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Can I mix color schemes within my army? Can I make one type of troop a different color scheme than the rest to signify different regiments or something like that?
I believe so. Don't deathwing terminators get painted a different color than normal Dark Angels? On that alone I believe that's possible.
I don't think there are many rules that restrict color schemes in an army.
I thought so. I was just wondering whether anyone else knew for sure.
Rules wise there isn't anything stating what a figure has to be. You can paint them any way you like.
However if you are planning on different colors - I would suggest finding a color or possibly more and finding some way to implement it into all of your troops. This will help unify the look of your army and make them look like an army rather than a rag tag assortment of people. For example - if you use the color red you could have red cloaks in one regiment, Red shields in another, Red shirts in another, etc.
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Absolutely! I'm not sure which army or even system you're talking about but you can definately do this. It's not a good idea to go too overboard because you want to keep the idea of 'appearing as an army' which is very important. If you're painting WHM units then you can keep one predominant colour across all you units but still have other variations. A good example of this is empire infantry, which can all have different regional. Choose one main 'army' colour and use it with other colours for unit variation. For example- choose red as your army colour, then paint spearmen in 2 colour waistcoats (or whatever they wear)- red on one side, white on the other. Then swordsmen with red and black, archers with red and blue, crossbowmen with red and yellow, etc etc etc...
This works just as well with Imperial guard, Dark Eldar factions, Tyranid broods etc.
If you want a really mixed up force then go for a Space Marine crusade force- where several chapters all lend a small number of units to a larger force. Keep each unit from only one chapter but spread the different units across different chapters. Have a force commander from whichever chapter has the most troops, maybe a lieutenant from another chapter. You'd have to use vanilla marine rules but it would make painting the army much more fun. (I've often considered a crusade force of all the 'left at home' troops- Blood Angel Devastators, Dark Angel assault troops, Space Wolf tanks etc...)
Sorry to ramble on about this but I paint LOTS of armies (it's how I pay for university) and I'm constantly thinking about things like this. Which does, it's true, interfere with my chemistry study...
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
Iâ€™m building a Biel-Tan army, there you have different looks of every different troop type. Iâ€™m sure its possible to do that on other armyâ€™s as well. For example If you are building a Space Marine army, way not make terrmis one color and have the normal tops one and vehicles another and so on.
Its can be a good IdÃ©e to have some things that looks the same, but you donâ€™t have to. Its depends on what army you are going for.
Thanks for the replies. Blue will be the main color for all of my army that will tie it all together. I am thinking about making the bodies of my Assault Troops white with black outline and just giving them blue shoulder pads and jetpacks, similar to this : http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4..._sanchez_b.jpg
or maybe something like this:
http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...WS_sires_b.jpg accept for blue instead of red, for another set of troops, keeping the predominant colors white and blue.
What exactly is a Space Marine crusade force, that may be what I would like to go for if I understand you correctly.
Ok- I'll try and be a bit clearer. When the Imperium declares a crusade against a particular target (world, system, tyranid fleet) then usually several different chapters will contribute forces without necessarily sending a complete battleforce (ie, tabletop army). This means that you can have units from several chapters in your army, rather than just one chapter as is normal. If you have 8 units in your army they can be painted as each being from one of 8 different chapters. I'd try and keep transports in the same colours as the squads they're attached to but beyond that it's pretty open. You would have to use standard marine rules, though, or you'd see Space Wolf Long Fangs, Blood Angel Assault squads and Black Templer Brothers all doing their own crazy rules... which isn't permitted.Originally Posted by nbost130
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
You can paint things however you want, but it's usually a good idea to somehow link the squads together. Several people have already mentioned ways to do this, and bases help link a force together as well. You could use the same colors on every model but paint them in different patterns etc. If you do opt to go for a "crusade force" I think it would be quite challenging to try and link the force together as a whole.
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If he have one of those 4 chapters a base, cant he just use there rules? For example, he have a Blood Angel general and maybe 2 blood angel units. Then you have 3 units form different chapters (many 3 of the chapters that donâ€™t have any special rules). And just use Blood Angel rules for the hole army?Originally Posted by The Paint monkey
I think it shod look cool to have a crusade force