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Tonight I wanted to discuss the White Scars briefly. Although I will not be starting these for a long while, I really wanted to talk about them today as part of of Xmas legion countdown.
The 5th legion have been my second favourite legion (behind the mighty 13th) for as long as I can remember. I really like the route that Chris Wraight has taken them, starting with Brotherhood of the Storm, passing brilliantly through Scars and bringing us up to date with Path of Heaven. The legion has really developed a unique flavour that comes across in each character introduced - to me they all feel like they are unique in themselves too.
So, the White Scars will be a labour of love project - even more so than my Ultramarines who are fundamentally a bog standard legion (check back on the 13th to hear my plans for my UMs). I would really want each model to feel different to the rest; different markings, ritual scars, totems and also adding pelts and tails etc.
The legion is renowned for being difficult to contact, re-enforce and resupply or even know where they are. To this end I really want my legion to be operating in predominantly MKII armour as this would have been the main armour issued (it also matches their upgrade pack - hint, hint!!) - this is the main reason I have delayed starting them as it becomes more and more obvious MKII plastics must be in the way!!
The White Scars are also renowned for using a lot of jetbikes. Tying in with what I have said above - I want the legion to be MKII and currently there is no Crusade armour riders for the jetbikes (after speaking with the designers I have a feeling that this will change in the future) and so alas, the legion will be a long time coming I feel 😞
Here is a look at a brief overview of what my army will entail (RoW pending):
Khan of some kind
10 Tactical Despoilers
10 Tactical Despoilers
10 Assault Marines
Legion specific unit??
Well, I will probably do 2 x 10 man jetbikes squad and 3 Javelins but I have a feeling their will be a legion Specific unit here so that will replace one.
Heavy Weapon team with Missile Launchers or Lascannons
Whirlwind or Sicaran
Lord of War
I think this will be a fun army to play with and against, it's nice and fast but not too punchy. It will try to get up close and personal quickly so we can laugh as we kill.
I hope that you like my list. Please comment below any changes or suggestions (fluffy please, not face punchy lol).
Until next time - Stay fluffy!