This will be my blog about my 3rd Blood Angels army, based on the defense of Baal from Shield of Baal. The original genesis of this army actually came from the Swallow series way back in '08. In the book, Red Fury, several successor chapters helped defend Baal from Fabius Bile. I thought to myself, that would be a cool looking army! I collected some decal sheets and planned out the squads and even painted a squad of Flesh Tearers to include in my current, version 2, BA army. However, that was about as far as it got.
Fast forward a few years, and I purchased a used marine army at my LGS auction. I fully planned to convert those marines into Salamanders! Hobby fatigue set in and instead, those models sat in a box.
Along came Shield of Baal. Once again, I thought "What a cool idea"! I pulled those used marines out and combined them with some new BA boxes and "Boom", new army. I ordered some successor pads from Pop Goes the Monkey, and built about 90% of the army. I even got a few of the squads with base colors on them. Then, as is very common for me, life got in the way and the hobby took a back seat.
Now here we are, 3 years after Shield of Baal released, sitting at home with nothing but time on my hands. This thread will chronicle my efforts to get over my hobby slump and get this army done. As it turns out, this army will be a memorial to the old style of marines, as primaris is now king. In fact, BA army #4 will be a primaris. But we aren't there yet!
Here are the chapters I plan to do...
4) Flesh Eaters
5) Blood Angels
6) Carmine Blades
8) Blood Swords
9) Angels Vermillion
10) "Unnamed Home Brew"
A few notes: I'm attempting to use a variety of red paints on this project, I'll mention on each squad post what red I used. Also, I haven't decided on bases yet. I want it to represent fighting on Baal, but red sand isn't going to cut it. I'm open to suggestions, but I'm very much undecided on how to base them.
Thanks for checking out this thread.
*** New Updates: Solved the basing issue
Edited by Lord Fancy Pants, 21 November 2020 - 09:25 PM.