Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blood Angels Sergeants

I've got the two Tactical Squads assembled (Delael and Arvo). The image above includes the sergeants for those squads. One of the things that I've decided to do, is only to use the real elaborate armor for squad leaders and characters, keeping the rank and file marines basic, with minimum decoration. It's just way too much to paint.

I'm going to start with the 2nd Company and then add elements of the 1st and 10th. Like the Space Marine Codex, the Blood Angels Codex, included the Chapter's structure and numbers. I love it when they do that. It gives one something to shoot for. There's a guy that I know who has nearly collected the entire chapter of Ultramarines. That's a lot of models.

I spent most of the day yesterday cleaning out my work area. It was in bad shape and I couldn't really get any work done. I tossed a bunch of old stuff and packed away some stuff that I won't be using in the near future.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Visitors Friday

This is one hot alien...

Oops....I did it again.

Yep. I went ahead and did it again. I tell myself that I'm going to work on one army and give it my undivided attention and then I go and jump into the next new thing that comes out. Damn GW gets me every time. I swear, I'm like a monkey around gold. If it's new and shiny, I'm all over it.

I have completely fell into (or jumped onto) the Blood Angels bandwagon. I bought the Codex, read it and the next thing I know...I'm standing at the register with a pile of Blood Angels stuff. I can't help myself, I just get so drawn into the hype. Anyone else out there like that? I hope I'm not suffering from some kind of gaming ADD.

Anyway, I've come up with about 1600 points worth of Blood Angels. I've included Mephiston ('cause he's an absolute bad-ass), a Dreadnought, a squad of Death Company (can't decide on whether to use jump packs or a Rhino) led by a Chaplain, 2 Tactical Squads, 1 Assault Squad, a Baal Predator, a Sanguinary Priest with a jump pack and a couple of Rhino Transports for the Tac Squads.

I haven't decided on how I'm going to spend my last 400 points. Maybe someone has a suggestion or two....
So what do I call Kantor Base now? Well, I'm not sure. Do I change the name or the colors. I have no idea. We'll have to see.