Friday, 10 July 2015

Ultramarines - Command and Tactical

As per previous posts, I acknowledge I'm not much of a detailed painter, mainly being happy to achieve a "tabletop standard" suitable for gaming.  I have always been loathe to personally put unpainted figures on the gaming table unless absolutely necessary (personal choice and not a position I hold others to).
So, starting off with the Command.  I own the new Sicarius but love the relative simplicity of the original Ultramarines Captain.  I have an unpainted spare that I'm considering a slightly different scheme for.  I'm also a fan of the 2nd Ed character banners and you'll see some more below.

One of the Command Veterans was a bit late in getting up for the new armour issue and has to make do with a Thunder Warriors set.  I used to use this as an Inquisitor for my Ordo Hereticus force.

My most favourite Chaplain ever.  Again, the 2nd Ed Goodwin simplicity shines through.

I Squad with their Forgeworld enhanced Rhino "Euryalus" (named after the first warship I ever set foot on).

Showing his age now is the aux grenade launcher Vet Sgt released around 94-95.

I may bung him on a 32mm base after a bit of paint stripping as part of the Company reorganisation.  I think he deserves a Thunder Hammer upgrade to his choice of close combat weapon.

Another stalwart, this fellow is from the first box of Space Marines I bought, the 2nd Ed metal/ plastic hybrid set.  As such he is the squad's Squad Leader as detailed in the first Ultramarines Codex, taking charge of the second five man element and wears the halo and carries the banner to indicate this.

II Squad led by another 2nd Ed Vet Sgt model.

III Squad.  All plastic.

IV Squad also has a couple of old metal models.

V Squad and Rhino 'Lucius'.  These are the Black Reach models.  Very good for snap fit models.

VI Squad.

Tomorrow I'll post the rest of the Company.


  1. Oh man the nostalgia. This reminds me so much of my first army which were Ultras of the same era. I miss those back banners and regret taking them off my models and binning them.

    Thanks for stirring the old memories mate. That classic blue yellow and red scheme still looks great.

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