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I haven't played 40k in several years, I may as well be a newbie. I bought some of the new chaos marines minatures. I'm wondering how important the color scheme of my army is. It seems that lots of people follow the color schemes of established chapters such as the black legion, world eaters etc and it seems that it has an effect on gameplay. I want to come up with my own color combinations as I would enjoy painting them much more and would value having a personalized army. At the same time I don't want to regret how I build and paint them from a gaming perspective.
Let me know what you think.
Welcome to Librarium Online, Neith!
To help with your inquiry, I say that you should not be bound by the "proper" legion colors, if you don't want to that is. As far as gameplay, all you need to do is tell your opponent what each unit is, or "counts as" and that is sufficient. Especially with the new chaos codex and the elimination of the ancient enemies rule, you can lead a unit of thousand sons with a nurgle lord, or implement other traditionally illegal combinations.
Personally, I chose to stick with the fluffy already established, "historical" colors for my Thousand Sons, but as long as you have the models carrying the right gear, and somewhat looking the part (ie, Khorne bezerkers looking very killy, plague marines looking tough), color scheme is all you baby.
Last edited by P-Tail; September 17th, 2007 at 03:52.
Yeah, paint 'em how you want 'em. As long as you're using the correct models, or models customized to appear to be the correct models, you can really have any 'ol colors on them.
I don't care for the greenish official scheme of Death Guard, for instance, and have been painting mine up as a filthed up white to follow their pre-Heresy colors a little more closely. Of course, that has them looking like the Lords of Decay that GW came up with as a scheme to show in the new dex, but I was doing it first, and I'm sticking to it. Mine don't have any red on them, at least.
I also recently picked up some Berserkers, and might end up painting them down the line to include in a Khurlge army. I'd make them a much darker red than standard, however, and cover them with rust to fit the theme.
So go nuts. The new 'dex especially is all about your coming up with your own renegade legions.
gw has their paint schemes but you can really do whatever you want as long as the models represent what you gave them in the list. im making a slaneesh, thousand sons, and khorn army. little bit of everything but i think that the contrast between the squads will look nice on the gaming board.