So, I was looking around the blogosphere the other day, and saw the list-o-space marines poster again (and why won't GW make a higher resolution of it?). Indeed frontline gamer had a more realistic interpretation of that list...or at least insofar as what you can expect to see on the tabletop.
While its an old poster (meaning the storm Wardens among others aren't listed) I thought I'd tweak it to show those chapters that I've fielded with at least a painted squad over the years, though in most cases it was a whole army (if not several in the case of the Space Wolves). I was tempted to highlight the Red Wolves as well, seeing as how my old home-made chapter the Desert Wolves were based off of them. However I never actually painted any of them red, so I left it shadowed.
One of those highlighted are of course my Auroras. This coming Sunday I'll be attending the Morristown tournament & the Auroras will make their tourney debut. Last time I fielded them vs. Adam's BA, they lost but wracked up an impressive body count. The week following they quite handily beat Screech's SW tourney-test list. That's about as good as I can expect from them, so figured why not. To that end I finished painting two more Auroras:
Painted in recognition of rending a razorback to death, only the 2nd time that's happened for me in all of 5th ed.
Speaking of the tourney, This poster was sent to me by one of my devoted followers yesterday. At the time Screech wasn't going to attend the tourney, though he has since changed his mind (so this might actually occur). Somewhat amusingly (and unknown to both me & the sender at the time), Screech will be working the end of this week to set up a convention/meeting/something-of-that-sort for the Ronald McDonald House organization.
Yes folks, sometimes timing is everything...
Oh, and on a totally unrelated note, I saw this rant this morning (and I do love a good rant) and it really made me laugh, so I thought I'd link it.