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A small hobby update today in the form of lightning claw armed cataphractii terminators from the Age of darkness boxed set.
Three of the terminators are standard lightning claw affairs direct from the boxed set. I like the poses of these terminators very much - particularly the dynamism shown. In wielding the claws I think it follows what would happen if a person had two swords - the weapons would flow in the same direction in the main part to prevent self-injust, and this is what is seen in the miniatures as well - both claws tend to be veering left together or veering right together. Someone has clearly thought out how such claws would operate in a practical manner.
The fourth is a heavy flamer plus power fist. This might seem like an odd adjunct to a lightning claw squad. However, for charging out of a land raider, the template shot can be quite powerful and I must admit that I like it for defensive purposes as well (including wall of death). The power fist provides a way to tackle units that might otherwise laugh at the claws.
The final miniature - the sergeant - is a conversion. I have used the lightning claws from the Chaos Lord plastic boxed set for this, along with more 40k shoulder pads, as well as a grenade harness. These claws are markedly different to the standard cataphractii affairs, but they speak loudly "30k" to me personally. And they've been sat in my bits box for too long without any love, so this was a great excuse to use them. I am contemplating adding some leather from the bottom of the shoulder pads like other cataphractii would have by using green stuff, but I'm not sold on that just yet.
Hope you like this unit!