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Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Hey Guys;

Just a showcase of my Ultramarines 2nd Company Force as it develops?
Due to the financial and temporal constraints implicit to life as a UK student, please don't expect frequent updates?
just wanted to show off my boys in blue; and maybe provide a little something about the "Characters" backgrounds?

will be posting photos of my marines asap!
Yours,
GamerGuy
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Macragge

Looking forward to it

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

We march for Macragge!

Always good to see more Ultras around.

   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Not entirely sure on how uploads work where images are concerned; if I try to copy and paste them will that work? just taken a handful of snaps of my boys!

Yours,
GamerGuy
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Hopefully the first pic should be attached?
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Overall force shot, approx 750pts

   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Here's my Scout squad; 5 strong, with heavy bolter.

rarely accomplish much tableside, but in kill team these boys really put the hurt out.
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Scout Squad

   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

These guys are where the narrative of the force is at. one big concentrated lump of storytime.
more to follow, close ups, individual narratives etc.

note their different Razorback to mark them from the other 2 squads, battle damaged for authenticity.

also note; custom turrets. wasn't prepared to pay out for official ones, so used all GW parts and made lower, sleeker designed ones.
(very very little work done at all)
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Tac Squad 1 & Transport

   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

2nd Tactical Squad.
Loadout:
6 strong, with meltagun.
Sgts have meltabombs and bolters, also carry auspex as an aesthetic preference
(Spoiler Alert, 3rd is pretty much copy + paste)
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Tac Squad 2 & Transport

   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Yup!
just a cut n stick squad.

Not exciting; but loyal blues pointing the loud end at the enemy...
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Tac Squad 3 & Transport

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Macragge

Nice! Love the red bolters. Very proper

   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Finally;
The Centrepiece thus far:
My Stormtalon Gunship.

By FAR my most points efficient unit, and despite my earlier preference for the skyhammer missile launchers that my 2 'talons had in my first army; this badbird just keeps on surprising.

presenting, for your viewing pleasure:
The Vulture of Black Reach


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Cheers brushcommando,
your feedback is warmly received!

that's (likely) all for tonight; but will hopefully take some close ups of the stand out marines, some vehicle shots, and tell the story of my little contingent further soon!

any and all feedback gratefully received

Yours,
GamerGuy
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Stormtalon: The Vulture of Reach

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Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Woah has it been a mental few days!
fear not, the blog shall continue.

I've made several new additions to the army, that have forced me to alter the force composition; but I think will work out in the long run.

unfortunately; I can't upload photos as my phone went wrong earlier today; but as soon as Apple either fixes or Replaces it I'll post photos.

New Additions:
Captain -Converted to wield a double bladed sword and Storm (combat) Shield. The Blade will probably count as a relic blade not the Burning Blade as I need my relic slot for the Shield Eternal... note; adding a captain fills a CAD, giving objective secured to my troops.

Objective Marker -2 banners leftover from various projects, standing abandoned in a base. will be useful for games of The Relic; or for forging narratives.

and finally; the bolter boys have undergone a few changes.

one sgt has been demoted, stripped of his auspex and returned to the rank and file. one meltagunner has seen a budget cut, being reduced to a bolter.

2 brand new marines have been built with missile launchers; boosting my squad sizes from 3x6 to 2x10. combat squadiing will allow the missile launchers to hand back or sit on objectives, while the captain can take a combat squad as ablative wounds, and the remaining marines function as 5 man melta attacks.

will get photos asap, may be able to borrow a camera from somewhere until I get my mobile back?

Cheers for browsing,
GamerGuy
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Obligatory 'oh my neck is broken from the sideway images' comment.

Otherwise looking good, keep it up!

EDC
   
Made in gb
Stalwart Space Marine




Uk

Like em. Love the stormtalon! Great work around the cockpit windows, and your basing looks awesome.

I'm doing my own thing because it's fun. And it takes longer, which means more entertainment value for my cash. So there  
   
Made in us
Dusty Skeleton





Looking good! Have you been in the hobby long?
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Cheers for all the feedback guys!

-If anyone can show me how to rotate the images; then I'm more than happy to fix them?

-Started playing 40k in '08, though took a hiatus and only restarted last may, slow growing, but really focusing on the quality of my force over the the quantity of miniatures...

Desperately fighting the urge to restructure AGAIN; to give some variety to the nature of my rank and file squads? having realized that I'm not going to fulfill a battle demi-company anytime soon; The temptation is to swap my 2 5man combat squads with heavy weapons out for a pair of single heavy weapon devastator squads; while maintaining a 5man tactical squad (melta and imperial marine) and scout squad (heavy bolter) as my 2 troops for a CAD. This leaves me 5 marines that I'm considering giving jump packs to and swapping out for an assault squad. (dual flamers)

-all this because my friend suggested I ran Vulkan as my warlord after the double-bladed sword turned out looking distinctly 'spear-ish' and the shield represents the Invuln cloak...

someone talk me out of this??
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

The only time I had problems with images showing up at odd angles was with my ipad. It had it’s own idea of what up was. I solved that by always taking pictures with it held the same way, so we agreed on what was up. I think one solution is to open them with a photo editor and re-save to replace the hidden meta data.

