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Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







Hey all,

I've been a Guard player and collector for about 6 years and I've played 40k on-off (mostly off) since I received a 2nd Edition starter set for my 10th birthday (soo many plastic gretchin), I came back during 5th and have been here since.

After seeing Dave Taylors great rendition of the Genswick Rifles a few years ago I thought I'd have to give it a go, I really liked the Idea of a gritty trench fighting army like the Dkok, but these were well out of my price range at the time. So i bought a few boxes of brettonians, and some heavy weapon teams, and since i already had plenty of guard spares lying around I threw up a platoon in no time.
2 years later I added the veteran squads, Heavy mortars and inspired by Tinners of warseer I scratch built my ragnarok, bringing the army up to 1.5k. You may have seen my company commander posted in the showcase section (he will appear here too).

And since a Thursday evening seems the perfect time to start a p&m blog here we go. So here is the army so far, mostly finished, I want to edit the bases a bit to bring them more in line with the ones I make now.





And with additional units from allied regiments I could field 3k easily, I've dabbled with traitor guard and marines both loyal and traitor, but I felt that I could do more with my Genswick army so I started thinking of adding some more artilery and what better than a basilisk, after playing around with a few designs I decided to stick with the soviet look for the vehicles as you'll see.
so thats the boring part done, pics time...


My ragnarok, I would like to repaint this (not that its finished ), sticking with the trench fighting theme all my vehicles will have trench rails



Pic of one of my veteran squads, escorting my very first play with plasticard made 4-5 years ago based of of a design I copied from workinprogress (i think, it was long enough ago for me to forget




Oh and these are my storm troopers, I am very happy with how these turned out, I will try resin casting if I make some more.



My CCS with master of ordinance (on the left)




And here is what a basilisk turned into as of 2 weeks ago ...



...2 chimeras, a devil dog and a basilisk.
Ok
so the devil dog is only a turret atm and I haven't built the hull for the basilisk


I have more planned but for now, updates to follow.


Noodles out

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Made in nz
Tail Gunner




Very nice. I do like me some guard. And I like the scratch builds. Tinners does such good work, I love to see people he inspires!

, and hopefully more: The Gora Reclamation 
   
Made in gb
Changing Our Legion's Name





North East England, UK

Love the style of the models you have there, the Bretonnian angle is a great one for IG IMHO. Looking forward to more updates, soon I hope?

   
Made in gb
Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






Nice plasticard dude

You know what they say kids, drive it like its a rental.

 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







thanks alot

I've actually got quite a few scratch built tanks lying around in various states of painted-ness

Yea oddly enough for fantasy scale the Brettonians work nicely in 40k, I only have a few pics from last weekend, I'll take some new ones when i get some fresh batteries for the camera so you can enjoy some more bad photos.

anyway, some progress, I had a go at making a kv-1 style turret to fit in with the ragnarok. but I'm not happy with the look. but I've started work on the hull details, hatches etc and glued the sides on.



so instead of the kv look, I'll be going for the t-34 look with the old russ turrets, they look a bit big on my chimeras tho, what do you think?


also I where I found the design for the sentinel tankette on Boot Camp Link credit given where credit due, my thanks Union J.

Like I say I'll try and get some fresh images this weekend and I'll put some closer pics of the rest of the army up on my gallery

enjoy

noodles out




 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest








So some progress I've been working on the side details



and a view of the back


...and if anyone is wondering here is some size comparison with a normal chimera




I probably could have finished by now but I've run out of some materials and I got a bit distracted by this

I'll be finishing up off the yellow tonight...


I picked up a copy of the Forgeworld model masterclass volume 1 from ebay the other day, I'm hoping to pick up a few techniques to use when I repaint the Ragnarok.

thanks for reading

Noodles




 
   
Made in ba
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Greater Manchester, UK

I'm subbed. I think the leman russ turrets actually look way better than chimera turrets (way too small), nicely made well-proportioned vehicles. Good job!

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - A.E.
"And if perchance I have offended, think but this and all is mended. We'd as well be 10 minutes back in time for all the chance you'll change your mind."
Cap'n R's Necro and =I=munda Plog 
   
Made in us
Storm Trooper with Maglight







Im subbed too, I love the IG and IG P&M blogs are the best

   
Made in se
Storm Trooper with Maglight






Love your work so far!! I'm subbed!

