|Thought I was only painting fantasy? Wrong! It was more Alpha Legion deception! Fresh recruits for Alpharius...|
These fantasy diversions have been fun, but I can't forget my main focus for this edition of the AHPC - and that is getting 30k stuff done. This submission includes a squad of five tactical support marines carrying specialized energy weapons and three tactical marines carrying their standard boltguns. The models are plastics from GW's "Betrayal at Calth" set, with some add-ons and transfers from Forge World.
|Tactical support squad with plasma guns|
|Comms trooper on left, vexillary on the right|
|I love the little read-out screen on the comms trooper|
The so-called Tactical Support Squads carry various specialized weapons to provide some heavy firepower alongside the regular rank and file marines. These particular troops are carrying plasma guns, energy weapons which are useful is carving up armoured targets. In the Horus Heresy, the opponent is often another Marine, so these weapons will come in handy in situations where even the heavily armoured witnesses need to be dealt with...
|Customized bits from Forge World...expensive, but lovely sculpts|
|Some detail on the back packs|
The three tactical Marines are just extras from the first two tactical squads. Adding these three models frees up some of the "beakies" I had previously painted to form their own small seperate unit if I feel like it.
These models are just a ton of fun to paint, very well done by GW. And I know it is a silly expense to incur, but I also love the accent packages from Forge World. The sculptors hit it out of the park, and sprinkling the custom bits throughout the units is a lot of fun, and I'm thrilled with how they have turned out.
|#Horus4Hope taking shape...|
Every so often it is fun to put a group shot of the progress so far. This is the Alpha Legion group that has been completed to date - 31 marines so far! This could even represent a bare-bones force on the table. They will need some support - vehicles, maybe dreadnoughts...or just more infantry. We'll see what comes next!
|The Chaplain urges you to feel the love...|
This particular submission includes five 28mm figures, so that should be another 40 points towards my target. See you all next week!
Alan and Paul: Scraping in just in time for the end of Tuesday, here's another great bunch of GW minis. You have managed to give a stylish nod to both ends of the GW universe time line today - nice work! I must say, these are some of the nicest Space Marines (registered trademark) I've seen. I really like the slightly muted blue you've used, as well as all the details. See you next week!