Do you plan on doing squad markings? If not, don’t sweat the shelf organization. You can adjust it as lists dictate. If you have the bodies, I’d focus on building more guys, rather then regearing old ones. Do you have a list of what you have painted and what’s in the to-build/buy pile? If you want list help, I can try to forge something out of what you have.

5 man assault squads with 2xFlamers are a lot of fun. Good pick for a demi-co. Bonus points if you can magnetize the backpacks (it’s not hard).

If you want to experiment with other chapter tactics, we can’t stop you. But Vulcan really shines in very specific gear loads and at larger points. Stay true to the path; We march for Macragge!

   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

My boys in blue are remaining true to blue standards; though I must confess I'll likely mess about with occasional use of other tactics... which I'mma just put down to my ultramarine captain being a maverick and studying his fellow chapter's deployment styles in order to catalogue them into the index astartes?

Got a game in yesterday but due to time constraints wasn't able to record the game, will try to next time! Allied my blues with my brother's CSM (I know, I know) against another Black legion force and Orks. each player brought 1000pts a piece, so between us we got 2k a side, playing the relic with my new objective. at the top of turn 6 when the bloodbath had run dry and the smoke had settled; the score was 4-2 in my favour.

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Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Macragge

Cool! Sounds fun. Also allying with CSM makes you a heretic. You know... just...just in case you were wondering.

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

A game with heretics is better then no game at all. Grats on the win.

I’ve been tempted to run my Ultras with other CTs from time to time. Wrote a list up once, but never got it to the table. My bike captain has a White Scars helmet. It makes perfect sense for them to have fought alongside them in the past, and learned their tactics. Marines work together all the time in the fluff.

It just feels a little cheesy, but not unbearably so. After all, why should we be penalized for painting our army, being locked into one CT, while the Grey Menace can swap to whatever FotM they want?

   
Made in us
Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





life.

I like the blue. It's not too shiny and new looking like most ultramarine s you see people paint. Good job!

I collect:

Grand alliance death (whole alliance)

Stormcast eternals

Slaves to Darkness - currently Nurgle but may expand to undivided.
 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

So...
Hey guys...
An apology for anybody still out there; exam season is mental stuff; haven't even looked at my guys for a while. :(

With my last exam on the 22nd; I hope to bring my force back to the table in spectacular fashion in time for the start of 8th ed. my local club is apparently getting really anal about basing (sizes) after a few people have based marines on obscure sized bases for some form of advantage. as such; when the Biro drops, the brush shall rise; and currently I'm looking at getting some paint on:
1 Twin Kheres Contemptor
1 Multi-Melta & Fist Contemptor
30 Tacticals. (3x10, Combi-Plas, Plasmagun, Lascannon)

I also have a HQ for the force that's kinda fun; but I'm keeping my cards to my chest until I'm sure I can pull off the paint job... just a *little* surprise to try and re-engage anyone still out there? I'd imagine interest will be in *short* supply...

Yours, Gamerguy

p.s. The new boys are going to be a slightly different scheme... more apt for their heresy era armour...

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Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Finished all exams! whoop!

Now to get an army ready for 8th and and societies/gaming clubs might be waiting for me when I start uni.

The only update thus far is I've done a weapon swap on my Contemptor, swapping that nigh useless multi-melta for the increased firepower of twin lascannons.

hopefully pics coming soon!!

GamerGuy
   
Made in us
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

I am looking forward to them!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Update 1: all infantry bar the chaplain based and inked
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Based and inked group shot

   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Update 2: some paint being applied, just proof I'm committed to getting some progress on this blog... still need bases, a few touch ups and of course their red bolters casings
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Made in gb
Pious Palatine






These look excellent, the white and blue is such a great combination.

EDC
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Thanks EDC, I like them a lot, really embraces the "Smurfs" thing. Heavily inspired by Winter's SEOs 13th guys, just had to take the scheme for my ultramarines.

hopefully more pics coming soon! thanks for the support!
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Thought I should also mention that they're not all monopose bolter brothers; a few of the boys in blue have been upgraded aesthetically, one with a claw piece instead of a combat knife (Brother Ezio), one with dual bolters (one space wolves) as befits the backstory of guys (Brother Lupus)... one carries a heavily modified bolter and shield; he was going to be the imperial marine but will just be one of the rank and file in 8th... a few wielding their blades in hand... I'm trying to avoid overly static infantry.

-I've also been working on the story for my marines, if y'all would be interested in that kind of thing, I promise it's not anything Mary-Sue... just a little narrative to propel my games.

Yours,
GamerGuy


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Also for anyone who has read my recent posts; the earlier teaser made itself evident in the foreground of the 1st image...

-GamerGuy

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Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Leicester

Hey all.

moved into my new place; and got a little hobby time in to break in the new workbench.
can I get opinions on the bolter casings anyone? while the red is more "proper"; I'm feeling the black ones more personally

here's two battle bros:


Yours,
GamerGuy
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Red Or Black?

   
 
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