Saturday, 7 February 2015

Tasc, Devastators, 9th Squad, 3rd Company, Red Scorpions update

Since I have given squad Tasc four Autocannons as their heavy weapon choice, I can't use the figures with the current 7th edition of WH40k. In order to make the painted up squad playable, I had to come up with weapons that I can actually pick from their army list.
So, I painted up four new Devastators over the last weekend - two Heavy Bolters and two Lascannons. They have also received decals for the 9th squad to blend in with the other figures.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Tasc, Devastators, 9th Squad, 3rd Company, Red Scorpions

Update time: I finished my first squad of Space Marine Devastators. I named the Sergeant leading them Tasc. Since they are supposed to give fire support, I didn't give the Sergeant any upgrades.  This squad is mainly for my Warhammer 40k second edition games, hence I equipped the four Marines with Autocannons, which they were able to pick back in those days. The Autocannon is probably my most favourite heavy weapon in the whole game using the old rules. It has an incredible range, a high strength that allows easy to-wound rolls and shreds power armoured troops or lighter infantry in high numbers thanks to a sustained fire dice for each.
The Autocannon upgrade comes from Anvil Industry and are cast in high quality resin.

The whole squad of 10 Devastators.

Demi-squad with Sergeant Tasc in command (with Signum).
2nd demi-squad under the command of Cpl. Ranh.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Brother Lyriel, Siege Dreadnought, 3rd Company, Red Scorpions

Brother Lyriel, in siege configuration, with Flamestorm Cannon and Assault Drill (with integrated Heavy Flamer)
Equipped with flamer weapons to clear bunkers...
...and an assault drill arm for grinding through ferrocrete in a matter of seconds.
Siege Dreadnoughts are specialised gear that the chapter only deploys to break throug static defense lines.
"Assault On Black Reach" box Dreadnought miniature, combined with Forgeworld arms and brass etched parts of Red Scorpions heraldry.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Support Weapons, Chapter Arsenal, Red Scorpions Chapter

Two Tarantulas and one Rapier Laser Destroyer, operated by their Servitor crews.

For our 2nd edition Warhammer 40,000 revival I was painting up some support weapons. The Rapier is the classic Citadel Miniature's set back from the days of Rogue Trader, while the Tarantulas (with twin-linked Lascannons) are plastic pieces that came from an expansion pack to Space Crusade ("Starquest - Mission Dreadnought").

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Techmarine Skrillex, Chapter Forges, Red Scorpions Chapter

Skrillex, Techmarine of the Red Scorpions Chapter, with Power Axe and Bolt Pistol

Rather useless in 6th edition but necessary in 2nd to unlock vehicles.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Relon, 3rd Tactical Squad, 3rd Company, Red Scorpions

With Veteran Sergeant Relon's 3rd Squad I am only one more Tactical Squad away from my total of four that I'd like to field.
It is coming with my standard loadout: Plasmagun, Missile Launcher and Powerfist.

Veteran Sergeant Relon pointing out targets.
Second demi-squad under the lead of Brother Torvek.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Commander Carab Culln, 1st Company, Red Scorpions

You just cannot play Red Scorpions without having the man himself: Carab Culln - special character available as model made by Forgeworld.
I bought this guy a couple of years ago when he first was released but never assembled it nor did I paint it for a long time. I had to realise that my model was not exactly Forgeworld's best cast. I removed flash and cleaned it as good as I was able to and finally painted it with the same colours as my power armoured troops. This is the result:

 Commander (Captain) Carab Culln, 1st Company, Red Scorpions Chapter
Alternatively I can use him as Lord High Commander (Chapter Master), giving him a better profile and better equipment.
The power sword was painted like those of my Terminator Sergeant and my Epistolary's force weapon.
Master-crafted Stormbolter
Commander Culln and Epistolary Yaec