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Ok, I'm not going to lie. This is in no small part to motivate me to finish my guard. In one month, Cyric is going to get a Jackal Titan. I've promised that I won't start my Mars Pattern Warhound until he get his so we can do 'em together. As soon as that happens everything else will get pushed to the back burner I'm sure. Either way we'll keep you updated with plenty of pix.
So this is my old Imperial Guard Army, ‘The 104th Boom Town Ratz.’ I started these guys long ago and based them off of a hive world based army. There are some sweet old minis in there and some very cool and fluffy squads that I’m quite proud of. The ‘First to Die’ Penal Legion, Rough Riders mounted on Wolves complete with a converted Commissar to lead them. A full sniper squad. Several tanks. Lots of necromunda figs. I think I even have an old fig eating a grox burger in there somewhere.
So now I’m building my new guard, ‘Air Cadia.’ The Seventh Cadian Airborne. Also geared for urban combat, but much more clean and professional. Everything is geared towards recon and can deep strike. And if I may say so, much better painted. Not too many cool conversions as of yet, aside from the one lead sentinel. It does have one slightly broken Valkyrie High Wing.
My plans are to flesh out the Cadians in such a way that they can play on their own and then join the Ratz for Apocalypse games. So it would be nice if they could compliment each other. After that, I start adding the Inquisition figs.
I have several models for the Cadians waiting in the wings. I have two ten man troop squads, an anti infant squad, an anti tank squad, a mortar squad, the rest of my HQs and three basilisks. Oh, and that Mars Warhound Titan. Next up are my HQ units.
Gimmie your thoughts, questions and answers. Colors schemes, composition and paint jobs as well as any input on taking pix of minis (these were taken in the middle of a snow storm.) C'mon, I can take it.
I don't know anything about guard but those guys look nice, but is that enough for an apoc game?
Huh... this army looks familiar, in a squishy kind of way.
I've given you my thoughts on these guys a few times, but I'll say it again - I think your bases are too plain. Overall you've got a simple but appealing color scheme for your air cav, and what you've done is looking great. But to me, the plainness of the bases is a distraction. Otherwise, I think your army is enough to make any teacher proud.For those of you wondering, that would be my fault. As Tweaker and I were heading to a game, some boxes shifted in the back seat of his SUV. When I opened the door to retrieve these boxes, a couple of them fell out, and we heard the sound dreaded by gamers everywhere - the sound of minis smashing and scraping against pavement.Originally Posted by Lil Tweaker
I seriously almost vomited at that moment. I felt horrible. However, let this be a lesson to all about carrying valuable figures in unsecured open-topped cases.
Yeah, when I put it all together I can get a good Apoc game goin’. If I put in some of the unpainted stuff I have lying around then we can get some serious games goin’. The last game was, um… 4000 pts a side I think?
Holy Junk Batman! That's just so awesome. A Valkyrie AND wolf riders?! ;Y
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To answer a couple of questions, the high wing variant of the Valkyrie was developed for urban warfare in order to utilize the door gunners to their fullest extent. They are fairly rare due the necessity of tech stabilizing systems needed to make up for the vertical wing stabilizers. –Ok, I thought it was ridiculous that the door gunner’s field of fire consists entirely of underside of the wings and the external fuel tanks.- It should also be noted that these stabilizing systems can be temperamental and on it’s initial flight test they suffered a catastrophic failure. This is the sad story that Cyric told. Frankly, it’s not really his fault and I can fix it. If the roumors about plastic Valkyries are true, maybe I can get some new landing gear (all I used was the feet.)
Thanks for the comments. As for the bases, I promise they will all be done in grand style as soon as I have every mini I own painted up.
The HQ units are done. My General and two platoon leaders along with their respective squads. Whaddaya think?
Still not sure how to get the most out of them in a game, as they make a pretty expensive suicide squad. The face shields on the special weapon members are Kroot shoulder pads. Man, the camera is unkind. They look so much better at arms length on the table. That standard bearer looks like somebody took a leak in his family genepool.
Now I gotta figure out what to tackle next. I probably should knock out a ten man infant squad next, but fixing up and finishing that Valkyrie would be much more fun. ‘Course I wanted to put together that anti tank team …and then there are those Basilisks…
As always, input is appreciated.