I will do a proper update later in the week.
After painting up the Squat army I thought I might turn my attention to another area of Rogue Trader 40k, that of the Horus Heresy.
Over the years I have collected a large number of Metal Chaos Renegades, and mainly the plastic (but not all just the plastic) Mk6 Loyal Marines.The idea was to re-create those epic battles of the Heresy illustrated in the 1980's White Dwarf. Lots and lots of Ultramarines battling it out with the Warmasters Legions. I always like the Heresy and as I was gaming with Chaos and Loyal Marines from 1989 through the Rogue Trader days, so I sometimes feel I was there! LOL
Anyway, I am unsure how many Marines I actually have as I organised them some years ago, but I did sort them out into the detatchments, which was the basis of all the old Marine army lists. The basic Loyal Marine Detachment was 8 Tactical Squads, 4 Assault Squads, and 2 Devastator Squads, of ten marines each. Plus the Officers and Tech Marines. I am sure I have about 3 full detachments of loyal Marines, plus Officers. I only had a small number painted, and so the idea was to paint the whole lot up as Ultramarines, the Legion that seemed most fitting to the Rogue Trader Heresy as they featured in a lot of the artwork at the time. I think I have about 40 to 50 Terminators as well, but need to double check.
Chaos wise, I think I have two detachments of Marines fitting to the Emperor's Children list in the Slaves To Darkness book. I cannot recall how many Chaos Terminators I have, but it's at least 20. I used to use the Renegades as Black Legion, but re-painted/organised them around 1998. I am wondering whether to split the force up into one Emperor's Children detachment, and one World Eater, with the spares bulking out the Nurgle marines or even having a little Tzeench force too? That way I get to have several different detachments. The drawback would be reducing the size and impact of the Emperor's Children. I like the list for the Emperor's Children, 6 man Squads are verstile, but I also like the colour scheme for the Khorne Marines.
Added to this are the Dreadnoughts, tanks, and a few Nurgle Marines I have somewhere. The Beastman squads ended up relocated to the 3rd Edition Fantasy Chaos army. There is also the Slaaneshi Demon army, and a lot of Imperial Guard, both of which I have'nt photographed this evening.
This is all going to take some time to sort out, so painting wise I might see if I can get some Goblins done as I feel I have neglected them for a while. :(
Anyway, here's a selection of photographs of the boxes of Marines to sort out! :)
The three books with the army lists (an so much more) in. I never did get around to buying the Rogue Trader Compendium!
Part of an Emperor's Children detachment, with the Mounts of Slaanesh Riders used as 4 of the 6 Assault Squads.
Metal Renegades. Some painted, lots not!
Many plastic and metal Mk6 Marines.
Big box of Marine stuff.
All the Terminators are in there somewhere.
Tanks: Land Raiders, Rhinos, and Predators.
At least two need paint stripping.
Games Day 1990 Space Marine Captain.
I went to Gamesday in 1990 (Brighton to Derby is a long way!)