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Antwerp

Lovely model and a great paintjob. Well done.

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

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Houston, TX

Melta Stick

Two six-man special weapons squads make up the third stick in the platoon.



Due to the short range and high power of their weapons, melta sticks are often included in platoons that are making combat drops directly into battle where they are sent to eliminate critical enemy targets.


Each squad is made up of three two-man fire teams, numbered 1 - 6 below:

(1) Melta guns are cumbersome weapons for regular humans who cannot swing them around as easily as space marines. The drop troops' version of these weapons come with bipods for improved stability from a prone position. This rifleman carries a case of extra ammo for the all-important melta gun.


(2) In this fire team, the gunner is either just landing from his drop or staying low as he advances to within range of the target. The support trooper is staying low to the ground while suppressing the enemy with a grenade to give the gunner time to setup.


(3) This fire team clearly prides themselves on their accuracy as both troopers are taking careful aim.


(3) The melta gunner is adjusting his targeting device to find a weak point on an enemy vehicles while the rifleman has a non-standard-issue scope retrofitted to his weapon for improved accuracy.


(4) This veteran rifleman has a bionic arm that allows him to maintain a combat role despite a crippling injury. Most drop troopers will toss aside their cumbersome grav chutes once they land, like this melta gunner has done.


(4) The rifleman has dropped his empty ammo pack and is grabbing a spare from his belt to reload.


(5) This melta gunner doesn't have time to drop into a more-stable prone position and simply kneels down to fire his weapon from the hip. With such a bulky weapon, some form of stability is needed by most gunners to get a decent shot.


(5) The rifleman has been putting down covering fire to allow the melta gunner to get into position. Now he quickly reloads while the gunner takes his shot.


(6) This rifleman indicates either a successful grav-chute drop or perhaps a penetrating hit by his melta gunner with the universal symbol of approval.


(6) These men fight together as a fire team with the rifleman carrying extra ammo for the melta gun. The gunner lies down to stabilize his weapon and make himself a more difficult target for his enemies.


Many of the men are lying down or crouching in order to make themselves harder to hit.


Here is melta stick just after a combat drop with some men still wearing their grav chutes while others have discarded them in order to improve their range of motion and better aim their melta guns.


Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Wisconsin

Love the color scheme your using. The background story and explanation of the squad make the unit all that much better.
Big thumbs up!
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Great work The Riddle of Steel.

Cheers,

CB

36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Love your army, are you going to do a big army shot end of year?
   
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I don't think I have ever really payed attention to the Elysian models before, but man those legs and torsos are beautiful. And your paintjob and colourscheme are too. Especially love the commander

   
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Resentful Grot With a Plan






The melta stick looks ace! Very clean paintjob and lots of interesting details.

   
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Skillful Swordmaster






You’ve made some very interesting and varied minis out of some very similar minis! Great conversion, and fantastic idea behind them

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Houston, TX

Yorkright wrote: Love the color scheme your using. The background story and explanation of the squad make the unit all that much better.
Big thumbs up!


Yorkright, thanks for the kind words. Maybe I will get around to writing some more background at some point.

Captain Brown wrote:Great work The Riddle of Steel.

Cheers,

CB


CB, thanks for the encouragement.

Viterbi wrote:Love your army, are you going to do a big army shot end of year?


Great idea, Viterbi. I haven't done any army shots yet. My brother and I have a big battle planned for Christmas so it will be a good chance to get a good photo of the force so far.

Aestas wrote:I don't think I have ever really payed attention to the Elysian models before, but man those legs and torsos are beautiful. And your paintjob and colourscheme are too. Especially love the commander


Aestas, yeah, the models are very dynamic with a lot of movement compared to the Cadians. There is a larger variety of combat poses. And of course, the proportions on the limbs are more realistic. I think the head swap and lasgun modifications give them a much more sci-fi look. I'm glad you like the commander. I think he has a bit of an airman look for this airborne army.

Pomander Cask wrote:The melta stick looks ace! Very clean paintjob and lots of interesting details.


