About Xenos and Proud

This is a small blog about my Warhammer 40,000 hobby. I will try to concentrate on the tactics behind the general game and my Xenos armies but there will be the odd post about random stuff.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Xenos and Proud is an 18 year old from Scotland who has been playing 40K for the last 4 years. He loves the 'under-dog' xenos armies, namely his Tyranid Gorgon splinter fleet, his Saim-Hann windrider host, his Tau Vleastean Hunter-cadre and the newest addition, the Shadowfax Corsairs. Although his tactics are mostly 'borrowed', his painting skills still 'developing' and his luck becoming evermore 'ridiculous' he continues to play, paint and roll in the hope that one day things will get better.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Pirates in Purple

Been a while but not in vain! I have been working on completing my Corsair pirate band and am nearing my goal. Here's my efforts so far:

Hornets with Pulse Lasers
Still trying to glue/pin the weapons onto their thin resin mounts. Tricky.
The last half of the jetpack squad with 2 EMLs.
Void Storms! I used the Guardian bodies for these to give them a more agile look.
They have 2 Flamers for deep-striking and cooking purposes.
A Venom corsair squad with Fusion Blaster, Shuriken Cannon,  Haywire Grenades and a Power Sword.
Everything you need to harass pretty much anything.
The Warlord Prince and his bodyguard, Power Weapons and S4 Rending is pretty nice but not amazing.
I'm thinking of swapping these out for Harlequins which have much more punch.
The two Venoms for the Corsair squads both armed with EMLs.
So, there's still some details to do like the green gems but these pirates are ready for combat! Indeed I had a game against a Nurgle Chaos Marine with Nurgle Demon allies army and managed to pull out a draw against the super tough troops. Love these guys, their speed and their firepower

Here is a run-down of the list I use though I am looking to tweak it now that the models are nearly done, any suggestions?

  • Prince with 3 Bladesworn with Power Swords in a Starcannon Venom
  • Prince with Jetpack in a 10 man Jetpack Corsair squad with 2 Missle Launchers
  • 2 x 5 man Corsair squad in Missile Venoms
  • 3 Wasps with 6 Scatter Lasers
  • 2 Hornets with 4 Pulse Lasers
  • 6 Voidstorms with 2 Flamers
That's 1500 with tons of upgrades so I can easily squeeze another unit in there, what would you suggest?


  1. Really good work so far! Loving the paint scheme! btw, will you be going to the school league this year? I met you at the Finals last year, and it'd be great to meet you again!

    1. Thanks I appreciate the encouragement! I do hope to go to the league this yearas this'll be my last chance. Need to qualify but I have high hopes so might see you again!


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