As I’m used to Guard this was a nice change of pace to get 600 odd points painted relatively quickly.
5 coats of varnish on the heads for gloss (I just used Tamiyas stock gloss)
Some heat warping across the Barrels, and some simple weathering too.
Because I’m a sadist I also chose some hand painted blue OSL for the jets.
For all of them! Ouch!
I played a couple of games of Heresy with the Ogryn ‘counts as’ Myrmidion Destructors, loaded with Photon-thrusters. These guys have been reported to be underwhelming but I found them really useful at range, blinding squads prior to assaults. Their power fists can be a nice shock to assaulters picking on a ‘poor defenceless ranged unit’ and their t5 and 3+/5++ keeps them around for a while as well.
They even managed to chip a couple of wounds off a Primarch, which lined him up nicely to get slammed in assault. He barely noticed. CURSE YOU ROBOUTE GUILLIMAN!
The only instance where I shouldn’t have brought these guys was to a Mortalis fight with the same ranged load-out.
I’m still de-magnetising those unused and magnetising the soon-to-be-used troops that would benefit from having swappable weapons, rather quickly and dirtily to be honest. There’s a little stack on my desk that I will be using.
These heavy weapons bases are now completely painted, and because I’ve accidentally raised the clasping gorgets over their faces a little too much between 6 guys there are around 5 visible eyeballs total.
I’ve spent more time on these guys exposed flesh than their eyes so I might need to go back and tidy them slightly.
Next up, Infinity.
More to follow!