this thread is all about the death korps of krieg and as most of you know they are my favorite army. so this is all about the hardcore race of imperial gaurd on the planet krieg so post anything to do with the death korps. things like hobby tips, army lists, picture of your troops(armies), tactics etc. please keep on topic and dont spam on this thread. I will also post pics of my new death korp of krieg army( i wont yet cos i have no idea were my digital camera is). and also tell you alot about the history of the planet and my force( krieg 13th) cheers
Death Korps of Krieg are my favorite ig army along with steel legion. I think that the gas masks are really cool, they make them look 'ard.
the history of my regiment is a long one. it all started in 433.m40, when the Autarch of krieg declared him self independent from the imperium and renounced the emporer as his divine master. the small heresy soon erupted into a massive war and all regiments rased on krieg acted with swift haste to crush the heresey. soon after getting the mesage krieg thirteenth planted themselves in the heart of of the conflict managing to hold back most waves of atack from the heretics. but soon after the now infamous colonel jurten of krieg 33rd unleashed a campaign of atomic cleansing and only gave krieg 13th one hour to seek shelter from the blast zone. there wasnt enough time. the army comander at the time (all records of him were lost during the cleansing) tried to tell jurten to hold off the purification but it was no use. all contacts were shut off and the hive that they were fighting in was put into lock down. the only option was to retreat and get the hell out off there. soon all squads were planted in chimeras and they were all rearing off to the nearest exit. it was still no use there wasnt enough time to get out and even to make matters worse the army of heretics was closing in. the regiment now knew that there was no chance of survival so they all prepared for a fight to the death. almost 3000 loyal men of that regiment died that day. the only survivers were a small group of men who made there way into a manufactorum seeking shelter to get away from the blast. they were extremely lucky that the building had a bomb bunker big enough to fit 200 men in its walls. the other men who were not so lucky in finding cover had no chance of survival... 3 minute before the bomb hit there was mass panic and most men had ran off to seek shelter even the comander soon gave the order to take cover. when the bomb hit it tore the hive apart in the blink off an eye and all habbacks, buildings and mass gathering areas were flatened. millions of heretics were persumed to have died in that blastand the few survivor were eatin away at by the efects of radiation. the few men of krieg thirteenth who were in the bunker had got out the trench coats and resperator shuting off all parts off the body to hold back the radiation. when they emerged from the bunkers it was a terrible sight there were dead men everywere, the sky was blackened and choked and what used to be a towering mighty hive was now a barren wasteland of ruble,dirt, radiation and desruction. three days later a small patrol of krieg 18th were scouting for survivors and picked up the shell shocked me of krieg 13th. soon after the men found out this was not just one bomb blast it was thousands and they were in a huge war. it took almost a decade to get the regement back to full strength again but it was one of the most hardy and tough regiment on krieg. ill tell you more of the history later but i hope it keeps you hooked for now and tell me what you think about it. cheers
They specialis in trench warfare dont they? And I like the history. Where did you find it?
Yeah they are extreme specialist in entrenchment as the 500 year war made them come up with new tactics. and as for my history well i obviusly made it up to suit my new force. but some of the part are based on the history of krieg in the ig codex.
I post in His Glorious Name
28th December 2004
Hmm, what did you buy on FW for a start?
I'm myself planning to buy 2 squads and 2 HVY weapons, thus i'll have 4 guardsmen i'll be able to use in a command squad but i'm still trying to find a good looking commander (even if i got my little idea about that).
I didn't order them today cause i'm still thinking about which heavy weapons are most suited to what i want to do... gonna wait till Tuesday and talk a bit with our local IG expert GW staff member (btw he did an awesome converting job with his Valhallans).
I want to see his Valhallans. I think Death Korps' models are all or mostly Steel Legion models.
ssolrac ur are wrong there is a big diference so get your facts right. i have bought a squad so far but now im doing my other army (fantasy orcs). i intend to buy some more guys (a anti-tank squad) and a gorgon but for now ill finish off my other guys. plus forge world is making a hell of alot more minis for the death korps and they are making a campaign(imperial armour 5) and then ill buy a bigger force but ill have to wait for while before that happens.
I think a tank commander body (any of the special ones from fw) look great if you give them legs and strap a sword at their side
I post in His Glorious Name
28th December 2004
Yeah i was thinking of that since i did buy the Krieg tank commander ages ago, the sole problem is that he's got his butt attached to the body so i got to find a couple of legs and greenstuff his long trenchcoat. Elsehow i'll simply modify the Steel Legion Lieut. a bit since he's already looking pretty close to the other Death Korp guards.