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Made in fr
Boosting Space Marine Biker


Hey all,
So this is a project that has been in the works throughout 8th edition and is still WIP. I have some more heavy weapons teams to add and some more troops.
The idea was to make an all infantry army that would drown my opponents in bodies and render any anti amour irrelevant. I have no idea if it is in any way competitive but it is something that has been burning in my mind for a while. I went for a 19th century feel as it just seems right for the IG. There is also some Steel Legion as that's what I have
I hope to add some Rough Riders in at some point. They will look glorious as they charge across the field, probably to be mowed down by filthy xenos gun fire but hey...

Classic metal IG commander. So much character in this sculpt. I remember reading once that the sculptor had based it on a photo of his granddad or something

Primaris Psyker. Again another great sculpt from GW.

Two old metal Lieutenants. I was going with a 19th century redcoat vibe for the forward element of my army. Black helmets signify veterans.

Company command squad with medic and banner. Again with black helmets to signify that they shoot better

Four squads of troop, all armed with some tasty plasma goodness. I tried to give the sergeants some character here and there as it can get monotonous painting so many troops. Still one more squad to add.

Counts as Castellan Creed as the commander of my rear element. I went with more or an ornate 19th century feel on these guys.

The first of the heavy weapons teams. Heads and backpacks from Anvil Industry. I think I'll add another mortar team and three infantry squads decked out with Autocannons.

Finally some Steel Legion. These old minis have so much character in them.

Thanks for looking. I'll try to keep this up to date as I add more. Some Bullgryns, Ratlings and Rough Riders on the way.


Made in be
Skillful Swordsman


The older Guard models indeed have a lot of character. That commander is a favourite of mone as well. Have you dug inti the old Sheaffer model? I hope I got the spelling right on that one. Creed is looking great as well.

The paintjobs are very well executed. The heavy weapons teams in particular.

Looling forward for more of your work!

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
Made in ca
Speedy Swiftclaw Biker


Wow. I love the 19th vibe you’ve brought to this. I was considering doing red coats, and you’ve made a compelling case to do so.

Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine

A great bunch of classic minis Vim. Great paint jobs on them to boot! Will there be Mordians in dress uniforms?

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Made in fr
Boosting Space Marine Biker


Hey all,
Thanks for the replies.
@Flapjack - I know of the old Last Chancer models. I wish there were rules for them in the modern game.
@416_SpaceWolves - If you do go for a Redcoat theme. I would urge you to go all in. To start with I went with keeping the Cadian helmets as there are a lot of metal figs in the Redcoat detachment and doing head swaps was a little daunting. I kind of wish I had done it though.
@gobert - No Mordians yet

So without further ado. I finished up that last squad for my Redcoats. I think it makes a nice solid block of infantry to die heroically... I mean lay down devastating las and plas fire

Started chopping up the parts for the second mortar squad. I'm going to make their bases different from the first group to mark the different squads.

Finally I'm also painting up some Bullgryns to do some babysitting.

Thanks for looking,

Made in gb
Killer Klaivex

I think you've done a great job. That being said, your painting of the Cadians to try and make them look like Praetorians just makes me ache to see some sort of plastic reimagining of them; rather than the blocky Cadian sculpts. Even just a head sprue would work wonders, as you've shown with the other bits you used for the heavy weapons.

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