Sunday, 16 January 2011

Customising A Dark Angels Tactical Squad

I can’t believe that it has been around three weeks since my last blog. My target of completing a Budget Blood Angel Squad has been put on hold, mainly due to a couple of other projects I have had underway.

Firstly my family bought me a a hell cannon for Christmas and of course I couldn’t leave it in the box, so out it came and I had to play test it!!! My brother and I had several games over the holidays and we posted the results on you tube. Truly cringe TV (link: )

Secondly, I am going to get together with some of my mates some time in February and play in a 1000 point mini league. As my son already has a Blood Angels army I have decided to start a Dark Angels army to avoid having two armies of the same type in the league. 

I have always found the look of the Dark Angels and Black Templar marines appealing. I think that the robes add character.

I was intending to customise the look of the basic marines, using blades and weapons included on the usual sprue. 

In order to get the poses below I have mainly cut and re-glued wrists shoulders and elbows. My intent was to make the troops look like they are readying for close quarter combats.

Two pictures of a marine with a blade behind his back ready to slice incoming enemy.
 Nun-chucks, while showing off with a rear shot.
 Cant see fix on the telescopic vision!
 Hide the bolter behind you and maybe they'll think it's a knife fight.
 Probably the easiest conversion out of all of them.
 A variation on the flamer theme seen on many battle fields.

You can never have too many blades.

Feel free to comment and offer advice.


Youtube Battle Report for Warhammer Fantasy Dwarfs verses Warriors of Chaos 2000 points.

Me and my brother have made posted a couple of BAT-REPS on Youtube. It's funny how you cringe when watching yourself!

Essentially we played a game and recorded the fighting rolls. You would have to be a die hard fan of war gaming to watch the whole thing but some people have endeavoured and we have received some positive comments.

Here is the link

I hope you enjoy!