Tuesday, April 3, 2012
First Mantis Warriors Vanguard Squad
One of the last two squads for my 1000 point Mantis Warriors army is one of two Vanguard squads. Initially I built five models with power weapons, and then five models with power fists, but I decided it would be smarter to mix and match them as well. This squad has three power weapons, two power fists; with one of the power fists also having a storm shield.
There wasn't an example of the veteran squad shoulder pads in the second Badab War IA book, so I turned to my copy of Insignum Astartes. Most of the Veteran shoulder pads are variants of the Crux Terminatus, but the least stylized is a simple cross across the shoulder pad. This is what i chose for the veterans in this army.
The storm shield was painted with a horizontal line, somewhat inspired by pictures in the second Badab War IA book. Only after the fact did I realize it was done diagonally, but a horizontal line is just as good to me. Otherwise, the models are painted like the rest of the army.