In other news, I have a more definite minimum to get for my model count thanks to GW releasing a chapter deal on their website. I already have the vast majority of it I think, I'm just short a few scouts. I haven't checked, but I should have enough marines to do up my 1st company veterans, but at this stage, I'm thinking I'll be buying the new sternguard and vanguard minis instead and probably selling off the spare minis. I'll see how things pan out as I get closer to the completion of the chapter, which is still a while away.
The other decision I've made is the breakdown of the assault and devastator reserve companies.
For the devastator company, I will be replacing one ten man devastator squad with ten centurions.
For the Assault company (this is partly based on the minis I already own):
- Six bike squads (including attack bike for ten marines per squad)
- One unit of three attack bikes for six marines
- One unit of four assault centurions (mostly because I don't like the look of the assault centurions compared to the devastator ones, although I have some conversion ideas).
- Fifteen land speeders for thirty marines.
So having said all that, I'm off to play Mass Effect...or paint more dudes. Either or :)