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