Since I’ve had a productive weekend so far, I didn’t want to stop. In lieu of playing another game (and writing the ensuing battle report), and not wanting to paint something, I went ahead and assembled my 2nd assault squad. Key points include:
- Sarge w/ power fist & magnetized combat shield
- Two marines with magnetized flamers (never know when they’ll change the available options…)
- Magnetized jump packs for all
The marines are magnetized for their packs, but unfortunately I don’t own the right magnets to finish up the packs. I’ll have to put in an order soon to pick up enough for both those and backpacks. Also, I didn’t have enough assault shoulder pads for the entire squad, so the squad leader got a makeshift pad with a cloth covering, and the sarge would up with a terminator honors pad. One marine in the picture doesn’t have a right shoulderpad, but I’ll wind up painting another term. honors shoulder and giving that to the sarge in my first assault squad to free up a pad for him.
Will I ever play this squad? Unlikely–as I don’t like flamers in assault squads and I haven’t historically been a fan of powerfists, nor do I think assault marines without jumppacks are viable, but you never know. Since I have them assembled, I’m sure they’ll see combat once in a blue moon, but I don’t expect they be a regular in my army list any time soon.