One thing I thought was really cool was the fact that I could almost build two full squads from one box. Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to have one squad of each heavy weapon. I know Long Fangs can split fire, but with only a maximum of five dudes (at the time), most of the time, the first casualty was the Pack Leader, and then I was only shooting at one target at a time, and Lascannons and Heavy Bolters didn't make much sense to me.
So flash forward to the new Codex, and Long Fangs are now very viable. So much so, that 5x missile launchers is almost a 2+ choice. Now I usually take 8-10 missiles, because there really isn't another choice that can do the same job. But I've always had my eye out for some deals on more missile launchers seeing as I only have 7 guys with missiles.
So the opportunity arose and I snatched up 8 more missiles. So I have becomes Scumbag Steve, because I can now field 15 Long Fangs.
I am such a d-bag.
Anywho, here are some WIP pics. Half of these guys already had their bases done and the base-coat applied. The other half, started from scratched. So far the bases are done, the base coats, high lights and wash applied to the army. The leather has been painted. The silver has been painted washed and highlighted.
I still have quite a bit to do, and as I have noticed in the past, doing 27 minis at a time makes every step time consuming. But I am hoping to have these guys finished by the end of the week.
Here they are. When all is said and done, I'll have 35 Long Fangs. Anyone up for Apocalypse?
So after I got everything together I realized that I was short a multi-melta. Way to go dummy!
First group of four missiles. They'll get their backpacks when everything else is done.
Here is the second set. once I add them to the 7 I have already finished, I'll have 15 total (I'm such a jerk).
Geeze the metal lascannons as a pain in the butt. So lopsided.
Heavy bolters have got to be the coolest looking of the heavy weapons. These guys just look like they are ready to mow people down.
Plasma cannons look so cool! I would love to start dropping 5 templets on people, but I'm sure I'd kill half the squad on the first shot!