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Hey folks, just checking in with you guys on your opinion on something.
I'm currently reading the Blood Raven's books by C S Goto and there's all kinds of Biel Tan stuff in there which I quite like. One thing specific is that it mentions that some Dark Reaper squads were mounted in black Wave Serpents to match their aspect armour instead of the normal Biel Tan green and white.
I quite liked this idea and am thinking of painting up my wave serpents to match the aspect warrior armour of my Dire Avengers and Banshees respectively as they are ones that generally get to ride in them.
I was also thinking to follow the theme through to the weapons e.g. the Dire Avenger serpent would have TL Shuri-cannons as a match for the Avenger-pults and the Banshee Serpent should have something that has a high AP such as Bright Lance to match the power weapons. I know that means I am sacrificing some tactical flexibility but it's as fluffy as hell.
What do you think?
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If you love the fluff then go for it. Tons of shuriken catapults on a wave serpent is cheap though maybe not the greatest use of points. Who knows you might find it works really well as a complement to bladestorming DA's. Bright lances always go great with Wave serpents, and if you don't mind have the transport do something different than the contents it's a good idea. If you want it to be more helpful to the banshees then scatter lasers or starcannons might be the way to go (not really sure how they would fit with the power weapons fluff wise).
Fluff wise it sounds really cool. I'm really big into doing things your own way for paint schemes. Let us know how it turns out.
Sounds good! But If I were doing it, I would only paint the inside plates on the wings of a wave serpent the aspect colour instead of the whole thing. Or you could do it viseversa and only have a little bit of your wave serpent your army's colour.
BTW... hell isn't that fluffy
I didn't paint my whole Wave Serpent in the aspect colors (blue for my dire avengers, the only aspect I use in below 2000 besides my Warp Spiders), but I did paint the sides of the crevices that go all over the Wave Serpent in a 50/50 mix of Shadow Grey and Regal Blue to get a kind of blueish grey that ties in well with the Dire Avengers and the grim nature of Altansar, the craftworld of my choice. If I were to buy another transport for my Fire Dragon squad (currently sitting on the shelf as I like Wraithlords too much), I'd paint the lines in a reddish orange, erring more towards the one of Altansar's main colors is red. Scorpions would probably be in Orkhide Shade, Dark Reapers in Shadow Grey, etc.
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I nearly chose Yme-Loc, which would have given Grey hull with organge highlights. Long term I didnt seee me collecting a Mech army. So I went Lugganath instead, and hybrid - most of my games will be under 1K for a while yet.
My concern was about driving shocking day-glow orange tanks around. Then I looked on Forgeworld site, and found the Black & Tan stripe.
Intention is to use orange in place of Tan. The spirit stones, and edging will be space wolves grey - a 3rd colour I use to loosely follow Harlequins Rugby Union simplified pallette.
I like your idea, the Aspect colors never held much sway for me.
I've taken it 1 step further: my force are all 2 colored, turqouise and bone. The shocktroops, so to speak (banshees) are bone, to kinda say, "Here i am!" and my more stealthy troops are predominatly turqouis.
This also leads to my transport being painted in either turqouise or bone, to reflect the nature of the troops inside!
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