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Well, I bought my mate's Catachan army yesterday, for 30 quid. I totted it up today it's 96 models, 8 of which are heavy weapons, 7 of those are 3 to a team (heavy & 2 men) the other 2 are 2 models each. On top of that are 6 complete squads of 10 men each, enough men for 5 command squads total, including 2 platoon commanders, 1 that could be platoon (as I've used him) or company. Iron Hand Strachan,and a Commisar.
all up it works out to somewhere in the region of a hundred and fifty quids worth of men. Am I ever chuffed or what? I've already got an old set of Mordians which will be thrown into the mix as well. So have added them to my 1st platoon. Just over a thousand points worth all up, and legal for that size of game. Nice.
Your post is great. I have a few cultural questions:
What is a quid? Is totted like totaled or counted? Does chuffed mean lucky? (Spoiler Alert: I'm American) I think it's really cool, though. I tell people I speak American, as English isn't always the same. I currently work around a lot of folks from India and Uganda where English is a primary language, but sometimes things get lost in translation nonetheless.
Looks like you got a fantastic deal. I can only imagine what a Catachan-Mordian cyborg army will look like. What are the heavy weapons? What type of paints scheme and/or story (optional) do you think will tie them together?
Best of luck with the new army. Would "Cheers" be appropriate?
A quid is slang for a Pound. So a hundred Quid = £100
Totted up, yes that just means totalled up, or counted if you like.
And 'Cheers' is probably appropriate, depending on context , as it can mean 'Thank you' as well.
Such as Cheers mate. Nice to see a cousin from across the pond on here. I will please you especially, as these guys are going to be the first of my '1st Terran Misfits' and will be on my own tables as 'US Navy Seals', so will be appropriately painted, (hopefully even down to the US flag on their shoulder as a small tattoo), so watch for pics when they're done. One day the army will represent as many of Earth's armies as I can get minis for, so with a bit of luck a few Tallarn, Valhallans, Cadians. (Tanks will be crewed by Germans/British). My campaign isn't set in m41, it's set in the very near future, and my SM army are not (contrary to GW's fluff) Gened up and maxed out, they're just extremely well disciplined and trained soldiers from all manner of planets (non human too) who came to help Earth in it's hour of need.
Oh, sorry: Chuffed means happy.
Paint scheme will keep the Mordians as they are, blue. Catachan will be camo. Probably try and put detail on them like sgt stripes etc.
Last edited by jboweruk; April 17th, 2010 at 22:23.
You could always do the mordians as your vets
Adeptus Mechanicus Marines: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1655065
Funny you should say that... It was an idea I've been toying with, but still playing with the points at the moment so nothing firm yet anyway, till I've painted them all.
jboweruk: Thanks for the clarification. I'd always wondered what a quid was. In Guy Ritchie movies they talked about "Johnny Quid" and I knew it was money, but not how much. Thanks. I'd never heard totted or chuffed before, so thanks for both!
I think your theme of diverse representation is fun and unique. I think having the cultures combined as a consolidated but desperate force seems very appropriate for the 40K universe. Welcome to the boards.
Thanks, some are done, one is wearing as near as I could get to a US flag as a bandana. I couldn't get the stars exact but hey just don't look too closely k?
You should see the debate (argument?) raging on my fluff thread about female marines. Hey, my house rules, if I want ladies in the Marines I shall have them.... LOL
It's getting better all the time, another mate has 2 Leman Russ, which he'll let me have for £25, and if I can get hold of one today at Salute 2010, I'll have a full squadron, that will make 4 platoons (1 Company), then later on only need to add 3 more companies to get a full Battalion.
My long term goal is:
Infantry Company 1: Colonel Strachan plus 4 platoons of infantry (25 each including 1 with a heavy weapons squad)
Infantry Company 2: Captain with 4 platoons of Cadians, again 25 each plus a heavy weapons squad
Tank Company : 10 X Leman Russ variants
Fast Company: 3 Valkyries, 3 Valkyries, 3 walkers, 3 walkers
That way eventually I'll be able to field somewhere in the region of 4k points in Apoc matches.
Nice to see another guardsman. It seems to me that you've got a solid plan. I look forward to eharing how you do with it .
I was just thinking that you could use the mordians to represent USMC Marines/Royal Marines in ceremonial dress uniform. Also the only thing is, I think you may want to put a few special weapons onto your spqads like meltas and flamers (to help a little against swarms and more armour). Other than that, you have a solid plan there and good luck with your army, will be interesting to watch it come alive in flowing rivers of paint