In the future, the loyal remnats of the former Soviet Union banded together and left planet Earth to start their own colony on another planet with the idea to re-establish the former communist way and to rebuild the once powerful Soviet Empire.
Through the eons, they found a suitible red planet and built their space stations on it. They preferred using the enhanced alien red iron ore that the planet was rich in to build their armour, buildings and space ships with because it was of a superior quality and strength unmatched by earthly irons.
The strange red plant and animal life on the planet also contributed to the Soviet Space Marine’s growth and strength. Because of the superior food, they became a stronger race, growing to 7 feet in height and muscletone.
Now, in the 40K century, the Soviet Space Marines are once again a force to be reconed with!
Love the idea. For some reason I always imagined soviet marines in white with a red star, must have something to do with my fondness of the Russian tanks in Battlezone back in the 90ies. ^^ But red is really the classic colour that should go with them.
Is there some more written on the marine, like a “sa Stalina”? I can only see the “sa” on the shoulder.
At first, I was a bit skeptical about the colour scheme. Don’t get me wrong, its fine for spazz marines, but there’s a strange quality to the orangy-red that I could quite put my finger on. After a lot of incidental thought, I thought you might be going for that strange colour quality that you get when looking at pictures from the Cold War era where every colour is a bit off from what you might expect.