5th Company in Retro Style

So back around here I mentioned getting a Calph box set.  Well since then, I caught a sale which combined with some store credit to get me a great deal on a second Calph box.  Then this past week I got a batch of 30K marines off someone in the Tri-City area needing to fund replacing a lost cosplay Mandalorian helmet.  Between the three I've been able to put together an almost entire Company of 30K based marines.  The two assault squads, the Dev sgts, and a couple models in the Command Squad are the only non-30K models in the group.  A trade where I parted with my Bolt Action Americans (I really just like my Brits a lot better, but I kept Lt. Captain America) netted me a Leviathan, plus the 2 Leviathans in the previously mentioned trade puts a nice heavy Dreadnought contingent in the Company.  3 Leviathans backing up 2 Contemptors definitely make an impression.

5th Company, Battle Company "Stone Lions"
    The 5th Company is deployed in squad size forces to major worlds and allies in the Lions area of control.  They help improve those defenses as well as serve as a first line of defense against any incursions.  During an incursion into the Ghoul Stars, the 5h Company was all but destroyed with only a few partial squads remaining.  A few years after, while helping expand and improve the defenses of the Forge World Goedrean, an entire lost bunker was uncovered that was filled with Heresy Era armor and weapons.  The 5th Company was rebuilt with this equipment.
Captain Padraig Blodwen, Master of the Hunt
    Company Champion Hans Odwynn
    Company Standard Bearer Darius Hrothgar
    6 Tactical Squads
        Tactical Squad Bairn, Veteran Sgt Bairn
        Tactical Squad Etainne, Sgt Etainne
        Tactical Squad Malthair, Sgt Malthair
        Tactical Squad Cionnac, Sgt Cionnac
        Tactical Squad Aelhinn, Sgt Aehlinn
        Tactical Squad Grosclin, Sgt Grosclin
    2 Assault Squads
        Assault Squad Tyeron, Sgt Tyeron
        Assault Squad Alberic, Sgt Alberic
    2 Devastator Squads
        Devastator Squad Muirghaen, Veteran Sgt Muirghaen
        Devastator Squad Aedryc, Veteran Sgt Aedryc
    5 Dreadnoughts
        Leviathan Dreadnought Biorgier
        Leviathan Dreadnought Sertoirian
        Leviathan Dreadnought Kraedilan
        Contemptor Dreadnought Gaertir
        Contemptor Dreadnought Blaille
    10 Rhinos
    6 Razorbacks

So we're getting towards the end of the chapter.  For those keeping track ... that's 26 Dreadnoughts.  4 Leviathans, 1 Chaplain, 8 Contemptors, 3 Ironclads, 2 Venerables, 8 Regular, and 1 Eddie.  There is still the 6th Reserve Tactical Company which should be close to full I believe and then the 8th Reserve Assault Company which is no where near complete.  I'm probably going to take a small break from this and get a few other things posted up to get caught up and then back to the Lions.  Thanks for reading and I'll see you all next time.


4th Company

 So this go around, it's the 4th Company, one of the Battle Line Companies.  This is one of the more active companies, constantly patrolling for any threats to their sphere of influence.  After this post, there is still the 5th Company (Battle Company), 6th Company (Reserve Tactical Company), and 8th Company (Reserve Assault Company) left to post still.
4th Company, Battle Company "Lion's Claws"
    The 4th Company, like 2nd Company, is tasked with actively patrolling the areas around Cymru.  In addition to pursuing alien and heretic forces, they also bolster and augment the defenses of allied systems.
Captain Rhys Glyndwr, Master of the Fleet
    Company Champion Daerwyn Viserys
    Company Standard Bearer Tomas Stenshoel
    6 Tactical Squads
        Tactical Squad Bleddyn, Sgt Tobin Bleddyn
        Tactical Squad Gwionyn, Sgt Gwionyn
        Tactical Squad Breithal, Sgt Breithal
        Tactical Squad Halpaern, Vet Sgt Jaeme Halpaern
        Tactical Squad Alasdair, Sgt Alasdair
        Tactical Squad Phaidias, Sgt Phaidias
    2 Assault Squads
        Assault Squad Valerius, Sgt Valerius
        Assault Squad Gwyrdon, Vet Sgt Gwyrdon
    2 Devastator Squads
        Devastator Squad Esgalion, Sgt Aemon Esgalion
        Devastator Squad Branne, Vet Sgt Owyn Branne
    4 Dreadnoughts
        Ironclad Dreadnought Gilrain
        Ironclad Dreadnought Glanhir
        Dreadnought Braedwr
        Dreadnought Camedyr
    8 Rhinos
    3 Razorbacks

So next up will be most likely the 8th Company.  I've been using this opportunity to get the Companies put back into foam trays so they're sorted out.


9th Company

 So this time up is the 9th Company which is full of nice shooty devastator squads.  To keep the theme, it even has a devastator squad as the command squad.  And yes Cheef, that's two more Dreadnoughts to acquire.
9th Company, Reserve Devastator Company "Hammer Strikes"
    The 9th Company is another force that is deployed by squads to neighboring systems to aid in their defense.  The largest of these deployments is three squads to the Goedrean System Forge World.  This continued commitment has kept many a world loyal to the Emperor as well as foiled many xenos and heretic raids expecting easy prey.
Captain Breidh Aislinn
    Company Champion Julius Candless
    Company Standard Bearer Piotr Eichner
    10 Devastator Squads
        Devastator Squad Detrien, Sgt Detrien
        Devastator Squad Mordraen, Sgt Mordraen
        Devastator Squad Dorthrai, Sgt Dorthrai
        Devastator Squad Tildaan, Sgt Tildaan
        Devastator Squad Edryk, Sgt Edryk
        Devastator Squad Amagaius, Sgt Amagaius
        Devastator Squad Paulius, Sgt Paulius
        Devastator Squad Taelon, Sgt Taelon
        Devastator Squad Charllin, Sgt Charllin
        Devastator Squad Ochtius, Sgt Ochtius
    2 Dreadnoughts
    7 Rhinos
    3 Razorbacks

I also picked up recently the Deathwatch codex, the Deathwatch Kill Team Box, and the Deathwatch Captain box.  The leads us into the beginnings of a Kill Team that is operates out of Fort Pykman based on  location and my chapter's fluff in regards to the Ghoul Stars.  I really like the Deathwatch books.  It's some great fluff and really fills out that aspect of Space Marines that was really underdeveloped.  I really like the idea of the Blackshields as well.
So the Kill Team I'm working on will end up being an all Imperial Fist and successor chapter force.  It should be a fun force to assemble and fluff out.  So that's all we have for now and I'll see you all next time.