I went out to my FLGS and their inventory reduction sale, but didn't have much to spend. I looked around and found exactly what I hoped to find: the Sternguard weapons set.
There was a lot of poo-pooing the bits when they came out, and I can see why especially with the combi-plasma. The rest of it though, seems just fine to me.
I wanted a heavy flamer in my squad and was planning on buying a Sternguard box, because I want Sternguard, and using the heavy flamer out of that. I might still do so for my other tactical squad, but for now this bit works fine. It does take a bit of work but using a set of bolter hands and repositioning the fingers on the grip worked out just fine. I'm darn happy with it.
I also wanted the combi-flamer and combi-melta for the sergeant. Using plasma pistols from the Death Company kit that didn't take long.
Doing all this means more work for me however lol, as now I have another marine to paint. At least the rest of the squad is just about done.
I will probably pick up another drop pod, and 2 of them if I get the Sternguard as well. That will give me a lot of drop options.
Right now I have two tactical squads, one set up with a combi and regular melta or plasma, and the other set up with combi and regular melta or flamer, and a heavy flamer. I think that's enough options.
Off to bed, I've done enough today. Go DUCKS!! Go HAWKS!!