I have gotten on with a little bit more painting in the last couple of days – finishing up 2 flights of Thunderbolts and 7 Chimeras. The thunderbolts finish off the air forces for this army, making 2 Tbolt flights and the Marauder formation from last week, while the Chimeras mean I am able to mechanise one formation of troopers in the LatD army, or have a Supreme HQ in the Steel Legion list. I have stuck with the simple mid gray scheme for the Thunderbolts in line with the Marauders, but took the scary, scary step of painting on the little squadron markers on their tails. I think they came out a bit big – but am pretty pleased overall.
The Chimeras did not take as long as some of the other detailed E40k era tanks have done, I think I am getting into a pattern of painting them. I chose to keep them relatively simple again, but picked out the searchlights in that bright yellow to tie them more convinvingly to the army as a whole.
In game terms, I love Tbolts for the ability to strike anywhere on the battelfield especially harrying broken formations, and they are not too bad on the intercept either. Still the armour save kills me every time – unlike my friend Ben, whose ability to make 6+ saves is astonishing! The chimeras give infantry formations a little speed and a fair bit of firepower in the 30cm range. I like putting a LatD coven tooled up with daemon summoning upgrade in them and making a massive engagement move. The FF of the Chimeras, and the flamers, and the cultists tends to do quite nicely!
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