This month, Dhrakk will be putting together two boxes of scouts, and a made-to-order Veteran Sergeant Naaman for his #Squaduary challenge.
I have taken the this opportunity to fill in some gaps I have in my army composition. For those who are unfamiliar with the Dark Angels codex, our primary detachment 'Lion's Blade Strike Force' must include a minimum of one Auxiliary choice. The cheapest (points-wise) tax available is the 10th Company Support, in which 1-5 Scout units can be taken.
The plan for #Squaduary was to complete:
- 10 scouts (9 bolters, 1 sergeant)
- 10 scouts (9 sniper rifles, 1 sergeant)
- 1 special (dead) character - Veteran Sergeant Naaman.
This is Veteran Sergeant Naaman, in all his awful metal glory. However, I've made a conversion. I tend to play WYSIWYG as much and whenever possible; and scout sergeants can't take auspicesTIL plural of auspex (also, I lost the bit for it). The bits for this conversion are:
- Veteran Sergeant Naaman body
- Scout CCW upper arm & wrist
- Left-handed bolt pistol from Ravenwing Command sprue.
Because conversions are fun (and I have a lot of Space Marine bits) I've come up with this. Bolters on scouts have slightly different hands on the trigger from Space Marine bolters. I wanted a bolter that might distract the eyes from this. The Space Marine Sternguard bolters not only somewhat obscure the hands, but also have a shoulder strap to match the rest of the squad!
All in all, I very much look forward to painting these models over the next month.