With the release of 6th Edition, my local Gamesworkshop is accommodating a massive campaign for all those who had purchased the new rulebook. This campaign will have an emphasis on character-to-character combat using custom created "warlords". Because my chosen army for the campaign, my venerable Black Templars, who, for the time being "count-as" Blood Angels, don’t really have any standout character killers, I’ve alternatively opted to create my own warlord. The creation; Venerable Marshal Pagan of the Lost Crusade, dubbed affectionately after the main antagonist of "Pagan Chronicles
", a book that had original sparked my interest in the Black Templars and 40k some decades ago, further encompassed in the Mk. I Dreadnought.
For all intensive purposes, game wise, he shares the same profile as a Blood Angels Furioso Dreadnought armed with “Blood Fists
”, albeit an extra hull point, ability to assault after deploying from a drop pod (or rather, from my case, “Termite
” driller) and a special “malfunction” roll in which each turn a D6 is rolled to determine whether the Mark. I malfunctions or not.
Furthermore, the Mk. I was made from a Dust Warfare
SSU KV47, although heavily "demilitarized", in a sense, and fashioned with many grimdark features (purity seals, crusader seals, weapon chains, etc.) . In addition, because of my love for the model, it was a treat to paint, despite it being painted to tabletop quality.