Okay, so, you know that Hospitaller project I have been yapping about for DAYS? Well, it turns out that there already is a Space Marine Chapter called the Hospitallers, and their paint scheme sucks. Their heraldry colors, in fact, match the historical Templars, which is ironic since the chapters called Templars do not. In any event, after going to all of that work inventing my 'new' chapter, I am seriously disillusioned with the project. Never fear, though, since I am on to bigger and better things.
It turns out that Codex: Blood Angels will work great to represent another chapter that I have always been interested in: The Mantis Warriors! Now, as a kid, I kept a really big preying mantis as a pet, so I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the scythed bugs. Plus, the current Badab War hoopla is putting all of the involved legions in the limelight, which admittedly has revived my interest somewhat. The neato thing about them is how great they work with my ideas for using Death Company for 'counts as' Mantis Religiosa hardcore warriors who are so entranced into a battle haze that they never emerge. Sound familiar?
I am going to try my hand at a camouflage scheme for the first time with this project, in this case the "Tranquility Campaign" Scheme seen above. I am pretty excited, and, as always will keep you updated!