This is my third attempt to add cheap troops to my Red Scorpions. This time, they aren't that cheap but who's counting? (apart from the T.O.) My first attempt was a Tactical unit cobbled together from all those starter kits that I never seem to finish. I've not even built all the models in the Dark Vengeance box which was my initial attempt to force my kids to play with me. This first founding of marines were pretty horrible and I couldn't even bring myself to paint them.
So I bought a box of Horus Heresy Mk IVs and that was better but I got distracted and Rory distracted me even further by suggesting I go all Primaris and gave me some Sniper Rifles to convert some scouts and I bought some 2nd hand Reivers and I liked them so much I bought some new ones and here we are.
I'm pretty happy with these and swear by The Holy Emperor's Bedsores that I will start painting them immediately. I've gone with a mixture of loadouts, mostly because I got bored with kitbashing sniper rifles. I wanted to do two of the Horus Heresy missile launchers but had to use one from the scout squad kit which was a bit of a downer but I'm really happy with how he turned out.
I've left two of them as Reivers and will just pretend that they've got shotguns and go unnoticed. I've got half an eye on Kill Team and would definitely want to build a Red Scorpions squad so I'm keen to have a variety of marines to use.