|The Deathwatch Vets. In their disarmed state.|
As some long time readers of this blog might know, this wasn't the only time I dabbled with the Deathwatch. Back in 2013 I modeled up my player character for The Doctor's Deathwatch RPG campaign, Erik Axegrinder. I used him in a few 40k games as either a Lone Wolf or a Wolf Guard Pack Leader.
Along comes Death Masque, the starter set I just can't resist. A perfect little force for Deathwatch and Harlequins (recall my recent clowning-around, part one and part-2.) both are armies I would like to build up, but as small forces likely to be used primarily as allies.
Over the weekend I bought the new Deathwatch Codex and with that came the flood of ideas that spring forth while reading this new book. Oddly, I am confused by the game designers decision to exclude any special characters considering the Killteam Casisus models and the new Artemis model. It seems like a new turn fro GW. But reading through the rules, I am quickly moving past that.
The Librarian above was selected to be the leader of my Killteam. And he is sure to have a role in the upcoming allied force that I am constructing. True Grit was still a thing when I started building him, thus the one handed bolter idea. Not that the rule would have applied to him so much as I just thought that it looked cool.
|Heavy Bolter marine.|
One of the reasons I wanted to make some Deathwatch marines way back then was that it would give me an excuse to paint up some marines from different Chapters, even if all I would be painting is just their respective shoulder pads. A Chapter that I always thought was cool but I knew I would never do a proper army of, is the White Consuls. This guy in particular is the heavy bolter trooper. Oddly, this model came missing his left arm so I constructed one using some bitz.
|White Consul badge.|
After Death Masque arrives I will be able to maximize all the extra bitz I will have on the 3 guys that don't have arms yet. I am looking forward to pretty much completing 2 small armies with this one boxed set.