Well, it's been a while since I actually picked up a brush and really dug into something. I've made a few attempts to get back into painting again without really following through and I don't really believe in doing anything half way, so I stopped and put it off. About a month ago, I started listening to the Horus Heresy books on audio and found the Alpha Legion pretty amusing...which I then combined with a test scheme I tossed up on reddit and got a good response on. Then the desire to paint again hit me and I've been trying to spend time every day painting, which has actually been great for lowering my stress so all the better.
I'm still putting the fluff together into a presentable format but if you've read The Serpent Beneath then you'll get an idea of how Captain Asclepius is able to run the chapter without direct oversight from Omegon. Honestly, I'm being intentionally vague here because while it's not necessarily a spoiler, the concept is pretty awesome when you stop to consider it and I don't want to ruin it for anyone.
My intent is to use Primaris marines in conjunction with Scions to represent human agents working with the Azure Serpents, keeping with the Alpha Legion's tradition of utilizing human specialists. I will not be fielding any characters that would be intrinsically against working with the Alpha Legion, I'm just stubborn that way even if it puts me at a disadvantage on the table. I will most likely be using the Raven Guard tactics from the Space Marine codex as it fits best with the Alpha Legion's style of combat.
C+C is always welcome, as in my previous WIP threads, I really enjoy interacting and integrating feedback into future models that I paint. Also, I'm very open about the combination of paints I use to achieve different looks so please don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best to provide steps that will reproduce the look!
I'm currently finishing my first Aggressor squad as well, I will hopefully have it update into the thread in a day or so, and I need to assemble the Repulsor tank that I got in the mail the other day too.
Alright, enough talking, now for the pictures!
Initial Concept Scheme:
Primaris Captain Asclepius:
Primaris Intercessor Sergeant Ladon:
Primaris Intercessor Squad:
Primaris Hellblaster Assault Squad: