Well much to my wifes dislike i have once again caught the man dollie bug. At the beginning of the year i sold of all my warhammer and 40k armies thinking i was done with the hobby. I have tried and tried to find other means of soothing my nerdy urge but none seem to quench my hunger.
So once again i take the plunge and this time it will be back to Space marines doing a purely Pre heresy army. So this means all Forge World and 3rd party parts. This is is going to be a long slow process as i have a son to look after and a daughter on the way. Ill be sneaking in late night painting sessions wherever i can.
To begin i am going to start with the HQ element of the army and then work onto Troops, Elites and maybe Heavies. Not to sure how i want to run this army, at the moment im thinking a Tac Sqd heavy army in drop pods or Rhinos. I do however want to include a Sqd of custodes in the army and run them as vanguard without jump packs, ill have to check the rules. Jet bikes are a must on my list to.
Colour wise i was thinking nice bright blue with gold trim and red bolters. Still umming and arrring weither or not i should use white on the vets. In the beginning i was thinking of using yellow instaed of gold for the shoulder trims but had a look around on google and just looks to cheesy. Pretty keen to really use the roman theme so this means helmet crests ranging from small to large depending on status.
For bases i watched a video on youtube from secret weapon minis, it was a tutorial on there wetland basing pack. WOW fell in love straight away. So the army will be sloshing through water and swamps .
Company/Chapter im still undecided on, after reading first heretic a few times i could to the 19th aethon company with there flaming horse but i think ill wait till the new "Know No Fear" book comes out.
Currently i have on the way in the mail:
Chapter master- Roboute Guilliman
Picked up the kabuki millenium knight of ebay so cheap it was criminal. Going to change the head and put a FW mkII-III back pack on him. I originally was going to go the velard/ronin sculpt but its tooo big.
Got the metal marneus calgar honour guard sqd, with a back pack and bolter swap i think these will fit in very nicely.
Librarian- Fw severin loth
Yep jumped on the band wagon and picked up the red scorp librarian. Is a gorgeous miniature and with a quick shoulder pad and pack swap will fit in well.
A pack of phbos pattern bolters and a dozern MK II & III back packs.
Secret weapon basing kit and blasted wetland bases.
About 30 Vallejo game colour paints.
So thats my HQ choices for now. Hopefully they will all get here by the end ofthe week. My first paint job will be Roboute himself. So if you got to here thanks for reading, all imput and comments most welcome.
O and i appologise for my poor grammar and spelling