Anyways onto what the post is truly about! So I read Angel of Fire by William King a few months ago, and it was a really really good read. I enjoyed it thoroughly and I look forward to the rest of the series (I think it is going to be a trilogy). The fact it was not from Lord Solar's perspective, but rather a group of unlikely heroes that survived the destruction of their Baneblade is pretty cool and well done. It allows Macharius to remain larger than life.
|Lord Solar Alexander the Great... I mean Macharius|
Dave Taylor's awesome Genswick, off which I am modeling my own Genswick.
Well since I am also doing Savlar Chem Dogs for my Penal Legionaires (though not mentioned in the campaign book) and I loved Angel of Fire AND Genswick served under Macharius, I firgured "Why not make my Genswick part of the greatest crusade since The Great Crusade?"
So what does this mean? Well for one, I have bough Macharius' model, and I am going to make him a custom little retinue, maybe even the guys from Angel of Fire. As well I will do Inquisitor Drake from Angel of Fire. As well, I can make my tanks part of the crusade force by making them from the same world as the Armoured regiments that fought at Karsk (I forget the name off the top of my head, but just need to check the book when it comes time to paint).
But I what will also be cool, and allow me to thematically fit in a Valkyrie or Vendetta is to do Merican Fusilier Stormtroopers. I also still have DKK Grenadiers, which were Crusade forces, but I am not sure I will keep or sell those. I'd like to do the Mericans more as it will be more fun and mroe impressive IMO.
So that is the direction that is going. Just wanted to do a quick update on that. You know, instead of painting Death Company, I should do a quick squad of Genswick (so much faster to paint than Marines) or Savlar and share them.