If anyone has followed the blog for a while you'll know that my main army is my Angels of Absolution. All I need to do is put a few tactical markings on the Dread in the picture and complete one single guy for my Devastator Squad and this force will finally exceed 1500 points fully painted.
Angels of Absolution:
Just shy of 1500 points.
This was the first plastic veteran I painted. He's been used as a sergeant and as a company master. He'll have a permanent position and name some day.
Kicking it old school! I have two of these ancient scout models painted. I keep them around as chapter serfs. Cool for objectives or to make my chapter master wanna-be look more important in the display case.
Two close ups of my 3 man Devastator Squad. I finished the 4th dude just hours after I took this picture, and the 5th member of the Squad is on the painting table now. You'll notice they are standing behind some objective counters.
A couple of Tactical Marines. One is current generation and one is a 2nd Edition plastic that's been updated with purity seals and a current bolter.
If you look closely you will notice the 5th company pattern repeated on multiple areas of many of my Assault Marines. The left one has it not only on his knee but on his left shoulder pad. The Assault Marine on the right has it on jump pack harness buckle and on just the rim of his left shoulder pad. He also has the squad number on his right knee pad.
And finally, of course, the matching crater.
One day this army will reach 2000 points and beyond. I have so many models awaiting painting or assembly - 2 drop pods, multiple tanks, multiple landspeeders, a couple terminator squads, several scout squads, a couple bike squads, enough marines to finish out the 5th and possibly the 6th company. The Angels are sort of my "forever" army. I'll just keep going and going. If the rumors of the plastic Thunderhawk are true, you can expect I will eventually own enough to transport a company. I want to be able to portray them as they genuinely go to war and be able to do full scale campaigns from Scout skirmishes to Apocalypse scale planet fall. That's the ultimate goal! Maybe in another decade, haha.