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Friday, February 3, 2017

Iron Warriors - Plasma Gun Dude

We're two weeks into our Heralds of Ruin campaign, and I have Requisition Points to spend!  I read through the rules a little more closely and realized that models can be "upgraded" by putting the points used for a previous upgrade towards a new one.

As an example, a Legion Tactical Support Marine is 15 points.  He comes with a Flamer as his default weapon.  For +5 points, I can upgrade him to have a Volkite Caliver.  For +15 points, I can upgrade him to have a Meltagun, instead.  Now, let's say I gave him that Volkite Caliver in Week 1, but then decided to upgrade him to have a Meltagun in Week 2.  I'll get a 5 point credit for the Volkite weapon that I can apply to the cost of the Meltagun, meaning I only have to spend an extra 10 points.  Now, let's say that I want to drop him back down to a Volkite Caliver in Week 3.  I'll get a 15 point credit for the Meltagun, but I won't get anything back when I spend the 5 points on the Caliver.

What does this all mean?  Well, it means I realized that if I have a Meltagun (which one of my dudes has), I can swap it out for the same points cost Plasma Gun in between weeks based on the army I'm facing.  SO....  I needed to paint a Plasma Gun Dude.

Here he is.  I'm particularly happy with the freehand hazard stripes and the face.  I was debating trying to do some object sourced lighting based on the plasma coil, but I don't want to screw up the model.

The collection of painted Iron Warriors is coming along, slowly, but surely.  Here's a group shot...