Thanks, Cask. I love the models, although they are very time-consuming to build with all their little bits.

gobert wrote:You’ve made some very interesting and varied minis out of some very similar minis! Great conversion, and fantastic idea behind them


I'm glad you noticed the little conversions. There are so few bits for this army that it is hard to do many conversions or kitbashes, so it is a fun challenge to add variety to the poses.

....

Thank you all for the love for melta stick. The encouragement is much appreciated and makes me want to keep going onto some more units.

Next up: Tarantulas. These were super fast to build and paint. It normally takes me two weeks just to paint a squad so it was quite fun and rewarding to bang these out in a couple of days. The paint job is very basic, but good enough for tabletop and sometimes you just need to get something accomplished quickly after some slower projects.



Quick and dirty paint job: prime sand color, base coat the black and metal, wash, drybrush twice with lighter sand colors, pick out the eagle, add weathering.



They turned out ok for being so quick. They look like they have been dropped from a Valkyrie and used in the field for a while.



If these were not so pricey, I would get a few more just because they were so quick and fun to paint.



If you see those blue sensors... move!

Thanks again for all the encouragement. With all the amazing projects on here, it is really inspiring to see folks enjoying this little army.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Wisconsin

Wow those look great! Nice job on the weathering and the blue lenses.
   
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Really nice weathering! I would however, unless it is just the pictures dampening the effect, give the black on the barrel a slightly more visible highlight. At least to me, too raw black signals unpainted

   
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UK

Oh wow, can't believe I've only just discovered these! Love them , particularly the awesome weathering you've got going on. Now over to your blog to check out the battle reports...

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Affton, MO. USA

Your drop troops are amazing , love the orange stripe with the blue goggles.

Tarantulas are looking sharp as well.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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I painted up a few more of the Anvil miniatures: a Grenadier sergeant and three sniper rifles.



What do you think of the Anvil miniatures? I quite like them. They are more "true scale" (i.e., 28mm scale) than GW's guardsmen or giant new marines and so they look suitably small next to Horus Heresy marines (which are more "true scale for 28mm" in my opinion). As I've always said, the problem with GW's scale was never the marines being too small, it was the guardsmen and other humans being far too big. Now they have just shifted the entire scale of their universe to something bigger than 28mm, but I digress...

I see now this isn't the best photo. I will try to get some action shots of these guys in the big battle my brother and I are planning over the Christmas holiday.

I also had fun making this sign for my industrial terrain. I haven't tried making my own decals yet so I used these generic sci-fi ones I found. I think it came from Greenstuff world. Does anyone know of any other good sources for sci-fi decals that would fit with the 40k/30k universe better than this?



It looks a lot better than a blank sign or anything I could do freehand, even if the zombie motif isn't quite what I was going for.

As always, thanks for looking.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Wisconsin

Another great looking unit. Never heard of Anvil miniatures but I think they easily fit into the 40k universe. Sign is fine, has to be somewhere in the Emperors imperium that Nurgles finest have a nickname. ;-)
   
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Houston, TX

Yorkright wrote: Wow those look great! Nice job on the weathering and the blue lenses.


Thanks

Aestas wrote:Really nice weathering! I would however, unless it is just the pictures dampening the effect, give the black on the barrel a slightly more visible highlight. At least to me, too raw black signals unpainted


Appreciate the constructive criticism, Aestas. I'll add that.

Skinflint Games wrote:Oh wow, can't believe I've only just discovered these! Love them , particularly the awesome weathering you've got going on. Now over to your blog to check out the battle reports...


Thanks, Skinflint. Hope you enjoyed the battle reports. I think I will post a few more of the photos over here on this blog, even though the only role these Drop Troopers play in most battles is doing minimal damage and then getting wiped out. It is rough to be a squishy humie out there in the big, bad galaxy.

Theophony wrote:Your drop troops are amazing , love the orange stripe with the blue goggles.

Tarantulas are looking sharp as well.


