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monkeytroll wrote:Interesting, very interesting
Nice Russ conversion, love the field kitchen - marvellous idea, can't have our chaps doing their bit without proper scran now can we - and siege tanks look nice.


Egg Sarnies for everyone, lads! (/cheer)


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Nice work as usual! Also I think I heard someone saying that the FW turrets no longer fitted on the new tanks but they could have just been guessing.

   
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So, progress has been slow, but steady. Painted some marines for Pork, and have been going through and detailing up my tanks. A 'rivet'ing experience, I assure you.

Pictures forthcoming, but first, I need some help. Who is this? I've seen him before, and I know he's a librarian, but can anyone help me ID him and, perhaps more importantly, tell me what backpack and arm is supposed to be/was shipped with him? Thanks!



Picked up the new Cadian Command Sprues, totally in love. Working on an HQ squad now as time permits.

Now, tank progress. Leman Russi, Chimeras, Manticore, and the first Sentinel off the line. I'm still pondering what kind of stowage to add to the Field Kitchen. I have a lot of bitz to work with now.





















That's it for now!




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This is someone I painted up, well after I sold off my last Tzeentch army, but kept around because I lied how he came out:



A week ago, his bro's made the long trek over the pond.



Yeah, the Codex sucks. But I don't care. I <3 Thousand Sons.

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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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thats a ton of thousand sons! i like the conversion work to make a bunch using plastic bodies and metal arms/heads. would love to see some closeups to see how well they work together?

what have you done with the bodies the arms came with, or did you just have/get the arms/heads

Is that going to be your army, or your brothers!

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Sageheart wrote:thats a ton of thousand sons! i like the conversion work to make a bunch using plastic bodies and metal arms/heads. would love to see some closeups to see how well they work together?

what have you done with the bodies the arms came with, or did you just have/get the arms/heads

Is that going to be your army, or your brothers!


I bought them like this. I'm probably going to go in and tidy them up. The current 1K sons kit makes these, it comes with metal arms, a handful of metal bolters, and some loincloths and shoulderpads. Someone put a bunch of bolt pistols and chainswords on one batch, and built another one into a Chaos Biker. Not sure what I'm going to do with that one, maybe offer it up as a trade/swap.

These guys will form the core troops of a walking 1K sons force.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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So, with the holidays comes the usual downturn in activity. Trying to get things done.

I picked up a bunch of bits, backpacks, and whatnot, including a few more Tzeentch pieces. Not sure if I should also start a separate plog for that.

Finally, after many years of regret about selling off my collection, I stumbled upon an unopened/sealed copy of Battlefleet Gothic, and lucked out on the eBay auction. It went for about a third of what it should have, and it is on it's way to me.

So, here's the current work-table:

IG Gryphonne:
Most of the tanks are base-coated and detailed. I'm in the process of 'rusting' the final ones, and I'm working on adding stowage to the Field Kitchen. Squad-wise, I've got the Kitchen's squad finished, and I've got a smattering of the rest currently at 50-75% done. I have been inspired by several Dakkaites' work with the 'Voidsuits' using Kroot parts, and I think I want to copy this for my Veteran Squads, as they look like Bomb Disposal Squad suits. It could also work for my Naval personnel. One good push should see most of my Basic Guardsmen finished. I picked up TINYMAGNETS, and I intend to magnetize some special weapons for each squad. I also need to figure out how many heads and arm sets I have leftover, and buy some torsos and leg bitz off of eBay.

Tzeentch:
Lots of bits with a few more incoming. I need to figure out a way to make good-looking Discs of Tzeentch. Any suggestions?

BFG:
Well, I saved one Battleship, I have a box set to open up, and a Blackstone Fortress on the way. 2011 is going to see a slow re-acquisition of my Fleets. Man, they really exploded the races and fleet options, but why the HELL are the Tau so damn expensive from GW?

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Amusingly, the first game I played with my new IG was...Second Edition 40K.

So, here's a quick update for you good girls and boys:



Now I just have to add some more stowage to the Field Kitchen itself, and this squad will be complete!

Sadly, this means I need to seriously look into transport options for the army. Sigh.

--Brian

PS: Merry Happy Christmas-y Time to everyone!

PPS: I started a Battlefleet Gothic thread. http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/335515.page


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Briancj wrote:
Pictures forthcoming, but first, I need some help. Who is this? I've seen him before, and I know he's a librarian, but can anyone help me ID him and, perhaps more importantly, tell me what backpack and arm is supposed to be/was shipped with him? Thanks!





Sorry, I don't have time for a thorough post (Xmas, holidays far from home, etc....) , but your vehicles are really nice!!!

As for that mini, IIRC it's a vanilla Librarian with Power Weapon, but no named character / affiliated chapter. He probably was supposed to go with the standard 2nd/3rd Ed. SM arm sprues, ie. 2 arms + shoulder pad, 1 boltgun, 1 boltpistol, 1 standard backpack...

Hope that helps,

Merry Xmas!!!

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I have that same libbie, he is just a normal libbie, great model i must say!

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Man, just haven't been having the mojo, lately. Trying to clear up my work area, which got dumped on over the holidays. Ah well.

Hey, look! A voidsuit! Which, to me, makes for an excellent Bomb Disposal Suit, which ties in nicely with my engineers, and makes for great carapace armor.

Win-win!





I am deeply indebted to Xanthos and Migsula, whose designs for their Voidsuits inspired this. And, of course, fortunate to have a pile of Kroot bitz.

Also...



I found this at a local Microcenter (a computer/gadget store). It cost $9.95 US, and came with two halogen lamps, a tripod stand, and the booth with a blue or grey background cloth. It all stores neatly in a travel bag. The lamps require power, but that's a small negative to an overall awesome product.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Wow! That's a lot of awesome for just two pages of Plog!!

I really enjoy the vehicle conversions.

The difference in the turret rings for the old and new Leman Russes (and the old and new Chimeras) really are a pain. The FW kits were made for the old turret rings. I don't know if they are making any changes to adjust to the new kit.

I don't think the new Chimera is quite 5% smaller than the old one. As you noted, the interior width between the track assemblies is the same. The width of the track assemblies, themselves, is narrower but that doesn't affect the troop capacity. The overall height is only a hair shorter. The really noticeable height change is in the new LR and Chimera turrets which are definitely thinner than the older versions. I fully agree that the loss of bits and accessories was a kick to the groin, especially since the new accessory sprue had track guards.

I also envy you that photo set up. Now I will to go on a quest for a similar one that will probably end up poorly as I'm thwarted by the Knights who say Ni! I might as well just fetch a shrubbery now to take with me.



   
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So, got some more work done, this evening. Even painting slogs of IG to the 'three foot rule' is still a timekiller. Silly fleshy bits.

Here's what's on the deck:



Here's stuff that's either finished, or darn close:



I also finally buckled down, and repaired my fleet of spaceships. They had been damaged a year and a half ago from my cross-country move, and have been sitting un-repaired and ignored. All fixed now.



Including all the fiddly bits and antenna on this lady here:




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JB wrote:

Wow! That's a lot of awesome for just two pages of Plog!!

I really enjoy the vehicle conversions.

The difference in the turret rings for the old and new Leman Russes (and the old and new Chimeras) really are a pain. The FW kits were made for the old turret rings. I don't know if they are making any changes to adjust to the new kit.

I don't think the new Chimera is quite 5% smaller than the old one. As you noted, the interior width between the track assemblies is the same. The width of the track assemblies, themselves, is narrower but that doesn't affect the troop capacity. The overall height is only a hair shorter. The really noticeable height change is in the new LR and Chimera turrets which are definitely thinner than the older versions. I fully agree that the loss of bits and accessories was a kick to the groin, especially since the new accessory sprue had track guards.

I also envy you that photo set up. Now I will to go on a quest for a similar one that will probably end up poorly as I'm thwarted by the Knights who say Ni! I might as well just fetch a shrubbery now to take with me.





Thank you for the praise. There should be more plog, but I'm a slow mover and people get bored.

I'll see if I can track down the photo booth online, put up a link.

As for the Chimera, my 5% loss guesstimate is total volume, not any given L/W/H measurement. I do believe a millimeter or so was shaved off of the width betwee nthe track assemblies, as I had to shave down an old Basilisk Platform I had, to get it to fit. But, overall, I'm not unhappy with the kit, just the loss of bitz. The Leman Russ, however, is a total disappointment.

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Okay, time for some ADVISERS.

Commander Cain and his Adjunct Toland represent my Fleet Officer and Ordinance Advisers. They are both from the "Pegasus", the Mars-Class Battlecruiser which led the excursion to the system I'm modeling.

