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I have a concept for an Imperial guard army, I'd convert every soldier to have a full face mask, and a long coat, because it looks cool.
Toruss is a desert death-world which is actually uninhabitable by humans, it has ashen terrain as a result of it's extremely thin atmosphere, due to the sun being un-resisted. The surface pepperd with dome cities, due to it being the only planet capable of supporting them within a reasonable distance of their original home world, which they were forced off by an asteroid striking the surface, and throwing it out of orbit. They wear the face masks because they need life support systems to walk outside the cities and be able to breathe properly, and also because in the sunnier areas, the sun rays are blinding.
Due to their isolation, they barely have any advanced technology, and rely on strong alien mounts, called Jolhei, for transportation between cities, and moving heavy items around.
The inhabitants of Toruss are quite adept at using cover and camouflage to get around undetected, the beasts they have to hunt for food are enormous, and have only a few weaknesses, the best of which is poor immune system, due to largely lacking atmosphere, they don't really need it. They poison food, which kills the beasts, some squads have begun to plant remote explosives however, mainly for the fun of blowing it up.
Every person who is not involved in the military is either an engineer, a farmer (either atmospheric or food), or something else which is necessary, dome-cities require a lot of maintenance to function properly.
Many of the units deployed are Veteran soldiers, they are very successful hunters, and have fought many battles defending their homes, mainly from the safety of cover, firing upon enemy units using powerful weaponry.
The foot soldiers use a vox network to communicate, such a low density atmosphere doesn't allow for sound to travel far, so it's a near necessity.
They favor mortars, such long range ordinance is especially efficient in their low-gravity environment, for the same reason most regiments field a Basilisk, for long range anti-tank fire support.
That's the fluff I came up with, I've designed the uniform, the "alien mounts" (they're cute!), and a part of their language.
Front view, it seals the face so there can be a solid oxygen supply.
From the back it's a Cadian helmet.
Uniform, cadian, with the helmet and a long coat, which will just be greenstuffed on.
The Jolhei, the alien mounts.
I'll get the plastic horses from fantasy, take the back half off and sculpt each one from there.
*shudder* So much work...
Edit: That's an underneath view of it's right foot, the spike is, in fact, a spike, for hurting things with.
Edit 2: Those things on it's neck are Gills of a sort, the low-density atmosphere requires a more efficient breathing organ.
Who thinks what about all this?
I came up with most of the fluff (the bit between the rows of dashes) in about 15 minutes, while writing it in that other thread.
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...=108865&page=3 (Regiment Name Patent)
Near the bottom.
After a few random designs.
I came up with this, the final copy of the Jolhei, I decided it should have a snout, as it needs to sniff out underground vegetation (piggy!), and there were a lot of balance issues with the bipedal design, mainly because of the rider sitting on it, so I added in a third leg. It's ears are now holes, because in the low density environment sound doesn't travel well, and noises cannot be distinguished, merely detected, so it doesn't need big fluffy ears.
I think tyhe third leg is a bit weird, how about the creature actually sits HIGH up on its legs, like a bear? so its balanced a little bit better, if not then a long straight tail like a trex.
I don't want it to be really heavy though, the terrain it's walking on (ash effectively) cannot support such heavy loads, all it needs is even distribution of weight.
And it's a horse, if he stands up then they can't ride him...
dude, this should be in the fluff or IG areas, but nyway....
im likeing the fluff, got any more conversions??? as for face masks, try cadian rebrether heads from forgeworld.
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I didn't want to use those, they're isolated from the imperium, and they developed them themselves.
I don't have any conversions, just designs.
I won't start on this for a long while, I've got a Tyranid army to do, and I take forever to paint.
I do however have a lot of fluff written up, which is largely Scientific jargon.Originally Posted by Toruss, the planetIs the bit with the Eldar even vaguely plausible?Originally Posted by Torians, the inhabitantsOriginally Posted by Torian Military