I had been holding to move on with painting my guard armies but the rest of the models are packed away up high, under a number of other boxes and models, meaning my wife can't really get them down (she over s foot shorter than me and my storage arrangements weren't constructed with her in mind!)
So, I have had to channel my efforts in other, more accessible directions, which basically means my Eagle Knight elites. I've shown these guys off before but there here again to show them fully assembled, with their eBay packs and Zinge Industries skull heads.
I have to build a back story for these guys, but the Knights have Warrior lodge type groups within them, although the Knights are based on role and ability. The two main halls, as they are called, were the Hawk Brethren and Eagle Talons, or sternguard and Vanguard vets. This will change with the Primaris, with the Brethren becoming the main hall and also being tied to the Chaplaincy. The lore will run somewhere along the lines that those who enter the hall pledge to the Chaplain a death oath, take up the skull helmet and fight to the last for the honour of the chapter. They can rise in rank through the Chaplaincy but give up thoughts of command.
I'll flesh out the lore further when I rewrite the chapters lore but for now it's a good start.