   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







Thanks for all your kind words, I dont have much to report,

blessings of the mechanicus (batman)!, materials to continue. I've also ordered some airbrush paints for when I've finished my current wave of scratch building.


the masterclass has so many shiny things, very nice but apart from the quality of the work, pictures and explanations, most of the information in it can be found in forums and youtube vids, but still it's nice to have the information in one place. I definatly think my vehicles will be getting some FW style love.

As I mentioned I haven't got much further with my tanks, I'm working on the details which I'll try and get some pictures up tomorrow. In the mean time have a PIP tech priest with servo skulls to assist with my building.




I also threw some scatter terrain together one evening, nothing special, just an ammo dump and 2 streetlights


and finally here is a size comparison between my Ragnarok and a normal Leman Russ, she's a big 'un.


Thanks for reading,

Noodles.




 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







As promised, an update.

My chimeras are coming along nicely, still lots more details I'd like to get added before I add stowage and rivets. One thing I completely forgot about was exhausts on them, I'll have to work something out, initially they were meant to have an engine in the front for added survivability, but now it looks like they'll have to be powered by magic as usual lol.

Since Forgeworld have stopped selling the dkok tank filter upgrade kit with the exception as part of the mars alpha series. I had a go at making some trench rails to go on the back but I'm not too happy with them. :(

the chimeras as they are on my desk



I have also gotten started on the basilisk, the picture below was taken this morning, I've since finished the lower hull, I'll post a picture up when I've started on the top half. It's a little over a centimeter longer than the chimera, I exptect it to be done by next week


In other news I find myself serverly tempted to convert a trio of mini blightdrones that count as nurgle spawn from the new daemon plague drones. hmmm




 
   
Made in gb
Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






Keep it up

You know what they say kids, drive it like its a rental.

 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







Oh don't you worry, there isn't much chance of me quiting this, so you'll all have to put up with my terrible English and worse photos for a while longer lol

Here is the basilisk chassis and the hull for the devildog,just need a bit of filler on some of the awkward compound joints.



I'll be working on the gun and mantel for the basilisk tonight, I'm planning to make a canvas cover over the top and back made from rolled green stuff if only because I'm too lazy to make an interior with loaders.

I've been giving some thought to the army list, the old 1500 pts list (see spoiler) was build on an infantry wave + gunline idea from the previous edition, with the change I can no longer use my Ragnarok as a central gun bunker, with mortars kept back lobbing shells over the advancing infantry. I know this list would get howls of disapproval from most guard players but, I've managed to pull off wins fairly easily with a list similar to this.

Spoiler:

Command Squad: Power Weapon, boltpistol, 2* Grenade Launcher, banner, MoO. 117

Heavy Mortar: (1)(3) 45
Heavy Mortar: (1)(3) 45
Stormtrooper squad: (6) plasmagun 116

Genswick platoon:
hq: Power Weapon, 2* Flamers 50
squad1: Grenade Launcher, Power Weapon 65
squad2: Grenade Launcher, Power Weapon 65
squad3: Grenade Launcher, 55
squad4: Grenade Launcher, 55
HW team1: 3* Autocannons 75
HW team2: 3* mortars 60
HW team3: 3* Lascannons 105
HW team4: 3* Lascannons 105
HW team5: 3* mortars 60

Genswick veterans: shotguns, 2* Meltaguns, Flamer 95
Genswick veterans: shotguns, 2* Meltaguns, Flamer 95

Scout Sentinel: Lascannon 50
Scout Sentinel: Lascannon 50

Ragnarock (Leman Russ): 3* Heavy Bolters, Heavy Stubber 180


And since this list is changing, I am scrapping the mortars and sentinels, the heavy mortars are sidelined until I get the new IA1, the CCS will be altered and the infantry platoon rearranged like this:

pcs: 2*grenade launchers 40
sqd1: grenade launcher, autocannon 65
sqd2: grenade launcher, autocannon 65
sqd3: grenade launcher, autocannon 65
sqd4: flamer 55
sqd5: flamer 55
hws1: 3* lascannon 105
hws2: 3* autocannon 75
hws3: 3* lascannon 105

tactics:
squads 1-3 form gunline behind cover, pcs in cover in building or such nearby, squads4&5 kept in reserve as needed

all i need to build is:
3 lasgunners
1 grenade launcher
2 autocannons

easy right

anyway, let me know what you think and stay tuned.

noodles




 
   
Made in ba
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Greater Manchester, UK

I'd actually say both of those lists are fine - you had enough anti-tank in the first one (just) and some nice anti-infantry firepower spread about the place. Mortars are actually pretty 'in' this edition from what I've been hearing, just because of their snipeability. Doesn't make them amazing but slightly more effective than in previous editions, when they weren't exactly bad.

