I finally got some good photography conditions to take some pictures of the Skitarii I have finished – a minimum squad each of Rangers and Vanguard.
I’m pretty pleased – it’s a good-looking and easy-to-paint scheme that should complement but not clash with the Scythes I’ll generally be fielding them alongside. I decided to say to heck with the unit markings (as they’re only available in white and making up my own waterslide transfers ended up being too much of a pain), although the Alphas to have a sigil on their robes.
And just in time, this morning I finished assembling the Start Collecting box I picked up on Thursday.
If I can hunt up an Enginseer before game day (by no means guaranteed, as the shops in town that carry GW have pretty thin stock generally) I’ll actually be able to field all these guys as a Battalion, with the Marines a Vanguard in support, which would give me a nice patch of command points and help cover for the main weakness in my Marine force (namely, lack of boots on the ground) with Skitarii cannon fodder. We’ll see – I’m going to go hunting this afternoon!