|World Eaters Space Marines with "tactical support" weapons; I will add some groundwork once I finish painting the whole group|
|The officer has a "vexilla" - I thought they were stupid at first, but I really like how Byron's turned out so I thought I would do at least one officer with one|
The "Tactical Support Squad" is a creature of the Legion army list, a troop choice of a supporting nature (although I haven't seen the latest cash grab-dex, so perhaps they changed this?). Keeping with the grand style of the Space Marine legions, the squad is all armed with the same support weapon. This essentially creates an Imperial version of the Eldar Aspect Warriors, and this is a good thing for the Legion player. Concentrating the weapons in this way manages to simultaneously match well with the fluff of the setting and what I imagine the "tactical approach" of a Space Marine Legion to be (overwhelming, singular application of brute firepower) while also allowing the Legion to fight on the table in a way that lines up perfectly with the min/max channelling effect created by the
|The embossed shoulder pads are a dangerous addiction - once you do one squad with them, you will want to do all squads with them...|
|The armour is quite mucky (pigment powders) but I still needed to weather the shoulder plate markings a bit more|
|Volkite Calivers - a sort of plasma gun without the downside|
Plus the Forge World sculptors/designers did a great job on these guns - as they have with so much of their Horus Heresy stuff. The weapon looks f**king cool and dangerous. I love it for the looks-cool-factor.
I am doing a 10-man squad with these things, and I hope to finish the whole group by Friday.