Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Crimson Shrikes

So, my last two posts. Clearly, I've been building up to something, and after a mammoth painting and building effort today, I felt it was time to show off what I've been working on. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Crimson Shrikes Space Marines! 

Currently I have the basics of two tactical squads and a unit of Sternguard built and mostly basecoated. To start I'll be building a 1500 point list which I will be posting at a later date, as I'm undecided which Chapter Tactics to use (I'm think gaming wise that the Imperial Fists would be best). These guys are going to be painted to the best of my standard, even if that means I take a long time over each unit, as I feel my Dark Angels have been done for just about tabletop, and I'd like an army that people would coo over. This has been helped by the below two items, which means I can really cut down on basing time and get the red cranked out rapidly!

As for how this is going to be presented blogwise, I have taken massive inspiration from this forum thread by Jackdaw on Warseer. It's really incredible stuff, and helps his army to seem less like a bunch of toy soldiers, and more like a force of hyper lethal killers. I also am a massive fan of the way his Astartes are presented, not as a noble ideal, but as merciless killers that answer to no one but themselves and the Emperor. The Shrikes will be getting a backstory during my posts, and hopefully I'll be able to tell the tale of how even the most noble and 'human' of Space Marine chapters can become jaded and intolerant. 

There's a lot of work to be done, and I'll possibly be winging a lot of the fluff. But hopefully I can keep you all entertained and interested, and come out with a top shelf looking army as well. Now, where's that spray...?

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