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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Army Showcase - Crimson Fists Crusade Company

Before I post my battle reports from the tournament last weekend, I thought I would run through my army.

I have been playing Crimson Fists since 3rd Ed.  The iconic red fists always appealed to me for some reason.  Their fluff also spoke to me; the tragic chapter that is fighting back from the brink of destruction seems really cool.  Around the same time that I started CF, my buddy started an Ork army.  The Crimson Fists are natural enemies of the Orks, so the rivalry would play itself out accordingly.  The fluff behind my particular band of Crimson Fists is that they are the remnants of a Crusade Company that was sent out after the Ork Waaagh! that was responsible for the destruction of their fortress on their home planet of Rynn's World.  The current rules I use to reflect this theme is the Black Templars Codex.  The zealous, in-your-face fighting style fits perfectly.

My Emperor's Champion leads this force.  I have the original Emperor's Champion model, from back when any Space Marine chapter could take one.  The model needed a bit of updating though, so I converted up a new one for this force.

The EC is joined to this Crusader Squad, which rides in this Land Raider Crusader.

The Venerable Dreadnought at the top has the Tank Hunter ability, making him very useful for hunting tough enemy armour.

These Terminators also have the Tank Hunter ability, and were originally used to take out light armoured targets like Ork Killa Kans, and Buggy squadrons, but are quite good at taking out armour of any variety.

A pair of Vindicators provide some up-close support.

Not pictured are two squads of Marines with Lascannons and Plasma Guns in Rhinos for some more long-range anti-tank, and serve as mobile objective grabbers late in the game.  Also are two Attack Bikes with Multi-Meltas, serving to harass armour and to contest objectives late in the game.


  1. Are those the old version models? They look sweet? And is that some true-scaling I see there?

  2. All of the models are current. I've done several conversions throughout the force to give it the feel of older armour, as these warriors would not be new recruits to the Chapter.

    No true-scaling here, although it may look that way with the scouts intermixed with the marines.

  3. Very impressive! Wish I could get my fists looking like that..

  4. Thank you! The models are only about half-done. The blue is far too dark, and there is very little hightlighting done. I had to hurry to get them this far for a tournament.

    One of these days I'll get back to finishing them.

  5. all these years later, these models still look awesome. Love the conversion work, the broad shoulder terminators, and that Dreadnaught is really unique

    1. Thanks a lot! I just pulled these guys out and blew the dust off of them and played my first game of 40k since the beginning of 6th Ed. I had a lot of fun and look forward to getting the Crimson Fists to the table again soon.