As a WH30k Horus Heresy and 40k fan, I catch myself always trying to closely make colour schemes for 1st foundation astartes legions before and during heresy.
And if honestly, I am not satisfied with my results, so I decided to share a discuss ideas about this here, with community, so pick up some ideas, suggestions, so actually get more close look for mine or not only mine, for others who wants to recreate some of these colour schemes and see them ingame.
Some of you can say - It is easy, just watch tabletop players colour schemes. The problem is that I did study that stuff, and the colours of the same legion are different for every another wh40k tabletop gamer or artist who painted his army for him. You can see more green Sons of Horus, or more aqua blue Sons of Horus and etc.
I got a Heresy Vision book and nice stuff made by GW on lexicanum and I see them as a lore correct colour scheme sources. Any way it is a discussion one thread, so I am sure we'll find the way how to better and closer recreate this schemes in game.
BTW why i can't [img] url [/img] here?
Thats how it looked like in DoW 2:
Sons of Horus
Thats how I tried to recreate them in DoW 3:
Sons of Horus, after Horus gained to be Warmaster (It seems they must be a bit darker green then this, also I used eldar symbol to somehow recreate the Horus eye patch):
Sons of Horus Catulan's Reavers:
World Eaters after renaming from hounds, pre and during heresy.
World Bearers pre heresy (I tried to make them simplified, grey without shine, so you can deffinetly recognize monks kind, before turn to lunatics, but I made them too grey, so they are like boring):
Alpha Legion pre and during heresy ( they a bit darker then must be?):
Alpha Legion more exotic, blue - green look:
Thousand sons pre heresy (very red, but matte or brushed paints make it look wierd):
Night Lords pre heresy (they seemed to be much darker then they must be):
Death Guard is on the way, the problem is the Death Guard was simplify grey before heresy or Horus became the Warmaster, then they became grey - green pre heresy, I am fearing to make them look close like grey monks from Word Bearers.
Sorry for using banners from other races, I just didnt want aquila or skulls on all chapters and tried to take something that you can recognize, I hope Relics will make uploading custom banners and badges directly through the game or through workshop able again.
Plz type down what you think, suggest how to make better and closer look, share with your own wh30k colour schemes experience.
Oh forgoted, thats how it appear to be in game:
Alpha Legion exotic and standart comparison:
Night Lords and Alpha ambushed the Thousand Sons squad
Thousand Sons strike team
Emperor's Children have joined the fight: