“The Howling Griffons take special pride in their oaths, seeing each as an eternal conflict until the deed is finished. Before battle, additional oaths are added to their already exceedingly long lists, some for the chapter and others more personal. Once an oath is taken, a battle brother goes to extreme lengths to complete it and it is never forgotten, even after decades. Completed or satisfied oaths are a badge of honor, often inscribed on parchments or directly in the armor of the Howling Griffon Space Marines.“
-Chapter War; by Ben Counter
Its time for the Howling Griffons, a proud Ultramarine lineage chapter that has been with us since the days of Rogue Trader. We are doing them now as part of the Badab War campaign book, but they have a rather imposing chapter scheme of quartered red and yellow! If you fear the paintbrush, are unsure of your skills with yellow and precision edges then back away. But if you want an army that will turn heads, and get the “Wow a Quartered Army!” from the other gamers in your local shop then step right up! The Howling Griffons await! Enjoy guys!
We have been noting for a while that GW does a great job of covering the “Big 4” chapters with their decal sheets. However, there are a number of great looking 2nd and later Founding chapters who get a good amount of back-story and have great alternative uniform colors that never have had decals produced for them. In the interest of promoting diversity in the Space Marine community and encouraging players to branch out beyond the “Big-4”, I continue our line of logo sheets for some of these other chapters who I think look great and have no GW decal support.
Here is the link to the PDF file for the logo sheet you can freely pull down and use:
The sheet is designed for printout on decal printer paper which is easily available online. These decals are designed for the CLEAR decal paper. The procedure is as follows:
CLEAR PAPER: If you use the clear decals, the decals need to be applied to a white colored surface to be visible at all. The procedure for applying the black decals is to apply them to a red or yellow surface. With the red decals, apply them to a yellow surface and they will work. The yellow decals are tricky. Cut them out including the red outlines and apply them to a white surface. Once they are fully dried paint in the Howling Griffons red around the logos if any minor touchups are required. It is odd, but gets the job done.
This sheet is sized for superheavy vehicles up towards the top and scales down to marine scout shoulderpad size at the very bottom. I have included the standard black chapter logo and a small amound of alternative red and yellow logos for special models. Please make sure you run off a test sheet first on your printer to make sure.
In any case, enjoy and I wish you the best in using this set for your forces.
~Please feel free to leave comments if there is a special Chapter, Craftworld, or something else you would love to collect, but have no GW decal options, and I will see what I can do.