Let Fly the Colors of the Crusade!

The Black Templars grow with the addition of a Company Command Squad. These will accompany the Chaplain or Marshall, or just go off on their own in battle.

Being Veterans, I painted them as Sword Brethren, with red crosses and shoulder rims. However, I wanted them to stand out from the Honor Guard or Vanguard/Sternguard Veteran Squads, so I left their shoulders white.

The Squad so far:

-Company Standard Bearer. The miniature is from the old metal Command Squad kit. I swapped his bolter for a bolt pistol from the Sword Brethren kit (actually from one of the Brethren who himself had a weapon swap for a power fist). The standard is a basic, somewhat no-nonsense flag, with the chapter symbol, a couple of battle honors, and of course plenty of litany text. The old ‘holy hand grenade’ bit from the Templar kit tops the banner pole.

-Veteran with grav-pistol. He gets a bare head and ‘loincloth’ of parchment to add some character.

-Veteran with meltagun. He got the MK VIII power armor, because it gave him a more armored look, especially with the extra gorget around his neck.

-Company Champion. He has a power sword and combat shield. He was constructed from the Veteran kit and a Templar torso and helmet. While less flamboyant than the Chapter Champion from before, he stands out nicely.

The Apothecary is still underway, so not featured here.

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One Response to “Let Fly the Colors of the Crusade!”

  1. Your whites on blacks are so sublime. Must take a lot of patience to get that nice coverage. A great sight as always.

    Love the freehand on the banner too.

    Happy new year!

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