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Hey all I'm looking for a way to convert 12 imperial guard rough riders, I have run out of ideas and really need help. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
The possibilities are endless!
The basis is offcourse guardsmen mounted on something. What you mount them on is entirely up to you! The warhammer fantasy range has a number of mounted models that you can convert with ease.
Find something that works with the background of your army. Fluffy conversions are always the best!
Lizards: Cold ones work fine!
Motorcycles: I've seen rough riders that are mounted on small scooters. They where really cool. Build some Squat-like trikes and burn rubber!
Horses: Duh... Well it's the obvious one but you can make variants using fantasy parts like brettonians, marauders or chaos knights.
Wolves: goblin wolf riders... Great for a feral themed IG? Dire wolves are cool...
Boars: Well, kind of silly really but it could work...
Jetbikes: heavy converted eldar jetbikes might work out?
Go nuts and have fun!
Thanks for the quick reply, the bretonnian you mentioned reminded me of a pic I have seen in the WD I think, but I'm not sure which, if anyone knows what I'm talking about and happen to know the issue no. I'd appreciate it, any other ideas appreciated as well^^.
What is the theme of your army? If you tell us something about maybe we can help more...
For tips and inspiration you can drop in on this guys WIP blog: LINK
The 10th posts is about his Rough Riders.
His conversions are not for the beginner but the horses are really nice.
Jump packs, skis, and anti grav boots work as well. My rough riders have a cut up vox unit with sm backpack vents and some greenstuff exoskeleton armature on the legs. Bikes and horses don't seem to fit in an urban theme well. Skis for winter and the boots for Elysians of something.
I have had this in mind for my own guard. Take some regular IG. Assemble with no weapons. Then gather spare arms (laspistols, chainswords, and esspesially arms from the heavy weapon sprues) and clip away weapons so just the fists remain on one of the hands. File the top and bottom of the fists and drill through with a pin vice. Get some wire and feed through (clipping or green stuff may be needed to fill gaps) and make sure the wire is succure and cut to length. Make a lance head out of green stuff (or another lance head from a fantasy sprue) then stick on the other (UNTRIMMED) arm on. Then take some elysian gravpacks (order two sets of six) and attach to the back to make some kind of jet/hover pack thing. Then hey presto! Rough rider (?) guard.
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