All the precedents I'm aware of are marines from pretty regular chapters with a proper marine colour scheme, but who choose to camouflage themselves for specific campaigns. AskScience and AskHistorians exist for that. Though, they are Raven Guard successors, so. Also, no spoilers in post titles. You use normal-sized guys as spies and you use super-soldiers to fight things. The only camouflage that I could see as the permanent uniform is some kind of , which is used more to confuse opponents and make movement harder to predict than to conceal.
Hope this helps a little I get the impression from the fluff that there are volumes upon volumes, not just one individual book. Scout Marine Camouflage rarely use any form of camouflage, for their entire combat doctrine states that they are best deployed as shock troops, their very presence filling the enemy with terror. Lamenters, who want the focus on them and off civilians. Codex chapters have the options of specific paint markings on helmets for sergeants, while captains have additional heraldry options to denote their persons. M2 , camouflage was adopted for the uniforms of all armies, spreading to most forms of military equipment including ships and aircraft.
So, the legendary Codex Astartes, it's a book, by a Primarch. Most people enjoy painting extravagant colour schemes a lot more than painting tons of similarly camouflaged troops. It being treated so simplistically and blindly followed would likely have led to the Chapters doing so being wiped out or crippled. If you already have an account, - otherwise for free today! One's heart may slacken, he may miss his chance and by and large there will be no success. That is when space marines became what we know today. However, every time I paint up a marine, I like it for a few days then decide I don't like that scheme and change it. Seeing it on a basic level is nothing good.
Everything is done based off the Rule of Cool. Scouting in full battle kit is different from ditching your battle kit to pull on civvies and try to pass for a normal human. If you go for an urban pattern, don't go grey-blind. Kage From what i understand of fluff its supposed to cover every concievbale tacitcal and stratigec situation a marine would ever find themselves in. All the precedents I'm aware of are marines from pretty regular chapters with a proper marine colour scheme, but who choose to camouflage themselves for specific campaigns. Less explaining tactics, maneuvers, etc.
The Alpha Legion was meant to be the 'Finished product' of the Astartes, hence sneaking them in under all the other Legions- they were meant to learn from all of them. Or you can check out the Lexicanum, which is brimming with fluff gathered from various sources. There is no uniform camouflage that applies to every condition Space Marines fight in, so if you camo your guys, there is always going to be a world where you stick out like a sore thumb, thus negating the camo. In this terms it mentions no where that they dealt with the ork fungal spores. They live for misdirection and misinformation. They wouldn't be changing it based on the environment like an actual military, it's more for the stylistic aspect. The marines have found that their presence has a strong negative effect on enemy moral.
I was wondering if it would be plausible for a chapter of Marines to have camouflage style armour. Being Ultrasmurfs they never have to retreat, so it's fairly pointless Marines do use camo, as do most units. I get what you're saying, and we all know they don't fear death nearly as much as they fear failing in carrying out the Emperors will, but on the other hand you could say that keeping themselves in a state where they were capable of keeping on carrying out His will would be more important than what lesser men would think of them. Maybe they're a particularly superstitious chapter and this colour-scheme has brought them much luck and many victories. Marines are powerful, but there's only so many of them. That is why I much prefer, as you say, the suggestion of camo. Sorry if I'm being uncool and answering this question at face value.
A they don't need to and B it would be counter-intuitive to their purpose. He becomes great with practice and through skill. No matter what camouflage is displayed, however, the Sept colour will remain the same throughout. A drybrush and I mean dry of beige or some other light colour makes the models look realistically dusty. Which in turn is even stranger because we have yet to produce a perfect cyan, magenta, or yellow. They march in ranks and come in masses, brightly and loudly as well. I just got an idea for the bestest power weapon ever.
The Codex Astartes does include sections on camouflage and stealth for Astartes. A great tactician does not become a great tactician because of reading the Art of War. And most astartes are often glory hogs so they often chase towards the glory instead of staying in place and waiting for orders. Hi there, and yes there are Chapters that have used Camouflage patterns on their armour; look up the Mantis Warriors, Red Scorpions and Executioners. A Tacticians goal is to see the entirety of the battlefield. I get it that they fight on a myriad of different worlds, so the camo that works on one, might not work on the next, but a simple paint job should be able to fix that.