As i am sure you all know GW are redoing the Legion of the Damned models, and i think that most will agree that they look nice but i found this on GW site this morning and was shocked at the prices for them
As a former owner of a Legion of the Damned army and as a old school player I love the look of the models but I have to add that I am quite a taken a back at looking at there prices. Remembering black some time ago when all the Legion of the damned were was essentialy space marrines painted up gloss black with flame and skull motif’s painted on then I am quite put off by thinking that a tactical squad from games workshop will cost me no less than £50 , Id sooner spent time looking for Rtb01 space marrines and landraiders land speeders and space marrine dreadnougths and bikers of the same period and do what I did first time aroud paint the skulls flames and other detailing on myself. or indeed buy a heap of space marrrines and a flagelant boxed set from the empire range and work with something from that.
Well, nice models they are. In deed. But they are even more expensive than Grey Knights… And in contrast to the Demon Hunters the legionaires, with a little GS-work, can easily be converted from normal space marines. Even traitor marines offer a good basis. As a result: no matter how good looking they are I am in no way willing to pay that much for a squad of them. :cheers
I am with you nitroglysarine they are not that much better than the original ones and in fact you get less options , i think i will revamp my old ones over Christmas all they really need are new arms and the new style bolters and away you go
In all honesty, when I first saw them (in WD I believe), I was trying to figure out what was new about them. I thought the flames etc were painted on, but I’m thinking they’re slightly raised now, otherwise it is just normal Space Marines. Simply buy Space Marines, get lots of the gun sights/Deathwatch bolters, maybe buy some shoulderpads with skulls.
I get the impression that some people will buy them, many will convert them and a lot will boycott them. GW won’t sell as many of these as they thought, but will likely still see as many Legion of the Damned models as they wished for: just largely home-made.
nitro: major bum man. I hope that you remeber and can get them back without too many problems.
As for shoulder pads, there are various ones that would work well. Heck, even use the crux terminatus things and scrape off the non-skull parts or get Death Guard shoulder pads (particularly the ribcage/spine style one). You could start getting skulls and shaving them in half, then attaching them.
Kids are spoiled these days. I remember when all space marines were the same, if you were lucky you got a special character with an icon of your chapter. The space wolves came out with all the extra gumph on the models and it went crazy from there. I never thought that so many of the minor chapters (all that aren’t Ultramarines, Dark Angels, Blood Angels, and Space Wolves) would have whole boxes of their own models. Just the shoulder pads was a great thing, now they are going all-out.
I’d always thought about doing a mini chapter using the Space Wolves models but with a different paintjob. DA were always my favourites though.
Kids are spoiled these days. I remember when all space marines were the same, if you were lucky you got a special character with an icon of your chapter. The space wolves came out with all the extra gumph on the models and it went crazy from there. I never thought that so many of the minor chapters (all that aren't Ultramarines, Dark Angels, Blood Angels, and Space Wolves) would have whole boxes of their own models. Just the shoulder pads was a great thing, now they are going all-out.
I'd always thought about doing a mini chapter using the Space Wolves models but with a different paintjob. DA were always my favourites though.
I know it's crazy. I am new 40k gamer and I really can't understand such customization and stuff. Customization is good, but when the nobody chapters get there own shoulder-pads it gets sad. :hat off
I think the new models look nice but definitely over priced. The only model that I really like is the sergeant. But I have a bunch of the old Legion of the dammed models and some more that I converted by taking death company carving off the blood drops giving them bolters and legion shoulder pads. I think they look pretty good. All of them combined with my limited Sergeant Centurius I have about 35 of them so GW will not get any more money out of me for them. $35 US for a five man squad of marines is insane, but the sheep will follow where they are led.