Well, folks, right off the bat, let me apologize for the fact that the first few of these updates are going to be mostly coming to grips with the ideas of what I want in the Blood Angels Codex, and what said things are going to count as in the Mantis Warriors. I knew from the beginning that I was going to need Astorath the Grim so that I could run my idea of Death Company squads. I had also planned on using the Death Company version of Captain Tycho, but thanks to some great points by sonsoftaurus (thanks so much btw), I have decided I am going to run the Sane version of Tycho as a Mantis Captain who has yet to be named. So that means Astorath will be playing the role of the tragic Captain Maetrus. Good enough, Astorath has enough of the same abilities I was looking for for Maetrus that no one will be the wiser (shhhhhh).
In any case, Astorath: Redeemer of the Lost. Now, I like the idea, and I love the Blood Angels models in general. Now, I am particularly unfortunate in that I really don't like the Astorath mini. I have seen some beautiful paint jobs on him (I'm looking at you again Cadaver), but the mini itself has not done much for me. I am currently trying to decide what I want to convert for him, but I am open to any suggestions.