holy flames to engulf him, Typhus roared in pain then disappeared as his fell god reached out to save his favoured son.

A warning shout came from behind as Mikel turned to see the Chaos Predator was in full view, it was damaged but the weapons trailed on him looked still active.

As the barrels of the gun began to glow Mikel had seconds and using all the strength he had left he changed everything into a force field, The Lascannon bolts struck hard but were ultimately deflected.

As blood flowed from his eyes and nose he knew the strain was too much, Mikel collapsed just to his knees as the barrels stared to glow, the last thing he saw was the tank erupting in flames as a bolt of plasma melted straight through the hull.

Month 1

Hello everyone, this month I have been painting my Storm Raven, as much as I love painting the model because of the flat surfaces I could not glaze the entire model.

To counter this I made sure to glaze sections separately and then I mixed my silvers with lamia glaze to go over the messy parts and it came out well.

My favourite  part of the model is actually the base, I loved the pillar as the flying stand and I think it helps really make the model look like a real centre point for my army.

Playing Aaron was fun as always and was close right till the end but I stole the win. I’m really looking forward to playing the others and seeing how their army’s develop.

See you guys next month.

Jan

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