Since there's no real hard and fast rule or guidelines as to what the colors of the Imperial Navy are, I went with white jackets and blue pants with a red stripe, and black boots. Any Navy troops in my army (conscripts, typically) will follow this scheme in some way.

Toland on the left, Cain on the right:










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Okay, the last of today's work was to finish the two Leman Russ Demolishers, and add some mud and dirt to all thee hulls.

I only have the Deathstrike and a pile of Sentinels to finish, vehicle-wise, and then I can think about acquiring some more.





I'm making decent progress (I blame the 80 feet of snow that has fallen), and I hope to be able to actually play a game this Sunday!

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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Time to ruse from the bowels of the earth (the basement) with another exciting (hah) plog update!

Today, SENTINELS. I love Sentinels. I hate the fact that they get one weapon. Come on, people. One heavy stubber can't hurt.

Here's the 14th Force Recon Sentinel Group in all its winter guard glory. Some of the pictures are a bit fuzzy, camera kept locking onto the black backdrop.



Command Element:



1st Element:



2nd Element:



I have also made heavy progress into my troops, I have only about a dozen more figures to finish detailing! Then, of course, I need to build a commander and a unit of Veterans. But, hey. That's why I get the BIG BUCKS.

Also, I have a job! Yay! I can BUY THINGS AGAIN. Oh, God.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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No-one wuves me! Ah well. ONWARDS.

So, this is the Engineering Squad that will accompany the Engineering Chimera seen previously. I'm using the krootbits style of Voidsuits for Carapace Armor, and to represent the brave lads of my UXB squad. Some of you Brits out there may remember that particular old tv show.

So far, I've worked up the Sarge (A Bastonne stand-in), Plasma, Melta, and Heavy Flamer. Yeah, I should have gone with a spam squad, but this is my army, and I'm going to lose in STYLE.

Anyways...the dudes.







These will be getting a higher-level of paint job than my normal boffins, as they are a full-character unit. Still pondering names, but the Sarge has an eyepatch, so he, clearly, needs to be be named "Fury".

The flamer has a cigar (natch), perhaps torch? Bobby?

I'm open to suggestions.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Okay, I finished the squad. This week, I should be able to get them all painted!

Here's the ones finished tonight:



And here's the full squad:



Here's what the squad contains:

Sgt. Bastonne Stand-in w/ eye-patch
ML Squad, with a Catachan who got picked up along the way
Heavy Flamer with Cigar
Meltagun converted into a cutter
Plasma Gunner
Voxcaster/Technician
Demonlitionist
Lasgunner second-in-command (holding a map, pointing)
Lasgunner who likes knives.

As a note, all the lasguns have had a quicky conversion into autostubbers.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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So, here's the scheme for my vets. These are Engineers, Demolitions guys and Unexploded Bomb Disposal guys, which is why they get the heavy armor. I also modeled all their grenades (krak, frag, melta, and one demo charge!) They're very bulky.

Here's the sarge. I tried a couple of schemes, on gray, one more blue, but I settled on a medium green brought up from Dark Angles Green. The sarge is a Bastonne WYSIWYG using an old metal IG stormtrooper backpack.





And here's a close-up on the face I did for my Fleet Officer, of which I'm very happy with.



Cheers!

(Don't forget your Valentine's Day plans!)


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Briancj wrote:Here's what the squad contains:

Sgt. Bastonne Stand-in w/ eye-patch
ML Squad, with a Catachan who got picked up along the way
Heavy Flamer with Cigar
Meltagun converted into a cutter
Plasma Gunner
Voxcaster/Technician
Demonlitionist
Lasgunner second-in-command (holding a map, pointing)
Lasgunner who likes knives.

As a note, all the lasguns have had a quicky conversion into autostubbers.



This is one of the two things that make your guys so awesome : there gear definitely marks them as veterans, far from the 10-Vets-in-Chimera-with-3-meltas we usually see...

As for the other thing... The amount of conversion is great!! The additional armour is clearly visible, the kitbashing is awesome....

A winner squad for me!!!

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Nice work on that squad, dude. Very impressive conversions and it's always nice to see someone putting some character into their models.

   
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Excellent stuff, your guard army is excellent. A pretty cool collection of spaceships there to! keep it up!

