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Calgar 2.0 - July 9, 2010 01:11 AM (GMT)
In the HH series, Space Marines have been described as wearing fatigues, and dress uniforms. Has anyone modeled any SM minis like this before? I'm thinking about making parade ground style units for display. Would Mordian models ( <_< )
make a good base?

BlackKnight15624 - July 9, 2010 03:57 AM (GMT)
Where have you seen them wearing dress uniforms? I've definitely read about them wearing fatigues (I'm re-reading Legion right now, I loved the imagery of Alpha Legionnaires wielding Falxes and wearing chainmail and fatigues), but I've never read about them wearing dress uniforms.

As to your point, I think Mordians would make a good base, as long as you change the Lasguns to Boltguns, and you don't use them against an actual Mordian army ;-)

lord_caldera - July 9, 2010 04:28 AM (GMT)
I remember most of them wearing either tunics or robes when out of their armor (which is not often), usually for training sessions. Dress uniforms are probably tassels and honorifics and such that they can attach to their armor for a dress occasion but would not be suitable for battlefield usage.

Arden Fell - July 9, 2010 09:28 AM (GMT)
As Lord Caldera says, dress uniform would probably be their plate poloshed to a high shine with any special attachments, such as an elaborate shoulder guard or a long cloak. Plus any oaths of distinction or trophies of a notable conflict.

The Red Sorcerer - July 9, 2010 10:30 AM (GMT)
There is one example of marines in dress uniforms, actually. It doesn't seem to be a common occurance, certainly, but After De'Shea describes the War Hound Captains in full Dress uniform when they first meet Angron:
the man was dressed in white, bands of blue glittering across the high-collared tunic, boots and gauntlets a dark ceremonial blue rather than functional shipboard grey. The Emperorís lightning-bolt emblem gleamed at his collar and shoulder. His dress matched Kharnís own: the formal garments with which the War Hounds symbolised they were about their most solemn business.

Thats the only example I can think of, but at least it gives you an idea. Tunic, boots, gauntlets, in Legion colours. It doesn't sound much like tassels and honorifics are involved... more of a simple look.

Arden Fell - July 9, 2010 10:39 AM (GMT)
Wasn't there a reference in FoTE, that Gorro only wore his ornate cuirass on special occassions or the most notable battles as a mark of honour?

I was sure I'd read that somewhere.

BlackKnight15624 - July 9, 2010 11:42 PM (GMT)
Yeah, Garro had a special Eagle Cuirass that he only wore on special occasions; IIRC, Ignatius Grulgor was quite jealous...

The concept of Astartes wearing high-collared dress uniforms like Army or Navy units seems a little odd, though it's a fairly cool concept and I could definitely see legions like the Ultramarines or Imperial Fists doing it (and apparently the War Hounds).

lord_caldera - July 10, 2010 04:20 AM (GMT)
Red Sorcerer, is it possible that the early Marines portrayed in After De'Shea may not have been as used to wearing their armor constantly as those depicted in Heresy-era and 41st millennium novels? The comparably inefficient and uncomfortable mk2 armor may only have been worn for battle, and the Marines dressed in clothing the rest of the time.

Pacific - July 10, 2010 05:42 PM (GMT)
Of course that makes absolute sense, and when have we made lead to believe anything different? The astartes wear their plate armour when they are preparing for battle and when they are taking part in training exercises. Why on earth would they be dressed in it the rest of the time? :)

Feytor - July 10, 2010 06:47 PM (GMT)
"Oh crap where is my groin-plate open button?!" :lol:

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