Monday, August 25, 2008
Blood Angels Captain
This Blood Angels Captain in Artificer Armor was released way back in January 1991 (WD133). They even used him as the prototype for the now famous Captain Tycho. I picked him up way back then (along with the Ultramarines Captain in Artificer Armor and a generic Space Marine Captain with Terminator Honors, who is now serving as a Brazen Claw Captain), but I only got around to painting him recently. I finished him on New Year's Day, 2008. Seeing as the original model was only equipped with a bolter, I converted him to give him a little more close combat "punch" by arming him with a power fist. He'd make a great captain for a Blood Angels army.
Except for one thing... He's illegal in the new Blood Angels Codex. Blood Angels Captains cannot get Artificer Armor (unless you're Dante, Tycho, or Mephiston). What is more crazy is that a Blood Angels Captain can't even get a bolter.
Now for the most part, I like the Blood Angels Codex just fine. But little things like this annoy me.