New Vanguard Veterans?

I’ve been a bit lax when it comes to blog posts as of late.  Heck, I’ve been a little remiss in hobby progress at all–up to and including playing games of 40k (though thanks to the release of 8th edition, I’m ahead of my number of games played for the year, so there’s at least a positive note).

In the interest of rekindling that fire, I pulled a bunch of photos off my phone, and figured I’d do up some quick posts for them.

This particular post I’d forgotten about.  This must’ve happened back in Feburary/March of this year, wherein I picked up some of the Prosecutors out of the starter box for fantasy (actually I had ordered them online from a less than reputable red-colored country, but I later wound up picking up at least three of the starter boxes from a friend in a huge lot.  Since the plastic is more durable than the resin, I wound up using the bits from plastic kit.

The idea was that I wanted to make my assault marines a little more dynamic.  Well, I already have a squad of assault marines, so I figured I’d make these guys into Vanguard Veterans.  The thing is, when I had started this, 8th edition rumors were coming out and talking about some sort of new jump troops in larger armor.

I guess that means I was working on these in May or so.

Anywho, with the though that Vanguard might be irrelevant in the immediate future, I wound up shelving this project.  Now that I know that they’re still as good as they ever were (or at least I assume they are–which isn’t a big deal because they weren’t very good to begin with), maybe I’ll dust them off and finish them up.  Well, at least finish assembling them.

Clearly they’ll need some putty work to clean up the look, but I like the overall style.  It gives them a bit of a dynamic look and would help to make my army look a little more unique (as if the bold, primary colors aren’t already doing that).

Anywho, I’m sure I’ll get to these guys again one day.  But they’re not a priority.  Once I get properly inspired again, I expect to finish up the rest of my outstanding Tyranids and/or Genestealer Cult.

 

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2 comments on “New Vanguard Veterans?

  1. Vanguard Veterans are actually quite a bit better than they were in 7th. I like going dual Chainsword on most, for 4 Attacks each while staying pretty cheap. Sprinkle in a couple of Power Axes/Lightning Claws if I’m running a larger Unit, and a Thunder Hammer on the Sarge, and they can put some hurt on just about anything.

    • Sorry for the delayed response–I was out on vacation and let all of my hobby duties fall by the wayside.

      I haven’t actually played with them (or my marines at all) in 8th edition. Four attacks a piece doesn’t sound like a lot to me, but maybe they’re better in practice than they sound on paper. I’m used to seeing things like Khorne Berserkers and Genestealers that pump out high volumes of attacks that are super nasty. How do they compare against units like that?

      On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:

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