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    Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    Hi all,

    Since the Primaris marines arrived I've been thinking of building up a platoon sized Patrol detachment; I took inspiration from one of Lindybeige's videos, this one on platoons. This project is mostly for kicks as I haven't played the game for a few years and as yet the new edition doesn't really light my fire. But, I do like the more-shooty-&-less-close-combat vibe that the Primaris have.

    I've designed my own primaris chapter, the White Wolves, who specialise in identifying, locating and eliminating emerging xenos species. They were created by Gman to effectively thin out the weeds lest they gain in power and become problems in the future much like the Tau have. I envisage them being a fleet based chapter and having a mix of Space Wolf & Ravenguard gene-seed; they are patient hunters exploding into extreme violence once a target is identified. Most of their targets are low tech worlds and so they are often deployed in small forces usually anywhere from a single squad to a platoon but sometimes, against more advanced or populous foes, they deploy in a full company. Fleet based, they are deployed over a large area searching for targets in an almost nomadic existence.

    Though they are fielded as companies they are often deployed in smaller groups, with multiple platoons dispatched to a warzone each with their own targets. Thus, they strike at their foes simultaneously with just the right amount of force to shatter any who stand in their way.


    Each company still has around 100 marines but they are broken down into 3 or 4 platoons, depending upon their current role, battlefield loses etc.

    I'm a pretty slow painter and so will be using combat squads; I also want to purchase and build as I go so I don't have a pile of minis waiting for me to paint them which I can find to be very uninspiring.

    In terms of models I'm aiming for...

    • Lieutenant
    • 2 Intercessor Combat Squads
    • 2 Hellblaster Combat Squads


    This should form a good basis from which I can add some other attached elements; I'll likely add Reivers, Interceptors and a new dread is a must (whats not to like about big stompy dreads ). I'm not worrying about points right now.

    So, where will I begin I hear you ask...I have an Intercessor Combat Squad and the 40k Get Started mag mini so from these I should be able to squeeze an Intercessor squad and a lieutenant. Right I guess I better get started then...
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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    Behold my test mini...


    This fella is the mini you get with the Getting Started Mag. I shaved the skull off the bolter and the purity seal off the shoulder pad; I was tempted to carve the skull off the chest plate but because of the push fit design it would have been a bugger to do. I like the colour scheme and I think it works well.

    The left shoulder pad is the chapter symbol, it's from the Rogue Trader days (the old Space Wolf symbol); the right shoulder pad is the squad symbol and number; the left knee pad denotes the company (red field = 3rd Company) and the strike through denotes the platoon number (blue = 2nd).

    I'm not sure if I will build a non push-fit mini to replace this guy...the chest plate is growing on me as you don't really see it much anyway. I guess they will be more obvious on characters, aggressors and reivers...hmm...I may try carving it off the next guy and see what it looks like and how easy it is.

    For the next fella I'm thinking of building the gunner chappie, any suggestion of what weapon to give him?

    I've not quite decided what the sergeant and the lieutenant helmet style will be...maybe red stripe for sergeant and a red helmet with white stripe for lieutenant. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    He looks good. The color scheme is nice and the white helmet stands nicely out. Red stripe or some red mark on the forehead would probably look great for sergeant and red helmet for lieutenant (you can see afterwards if a white mark or stripe is needed).
    Isn't plasma all the rage in the new edition? Plus, plasma guns look cool
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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    I like the decal! Do you have enough for your whole army? also, I would just use this model as your test model for consistency of the army.

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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    Thanks guys

    @Solon Decius - Glad you like the colour combo. Yeah I think red will work best. I was checking the rules in the booklet and only options I get is to swop out the whole squads guns and to give one of the marines an auxiliary grenade launcher...I guess the plasma will have to wait for the Hellblasters.

    @Iron Kid - Yep I have enough for my platoon and I have some other colours as well as the classic Rhino SW transfers too. I must admit I am leaning towards keeping this chap as just the test mini.

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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    It is nice to see more Primaris marines in the logs, especially ones done so well. I like your reasoning and enjoyed the video from Lindy. He's a font of interesting information.
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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    Thanks Gerod253! Lindy is rather fun to watch, a witty fellow to be sure.

    Apologies for things being a bit slow these past few weeks but we've moved home and I've had no end of DIY to do to get the new place ship-shape. It's far from finished but we are far enough along now so I can finally carry on with this project.

    Behold...Lieutenant Greylock...
    in WIP form...


    This fellow is basically an Intercessor sergeant with a head-swop; I decided to go with this one which matches my own glorious facial hair though I am pleased to report that I do have a full head of hair Now, some of you may question the wisdom of a bare headed HQ but I would refer you to this video, Lindy again, and why British officers don't duck.

    This fellow is so bad-ass he can even gun down enemies with his fingers!

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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    Behold Lieutenant Greylock...


    I didn't want to do anything fancy with this chappie so he's painted much the same as the test mini with the exception of his helmet colour and the iron halo star behind his head...oh yeah, he's bare headed too. Even with these subtle differences I'm sure he'll stand out on te battlefield if I ever choose to game with this force.
    ..if I ever finish it...

    Next for this force will be a couple more Intercessors, a trooper and the weapon specialist with the grenade launcher. Once those guys are done I will then have only two more to build and paint then that'll be the first squad done...so I guess that's my hobby time booked up till Salute

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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    Looking good there Lost Egg.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Lost Egg's White Wolves Primaris Chapter - Platoon Patrol

    Cheers CB

    I forgot to say I decided to keep the push-fit Intercessor in the end. To help tie him in with the Intercessor kit marines I've added some extra pouches...it's not terribly exciting so I didn't bother taking a pic. I think once I've built the squad you won't be able to tell the difference unless if your really looking for it.

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