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Im starting an Imperial Guard Army and I am having a tough time of coming up with a name. I am thinking about having my army mostly made up with armored vehicles and troop transports.
I am thinking of two different color schemes for my army right now. I akso want to incorporate an urban color scheme into the army some how.
- White armour
- Light blue clothes
- Dark blue high lites for clothes
- Black outlines on armour
- Red/ Orange armour
- Fortress Gray clothes
- Dark Gray highlites for clothes
- Black outlines on armour
I also want to incorporate a motto onto the tanks and chimeras. I have two mottos in mind. As you can see they are in Japanese because I really like the look of the symbols and I also want to some how incorporate the look of the symbols into the tanks and chimeras.
- 勝利は栄光を伴います- with victory comesglory
- 根性なしの栄光- no guts no glory
It was hard for me to find a name for my army too, when I started, but then it hit me one day...
Since I was running with GKs at the time (no inquisitor, just PAGks and terminators), the fluff boiled down to my specific number of Cadian (because cadians are awesome) being trapped on a planet, and all other regiments had either fallen to chaos or simply perished. The GKs showed up, surprised to find one lone regiment holding back a key piece of tactica. The GKs lifted the seige of chaos and, because of the bravery of the soldiers, were inducted into an inquisitors warband as his personal army. They were renamed the Silver Shields, and were mindwiped of their previous life. Silver, being the metal in the lore that is counter to the daemon form. They were painted standard Cadian colours, except their shoulder pads: Sargents and above wore gold pads, the common soldier had silver.
The name also has a second meaning: Argyraspides, or Greek for silver shields, were a group of elite mercenaries that Alexander the Great "collected" on his campaign, and were unwavering in their support. They were feared, even though they were much older (mid-late fifites), they were battle tested.
Thanks cKerensky. thanks for the help and I really like your idea with the shoulder pads.
Going with the Japanese motto, I recommend looking at maps of Japan. The name of a mountain, river or city can inspire the name of your homeworld; combine that with your personal lucky number and there you go! The 100th Fujian Armored, or whatever.
I like your second color scheme better. White is very hard to work with and I know from experience that making light blue look 'camo' can also be tough. Just use darker reds & oranges and you should be able to get easy, believable results!
"My tanks have names, my men have numbers." -Col. Edmund Grahvess, 23rd Kronecker Prison Guard