After reading the codex i decided on Altansar. 1st i didn't want to start a major craftworld and 2nd i love the P3 sanguine highlight color. Warmachine was my first miniature game and i collected a Protectorate army. It fit into the Altansar color so that was it.
The problem with Altansar was since it was a minor craftworld, no decals were provided in the decal sheet. So most of my skimmers were quite bland and i'll be honest with myself...it was plain and boring.
My Altansar wave serpent. Sanguine doesnt look so nice over a large model. Or perhaps i didnt know how to make it stand out. This skimmer has since been colored to a more eye-catching paint scheme. More on that later.