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Fenris project update 4-27-2013

Here is an update on where I am with the Fenris project.

First I bought some spacewolf literature that I have been reading up on.
I read the first Spacewolf Omnibus and the Battle of the Fang.  I have yet to read the 2nd Omnibus.  Despite some pretty different perspectives between the two authors I now have a fairly strong idea of what Fenris should look like.

I have bought two 2x6 boards made of particle board and some white and blue spray paint.

Currently looking at ways to integrate some of the creatures of Fenris into the board
I took the time to note creatures that could be built into the board:

Wolves
Giant Eagles
Ravens
Kraken- Could be Tyranid in origin
Sea Dragons
Night gangers - Chaos mutuants possibly pink horrors
Trolls
Doppelganger
Giant Elk
Wulfen


The wolves are easy to find as Games Workshop sells these guys for about 20 bucks.

Fenris Project - Warhammer 40k

 Welcome to the Fenris Project

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 Lesson #1 Space Vikings are Bad-Ass-Awesome

  I am some what new to the 40k and i must admit to finding the Space Wolves a tad comedic at first.  The idea of bio enhanced vikings flying around the universe blowing away aliens with machine guns (bolters) is a wee bit absurd.  Absurd but you must admit equally bad ass awesome. To me the adjective bad ass awesome is very special and I reserve it to a special few things.  Ninjas are bad ass awesome, Knights are bad ass awesome and sometimes cowboys are bad ass awesome.  Vikings especially towering genetically enhanced cybernetic Vikings are definitely and unequivocally BAD-ASS-AWESOME.  I did not spend much time pondering which army to build.   I grabbed redstone mead, Sigur Ros cd, and set out on the voyage of building myself a space wolf army.

Related:
The return of Space Hulk - 2014 release 
Space Hulk Art and Maps
Fenris project research 

I am fairly far in building the army.  Looking them over I tend to think I did a pretty good for a noob.  A funny thing happens when you build an army, you need to build more.  When you build an army you need to also build them a battlefield.  It is a bit like that children's story when you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to want a glass of milk.  Well after constructing, and painting an army I can't help but want to see my space wolves bounding through the snow as they battle xeno slime.  So what kind of battle field to build?

Only their home planet of Fenris will do!

 In the lore of Warhammer 40k, Fenris is a large, freezing planet full of  viscous predators.    The planet also has constant earth quakes and volcanic activity.  When it picture it I imagine Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back.  The brutal planet is fittingly the home of 40ks cyborg mutant vikings the Space Wolves.  Lucky for me I live in Colorado and have inspiration for an ice world full of mountains all around me.  I was actually looking out at Pikes Peak today and thinking geez Pikes Peak could be the Fang.  It rises up to 14k feet from plains and has that massive striking effect.  The fang of course would be damn near impossible for me to model.

Objective of the Fenris Project:
1)  Build game table of Fenris
 2) Build fauna, animals of Fenris
3) Build key locations of Fenris
4) Set up board for historical space wolves battles that occure on Fenris
5) Set up a campaign

Related:
The return of Space Hulk - 2014 release 
Space Hulk Art and Maps
Fenris project research 

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