So before I go to bed on the back of an exhausting day, here's the Stormsword/Shadowsword/variants that I've finally finished building today.
Thankfully, I found out that I can have up to five different variants of the Shadowsword. YAY! I just need to swap the barrels here and there. I might not even need the magnets, but admittedly the barrels are very loose and have the tendency to fall off. Argh. Anyway, here they are.
|The Banehammer! With a Commissar and a couple of heavy flamers nearby. Not sure if I'll use the Banehammer much.|
|The signature Shadowsword! Be careful, its Volcano Cannon can immolate even a Titan in destructive fury.|
|The Banesword. Having the capability to reach out and touch someone. Maybe I can troll the Warhammer players several tables away.|
|The Doomhammer. Now this I will be using most of the time. I'm going to need his transport capacity and his Strength 10 AP 1 Magma Cannon is going to be fun.|
|My favorite, the Stormsword. The other one that I'll be using the most as well. Particularly in urban environments when I need to throw around Ignores Cover Apocalyptic Blasts pie-plates. Yay.|
And if you recall, I'm writing a story. These super-heavy tanks belong to the Draconis Regiment! The two Shadowsword variants that will show up the most are as mentioned, the Doomhammer and the Stormsword. The Doomhammer of the 4th Draconis Regiment, The Emperor's Wrath, is usually used as a super transport for Plasma veterans. The Draconis Regiment is known for specializing in plasma weapons, so I'm going to load up 1 Company Command Squad with Kurov's Aquila and 4 plasma guns, 2 Veteran squads with a total of 6 plasma guns (and 2 lascannons from the heavy weapon squads) into the Doomhammer and park it on an objective, melting any enemy that dares draw close in white-hot plasma. And give it a Leman Russ Executioner escort while at it.
The Stormsword, The Emperor's Vengeance, will also feature prominently in the story. In fact, when they first break into the Tau Empire's hangar, it will be The Emperor's Vengeance and the 2 Imperial Knights who create a violent diversion while the plasma gunners, heavy flamers and Veteran squads sneak in to steal the Riptide, Broadside and Hammerhead gunship. And Crisis Battlesuits, if I eventually get my hands on them.
I'm thinking of adding a Forge World Stormblade to my collection, but we'll see if I still have the finds come May or June. Ack. If I do, the Stormblade will be The Emperor's Fury. Sorry, I'm bad at coming up with names. Or the Draconis Regiment is. ;)
|Confrontation! The Imperial Knights and Imperial Guard face off against a small Tau Empire force.|