Tactical Squad 2

The second tactical squad was modelled loosely on the first, a mix-and-match with some Chaos and Blood Angels armour for an extra gothic feel. Heretical scrolls adorn a few of the battle-brothers’ armour while others have smaller brass decorations on their armour and bolters, perhaps spoils looted from an alter in a Chaotic shrine on one of the worlds they dropped in on.

I’d planned in advance to have a squad of devastators take up lascannon duty, so these guys were going to be my melta crew. I’m intending on building a rhino for this squad to get them to where they need to be on the battlefield so they can unleash molten death on the enemy, without worrying too much about the meltagun’s short range.

I continue to be undecided on the bases, however I am brainstorming and have a few ideas about how to make them look more interesting. It’ll be a case of trial and error I’m sure, and it’s one of the aspects of the hobby that I never used to bother about years ago; I always got by with some model train terrain flock and a pot of green paint!

In the meantime I have some detail work to finish on the ironclad dread, as well as the librarian who is creeping ever closer to being completed!

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8 thoughts on “Tactical Squad 2

  1. Ann

    I like ’em. As for the bases perhaps a little drybrushing with some highlights, though I think they look pretty good as they are too. Maybe a rock here or there, or a tuft of vegetation struggling to survive in the pumic-looking, rocky soil?

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      1. Ann

        That was what I was thinking, a sort of wasteland feel, that you’ve already mostly achieved.

        I’m thinking with my own “desert” bases, of trying out some drybrushing on them myself and see if it is an improvement or not. The beauty of bases, is one completely screws them up it is simple enough to just scrape off the dirt, and throw on some more Elmer’s and sand for a do-over. Much easier than correcting problems with the miniatures themselves, I think.

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        1. dreadaxe Post author

          I might throw in the odd helmet and bolgtun, maybe drybrush some “dust” over the top. You’re totally right though, bases actually will be easy enough to do over. I’ll try some things out and see what happens. Good luck with your bases too 👍

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  2. mcmattila

    I love these, great kitbashes! The Relictors seem like a perfect chapter for this kind of thing, you can take the best bits from any kit and putting them into one army. I’m really looking forward to what you come up in the future!

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    1. dreadaxe Post author

      That Blood Angels kit is a trove of bits, well worth looking at for some gothic accessories. I have a sternguard unit on the way too 😉 Thanks very much!

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