|We are here to support hope - will support hope too? Tactical support marines for the XVI Legion...|
When it comes to 30k Legion Marines, ten is better than five, right? Well, the parade of reinforcements for the XVI Legion continues with five tactical support marines armed with plasma guns. These will join an earlier batch of five models to make a 10-man squad. Ten plasma guns? Sounds like 30k fun! Even with the absurd "gets hot" rules...
As with the other recent posts of reinforcements, these were painted during my recent vacation. The painting was quick and easy, following this handy tutorial from GW. The relatively simple paint scheme and the lovely weather at the lake came together nicely, and while the breachers were a slog under the paint brush, these fellows were a real breeze and seemed to finish in no time at all. The paint jobs are not an exact match for the first group, but it is close enough - and at the end of the day they are green, with spooky eyes of Horus on their pauldrons. All together for "hope" now...
|I love the combs on the officers - this was a spare bit from the "Betrayal at Calth" box set|
The models are all from Forge World, although the Sergeant's head is a handy spare from the "Betrayal At Calth" plastic set. There are also decals from the newer Sons of Horus sheet that GW has issued, decals which, thankfully, have far fewer issues of silvering than the first sheet they released.
|All together now!|
|Ten is better than five...|
These tactical support squads are great fun on the table top, laying waste to large segments of loyalist fools every turn they open fire. And of course with plasma guns, a number of them will go down as casualties too...the plasma gun lacks the arcane look and feel of the volkite weapons, but you can't argue with the results, and is a very classic 40k weapon itself.
|The complete squad, mixing the new and older paint jobs...not a perfect match, but ready for action on the table|
The reinforcements will continue, as the XVI Legion prepares to make a big push for hope and change on the gaming tables this fall. Stay tuned for more...