Appreciate the kind words, Theo. I really enjoy the bright accent colors on these guys as well. It helps give them a bit more of a sci-fi feel, I think.

Yorkright wrote: Another great looking unit. Never heard of Anvil miniatures but I think they easily fit into the 40k universe. Sign is fine, has to be somewhere in the Emperors imperium that Nurgles finest have a nickname. ;-)


Indeed, Yorkright. Some resident of the Imperium surely dug back in the primordial memories of humanity for a good term for something that appears to be simultaneously living and dead.
When you stand back from the table during the games, you don't tend to read the signs anyway.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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The snipers look great! I like the sign as well. You could print out this one as well, that would be fun to see on the table.
The picture is originally from the Regimental Standard, I think.


   
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I've been following this blog eagerly since the beginning: there are few enough of us who do Imperial Guard genre and fewer still who do it well- you are one of the latter. These most recent Anvil pieces are ace- it is hard to do white well, but it really is the best color to suggest 'space-age, space-borne/airborne' infantry. Kudos to you! I learn a lot every time I check in.

Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Riddle,

The Anvils look very nice and match your army's scheme.

Cheers,

CB

36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Pomander Cask wrote:The snipers look great! I like the sign as well. You could print out this one as well, that would be fun to see on the table.
The picture is originally from the Regimental Standard, I think.



I'll have to try printing my own signs. I don't have decal paper and I didn't think regular paper would hold up. I need to do some research and try some things.

Meer_Cat wrote:I've been following this blog eagerly since the beginning: there are few enough of us who do Imperial Guard genre and fewer still who do it well- you are one of the latter. These most recent Anvil pieces are ace- it is hard to do white well, but it really is the best color to suggest 'space-age, space-borne/airborne' infantry. Kudos to you! I learn a lot every time I check in.

Looking forward to seeing what comes next.


Meer-Cat, thank you much. There is a ton of great Imperial Guard on your blog with lots of ideas and interesting miniatures from alternate companies.

Captain Brown wrote:Riddle,

The Anvils look very nice and match your army's scheme.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks, CB. They are a bit smaller than the Elysians but I enjoy the look of the models enough to mix them in.


As Viterbi suggested, to celebrate the end of the year, here is the entire force so far:









The bone-colored armor looks a bit washed out. Taking full army shots has its own learning curve, compared to taking pictures of individual models and squads.


The army list as it stands now, using the Elysian Drop Troops list from Imperial Armor Volume Three (2nd Edition): The Taros Campaign, circa WH40k 6th Edition.
Spoiler:


Company Command Squad (195 pts)
Commander Xhosa with plasma pistol and power sword
Missile launcher team
Plasma gun
Vox caster
Medi-pack
Carapace armor
2 x Bodyguards

2nd Platoon

Platoon Command Squad (40 pts)
Infantry Squad 1 (75 pts)
Melta gun
Vox caster
Infantry Squad 1 (65 pts)
Grenade launcher
Support Squad 1 (75 pts)
Melta guns
Support Squad 2 (75 pts)
Melta guns
Drop Sentinel Squadron (140 pts)
Two sentinels with multi-meltas
Valkyrie (125 pts)
Lascannon, hellstrike missiles, heavy bolters

Veteran Squad (170 pts)
Three sniper rifles
Missile launcher
Grenadiers (carapace armor)
Forward observers (infiltrate and tracking beacon)

Tauros (45 pts)
Tauros grenade launcher

Sentry Guns (135 pts)
Three sentry guns with twin-linked lascannon

Total: 1,140 points


If I use the Imperial Militia Rules from the Crusade Imperialis book, this is the list.
Spoiler:

Force Commander (180 pts)
Power weapon, plasma pistol, cyber-familiar, Iron Halo,
Warrior Elite and Cyber-Augmetics

Militia Infantry Squad x 20 (60 pts)
Lascarbines

Militia Grenadier Squad x 12 (90 pts)
Plasma gun and grenade launcher

Valkyrie counts as Auxilia Arvus Lighter (115 pts)
Lascannon, two hellstrike missiles - I know, not technically legal to have two weapons, but just trying to keep the model like-for-like.

