So I never get bored of painting Word Bearers. I wish I could say the same for literally any other army, but something about adding to my Legion horde, is just constantly appealing. It often surprises me how easily I can drop back into it after long periods of slacking or painting other figures. Before all the fuss about a new edition of Horus Heresy, I was sincerely trying to make a dent in my chaos backlog and get things a bit more “legion” codified. So I’ve finished off all these fellows in the last couple of months.
So my bolter marine squads needed some of those classic backpole banners as Vexilla bearers. So I painted up one per squad. Also, “historically”, as per the wise and blessed writing of Alan Bligh, Word Bearers field full infantry squads, routinely packing out the 20 man limit. So my feeble 10 man units would not suffice. Meaning I had to scrounge together enough parts to build up 30 more marines. The first 20 of those are completed and added to their respective units 1 and 2.
Then there were those resin plasma rifles I’ve had on a shelf for years now, so I finally assembled and painted those up. It gives me a pretty good flex of support options now.
But I have a LOT of Word Bearers stuff sitting on the shelf. Including more Cataphractii who were destined to bulk out the Power Axe squad, so I finally built up and painted those bad boys too.
Yes, two heavy flamers in a 5 man squad is illegal, however, these are an addition to my rather plain existing 5 man squad of Cataphractii without special weapons or a sergeant.
I also threw a few more characters onto the painting station, namely the new Praetor in power armour, an old Power Fist sergeant they did as a limited run, and the WHW exclusive Ultramarines banner bearer with a few tweaks, and the bumbling Captain Sicarius, now adequately converted to a proper Legion.
And on we roll. So much more to still paint, but the cabinet is getting a bit crowded now. I should probably start painting more vehicles: