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Well, I've been contemplating an IG army for quite a while, and today I was having some random trains of thought regarding Tau, then WH40k, and then South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. And it came to me. In all of the pictures of the future, the only people are white guys and aliens. And I thought of "Operation: Black Shield", and my army's theming came all together. I decided I want to do a multi-national Cadian style army, with different races using their stereotype to fill out their roles. Please keep in mind, this is an idea out of fun and quirky humor, not racism...
Whites: Command Squads, heavy weapons squads. Americans like their big guns, so a lascannon team seems fitting. For my HQ, I thought I would use the Ursarker Creed model, as it looks more or less like the general from South Park: BLU. Their squad markers will be Full Metal Jacket style, they'll all have "Born To Kill" written on their helmets with peace pins on their chests.
Chief: "You ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?!"
General: "I don't listen to hip-hop".
Classic, next on the list...
"Blackies": Conscripts and full standard infantry squads. Another South Park reference with these guys.
General: "This is what we call Operation: Black Shield. When the enemy fires their weapons at us, we will hide behind the blackies and return fire when they have been decimated".
Likewise, the squad symbol for these squads will be black shields.
Asians: Snipers (not ratlings). In vietnam they were famous for sniping us off, so I figure this would be a good role for them. To individualize them, I'll give them those little conical hats.
Hispanics: Any basic squad designed for close combat. Basically, they'll look like Mexicans and I'll try to model them with tacos.
Canadians: Vehicle crew. I mainly remember the Canadians in South Park driving tanks, so that's what they'll do here. To model them, I'll shave down the features on their faces til they are basically round, cut their heads in half at the lips and put a small pin between the two pieces, so their heads are flopping around like Canadians!
Arabs: Remnant squads and rough riders. These guys will be dressed like the Iraq insurgents, but usually are meant to run around in small groups with lower technology. To model, I'll glue some cloth around their heads, or use Tallarn models.
Russians: Ogryns. Remember the big blonde boxer from one of the Rocky movies? Yeah, basically that. Blonde hair, blue eyes, muscles.
Irish/Scottish: Ratlings. Ratlings are basically hobbits, and hobbits love to drink, so all of my ratlings will be redheads with beer flasks. And they'll wear kilts.
India folk: Techpriest enginseer. Anyone here watch Neurotically Yours? Basically, he's gonna be modeled after the Tech Support guy from the Tech Support episodes. He'll have a banner that says "Smell Tech: 24/7/365". His servitors will be shocky monkeys.
Well, that's pretty much my entire idea, putting most of the major races into one IG army. Whaddya guys think? Qs and Cs are appreciated!
My gaming group's new motto: That army you're using is overpowered because it hurts my guys, codex is broken and needs a rewrite.
What has GW started? They've started Racism in the Ranks! WHY!?
If you want 'darkies' in your Imperial Guard army, paint them. Don't strike back at GW with a multi-national army of doom-ish like racism.
It's just scary man.
Blaxploitation, 40k style.
What a ****ing crock.
"It fits like clothes made out of wasps!"