Auxilia Medicae x 2 (27 pts)

Militia Recon Squad x 5 (95 pts)
Sniper Rifles, cameleoline

Militia Fire Support Squad x 7 Teams (175 pts)
Not sure what weapons melta guns look like? Assume missile launcher points.

Tarantula Guns (120 pts)
Twin-linked lascannons

Sentinel Scout Squadron x 2 (80 pts)
Lascannons

Tauros Model - Counts as Sentinel with Missile Launcher (35 pts)

Total: 977 points

The points work out about 15% less than the Elysian list. This army list trades Deep Strike for a 6++ invulnerable save (thanks to Cyber-augmetics) and a cost discount. The flyer is a little weaker and cheaper.

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Looks impressive :-)

In regards to the Anvil miniatures. They are nice, quite nice in fact, but I do prefer the simple and crips lines on the Forge World droppers more.

   
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Thanks for the army shot, really cool seeing them all together like this.
   
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"Plan the work, work the plan"; your army shots show how you've maintained balance as you've built up your force! Nice mix of grunts, transport and firepower. When I was going through the Ranger School (officially the 'Small Unit Leaders Course) they used to make the analogy that infantry units were like batteries: conventional infantry, supported by aerial assets, artillery and with a robust supply chain in place, were like a battery installed in a radio (or other device): it could fulfill its intended purpose for a considerable time before requiring replacement/replenishment. Airborne infantry were like a battery with a wire linking the positive and negative terminals: it burns bright, hot and fast dies out. Without relief, paratroops lack the substantial assets to take and hold ground.

Your army group, possessing fast, high-powered weaponry and capable of deep strike operations, shows that clearly. Very realistic force balance, lots of infantry light weapons force multipliers like satchel charges, man-portable tank killers and 'big bang for buck' 'heavy' weapons teams. Two or three glorious light-'em-ups and it's every man looking over their shoulder for the Leman Russes to be coming over the horizon!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Wisconsin

Lovely army Riddle, thanks so much for sharing it. Will have to let us know how it does on the tabletop.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice army shots Riddle. They show how all the units match-up.

Cheers,

CB

36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Antwerp

Looking good, some nice group shots there. Lovely seeing the force come together.

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Dallas, TX

I think the army comp is pretty solid, I like the conversions, infantry, weathering and zombie signs; the Valkyrie could use some work, first the arms of the pilots go below the instruments, its a tight fit and not very well made by GW; you could apply a gloss varnish over the painted visors/panel/targeting instruments, some missed mold lines on the sentry gun platform.
   
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Happy New Year, everyone. Thanks for reading and commenting on this blog. It really inspires me to prioritize working on these guys more than my other projects.

Aestas wrote:Looks impressive :-)

In regards to the Anvil miniatures. They are nice, quite nice in fact, but I do prefer the simple and crips lines on the Forge World droppers more.


Thanks for the feedback. I'll be getting back to building and painting Forge World drop troopers soon enough. I'd like to do a Platoon Command Squad next to make the army legal.

Viterbi wrote:Thanks for the army shot, really cool seeing them all together like this.


Thanks for putting the idea out there. It is always fun and inspiring to see them all together. I always have to smile when painting orks or Imperial Guard because if these were Space Marines, the army would be worth 2500 points and would be done, but instead I am only halfway there!

Meer_Cat wrote:"Plan the work, work the plan"; your army shots show how you've maintained balance as you've built up your force! Nice mix of grunts, transport and firepower. When I was going through the Ranger School (officially the 'Small Unit Leaders Course) they used to make the analogy that infantry units were like batteries: conventional infantry, supported by aerial assets, artillery and with a robust supply chain in place, were like a battery installed in a radio (or other device): it could fulfill its intended purpose for a considerable time before requiring replacement/replenishment. Airborne infantry were like a battery with a wire linking the positive and negative terminals: it burns bright, hot and fast dies out. Without relief, paratroops lack the substantial assets to take and hold ground.

