I hope that you are all well! Having a very busy week with work again working in London...what a ball-ache!
Anyway...Some of you may know that I am madly in love with Roboute Guilliman and his beautiful blue bastards, well I have decided that my Great Crusade Ultramarine project won't end with marines. I have been looking into the different auxiliaries that were present in the 12th Expeditionary Fleet in the aim of completing a galaxy dominating army. So let's start:
Ultramarines - Bit of an obviously one - we know they were part of the 'March to Ultramar and that Guilliman eventually took over command. What I am not sure about is; how would the logistics of this work? I don't imagine 250,000 marines would travel around together so was the 12th Fleet a sort of 'hub' in which orders and direction could be issued and then sub-fleets would embark and disembark from? That's kinda how I feel. I think that Guilliman would have kept a core of maybe 5 chapters with him at all times and the rest would have been dispersed on garrison, conquest and back-up campaigns. I am going to do around 7000pts based mainly around the 1st Chapter (Marius Gage, Remus Ventanus and Kaelo Rylanus) What do you think?
Imperial Army - no confirmed cohorts or organisation. If an Imperial Army range is created (and the 12th fleet not fleshed-out) I will make my own up...maybe with Orange armour O.O
Solar Auxillia - no confirmed cohorts or organisation. Same again really. Will use the groups Solar models and come up with some fluff 😊
Mechanicum - there were a good few Forge Worlds and Mechanicum cohorts in and around the 500 worlds but I am 95% certain that none have been confirmed as regularly touring with the boys in blue. Maybe the community knows more?
Knights - House Vornherr were attached and swore fealty to Guilliman, travelling with the 12th Fleet for most of the Great Crusade! I will be doing 5 Knights:
I already own 4/5 of these. Once I get the last one it will be game on!! Lol
Titan Legio's - 2 known Legio's to be attached for the duration of the Great Crusade were:
Legio Tempestus - I am going to do 3 engines for these:
I already have names and just need to get round to doing them. I am hoping to own and start them by the end of the year.
Legio Praesagius - these are actually my favourite Titan Legio - I love the fluff on the way they made war as heroes; never needlessly or recklessly endangering human life. Brilliant fluff.
I will probably do 1-3 engines for these too. Not sure which yet lol which would you suggest?
That's it really. All of my updates to the 12th Expeditionary Fleet project will be tagged thusly now for anyone interested to keep up to date :)
I have planned out the next 8000pts of projects I am undertaking and they will be completed in the following order before I start going back and filling expeditionary fleets:
2000pts Ultramarines - well on the way with this (watch for the weekly update on Sunday).
2000pts Raven Guard - all owned, going to start trimming and preparing in the next week or so for when the UMs are finished - easy colour scheme, shouldn't take long (famous last words lol)
2000pts Salamanders - all owned. Will start these after the RG are nearing completion.
2000pts Luna Wolves - fully assembled and undercoated, these are not far away from being table ready. I just have more love for other projects currently lol.
Later down the road will be additions to all of the above legions, White Scars and Imperial Fists. Maybe some more Titans too...we are going to do a MASSIVE Mars campaign one day....one day...
Hope you have enjoyed reading my hobby update. Please feel free to fill in any fluff blanks I have missed (I was talking with Andy Hoare this week and he says the IX captain has not been mentioned before and that I could do what I wish!! Very awesome!)