The Emperor's Eagles
++ Glory and Sacrifice ++
Nurgle's touch on the planet has given me the opportunity to start the custom Space Chapter I've been planning for a while, so I've decided to chart my progress to keep me motivated and to get feedback!
The aim of the army is to take it back to old school. Mini marines only (for now) and lots of bolter and chainsword goodness. The army will focus around a core of Tactical and Devastator squads, with the support of bikes, tanks, and lots of custom characters. Once I'm at demi-company strength I'll start introducing some of the Chapter command - I have big plans! I'm a sucker for chaplains so expect to see a few of them popping up regularly!
When I'm not working on the models I'll be working on fluff to grow the background alongside the army.
This is the scheme I'm going for... yes I like a challenge! Having painted a lot of Flesh Tearers and Deathwatch I wanted to paint with a brighter palette.
The Chapter symbol will be a gold eagle's head surrounded by a green wreath, and hopefully I'll be printing some custom transfers.
The chapter has a system for crest direction and colouration which I'll be expanding and sharing in due course.
This is a test model I did for the chapter 2 years ago - I have since learnt to thin my paints...
Note the yellow wing on right knee, awarded for showing 'Outstanding Valour in service to the 2nd Company'.
I'm considering going for yellow trims rather than gold to be more old school, but do like the look of gold.
I'm also considering making the campaign badge on his right greave common throughout the army. Would be great to hear some thoughts on this. Maybe just limited to sergeants?
The Army Build
In an attempt to play with a fully painted army I'll be building the force in phases, and only buy the next phase of models once the previous is completed! Good intentions, we'll see how long it lasts
The first phase will consist of:
3x 5 man Tactical squads
5 man Devastator squad
5 man Sternguard squad
And a Terminator Chaplain as a reward!
Converted from the Space Marine Heroes sergeant with an added master-crafted boltgun and crest for bling.
The lieutenant will be leading the demi-company, though I'll eventully add a chaplain to support him (have I mentioned I like chaplains? )
Devs and a box of tactical marines should be arriving today so hopefully I'll be able to crack on and get these units built! I look forward to sharing more!