I've come back to 40k after a long hiatus. My Imperial Guard no longer seems as fun to play in 8th edition (so many models, and Cadians punish mobility, and Krieg are far too limited). So I've decided to do the Raven Guard army I'd wanted to do since Primaris dropped.
My Force is shaping up pretty quickly, I've got Primaris Kayvaan Shrike and 2 Invictor Tactical Warsuits on the way, as well as two boxes of scouts to bolster the scouts I already have. I'll be purchasing some 20 Intercessors, 5 Hellblasters, and 6 Aggressors, as well as a Phobos Librarian from a friend who lost interest in RG, and wants to focus on World Eaters. I also have a couple of Start Collecting Vanguard Space Marine boxes, that gives me two Lieutenants, 20 Infiltrators, 6 Suppressors, and 6 Eliminators. I also had shrike's old model and about 16 assault marines (which need some conversion work). I also have 2 Stormtalon Gunships, and a Storm Raven (which I also bought some hurricane bolters for because the guy who built it didn't want them...?).
I don't intend to grow the collection a ton, not beyond grabbing up the rest of the Primaris stuff my friend has (6 Inceptors, a Redemptor, 10 Rievers, a bunch of Characters).
As you can guess, I'm focused on a scouting force of alternate deployment shenanigans. I wanted to do third company, but I'm not exactly sure where Primaris Marines fit in terms of the tactical structure of the Codex Astartes. Do I just do red trim on all my pauldrons? Obviously the Scouts are 10th Company, and don't have special colors like that.
Also, I have several space wolf bolt pistols and chain swords which I will have to use to convert my assault marines, and was wondering how you'd fluff the use of those bits, since they'll be rather difficult to convert. I was thinking that they got them from a campaign where they came to support the Wolves and ended up having to salvage weapons from the fallen Space Wolf warriors.
I'll update this when I get to building and painting.
Edit: I have done a renaming. The Chapter Formerly Known As The Red Ravens will now be called the StormCrows. and their Nom De Guerre is now Villta Veiðin.
Edited by Ulrik_Ironfist, 03 June 2020 - 03:53 AM.