Your army group, possessing fast, high-powered weaponry and capable of deep strike operations, shows that clearly. Very realistic force balance, lots of infantry light weapons force multipliers like satchel charges, man-portable tank killers and 'big bang for buck' 'heavy' weapons teams. Two or three glorious light-'em-ups and it's every man looking over their shoulder for the Leman Russes to be coming over the horizon!


Thanks for that flavorful comment, Meer Cat. I agree that the main issue with using this army so far is the lack of survivability. Deep striking Imperial Guard infantry (in the old 7th Edition/Horus Heresy Rules that we play) is rough because by definition it leaves your unit totally exposed outside of cover and all tightly bunched together in base contact, making any blast or template weapons especially deadly. The melta gunners can occasionally inflict some significant damage if they nail their drop location and hit at point blank range, but most of the force is generally quickly wiped out in return. But it is still quite fun to play with these guys and be able to strike anywhere on the battlefield at any time, even when they die in droves.

Yorkright wrote: Lovely army Riddle, thanks so much for sharing it. Will have to let us know how it does on the tabletop.


Yorkright, so far I have only used them as allies to my White Scars in games of Horus Heresy and they fare pretty poorly against Space Marine Legions. Even 20 men with lasguns rapid firing for 40 shots against marines only kills one on average. And the return fire from bolters cuts through mesh armor with ease.

Captain Brown wrote:Nice army shots Riddle. They show how all the units match-up.

Cheers,

CB


CB, thanks for all the encouragement along the way. I hope someday my army ends up as impressive as your Drop Troops.

Flapjack wrote:Looking good, some nice group shots there. Lovely seeing the force come together.


Appreciate it, Flapjack. Imperial Guard armies always look better with masses of infantry.

Big Mac wrote:I think the army comp is pretty solid, I like the conversions, infantry, weathering and zombie signs; the Valkyrie could use some work, first the arms of the pilots go below the instruments, its a tight fit and not very well made by GW; you could apply a gloss varnish over the painted visors/panel/targeting instruments, some missed mold lines on the sentry gun platform.


Thanks for the constructive criticisms, Big Mac. I clearly flubbed the Valkyrie pilots, which I only realized after everything was painted and glued in and I tried to get the canopy on. I do put a coat of gloss on the lenses on my guys. The shot of the Valkyrie was prior to the dull coat so it does not yet have the gloss on the lenses in that shot. I had a look at your Gallery and you have a very nice Drop Trooper army yourself. I really like that Land Speeder conversion. Very appropriate! If there were more Elysian arm variations, it would be quite fun to steal that idea and make the whole squad hanging on the sides.

I painted up a couple of guys just before Christmas. They made it into the army shot and the big end-of-year battle, but here they are individually.

Again, a few Grenadiers from Anvil Industries to fill out my Grenadier/Carapace Veteran squads. They are nice miniatures and were quick and fun to build and paint.



Two more done and plenty more to go.

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Loved your comment in response; it is the express purpose of Imperial Guard infantry to die in droves- it says so in the oath to the Emperor!

Keep up the good work!.

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Houston, TX

January was really busy with a lot of travel for work, plus a short family trip. I am slowly making progress and will have something new to share soon. In the meantime, here are a few action shots from a battle report my brother and I fought quite a while ago. (Because it's always fun to see painted models in action on terrain!)











Link the battle report: https://xhorikwar.blogspot.com/2019/04/horus-heresy-battle-report-12-control.html

This was a Horus Heresy game with the Drop Troops and their White Scars allies were fighting against the Death Guard. The Drop Troops managed to land a number of melta weapons all around the Death Guard Contemptor Dreadnought but that atomatic shielding saved every hit! The drop platoon was then obliterated by a Fellblade and other heavy weapons. Meanwhile, the command squad managed to hold onto an objective for most of the game until they too were killed. Such is the life of a guardsman.

I hope to get some new painted models up soon.

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