This is the other part of the earlier post this week. When I opened the box with the Chaplains in... I found a stash of Beakie Marines! I got them long time ago at Lead Adventure Forum, but were shamefully relegated to a box while I was in the middle of other projects.
Anyway, once I saw them, and being on the Chaplains, I immediately thought of a crazy idea. What about some Field Police? (Oh, c'mon, go back to the RT manual):
What about some full squads of Field Police, led by Chaplains? Would that make any sense, given that now I had six Chaplains? Well, made sense enough for me so... Field Police it is!
I had 18 of them, so I painted them all in a row, just while I was painting the Chaplains too. This is what I got:
|Beige weapons, as the rest of my Ultras|
|Some clever conversions on the flamers, I got those when I purchased the minis|
|I painted the tanks green, to depict them as web guns|
An example of a hunt squad, ready to discipline some lost brother:
|Come here, brother, we won't hurt you. Well, maybe just a little...|
I like the idea of these guys as fully operative squads, looking upon discipline within the Chapter. Being black armoured gives them some coherence with the Chaplains, which in fact makes sense. It's a Shame GW never developed any fluff for these, I guess being Field Police is the first step to make your way up in the Reclusiam ranks and the most gifted among them will at some point be promoted to Chaplains.
Hmmm, I bet some of you are already coming with some ideas for scenarios. I can advance you will have something about that coming next week... ;)