Dark Angels Devastator Squad Camniel

Sergeant Camniel has taken command of 9th Devastator Squad, 5th Battle Company in my Dark Angels strike force for Warhammer 40k that is getting reinforced at the moment.

Dark Angels Space Marines Devastator Squad

The heavy weapons of a Devastator Squad are deployed into the field

The Sergeant has been painted from scratch over the last couple of days to replace a different model that will instead lead a second Tactical Squad. With his bolter, auspex/signum and target acquisition index finger, he was making the ideal candidate for the newly vacant position.

Dark Angels Space Marines Devastator Sergeant

Sergeant Camniel designates a priority target to take out

The Marines under his command are Space Crusade figures that have been painted back in the mid-90s. Some of them were converted to shoulder mount their weapons, as was doctrine back then. As a little upgrade I swapped their left hands out against standard issue Space Marine gloves where before they were using filed down plastic Space Ork hands.

Dark Angels Space Marines Devastator with heavy bolter

The Advanced Space Crusade pattern heavy bolter is also used in the Scout Company

Dark Angels Space Marines Devastator with lascannon

A shoulder mounted lascannon with optical targeting visor

Dark Angels Space Marines Devastators with missile launcher and bolter

A magazine loading missile launcher and bolter with bayonet round off the tactical flexibility of the squad

Dark Angels Tactical Squad Sariel

I started work on this Dark Angels Tactical Squad with the release of Angels of Death in 1996 and finished it today. I think that’s my personal procrastination record.

Dark Angels Sergeant leading a Tactical Squad

Sergeant Sariel commands his Dark Angels in the field

The last model to finish was Sergeant Sariel who had been 3/4 painted but received a new backpack (and chopped off cultist head) from Dark Vengeance. This guy is one of my favourite Space Marine sculpts to this day. I especially like the grim, scarred face and the accessories, which clearly identify him as a Dark Angel without going over the top.

Dark Angels Space Marine with plasma gun

Dark Angel with “Space Crusade” pattern plasma gun

The other late addition to the squad is this Tactical Space Marine with plasma gun, which I’d taken from the Space Crusade board game. I tried to create a glowing barrel effect but it didn’t really work out. I’ll eventually repaint it in metal, unless it starts growing on me.

Close up of Dark Angels Space Marines

The squad is equipped with a range of wargear patterns

I used long lost art supply paints originally on the models so I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to match the colours using my current Citadel paints, but they all blend together well enough.

Dark Angels Space Marine with missile launcher

A missile launcher provides heavy support

Dark Angels Sergeant with Power Fist

After decades of distinguished service with 9th Devastator Squad, Sergeant Zadkiel has been reassigned to 5th Company’s 3rd Tactical Squad.

Dark Angels Sergeant with power fist

Dark Angels Sergeant with power fist

Dark Angels Sergeant with power fist

Tactical markings for the 3rd Squad

Dark Angels Devastators

Dark Angels Devastators

Dark Angels Devastators using plastic models from Space Crusade and metal Sergeant

Dark Angels Devastator with lascannon

Dark Angels Devastator with lascannon conversion

Dark Angels Mk VI Tactical

Rogue Trader Dark Angels MK VI

Rogue Trader plastic Space Marines with metal squad leader

Rogue Trader Dark Angels missile launcher

Dark Angels missile launcher Rogue Trader style