Titan and superheavies are finished, it's time to start painting Marines for the big Horus Heresy mega-game.
But what Legion to do? The truth is, in the ~25 years I've been playing 40K, while I've always had one or more Space Marine armies, the only First Founding/"Legion" army I've ever had is beaky Space Wolves back in the early '90s. Since then it's been Black Templars, Deathwing and latterly, Howling Griffons.
My own view of "Legions" is that it's probably OK to play successor chapters in 30K, because with tens of thousands of Marines in a Legion, they've probably broken themselves down into smaller units anyway. These smaller units - whether you call them corps, regiments, tercios, maniples or whatever - presumably have their own identity, heraldry and history as part of the larger Legion. Hence, the 49th Imperial Fists Tercio (the "Black Templars") or the 66th Maniple of the Blood Angels (the "Blood Drinkers"). This would also give some continuity from Legion to Chapters of subsequent Foundings. "Okay, you guys in the 66th Maniple are now going to form your own Chapter..." "Great, turns out we already have a name and symbol picked out!"
weathering their Heresy Marines with sponge chipping, and I tried it a bit on this model, but ended up reversing it. Somehow it doesn't seem to fit the sculpting style of the old RT models. I used some powder instead and the effect is very subtle, but characterful I think.
So this is the first model of a new army - I have several dozen more metal models and probably 50+ RTB-01 plastic Marines, plus a couple Rhinos and even an old metal Landspeeder. What do you guys think?