Believe it or not, I have an update to my War Hounds Space Marines force - and direction has inspired me on a bit of a path.
You know sometimes when you're painting and it just hits you that the direction should be this way?
Having started using two simple tools, I now have a better idea of how they would have been armed and then using the fluff I know, it helped the look.
Elites can be easy because they have better gear, but what about the foot slogging Tactical War Hounds?
Well I think I might have it!
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But it was the addition of the mag-locked knife that really got me. I think this is an old Space Wolf knife (I can't find them online anywhere!!) and it just seems to fit really nicely in a bulky kind of way!
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In addition to the use of the ubiquitous combat blades or gladius, even Legionaries attached to reconnaissance squads and vehicle crews commonly carried chainblades, flay-cutters and mono-serrated bayonets, back-up knives, hatchets and cleavers. In dedicated assault units this profusion of bloody killing tools was added to by a weapon that dated back to the techno-barbarian tribes of Terra, the broad-bladed Chainaxe
Warhammer 40,000 Wiki
So looking through the Tactical Squad rules for Horus Heresy I found that Tactical Squads can carry and extra Chainsword or blade for 20 points each Marine. Let the extra weapon painting begin!!
If the Marine already has a Chainblade on his weapon then I only need to accommodate one extra blade somewhere on him. For the newer Marine it just meant a knife, for the older one I could accommodate a full Chainsword and will add the Chainblade to his Bolter later.
In my mind the look of the Tacticals is now happening, in fact straight after finishing this new Marine I built two more to add to the squad!
Do you ignore the rules and get the look right first??