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Title: Sanguinary Priests


Feytor - April 25, 2010 05:28 PM (GMT)
Well, how did they paint their armour? In Index Astartes they have white armour so shall I follow that and paint them white? :unsure:

fritzagelmann - April 25, 2010 05:42 PM (GMT)
yes

Kaleb 'Angelus' Dante - April 26, 2010 02:41 AM (GMT)
Good question!

In Index Astartes they are white as you say but in the new BA codex Corbulo has red armour with white trim and also in James Swallows' Deus Encarmine he describes Sachiels armour as being red with white trim.

I think as the BA codex and James Swallows novels are more recent than the Index Astartes then they are possibly more canon??

Personally I prefer them with white armour as they would stand out from the rest of the army and be more of a focal point especially if you plan to use some Sanguinary guard parts to re-create the look of the priest with artificer armour in the Index Astartes.

But hey thats just my opinion its your army paint them which ever colour you prefer.

shorty - April 26, 2010 06:16 AM (GMT)
As an Oldschooler i will always go for white with shoulderguard in the colour of the Legion so free shoulderpad on a Priest Red (i take black trimm it looked good and made a good contrast)...

I definitly cant dig the new red colour...And hey....the two Towers two special Organizations the one side uses still black armor so why shouldnt the other side uses white ?...

For me red = stupid looking only good for normal troops not special characters what the priests are...but maybe the Initiates in the Honour guard should be painted red with white flags because they are only Initiates...

Magos Explorator - April 26, 2010 06:40 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Kaleb 'Angelus' Dante @ Apr 26 2010, 02:41 AM)
In Index Astartes they are white as you say but in the new BA codex Corbulo has red armour with white trim and also in James Swallows' Deus Encarmine he describes Sachiels armour as being red with white trim.

...

But hey thats just my opinion its your army paint them which ever colour you prefer.

Corbulo's armour has been mostly red since he was introduced in second edition, I think. However Blood Angels apothecaries then still wore white.

I agree that either colour would be ok.

The Red Sorcerer - April 26, 2010 11:46 AM (GMT)
Pre or Post heresy?

In the old Index Astartes article they are shown in white with a red pad. However, more recently GW's painted examples seem to indicate they wear predominantly standard armour with some white heraldry - Corbulo wears red, and the Honour Guard example in the codex has the Sanguinary Initiate wearing gold like his squadmates. Even in earlier examples they do not appear to have all white armour:
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Of course, Honour Guard members are initiates rather than full priests, and certainly the status of the Sanguinary Priests in the Blood Angels (equal to chaplains) suggests they should have their own heraldry.

I'd be inclined to say that if you have a strong preference, go with that, whether it is white or red. Still, I'd say initiates are more likely to wear the same colour as the rest of the squad tehy are in - its only full Priests that are likely to be in white, Corbulo not withstanding.

Feytor - April 28, 2010 04:37 PM (GMT)
Thanks for making it clear :) . Actually I'll go with red armour + white trims (rest of army has red + gold trims). To build my priests I used death co. box parts and some other crap laying around.

Azkaellon - December 16, 2010 12:39 AM (GMT)
Bloodline by James Swallow just describes it "white and crimson of an Apothecary" so either option is safe i would assume.




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