I'm looking forward a lot to seeing your devil dog And I'd love to see a batrep with photos sometime if you have the inclination...

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - A.E.
"And if perchance I have offended, think but this and all is mended. We'd as well be 10 minutes back in time for all the chance you'll change your mind."
Cap'n R's Necro and =I=munda Plog 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest








My main problem with the mortars was you really need them in numbers to actually be effective, probably more cost effective to pay the additional points and upgrade them to 3 heavy bolters, that and they were still on 25mm bases from 4th edition If i have the points I might try them again, when I get around to writing a proper list for this army.

Unfortunately I didn't play much 5th edition, and I haven't tried 6th yet. I'm generally just going to make a "fun" list, rather than a competitive one, based on the theme of this army which is a siege regiment being moved off from a warzone with a few attached fragments of other regiments, forced to divert to the defense of a planet to assist the PDF forces In holding a rebellion at bay. So the regiment is based on taking out hard points and buildings, flushing infantry out, perfect for city fighting. I might sort the fluff into a better narrative later, atm I just have a few rules to stick to like:

1. no plasma or rocket launchers
2. the more anti-cover and template weapons the better, If you cant burn them out, blow them up!
3. mostly footsloggers with some quick objective grabbers

by the end of the project I'm aiming for a full FOC, an allied Tank company (to make use of the dozen or so russ tanks that I'll either use or sell), an emplacement and super heavy detachment

Anyway thats enough of that.

The basilisk is coming along nicely, I think I should have extended the hull further back by another 10mm for more realism, but this is 40k so who cares


and the Devildog is coming along, I'll be working on this tonight with luck/ I may have finally found a use for all the wheels that I've not built into my tanks.



also I finished my bits of scatter terrain



too much details for a lamp post? lol

thanks for reading

Noodles






 
   
Made in us
Secretive Dark Angels Veteran






Those are some great tanks you got there. Im also really impressed with how well you pulled off the original Ginswick design, trimming the arms and fitting them onto the Brettonians. I also think its cool how you are building a fluffy army, moving to warzones and city fighting. Plus arming them to match. Really cool project here.
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







Thank you 40kfsu, I appreciate the praise.

I've ordered the parts to make the additional infantry I'll be needing, I'll have a go at throwing up a tutorial for them when I've cobbled together all the bits.

Progress:
Some trench rails, these are a pain to make, I might have a go at casting them when I've finished them.


devil dog is coming along, I'm still figuring out what I'm going to do on the sides, I want to have a more armored look as well as showing the wheels, I'll be using the default GW tracks I should have enough stashed around. atm I'm working on the filters and exhausts for the back end.


and a group shot so far, I really need to make the gun on that basi


I'm getting there slowly tho

I think I've sorted out the armored battle group part as well.


These are slightly painted in my previous army's colours that I didn't get around to finishing, I'll upload some pictures at some point. All in all I've got 14 russes atm, eg too many, i'll be selling about half I should think, the ones above i've earmarked for a repaint, even though I do not have the new IA volume 1 the allied list that Im thinking of is roughly as follows;

hq:
command: vanquisher, lascannon
elite:
commissar: exterminator lascannon, 2* heavy bolters
troops:
seige squadron 1: 2* demolisher
siege squadron 2: executioner (... yea I know I said no plasma, but how can I resist this lol)

also I made a Stug a while ago ... now where can I fit this in


Medusa: bastion breacher shells, enclosed crew compartment ?

It would fit nicely in the army, just needs a bit of a paint.

Noodles

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Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Some very interesting work in here, I like the russ turrets on your chimerae in particular. Nice work!

Medusa sounds nice for the stug!

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Made in us
Lord of the Fleet





Texas

Lovely vehicle work I must say

 
   
Made in ba
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Greater Manchester, UK

Looking great buddy. And yes, Medusa with BB shells is probably best for your Stug, it's not high enough (and the gun isn't silly enough) for a TD.