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Working on a few more swappable vehicle hulls, and a little Empire Wizard conversion love.



New job's going great, hope to get some solid painting done to show off, as it is a 4-day weekend for me!


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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What are the black parts supporting the Aegis quad-autocannons? I'd be interested in something like this for my Hydras, yet I still have to find something suitable...

Yours seems quite right...

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The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
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I forgot to take a shot of the plasticard work, but the one on the left is a Razorback top hatch with the standard Aegis mount. It does not use the Aegis box mounting piece, just the razorback mount. On back is a part from the Aegis box.

The one on the right is the Manticore 'cockpit', with just plasticard filling in the sides, and bottoms. Bitz from the aegis line and manticore for details. The aegis autocannon mounting axle was cut down to bring the two sets close together, and then mounted to the side of the manticore cockpit with a set of plastic tubing through one side.

I've been thinking about this one for awhile, and I'm happy how it came out.



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Liking that engineer squad a lot, nice level of conversion going on there. Also big up the old spaceship kits

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Finished up the Astropath, back to work on my Vets and those two Hydra conversions.



And the full Naval Command Attachment, my Command Squad Advisers. Emperor protect them.



"Sir, we've exited the Warp. We appear to be within .00215 of our plotted course.", spoke the Navigator Secundus.

The Mars-Class Battlecruiser Pegasus Ascendant, with her accompanying escorts, materialized into existence in real space, almost perfectly on-target within the Cygnus Probatii system. It had, apparently, been an uneventful transit, something her Captain believed to be a good omen.

"Bring all primary and secondary auspexes online, scan for all activity. Dispatch Thunderbolts to scout the primary target's surface when in range. Navigation, All Ahead Full, communications, signal our escorts to begin screen pattern Delta One. Execute." The Captain leaned back in his chair, watching his highly-trained crew going about their business, ensuring his orders were followed to the letter.

It was at that moment when the On-Duty Astropath clutched at his chest, gurgled and died. A moment on the bridge of absolute nothing, before all Hell broke loose. Raimius, the primary Astropath on board the Pegasus for 40 years, appeared on the Bridge. "Captain Caine, something is horrifically wrong!"

The Captain stood up, cracking out orders to restore discipline. "Toland! Order Battlestations throughout the group! Continue onwards to the planet!" He turned to the Astropath, "What in the Emperor's name is going on?"

The older Astropath looked out through the viewports, before turning to Caine. "Captain, this vessel's chronotech is out of sync with the Imperial Beacons by more than 50 years. The echoes of a massive death scream are still reverberating throughout the Warp. I suspect we were screened by whatever maelstrom or shadow diverted our arrival time. We've lost half of our Warp Navigators. Captain..."

"...Gryphonne is dead."

The bridge fell silent, as if in the midst of chaos, everyone heard those words. Captain Caine, High Borne of one of Gryphonne's Noblest of families slumped back into his ornate command chair, finding no comfort. "Are you sure?"

"Yes. The Tyranid Hive Fleet has consumed it, there is nothing but their Warp Shadow, and no communications have been registered since our exit from the Warp."

A moment. Two moments. "Damn."

Caine stood back up, forcing himself into proper Imperial Posture. "Continue to ascertain the status of this system. Attempt communications with Tempestus Sector Command, and get our damn Datacores up to date! Toland!"

"Sir!"

"Arm all weapons, and launch the ready alert fighters. Inform all crew members of the situation, I'll brook no Chaos rumors Toland! Have the Guard Commander and the Explorator Magos come to the briefing room, we must prepare."


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Just realised I haven't commented on this yet! Your weathering is incredible, and I love how much fluff you infuse your forces with.

White's a really tough colour to paint, specially with a black undercoat. Are you crazy?!

Great work, anyway - I'll be following

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Consider me subscribed. Very nice stuff. I'm waiting to get a closer look at the guy with the "half melter/half crisis flamer"-gun.

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A little progressssss on the Vets!



Sometimes, you have to send in the pros from Dover. No shiny Mechanicus armor, no heavy duty flashlights, no. Just some old ordinance disposal plates slung over your battered suit of Flak Armor. Maybe it'll be enough. It wasn't for poor Lucas, and Roberto certainly ate that Autocannon round. But, it'll give a good chance against bolter fire, and that's the way of the 42nd Millennium.

