Amongst the choirs of the 9th, the Exousiai were a caste of Assault Marines known to exemplify the high intensity warfare practiced throughout the legion. Squad Arcellus (thus Exousiai Arcellus) has been the main stay veteran assault company of the 133rd expedition fleet, having taken part in the purgation campaign of the Nictatine Doctorate and ruination of the Empire of Ludd.
The Heresy war took a heavy toll on the Exousiai, equipped as they were for xenos and light infantry purgation protocols. They found themselves woefully ill equipped to tackle Legion forces and suffered a high attrition rate throughout the rebellion. Archive photographs shows us varied range of armour marks throughout Exousiai Arcellus with battlefield scouring of the dead being a common practice to replace damaged equipment.
Finally, an assault squad painted and ready to hit the table! I'm not happy with the photographs as they have a slightly blue hue that post editing couldn't quite get rid of. These photographs don't show the vibrance of the armour, or the shifts in tone and contrast, so another photoshoot for Arcellus and his boys are on the cards. That will teach me for playing with the camera settings. But I thought I'd show you these today as it's been a while since my last update.
The models still need decals (I'm waiting for Forgeworld to release it) and the sgt. needs some kind of freehand on his shield, but I'm undecided what to do at this moment. For now they are ready to kick the traitors heads in. I just need to find a game...
Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7