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I like raven guard, but i also do black legion for chaos. frankly I AM sick of painting black! and Raven Guard is even easier to paint and I dont want people think I am lazy at painting which i am not. sigh~ I already brought Shrike too, so switching would be a waste. I can already sense the answer i'd get but I'd ask it anyways. I am think of scrapping the black theme and doing urban colors on my Raven guard (for their time in the hive behind Orc lines), keeping the shoulder pad painted right (Green for Tactical, Red for Assault, and Yellow for Devastator squads). would you guys think? plus I am going to make an alternative chapter list along with RG too, called Shrike's Disciples, switching out the draw back flesh over steel for the MORE FLUFFY eye to eye drawback.
Paint scheme: Dark greyish blue, dry brush semi dark grey over them (camo look), black trim, with grey chrest. Sounds cool. I hope approve y'all, because i have come to appreciate most of your opinions
I think the current Raven Guard traits are completely unfluffy.. well, not completely, but No Mercy, No Respite is what I usually drop to downgrade Flesh Over Steel (horribly unfluffy trait..) to We Stand Alone, which is a very fluffy trait for them. :yes:
As for your urban painting idea... I'm not certain about that. It would be interesting, but I'm not certain I see Raven Guard going for that. You might simply do this for your successor chapter, as that would be an awful lot easier to do, I believe. It sounds like an interesting idea, though.
My thought would be that they were alone behind enemy lines for several years, camo is a obvious use for guerrila units.
While that makes sense tactically, think about it - they're wearing power armour, and have been wearing the same colours since forever. Are they going to change it one just to go behind enemy lines? I don't think it's easy to change the colour of power armour...Originally Posted by LictorInTheGrass
Just sticking to fluff, I don't think they would deviate from the standard black armour, as it's as much a symbol of the Raven Guard as their.. well, chapter symbol!
I like the idea of using the scheme for your successor chapter, though, as they probably would deviate from the Raven Guard scheme.
I find I get tired of painting a specific army's scheme after a while too, to make up for this (I have 3 armies I'm working on at once. If I get tired of painting space wolves, I paint orks, when I get bored of them, I have bestmen sitting around. By the time I get bored of painting the Beasts, I'm usually willing to go back to my wolves.
I think any drastic changing of the regular scheme would take away the whole raven guard feel of the army. You could always use them as a succesor chapter though, which would explain the scheme difference.
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Ah screw it, my RG are going to be camo and I am going to use Shrike. This whole "Shrike is only allow in a RG army" is junk. I am going to paint'em my way and use both chapters. Fluffiness is cool but overrated, just like GW's sale pitch. Sorry guys, I see Shrike survive all those years in a ruin city as camo, not black which sticks out like a sore thumb against a cement surface.
I find that fluffiness is generally very much underrated, thrown to the side so that people can take what they want instead of sticking with a theme. Not pointed at you, Lictor, just stating the fact. Effectiveness is usually why people collect armies, and there seem to be fewer and fewer strictly-fluff armies out there anymore.
Technically, they aren't changing to color of their armor, they are only adding to it. Raven guard use the cover of night for their lightning attacks, but in a more urban area, it would make sense that they would want to blend into their surrounding terrain. With concrete, partial lighting, moon light and such, it would make sense to me.