The men of the 114th know their lives are sold short, but these are the ones who go into the fight, who dispose of that ticking time-bomb of an unexploded Battle Cannon shell. A motley crew, with a collection of weapons scavenged from a hundred battlefields. Souvenirs and scrap, picked up from the bodies of friends and foes. An extra knife here, a few grenades there. You just don't know when you're going to be re-supplied.

Well...

...the veterans sure seem to know.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Hey, I've cleared 200 messages posted! Let's drink to that.

Every Veteran Squad is made up of the men who have managed to survive the longest, apart from the lucky, or the REMF. They are the ones who will have the waterproof firelighters in the torrential downpour, or a crate of machetes on a Deathworld. Better equipment, better armor, better skills. And the men of Squad Bridgestone, of the 114th Gryphonne Engineers, are sterling examples.

Mitchell "Mitch" McKay is a master of the well-placed missile launcher shot. He can fuse, arm, and fire his ML, "Cody", before a green recruit can put a new B-Pack in their lasgun. His loader, who only goes by the name Kas¹ was rescued from under a pile of his Catachan squadmates. He may have a deathwish, as he's convinced he'll join his buddies. Soon. He's been convinced for 38 battles, so far. Kas, however, is also the squad's premiere scrounger. "Gear Adrift is a Grunt's gift!" Usually nearby is the squad demolitions expert, "Bonker" Barrington. Need to dispose of a bomb? Illicit crate of kaffstiks? A Body? Bonker will take care of that for you. Between Bonker and Kas, the squad never runs out of supplies. Ever.





The Fancy-Dancy Special Weapons Lads are the wise-cracking, party-making, practical-joke-pulling members of the group. "Cutter" McMain was 'assigned' to the 114th after a series of bank robberies on Gryphonne IV. After saving the life of a mid-ranking Officer of the line, he was pardoned for his crimes, pulled from the penal squad, and given the only tool he needs to do his job. Cutter has spent years modifying his Melta, with parts scavenged from a Tau crisis suit. Claims it is more effective. No complaints so far. Antonio "Tony" Chiccaro. What's there to say about a man who can drink an entire still of trenchrot, and still function the next morning? He would never use his heavy flamer's tanks to make alcohol on downtime. And, Sir, he's not really sure WHERE that three-star General's helmet came from, but he'll give it back the next time he's at the supply depot. Finally, there's "Shades" Thiereau. He's been burnt by 'Bessie' more times than he can remember. Scorched, blasted, zapped, popped. At least, now, with the Ordinance Disposal Carapace Armor... well, it doesn't hurt as much. Still, when she puts that ball of superheated death downrange, Shades makes it count.




"Skeet", "Pete" and Pierre. We call him "Lucky", of course. Skeet's the resident tech. Between his vox and the gear he's taken from a few Techpriests...they don't need it anymore..he's the one scrambling locks and altering records to show that, no sir, there are only four crates of frags in the depot. Sir. Ivanovosti "Pete" Petrovich. A dour, stern man picked up after working with a Valhallan army group. Like Kas, Pete was taken in because he had no place else to go. While the other members of the squad have switched to the lower-tech, but easier to maintain assault stubbers, he grimly holds onto the Phaeton-Pattern Lasgun that he claims is the only reason he survived. On the plus side, he gets all the B-Paks not converted into bombs or fuel cells or used for lamps or... Petrovich has become the squad's second in command, due to his uncanny ability to always have the right paperwork, map, document, or orders. And what about Lucky? Well, he's been shot seventeen times, and lived. He's been jumped by Ligers, mauled by beasts, and even survived a Catachan Devil attack. This may be due to the fact that Pierre like knives, and always has at least three on his person. That you can see. If someone's going to get hurt, it is going to be ol' "Lucky" Pierre.




And then there's Sarge. No-one really knows where the Sarge came from, or how old he is. All they know is that he's the one who takes in the loners, the survivors, and keeps them alive for as long as he can. When he bellows an order, you jump. When he tells you go get the hell down, you drop. The Sarge has been there, done that, and still dishes it out, every day. He carries an assassin's powerblade, a old hotshot laspistol (claims he 'found it', but people think he used to be a stormtrooper), and will always be the first into the lines, and the last to fall back. He's the Sarge. What else were you expecting?







¹ "Kas", as in "Kasualty", because that's all loaders are good for. Don't even know why I gave him a gun.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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