As part of my ever-expanding collection of conversion pieces and specialist kit, I purchased a set of boarding shields a year or three back, intent on creating a unit of Boarding Marines as described in Imperial Armour Volume 9. With my Heresy project picking up dangerous levels of speed, I decided to finally use the boarding shields in my collection and combine them with a unit of 10 Marines in Mk4 armour to create a Legion Breacher Shield Squad that looks pretty sweet despite the distinct lack of Mk3 awesomeness.
Like my Tactical Squad, I’ve made sure the Breacher Marines are equipped with a full compliment of bits and bobs as well as a considerable smattering of flim-flams. I’ve also fitted them with Umbra Pattern bolters which have been converted to hold the Anvil Industry box mags featured in my last article about accessories. This is to emphasise just how much ammo is required to successfully execute a boarding action as a Space Marine. If you have to stop to reload every 20 seconds, you’re not going to be able to capture much of the ship are you? I have to admit, I love the look of this unit and I can’t wait to see how they look painted.
Catch you all later,