|For the Emperor…for now...|
|I'm hooked on these embossed shoulder pads from Forge World…|
|You can see some of the pigment powder used to muck up the armour at the feet|
As Byron mentioned in his post showing his excellent Death Guard (check them out - they look great), these Forge World models are far from cheap, but they are a lot of fun to work with. Compared to the current plastics, they are a little more spartan (fewer skulls, eagles, badges etc) and look a little more uniform without being all exactly the same.
|Marine with vox equipment is visible at the front|
|A couple of shoulder decals visible in this shot - roman numerals for the 12th Legion, the World Eaters|
A Legion tactical squad has only bolt guns for armament - I think you can give something a little fancier to the Sergeant, but otherwise these squads rely on other units for support weapon fire (like, entire squads of support weapons - a little like the Eldar). You can increase the squad size to 20 marines if you like! With the "fury of the legion" special rule, they can put forth quite a lot of firepower even without the special weapons. This relative inflexibility reflects the Legion period very well - when your overall force is 100,000 Space Marines, 20 of them would seem like a very, very small group after all.
Up next I'll have some more Legion progress, and some continued 15mm WW2 painting.