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Just got a few more questions to ask before i attempt to dive right into painting my entire Space Wolves army here. From what ive gathered from the codex, the Great Company's colours go on the left shoulder pad, where as the pack markings go on the right. I should also say that i realise i can modify all of this kind of stuff but id like to keep my army true to the pre-defined colours and im just having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around it.
Question number 1.) The codex gives MANY different combinations of colours for EACH PACK, such as the Grey Hunters... ill post an example below
So basically my question is, are these just different examples of ways i can paint the shoulders or does each variation indicate a marines rank or something specific like that? in which case i have to put specific patterns on the right shoulder.
Question number 2.) Does the Great Company Left/Pack Marking Right rule apply to Terminators as well? Or do ALL terminators reguardless of Great Company & Pack just get the right hand yellow shoulder pad generally speaking like the picture below.
Question number 3.) As for the Great Company colours on the left shoulder pad, i'm confused as to which Great Company would be appropriate.. some of them seem quite specific, as in; if somone used Erik Morkai's symbol for their whole army you would assume they have lots of scouts (from what i gather from the codex). But i feel like ive probably got confused somewhere here..
This is my first time collecting an army so i'd like to get it right.. so i'll apologise now for sounding pretty anal and probably asking some really dumb questions haha but anyway i've tried to explain myself as best i can, just let me know if anything needs clearing up.
Thanks again guys!
I think I can answer your questions
1.) I think these are examples of how you can paint your packmarkings. Since they are all for Grey Hunters, these don't have rank issues. I painted every pack with a different marking, so I can keep them appart, and I think that's the way to go. The grey ones, with red paint, are for personal heraldry, so if you use them, I would advise you to put a pack marking on the kneepad. Try to make sure that every pack has it's own marking, and that every model in the pack has it displayed somewhere.
2.) Terminators weare their crux on their left pad, so the company marking goes right. Pack markings go on the kneepad, and here as well.
3.) I don't think that all scouts should have Morkai's symbol on their right pad. I do think that it's fun to make an army with the same company marking on every model. That way, when the army is finished, it looks like you have a complete company, and a selection of units. Just because Morkai has a lot of scouts, it doesn't mean that other companies don't have them. Feel free to make your own company marking or use an already existing one.
The space wolf rules for markings are more like guidelines, you can change them in the way you want. That's why I like it so much. I hope this helped
ps: sorry for my bad grammer
Thanks man that was really helpful, couple of questions for you though.
I've ordered the Forgeworld Space Wolves Terminator conversion set (see below)
As you can see the wolf head is already etched into the models, which looks like Ragnars Great Company markings to me, which i guess means the markings for my army will have to be Ragnars' to keep it all uniform. Or am I looking at it wrong and its just a generic logo?
Your idea with different markings for each group of Grey Hunters is a great idea though ill definatly be doing that!
You've definatly helped me out a lot man so thank you for taking the time out to help me!! With the price of warhammer items these days (especially here in Australia) I DEFINATLY don't wanna end up with models that aren't even following the right guidelines to pass as a Space Wolves army hahah
veringmeier is right about #1. Each "pack" has its own marking, meaning a squad of Grey Hunters will have the same marking. A different squad will have a different marking.
The space wolves have a chapter symbol, but it is never displayed on their shoulder pads, this one is from ragnar's company.
I think it would be a waste to not use those shoulder pads, so I would paint them according to raganr's company markings. GW uses that company the most in their models, and I think their aren't a lot of people who use this one. Nothing is wrong with using ragnar's company, I chose between ragnar and harald deathwolf, and I ended up with the latter one.
But I you should know that just because it looks like ragnar's icon, you don't have to paint it like that. If you want it to have a different colour, you should do it.
I was a bit reluctant to choose ragnar's company as i hate the model that GW have for him, its pretty dated... I've noticed a lot of links on google to do with creating a custom Ragnar model so i think i might go ahead with that!
Thanks again for the help guys!