Yeah, the Alpha Legion are definitely rockstars. Not until they've beaten you-and then they get their Vegeta-like "And now, you bear witness to the True Tactical Genius of the Alpha Legion! Your Codex Astartes is nothing more than meaningless sanitary paper, written by a slovenly buffon! You think our Primarch dead by Guilliman's feeble gambit? He lives within us ALL."
I'm thinking very strongly about making an Alpha Legion army, of all the Legions I like them the most, only really disliking their name. I may even have this army be a Dual or even tri purpose army (Chaos, Horus Heresy Alpha Legion, and Vanilla Marines).
I am "Doing it Right" in that I'm going to have a test model for each potential Model Type painted out in the scheme so I don't run into the problem I was running into with my Red Corsairs (the color scheme I had just wasn't working on Terminators...and I was confused as hell over what to do about Raptors-I LOVE the models, but all the raised surfaces on them make me sadfaced)
I'm going for an...experimental paint scheme. A Greatcoat Grey base coat, with silver trim, and using colored pencils to draw scales and camo patterns onto the larger parts of the models-shaded by Coelia Greenshade. I've already tested the Greenshade over the Grey paint I'm going to be using-and I like the look of it. My next step will be developing a painting method for each model type as I said before so I don't come out with a color scheme I don't like again-if I happen to fail at it again, I'll strip and paint them as Black Legion (Rustoleum automotive primer, strong tone dip, paint the details)
I know they aren't tactically sound, but I kinda want Ubergrit CSMs, maybe with the Mark of Slaanesh and an Apothecary on a Stiiick, to represent being prepared for any contingency, hit first (before most marines) and have better survival rates with the FNP.
Edited by Trevak Dal, 24 August 2014 - 07:42 PM.