Rogue Trader and 2nd Edition Calgars
4th Edition Calgar. I replaced his head because if I had to paint another screaming face I would scream.
4th Edition Calgar's back
Master of Sanctity - Chaplain Cassius:
Master Librarian Tigurius:
Chapter champion - swords replaced with cocktail skewers:
My first company is based around the Deathwing rules.
Commander Belial based on Lysander:
Squad 1 - Acting escort for characters when the characters are attached to other companies:
Close up of squad 1's assault cannons - one of the models is armed with a pre-heresy version:
The Beginnings of squad 2:
My second company uses the traits "Heed the wisdom of the ancients" and "Clense and purify."
This allows me to take 6 dreadnoughts and 2 special weapons in each tactical squad.
All of my dreadnoughts have magnetized arms, torsos, and back banners.
I originally fielded the tactical squads as 6 marines but I decided to expand the squads to 10 men after reading about the 5th edition marine codex changes.
Cheapo chappy - Nothing like a chaplain with just a bolt pistol to take up that HQ slot:
2nd Company's Champion - This model was the test for my 4th edition repaint:
3 Venerable Dreadnoughts (numbered 1 - 3) - Their venerable status is denoted by the 1/2 U symbol cast from an Ultramarines pin.
3 Normal Dreadnoughts (numbered 4 - 6):
A close up of the magnetic back banner:
Squad 1 provides covering fire - this squad is equipped with double melta guns:
Squad 2 protects a downed rhino - this squad is equipped with double melta guns:
Squad 3 mans an AA battery - this squad is equipped with double melta guns:
The entire second company is mounted in 12 scratch built drop pods:
Why I Started This Army
After I read the 3rd Edition Space Marine codex and liked the Ultramarines fluff and special characters so I started painting my models in the original blue and yellow scheme. With the release of the 4th edition codex and many improvements in my painting skills I decided it was time to redo my army. I went with a scheme that was darker than the stock GW one. I am slowly adding to this army each month, I have a backlog of over 7,000 points of Space Marines I need to get done.
I am about 1/2 way through painting the 8th company and I will get pictures of them later.