Last year I finally surrendered to my desire to do a Horus Heresy army. As I for some time have wanted to play a (morally) good force, I could not go wrong with the sons of Nocture, the Salamanders.
Having bought the following:
LE Praetor in Cataphractii armour with combi-Volkite and Thunderhammer
LE Primus Medicae in Cataphractii armour
Master of Signal
Salamander Contemptor dreadnought with multi-melta and close combat weapon
Legion Rapier Quad Launcher
20 MkIV Tacticals
and having finished 10 Tacticals, the Primus Medicae and one Pyroclast, I am only missing one important thing: how to mark the brave and noble warriors! Naturally, they carry the drake on the left pauldron...but what of the markings on the right?
And what of the specialist units - such as the Firedrakes and Pyroclasts? Do they have special insignia on the right pauldron? I have seen some scans of the fantastic black Forge World books, where I can see that some units have a diamond marking on their greaves and/or knees. What do these mean?
I am well looking forward to hearing your thoughts!