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - A.E.
"And if perchance I have offended, think but this and all is mended. We'd as well be 10 minutes back in time for all the chance you'll change your mind."
Cap'n R's Necro and =I=munda Plog 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







oh its about the same height as a russ minus the turret, the tracked sections are not glued into place, so it looks a little lower.

heres a top down view, sry for the rubbish pic, I need to invest in a brighter light.





 
   
Made in ba
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Greater Manchester, UK

Ah, I see - I think . But still, I'm going with the BB-Medusa reccomendation. I never quite got the hang of mentally classifying Assault Guns - Artillery? TD? Cheap tank? And I don't know how much their extra frontal armour compares to a contemporary medium or heavy tank, so I think 12/10/10 seems to fit the bill. Plus AFAIK the chimera chassis is a little longer than the Russ, making it fit the footprint better, and I think under the current FW rules a TD has no blast, so you're going to be more accurate with the BB, and I also don't know if a TD has Armourbane.
I know competetiveness is not your highest priority, but still, Medusa-BB is a good buy for the 'assault gun' archetype.

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - A.E.
"And if perchance I have offended, think but this and all is mended. We'd as well be 10 minutes back in time for all the chance you'll change your mind."
Cap'n R's Necro and =I=munda Plog 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







Hey all

In the previous Imperial guard edition you could run basilisks without indirect fire not amazingly useful or survivable but they were 100pts each, so I loved fielding 3 in 1000pt games and to me they were assault guns like the current edition Medusa is an assault gun to me.
Assault guns in early 20th C. warfare held a niche role of infantry support for assaulting dug in enemy positions due to the in-accuracy of existing artillery being able to being a big self-propelled gun safely to range where it could minimize the chances of friendly fire was a practical solution, it was only latter that they evolved into tank destroyers, anyway enough history.

The vehicles are coming to their finish, I'm just putting off doing the riveting before I get around to stowage and things like that, probably another 2 weeks at this pace assuming of course it doesn't continue to snow into April. The hull of the chimeras have been modified to compensate for the width of the turrets. looks a little less silly now lol.



the Basi has a gun now ... well ... its tacked on but whatever, still wants a bit of detail adding and a gun sight adding before I make the tarpaulin to cover the back end. when the gun has had more detail added to it, It'll probably be in that position, if only because I didn't have the foresight to magnetize it.




And finally here is the Devildog, the hull heavy flamer is magnetized so I can swap it with a multi-melta






So far its the only tank that I have made the trench rails for. I wanted a more armored look to the sides reflecting the higher side Armour compared to the chimeras, but I might have been too conservative with the road wheels, I think I could have made them stick out below a bit more, It does look quite different to the other tanks.

thanks for reading

Noodles.




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

your footsloggers was what brought me here... but your tanks made me to comment^^

very good looking work mate!

gotta ask... your scratchbuild tracks... any chance to see closeups to see what you used for them?

   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







Sure victor



These are made from evergreen 3.2 mm angle cut into 12mm segments with 1 mm shaved off one side, to make them 3.2 x 2.2 mm L shape angle , with 2 mm rod between them. These are then glued down to a 0.25 x12 mm strip of plasticard underneath.

I did think about making something better in cad then getting them 3d printed & casting them, but unless I was making them to sell its not worth it for just a few trivial things like this

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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

thank you good sir!... very clean and efficient way to make these tracks...

well massproducting these...would only work if you would make much more ... also casting... not something we all are able to do...i envy those that can tho^^

   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







I hate rolling greenstuff





despite the large partially mixed parts I'm not in much of a hurry to do that again.

and here are some bases to finish off the chaos from my dark vengeance set






 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

tho you stated you donĀ“t like mixing gs you did a great job of making all this tarpauling... looks very good!...

and those loose bricks... i like that style!

   
Made in us
Martial Arts SAS






Love your stuff keep it up !

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but rather keep watch o'er his wits.
Cautious and silent let him enter a dwelling;
to the heedful comes seldom harm,
for none can find a more faithful friend
than the wealth of mother wit.

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Hydra Dominatus 
   
Made in th
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






So Genswick goons uses Raggies and a tankette.
And it does appears that a tankette Genswick uses are loosely based on Vickers ones. correct?
And do these Raggies share thesame attributes as any conventional Leman Russ you also have?



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