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I am a new player (played about a dozen or so times) building an IG Army. I used to be an officer in the US Army. I was assigned to several different armored cavalry units during my time on active duty, so I was drawn to the IG since they have plenty of cool armored units, and I liked the idea of playing units without crazy, supernatural powers. So, when I was thinking about throwing in some things which would make my army unique, I wanted to use a cavalry theme.
For starters, I painted the standard Cadian flag from the command squad in cavalry colors (half red and half white) with a white decal "7" on the red half of the flag.
I do not like the look of the standard Cadian senior officer from the command squad. So, I thought having a guy like Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore from the movie Apocalypse Now would be a cool and unique addition. I finally found a 1/35 scale model to represent him built by Dragon Models (1st Cavalry Vietnam Command Squad). I have not gotten the actual model yet...but here is a link below to give you an idea of what he will look like. Main idea was to get a 'Nam era model wearing a cavalry Stetson.
He comes with a M16A1...so I am thinking about possibilities for converting this model...
any ideas from this august group of gamers? I was thinking of gaming him with his Stetson as his trademark item from the armory...but does not seem worth the points. I am not really into too much fluff...just trying to have a good conversation piece on the table.
Anyone else have any unique leader ideas they have tried out?
Well let me ask if you plan on playing at any GW sponsored events. If so a simple approach might be to use the top half of his model and on the rest of the troopers replace the M16 with lasguns and some extra GW bits.
Now if this is just for a great club army then by all means just make sure the equipment it has resembles what is in the IG armory. So you could use or have him with a sabre or bayonet to represent his close combat weapon... pistols are pistols so his .45 should be sufficient if he has one holstered.
There are some other great forums out there for conversion .. LO is a good all arounder but for conversion I would look for a dedicated conversion forum. PM me and I can direct you to a good one if you desire. Or you can place a query in the conversion sub forum here and some great talented people with chim in with some of their thoughts.
As for leaders I need to convert me a custom female Commissar. So I can feel your pain.