++ Unknown astartes, behind you ++I've been lurking with my XX for a while now. This forum is part of what got me back into the hobby, and the Heresy in particular. Time to show and tell. Criticism or suggestions very welcome.
A little of what I fancy for the odd small game, ZM or killteam, no master list just rule of cool.
My Alphas are loyalist but maybe renegade, proud but unafraid of dishonour, and well equipped. Whatever gets the job done.
(Except bikes, because their rules make no sense to me.)
My scheme test, old 2nd edition starter set marine. Sotek Green ("green"!) armour, Palid Wytch Flesh helmets and weapons, lashings of Nuln oil. Tried metallics, hated painting them, and not keen on the scales.
Delegatus to lead. Baton from the scions kit, as is the power fist. Thinking of dropping the claw for an axe, and I'd like to build up a better base. Or start over with a better chest. And dull the gold again. (Retributor Gold is astonishing)
My sniper vets squad. A few power daggers thrown in for luck. MK4 plastics with a few bits from scouts, scions, and sternguard.
No markings or weathering. Will probably muddy the feet a little. The missing markings are just a lack of freehand confidence and general poor transfer game. I'd love neat little XX on the corner of the right shoulders.
Moritat, bashed together from a few chaos bits. Lots of skulls, and the chain is quite Alpha. DIY volkite from a grav pistol and a bit of sawn-off shotgun. He's been useless whenever I've run him, except for once when he put 7 unsaved wounds onto a lone Seeker.
Next: Finishing some plasma Cataphractii, rethinking a Vigilator so stealth he doesn't pop on the tabletop, a Knight Errant, an Exodus who's a little too plain, some Seekers in teal and black, and some close assault chaps in teal and white. Unsure if they'll be vets or a command squad - shame the vets can't take jump packs. Keen to try mashing up few bits of Vanguard Vets and Deathwatch with the Heresy plastics, keeping it era appropriate. That Necron sword seems pretty Alpha to me...
What do we think of assault vets now they're +1ws? Load out suggestions? Venom Spheres, sabres, couple of power swords, power fist and dagger combo, and a few redshirts? I'd like to try and model them as duellists with sword and dagger combos if they're not getting jump packs.
Later: Wishing up decent headhunters (assault 2 banestrike!), trouble with transfers, and eyeing up a dread.
Edited by Aramis K, 09 May 2017 - 11:05 AM.