Last year, I did a great job of painting up fortifications, but those fell out of favor, but I kept meaning to go back and paint up some more. After seeing how my Tyranid version of the Vengeance Weapon Batteries performed in a “recent” battle report (despite me being utterly destroyed by Cole), I was quite pleased with them and wanted to throw some in to an Ultramarines force. So that meant that I had to actually take the time to paint one (or two) up.
I don’t even remember when I actually took the time to do so, other than it was during 2014. I know that I was going to surprise Brandon with them in a game, so I purposefully withheld this post from the blog so he wouldn’t know what was coming (though, now that I think of it, he would probably be surprised if I played my marines at all). As it’s been months since they’ve been finished, and I’m likely to forget to post this entirely if I let it go much longer, I figured I’d post them anyway.
The scheme is my traditional BLOO (some might say YELLOW) color palette of the 2nd edition Ultramarines that really hinges upon blue, yellow, and red (though mostly reserved for weapons). Without a doubt, you won’t wonder where my units are hiding on the board.
I have four of these models, but to date, only two have been painted up. I intend to paint up the others as well, but the color scheme will be slightly altered so that I can differentiate between them. Most likely, I’ll include more red in place of some of the yellow gubbinz (likely the little sarcophagi surrounding the skeletons around the base will be red). That should give them just enough distinction. However, my drive to finish these directly contradicts my efforts to field only painted models. What I mean by that is: if I can only field two of these in a single list, it would seem that I’d be better off painting something else than two more fortifications that can only ever see play in an Apoc game (or something with double force org). I’d like to just be done painting them though, so maybe I’ll push on?