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Made in us
Brain-Dead Zombie of Nurgle




Florida/Massachusetts

Very, very cool, Pomander! Creative in the extreme and very well executed so far!

Really looking forward to more, and the back story is engaging. In the grim darkness of the far future, pretty much anything can (and does) happen. It also sets up why this army could be fighting against other Imperial forces, who see them as xenos/heretics.

With one hand of the Imperium having no clue what the other hand is doing, especially with the Cicatrix Maledictum in full swing, I can only imagine how many minor civil wars are occurring within the Imperium at a given time.
   
Made in se
Sniveling Snotling





Thank you folks! You're keeping me encouraged. I also appreciate your thoughts on the fluff, Talizvar. You're onto something with the pragmatic 'pioneer corps', using dispensable imperial subjects. It's lucky for the 414th Cadian that they're considered unreliable, otherwise the Imperium would have used them more effectively. Anyway, update time!

’Lower your weapons’ says Agaricus, ’I come in peace’. The soldiers watch him, unconvinced. He reaches inside his garments, and brings out the folder with Departmento Munitorum papers. The soldiers relax a little; Only harmless people keep their papers in folders. ’I’m your new supreme commander, it’s says so here’. One of the soldiers, presumably the squad leader, chuckles. ’Alright master, come along then’.

The two-legged machine strides off, and the soldiers follow, Agaricus behind them. They’re a little short for troopers, he thinks to himself, distractedly. There’s something unusual about their appearance, certainly, maybe it has to do with the local climate? Agaricus looks around, and notices that one of the soldiers pushes a little trolley, bouncing carelessly over roots and rocks. With rising heartbeat, he takes in what the trolley carries. White stalks, white gills, red caps with white dots.




Agaricus hasn't quite met with these guys yet, but I'll show them anyway.


Enjoy!

   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Quite nice; I like how you integrated the second crewmember on the HB.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

This is one of the coolest projects I've ever seen! I can't wait to see more.

   
Made in se
Sniveling Snotling





Thank you, CommissarKhaine and Heretic Tom! It’s time for another update.

Agaricus is bewildered: There are mushrooms growing on Procul 83. According to official reports, all fungiform species were eradicated in this solar system, when the Imperial fleet used bio-bombs to drive out Ork invaders, some 200 years ago. What confuses Agaricus more, however, is that the soldiers of the 414th Cadian seem to harvest mushrooms, even before he’s told them to do so!


Hurrying through the woods, they soon arrive at a small encampment. Agaricus notes that some of the soldiers aren’t quite as small and green as the ones he first met, instead they look remarkably tidy and healthy. He also notes that the taller soldiers have different equipment, notably shovels, indicating a different role.


When it comes to human-sized models, I usually glue everything together before painting. This time, I experimented with separated components, and thought it might be interesting.



Here is the finished version.



He has a comrade as well, also equipped with a shovel.



What might their different role be? You tell me!

   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Actual humans in this blog? Heresy!

Nice paintjob on the 'umies!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

He's looking so intensely at the mushroom, it's great!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

The humans could be bodyguards in your command squads. The idea of using humans as meat-shields for your obviously more valuable Grot bosses just makes me laugh.

Great work on these. I love the colour pallet, and really well executed.

   
Made in ch
Revered Rogue Psyker





Pioneers?

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/766717.page

A Mostly Renegades and Heretics blog.
_______________________________

Who would win:
10'000 + years of veterancy, or some raidy Boys?
Trick Question, of course it's the loyalists!

(Not Online in regards to the new Red Corsair battalion CP boost and 8th edition.) 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut




There ought to be a prize for this. Once done, you might want to run it by the WH Community channel...

Casual gamer, casual fun! 
   
Made in se
Sniveling Snotling





Thanks for your kind words, Khaine, Turtles, Crowe, Not online and Samus. Interesting suggestions too! The role of these slightly taller guardsmen is, in fact, hunting for subterranean fungi, e.g. truffles. That's why they carry shovels. There might be dogs and/or pigs later on.

The story (let's call it Agaricus Adventures) will have to wait a little, but I have pictures for you. This time, I entered the monthly painting challenge, so you might have seen the WIP picture over there. I'll post it here as well, for reference.



Today I finished it, so here's the painted and assembled version! Enjoy! By the way, sculpting beetles is harder than you think. With all the failed attempts, most of them looking like six-legged spiders, I think I could write a little tutorial.



And now, a little sneak peek of the next update, for those of you who miss the shorter members of the 414th Cadian. Have you ever wondered how long you can extend the heavy weapon telescope stand? Let’s find out!


   
Made in dk
Fresh-Faced New User






Haha, wonderful heavy weapon team there at the end Remarkable how ell the cadian arms actually fit...

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






The ML team is brilliant. Better hold on tight when he fires that thing.
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

ML team is definitely ready to raise hell, they look great!

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Pomander Cask.

Cheers,

CB


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