I'm starting this thread to document my Emperor's Children CSM army. This is my first official army and my first attempt to actually play 40k. I've messed around with the hobby in the past but that was only painting a handful of miniatures. I'm starting with a 500 point list with plans to eventually expand up to 2000. I plan to include my process through building, modding, painting, and maybe even how it plays on the tabletop. Time is going to be a huge factor for me, I have little of it. There is no schedule or planned completion date, I just do what I can when I can. Then I'll upload pictures here when I make progress.
Emperor's Children was chosen primarily for the paint scheme. I wanted something different, something I didn't picture myself painting, like big, tough, demonic marines wearing...pink. Everything will be Slaanesh and the army will be fast, at least that's my plan. Being that I've never played before I have no idea how this will play on the table. That doesn't concern me much, I'm not trying to build a competitive list. Just something I can have fun with at the game store occasionally. Even though I have plans to stay CSM up to 2000 points I really like the idea of adding some slaanesh daemons and/or traitor guard attachments. We'll see, it's a long way off.
Here is my starting 500 point list:HQ
Sorcerer, ML3, MoS, VotLW, Sp. Fam., SoC, Bike, Burning Brand of Skalanthrax - 220TROOPS
10x Cultists, flamer - 55
5x Marines, MoS, VotLW, flamer, power weapon - 110FAST ATTACK
3x Bikers, MoS, 2x melta, power weapon - 111
My first update is the first bike I completed. I also have the cultists built and primed, I'll get a photo of them soon.