Friday, November 23, 2012

The Answer to My Versatility Conundrum

A few days ago I wrote a blog update about wanting a versatile army (40K) that I could use in a variety of different ways using a variety of different books.  As I wrote before the quick answer to that conundrum… Space Marines.  Depending on how it is built you could run a marine army in countless ways especially when you factor in allies.

I bought this army from Buddha in South Australia.  It was originally painted by Anthony Clare and I really like the look of it.  The army is painted in a neutral camo scheme AND uses directional lighting from lenses and lights (which is something I have been meaning to try out as a painter).  Anyway this is what I got:

Full army contents:

Librarian in Terminator Armour            
Captain in Power Armour (Pedro Kantor?)
Chaplain in Power Armour
Apothecary in Terminator armour
3 x Dreadnaughts, 2 Tactical, 1 x Furioso/Ironclad/Venerable + extra Weapons
5 x Terminators, Tactical
2 x 10 man Tactical Squads + extra Weapons
1 x 5 man Combat Squad
3 x 5 man Scout Squads (Combat, Bolters, Snipers)
Razorback, Heavy Bolters
2 x Lanspeeder Typhoons
1 x Landspeeder Storm
Stormraven Gunship (not pictured in photos, brilliant centrepiece)
2 x Thunderfire Cannons

As you can see... You could run this easily as a regular Marine army, a Blood Angel's army or even (with a little tweaking) Wolves...  

In the past it has won 3rd Players Choice at Arcanacon and then Players Choice at High Lords of Terra in 2011.

Piccies below:

Now...  Footslogging guard... I like the idea of that too!  Hmmmm...


  1. That's a nice looking army that could benefit from some better photos. Hopefully you'll put some up once you get that sorted. I'm keen to see how well that camo scheme works with the weathering.


  2. beautiful! and so many options. have fun and enjoy owning them.

  3. Got the army in the mail last night. Hope to get a game with it on Saturday... If so I promise picture galore!