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I'm currently busy with making a traitor guard armored company (( HOLD back you loyalist bastards! )) and I'm looking for info on actual colourschemes for traitor guard.
I'm quite fond on the Armageddon stel legion varient though I'm asking are there any better variant.
The army is going to be combined with my IW for certain mega battles and I do want both armies to look good next to each other.
So what would be your advice
If they are traitor make them traitor to the tau. Make it an army of Tau Auxilleries. You can put tau missile pods on some of the tanks. Also you could give them tau carpace armor! (Y)
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Since you mention IW I'm going to assume you mean traitor as in chaos.
The only "official" colourscheme for traitor tanks that I know of is for the Bloob Pact. They are simply painted red... I suggest you think of something more stimulating :)
Traitor guardsmen would probably still paint their vehicles in some sort of camouflage but they will have more spikes and similar on the tanks. Maybe you could combine the IW colours of steel and warning stripes with some sort of camouflage?
Im making a fallen Dark angels army right now.I have to paint 45 traitor gaurdmen of three squads.The first squad is gonna be the mafa,second pirtes,the third is gonna be the terroist.and 40 choas marines which are the fallen.Well for IG make the barbaric.Paint them tough all *****ed off ready to kill and dont fear death.
Ok i'm figuring that you're gonna use the standard IG list for this army right?
I'd say try to go for a coloursheme similar to the IW style.
Ok so it would maybe look a little too macho to have guardsmen running around in metallic pants.
But how about making the general IG uniform a black/grey stylke and maybe make the breastplate like the IW warning stripes... a truly eyecatching army eh?
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my first question would be how long ago did they turn traitor? if it was recent id usggest painting them in standard IG colors and camo with "handwritten" chaos glyphs and graffitti. Have the imperal eagles defaced or painted over with chaos symbols. A longer period of time would probably allow for the IG tanks to be painted simalar to the Iron warriors equipment, and the uniforms to be black with silver trim to form a more unified look. Martial pride and all that.
They turned to chaos just before the outbreak of the 13th black crusade
after they got in some trouble after a critical deceision made by their commander who deceided to destroy the entire hive rather than risk losing his tank to the Ork.
The Ordo Hereticus was after then when Dreachon ( my Warsmith ) offered them a way out if they would serve him.
Beeing faced with a mad bombastic and very sadistic inquisitor or serving the IW what would you choose if you wanted to live longer
But I like your suggestion Dragonslayero about a black/grey mix