Lord of Skulls

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This article is about something that is considered by the overpowering majority of /tg/ to be fail.
Expect huge amounts of derp and rage, punctuated by /tg/ extracting humor from it.
AwesomeWTF.gifThis article contains something which makes absolutely no logical sense, such as Nazi Zombie Mercenaries, Fucking Space Orangutans, anything written by a certain Irish leper, or Matt Ward creating (against all odds) a codex that isn't completely broken on every level. If you proceed, consider yourself warned.

"MAKE PEE-NIS INTO ROBOT!"

A Dark Mechanicus Archmagos on the purpose behind the Lord of Skulls' design.
MY ARMS ARE WEAPONS. MY LEGS ARE TRACKS. MY COCK IS A GUN. I WILL SPILL YOUR BLOOD IN THE NAME OF THE BLOOD GOD AND LAY YOUR SKULL AT HIS THRONE. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE! MILK FOR THE KHORNE FLAKES!!!

The Lord of Skulls (formerly known as the Lord of Battle, colloquially known as The Rape Train) is a massive Daemon Engine of Khorne. Those tanks on its back store the blood of murderers, which get heated to boiling by the daemon's rage and then vented out through the chest-cannon (with various ranges, strengths, and so on depending on which one you get). Its right arm holds the Great Cleaver of Khorne, a destroyer melee weapon. The left arm is either a gatling cannon or (as pictured here) a skullhurler, a cannon shaped like a skull that shoots a bunch of skulls that gnaw on their targets (forcing successful saves to be re-rolled). Seriously, we couldn't make this up if we tried -- just imagine skulls chomping everyone like Pac-Man.

The Lord of Battle in his smaller, Epic appearance.

He started out as an Epic model; when Games Workshop released the new Apocalypse book for 6th Edition, they turned it into a 28mm-scale model (although the new one is more a hybrid with the Death Dealer, since it inherited its humanoid front section and chest-mounted cannon). The modeler actually lost count of how many little skulls he put on the thing. The resulting model looks really, REALLY, stupid, or harkens back to Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader.

Forge World sells a conversion kit for turning this stupid model into a proper walker. Yes, even Forge World, the company notorious for making a transport flyer that can only disembark its passengers by blowing up mid-air, cannot withstand the stupidity of the revamped model. Furthermore, the new model also got some serious contentions among the 40k fanbase. With some praising it for its new modern look while others decrying it by bitching that it looks so damned ridiculous even for 40k Khorne standards that it does a complete 180 and becomes stupid again, making Khorne lose all intimidating and cool factor. And how can you blame those who complain? After all it looks like a giant robo-Khorne Berserker fused itself with a overgrown bulldozer with a notorious dick gun and a unnecessary amount of skulls. The amount of innuendos you can make of this model makes one wonder how no Imperial Guardsman has fallen onto the floor laughing their asses off rather than hightailing the other way round piss-shit scared. Until it got into range.

Forces of the Traitor Legions of Chaos
Leaders: Chaos Champion - Chaos Lord - Daemon Prince - Dark Apostle
Sorcerer - Warsmith - Master of Possession - Lord Discordant
Unaligned: Chaos Chosen - Chaos Raptors - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Terminators - Cultist - Havocs
Mutilators - Obliterators - Possessed - Tech-Assassin - Warp Talons - Warpsmith
Negavolt Cultist - Greater Possessed
Faction Aligned: Berserkers - Berserker Dreadnought - Plague Marines
Noise Marines - Sonic Dreadnought - Rubric Marines
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Chaos Dreadnought - Dreadclaw Assault Pod - Helbrute
Infernal Relic Predator - Land Raider - Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport
Predator Tank - Rhino Transport - Sicaran Battle Tank - Stalk Tank - Vindicator
Flyers: Harbinger - Hell Blade - Hell Talon - Doomfire Bomber - Swiftdeath Fighter
Titans: Daemon Knights - Chaos Emperor Titan - Feral Scout Titan
Ravager Battle Titan - Chaos Warlord Titan - Woe Machine
Unaligned
Daemon Engines:
Decimator - Defiler - Death Wheel - Forgefiend - Heldrake
Maulerfiend - Soul Grinder - Wirewolf - Venomcrawler - Helstalker
Daemon Engines
of Khorne:
Blood Reaper - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Cauldron of Blood - Death Dealer
Doom Blaster - Kytan - Lord of Skulls - Skull Reaper - Tower of Skulls
Daemon Engines
of Nurgle:
Blight Drone - Contagion - Foetid Bloat-Drone - Myphitic Blight-Hauler
Nurgle Plague Tower - Plague Hulk - Plagueburst Crawler
Daemon Engines
of Slaanesh:
Hell-Scourge - Hell-Knight - Hell-Strider
Questor Scout Titan - Slaanesh Subjugator
Daemon Engines
of Tzeentch:
Aether Ray - Doom Wing - Fire Lord of Tzeentch
Mirrorfiend - Silver Tower of Tzeentch - The Auruntaur
Auxiliaries: Chaos Daemons - Death Guard - Thousand Sons - Fallen Angels
Forces of the Lost and the Damned
Command: Apostate Cardinal - Chaos Champion - Renegade Command Squad
Renegade Demagogue - Renegade Enforcer - Rogue Psyker
Human Troops: Cultist - Disciple Squad - Pontifex Guard - Renegade Infantry Platoon
Renegade Marauder Squad - Renegade Support Squad - Negavolt Cultist
Abhumans
& Beasts:
Beastmen Attack Squad (Khorngors - Pestigors - Slaangors - Tzaangors)
Chaos Beast - Chaos Hound - Chaos Spawn - Mutant Rabble
Ogryn Brute (Ogryn Berserker - Plague Ogryn) - Plague Zombie
Vehicles: AT70 Reaver Battle Tank - AT83 Brigand Super Tank - Chimera - Hellhound
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Salamander Command Vehicle - Stalk Tank - Sentinel
STeG 4
Artillery: Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier
Hydra Flak Tank - Minotaur Artillery Tank - Medusa Siege Gun
Rapier Armoured Carrier - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Daemon Engines: Blight Drone - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Lord of Skulls - Plague Hulk
Super Heavies: Baneblade - Macharius Heavy Tank - Malcador Heavy Tank - Valdor Tank Hunter
Flyers: Arvus Lighter - Hell Blade - Hell Talon - Valkyrie