Xenith Posted June 18, 2017 Share Posted June 18, 2017 (edited) +DataRequest: HIVEFLEET\NIHILUS\LEVIATHAN\JABBERWOCKY...... ... +INQUISITORIAL SANCTION REQUIRED.... ...=][= +ACCESS GRANTED. WELCOME BACK INQUISITOR... ++HIVE FLEET JABBERWOCKY++ Variably known as Jabberwocky, Jabberwock, or more colloquially as 'The Consuming Wraith", this Hive Fleet appears to be a splinter fleet of Hive Fleet Leviathan sheared from the main body of the swarm in the wake of the Devastation of Baal, and is actively battled by the Sons of Sanguinius, the Blood Angels and their Successor Chapters across the Red Scar area of Imperium Nihilus to this day. Like Leviathan, whose synaptic links and apparent communication between leader beasts and the swarm were more powerful than that seen before, Jabberwocky appears to be a further stage of this evolution - whether the fleet was a later more psychically resonant tendril of Leviathan arriving after the main body of the fleet, or the fleets response to the cicatrix maledictum is currently unknown, however what we do know is that these monsters are far more psychically capable than similar breeds seen in other fleets, capable of organising and strengthening the horde, all the while unleashing potent psionic blasts to ravage anything in their path. Like it's parent fleet, Jabberwocky contacts with Jabberwocky seem to be sporadic and in multiple locations across the Imperium Nihilus, suggesting it arrives from the underside of the galactic plane. More disturblingly are reports of similar beasts with advanced psychic abilities in the Imperium Lux. In all cases, Jabberwocky appears to target worlds with high human populations and encroaches upon many Hiveworlds - those it takes, it digs in like ticks making the diffucult to dislodge and almost certainly requiring Astartes intervention. This makes it a threat not just to the population of these worlds, but to the imperial war effort as a whole - if the manufactorums shut down, from where comes the materiels that power the Imperoum of Man? Jabberwocky is disctinct from it's parent fleet Leviathan from it's varied patternation, with light blue exoskeleton and white carapace in place of violet carapace and light exoskeleton - possibly an adaptation to icy climates of cityfighting in Hive Worlds. Welcome to my attempt to get into the Hive. I have a small Tyranid army from a long time ago that never really got off the ground when I discovered chaos, but I've always wanted to have one. Now, 8th 9th ed, and being out of uni and having a real job means all my wishes come true. After reading the WHCommunity article on nids, and feeling some of the buzz, I went and picked up a Start Collecting! set from a GW, and then managed to score the last Brood Progenitor in stock at my FLGS. Between these and all the Tyranids that come bundled with Blood Angels boxed sets, I have a decent force to start me off. ++The Current Disposition of Hive Fleet Jabberwocky++ Leader Beasts (HQ)'The Consuming Wraith' - Hive TyrantWarrior Prime (1)'The Bane of Ballan'Tar' - Neurothrope Trygon Prime (1) Tervigon Patriarch Ymgarl Strain (Genestealers)Brood Lord 'The Icharan Dread' (1) Genestealers (16) Brood Beasts (Troops)Warrior Brood (3) Termagant Brood with Fleshborers (20) Termagant Brood with Devourers (16) Hormagaunt Brood (25) Gargoyles (10) Ripper Swarm (3) Specialist Genus (Elites)Lictors (3) Zoanthrope Brood (6) Venomthrope (1) Venomthrope (3) Harassment Species (Fast Attack)Spore Mines (24) Ravener Swarm (6)A Parasite of Mortrex (1) Destroyer Beasts (Heavy Support)Hive Guard Alpha Pack - note dermal enhancements (3) Hive Guard (3) Screamer Killer (1)'The Elder Talon' - Tyrannofex Carnifex (1)Big Bertha - Exocrine/Haruspex (1)Mawloc (1) Flyer/TransportHarpy (1)Tyrannocyte (1) The following Imperial forces have lost troops and materiels to the onslaught of the Hive Fleet Leviathan Tendril designated 'Jabberwocky': The Blood Angels; The Grey Lizards; Drukhari Raiding Force; Custodes; The Emperor's Children; Cadians; Orks Imperial Knights My big grey pile of Nids to paint ------------------- Original First Post My initial messing around with schemes, which are spoilered below if anyone wants to see I ended up settling on the blue skin, white carapace scheme, but with a little purple in the recesses. Currently to my name, I have a painted Hormagaunt, Warrior and Ripper Swarm. Thanks for looking! Edited August 10, 2022 by Xenith BlueBelly1863, Filkarion, Alcyon and 7 others 10 Back to top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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