In the end when combined with my existing Forgeworld MkIII/IV Tactical Marines I have enough now for 4 squads of 10 each with a Champion, Flamer, Melta and 7 Marines. The Marines in 3 squads are armed with Bolters while those in the 4th have Bolt Pistols and Chainswords. The remaining figures give me 2 Missile Launchers, 2 Heavy Bolters and another Bolt Pistol/Chainsword combo guy to mix things up a bit.
All in all the set was a fantastic piece of kit very easy to put together, the range of options were just outstanding and they were an absolute joy to paint. Although my painting efforts were hampered by my brushes which are getting rather worse for wear. In a great stroke of luck my pot of Mephiston Red lasted just long enough to finish off the last squad.
The arrival of some legs from BitzBox next week should also allow me to build 3 more marines as the BoC set has enough torsos and arms to make 33 figures which was a nice bonus.
|8 x CSM with Bolt Pistols and Chainswords. The pistols are a mix of GW and FW pistols left over from other kits as are the majority of the swords as you only get 3 extras in the BoC set|
|The Heavy Weapons guys - built them so I would have 4 Flamers & 4 Meltas across my collection and just 2 each of the H/Bolter and Missile Launchers. The parts for the 3rd M/Launcher are going to a friend|
|3 Aspiring Champions - I give all my Champs horns so they stand out. Bits from the UK will help me give them more character. Two have combi-flamers the 3rd a Bolt-Pistol which I might swap out.|
|Vexilla or Standard Bearers - only have 3 of these guys now waiting on 1 bit - decal on the guy on the right works really well|
|8 x CSM with Bolters|
|The Terminators inc. the special character - thought about painting him in Ultramarine colours but I just couldn't do it, as it just felt SO wrong. His head looks like crap though so might chop it off and replace it with something else|
|The Dreadnought - really really like this model might try and find another one|
|The final piece of the puzzle the Dark Apostle complete now with Decals will try to get more on him if I can|
Also strongly thinking about getting another box set and maybe painting up a different legion namely the World Eaters who are the only other legion whose fluff and back story appeals to me. Bigger priority though are some CSM vehicles.