Between Dan and I, we have built a new Space marine force. These are destined to be my Purple marines that I already have one test figure completed for. It is designed to be a Straight forward Codex Marine Chapter, with an emphasis on shooting rather than assault. It contains a Capttain, a Librarian, Terminators, 2 Tactical Squads, a Devastator Squad, a Scout Squad, a Dreadnought, 2 Landspeeders, a Whirlwind and a Vanguard Veteran Squad mounted in a Razorback. As they are a blandly Marine force, I have finally decided on my chapter name. they are to be known as the Vanilla Suns after their base in the Vanilla system. Their chapter heraldry recalls the two planets and asteroid belt that circle the large sun at the centre of the system.
My first Vanguard veteran is painted but he really will be a vanguard, as these have to will compete with Napoleonics, DBA and ECW for painting time. I’m sure a few will crop up though!
Front-on, this Vet is ready for action!
The Vanilla Suns emblem – the Sun of Vanill with the twin planets of Cinnamo Prime and Neapolita, and the crescent shaped asteroid field of Risus Puddingus Majoris marked on. Veterans have rays on their sigil, standard troops have no rays, just a straight yellow circle.