|All of the painted ones.|
|So what if the lightning bolts are going different ways.|
Most Ultramar Defense Auxiliary armies I see, are just as blue and bearing just as many ultramarine icons as the Ultramarines themselves. That's just fine for the parade ground, but on the battlefield? If they had power armor to hide behind, then sure, but for mere grunts? Umm...no, leave such foppery to the Mordians and Praetorians. While not obligated to tithe regiments to the Imperial Guard, several hundred UDA regiments have done so anyways, and these guys will be from one of them.
For infantry, I'm using the old, original IG Storm Troopers, which as I said were to originally be used for the Tyrant's Legion as mercenaries (guess they're redeeming themselves in their new role). Rummaging thru those that I got from Rogue.Trader.Voril and Dylan Gould, I took the pick of the litter and dumped the rest onto ebay (where despite being in such bad shape, they sold for far more than I expected). I have enough for an allied contingent using the 6th ed rules (its a good thing too, sergeants go for stupid amounts on ebay!)
Starting off, for the HQ I have a command squad equipped with an autocannon, an old metal Catachan Lt. as the commanding officer, plus a master of ordinance and master of the fleet. For troops, a single vet squad with three meltaguns, and a sergeant with a bolt pistol and power sword. Fast Attack I have a sentinel (still on it's sprues) acquired from Sonsoftaurus via ebay, and for Heavy Support the Basilisk that Screech gave me for my birthday. So for such a small contingent (about 500 points), it really feels like these guys have come from all over!
|I simply painted over the Lightning decals pictured above to match the unit colors.|
Anyways, at this point most have probably put this post into the TL;DR category & just looked at the pictures and captions before moving on. So will stop rambling here. Hope everyone has a good holiday weekend! I'm going to Hive Angel's wedding Saturday, and then meeting my family in NC to do some white water rafting, hiking, etc., for the weekend.