|World Eaters preparing to share the "Imperial Truth"…for now...|
Here is a finished tactical squad of World Eaters Legion Marines from Forge World. The marines are wearing Mark IV power armour and carrying "Tigrus" pattern bolters.
|I used pigment powders to muck up the white armour a bit|
In the Legion army list, the tactical squads are equipped with bolters, and can be as large as 20 marines strong. There are no special or heavy weapons (unless you want to tune up the sergeant a bit) - the special and heavy weapons follow along in their own squads.
|The cast shoulder pads are excellent - fun to paint and they really add a lot to the figures|
The squad has one marine with a vox-caster. I did not put the "vexilla" (a small back banner) on any of them as I find them to be a bit over-the-top, but I'm having second thoughts - I might retrofit one to one of these, or mount it up on a couple of spare figures. It seems silly, but they look kinda neat when I see pictures of them online. Byron put one on his Death Guard officer and I thought it looked really cool…
|The decals (some knee pads and the "XII" on the shoulder plates) are from the World Eaters decal sheet|
|It was slow going, but these guys were a lot of fun to paint|
I have also finished a World Eater heavy support marine carrying a multi-melta. He is wearing Mark III power armour. Where the Mark IV armour looks pretty sleek and not too far off from the "current" 40k Mark VII space marine power armour suits, the Mark III almost appears medieval - it is very, very heavy/bulky looking with a lot more rivets and such. It is much more evocative of the "Crusade" period of the Imperium. I quite like it.
|Mark III heavy support marine with multi-melta|
|The Mark III armour is very, very ornate|
I scuffed his armour up quite a bit, figuring it would be pretty old and heavily used by the time of the late crusade/Horus heresy. He is part of a five-man heavy support squad - all armed with multi-meltas.
|Extra ammo attached to the back-pack - you can see the heavy armoured segments a bit on the backs of the legs|
Hopefully Byron will post some pics of his Death Guard guys soon - I have seen them WIP and they look great. Let the heresy continue to build…I will move on to my next Legion squad.