Friday, August 12, 2016

Alpha Legion Hobby Update: Heavy Support Squad

Arguably my most valuable battlefield asset, this heavy support squad features eldar missile launchers that continue the theme of stolen technology and illegal technology that the Alpha Legion has reverse engineered and put to their own uses. Just because.

As with my earlier squads, they've reached a mature level of finish, but have not quite finished painting up as the reverse shot of the gun-kata marine demonstrates. There's some metal scrapes yet to paint on, and the small details need attention. The missile launchers are mostly complete, replete with heating stains at their tips that originally I was not sure of, but the colours have grown on me over time. And yes -- there's devastator decals on their right shoulder pads for the curious, and the sergeant has terminator legs.




On the battlefield, I would not be without them to be honest. They have performed brilliantly ever game I've played. And when coupled with a Master of Signals for BS=5, they're particularly awesome at either the frag or the krak missiles that they've fired. Very effective and very deadly. Their only problem is when they get charged down by some deep striking unit that comes in nearby. I remember a particularly painful encounter with a squad of Khorne Bloodletters that wiped them out in a single turn. But that's to be expected; they are not kitted out for close combat -- they're in the army for the ranged touch they provide. 

2 comments:

Owen Fenton said...

Long time blog follower! I love reading your HH reviews, but as a budding Alpha Legion player too it's great to watch your army progress; brilliant theme and painting! Keep up the good work

jabberjabber said...

Hi! Thanks for your kind words and encouragement! Much appreciated. I have a few battle vids with these miniatures in it in earlier posts that might be of further interest. More painting updates to come over the next few days!

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