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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-09-11, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Okay by now some of you may be aware that i am unable to stick with a single project for very long before i get bored and move on.

The problem is that sometimes i've got projects planned that are just too good to pass up and i know i'll lose interest in before they are finished.

For this reason i've tried to resist the pull of the Imperial Guard. I have had ideas for a multitude of regiments but always realise that i'm going to need to convert a lot of models in the same way to make a usable army.

With this in mind i've managed to come up with fluff for a guard army that will let me collect units from different regiments together without damaging their fluffiness.

Without going into too much detail (those who want to read more can look into my army showcase for this army and read the full background) the idea is that my army is formed of the reminent members of a failed imperial crusade.

In the Gaunts' Ghost books; the ghosts are regularly seen fighting alongside other regiments but tend to stick to their own part of the line. I decided that i would make the crusade force launch a major action against the world of Norvan but have the fleet ambushed and destroyed in orbit before a majority of the army could make planetfall. The elements that made it to the ground have linked up with local resistance cells and are holding out by performing Guerrilla raids until another part of the crusade can reach them and rescue them.

In this way i'll create a mixed imperial force that i plan to only use in apocalypse games, hopefully the variety of regiments will keep me interested.


So here are the first members of my second imperial guard regiment to make planetfall. (I've already built and painted a couple of SM models that will be added to this army as well as having done some work on a mobster based regiment. I'll add shots of them once i restart work on their units.)

Sergeant Trafford of the 1st Anachrotopian men at arms.



Private Pilkins, tesla specialist (plasma gunner)



Privates Wilson, Perringthwaite and Evans




I'm offering shiney rep for anyone who can name where these components have come from. rep for each correctly identified component and one correct answer per member.

For now i have another 5 guys to build, seeya later.

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Is that just for the last three guys or the whole lot? If it's the latter, Trafford's sword is MaxMini's, from their steampunk melee wepaons kit, as well as the tesla/plasma gun. The heads look like their from some sort of historical English civil war kit.
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Interesting Grimzag, sorry I dont know much about the different parts, I don't deviate much from the path.

Anyways, the fluff that you did for these guys sounds great and suits the builds for this army. Now that your working on another project, this one will require alot of time because its IG...crap tons of stuff to build and paint, nonetheless, I wish you the best in this endevour and look forward to seeing this log progress.

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Is that just for the last three guys or the whole lot? If it's the latter, Trafford's sword is MaxMini's, from their steampunk melee wepaons kit, as well as the tesla/plasma gun. The heads look like their from some sort of historical English civil war kit.
Its for all of the parts, so you earned yourself some reppage.


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Interesting Grimzag, sorry I dont know much about the different parts, I don't deviate much from the path.

Anyways, the fluff that you did for these guys sounds great and suits the builds for this army. Now that your working on another project, this one will require alot of time because its IG...crap tons of stuff to build and paint, nonetheless, I wish you the best in this endevour and look forward to seeing this log progress.

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Thanks dude, i'm probabley going to be working on the guard as my army builder challenge next year and work on the other projects alongside them if i have time.

I've already got some models to represent armoured sentinels but as i'm only really going to be fielding these guys in big games (where i'll probabley be working alongside someon else, most of my friends have an imperial army of one flavour or another) i'm planning on having some fun with them.

I've not planned any straight out of the box units and i'll probabley spend as much time sorcing components from different manufacturors as i will building them.

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Ok iíve just realised that i have waaay too many plogs for my imperial forces, so iíve decided to reinstate this one and use it for any updates that happen to my White panthers, Vengrosian imperial guard, Sorrow hornet knights etc etc. The next time i update any of those armies iíll do so here instead of splitting them up. As i update iíll close the other plogs down and link them here. Iíll also add links to the old plogs here in case someone wants to see the old posts. Text in blue will be fluffy like Tawa.

First off the Anachrotopian guardsmen above have not progressed at all.
Secondly here are two imperial units which have been completed but are not really part of a larger force, they were just experiments with different techniques. Non metallic metal and chrome paint respectively.




And then the most recent addition to my imperial forces, and part of what i hope will be a respectable imperial PDF formation. Matilda the medusa.






Matilda was initially a PDF basilisk tank but was damaged early on in the war. Her main gun was crippled and the other weapons were removed to replace damaged units on other tanks. Matilda was mothballed and left to rot in a cold, damp storage unit. Then the imperial crusade arrived on Norvan and with them came a string of armoured companies. Armoured companies who had lost many of their support vehicles in the catastrophic loss of the fleet. Matilda was rolled out of her cave and with a little tlc and replacement armaments she was once again taking the rage of the emperor to his enemies.

So iíve decided that my PDF troopers will all be rogue trader imperial guard, iíve got a couple but not enough for a squad or the correct parts for a tank crew yet. Still they should look pretty unique anyway.

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As my imperial forces have been getting a little neglected lately and thanks to several events that have been and are being run at my work I'm diving back into the various "Good guys" that I have sitting around.

As the hype for the space marines 30th birthday party at the start of the month hit me, and with no white panthers infantry waiting to be painted at the moment, I dove into my bits box and managed to but together a unit of Termis from my old blood angel force (I've not played the sons of Sanguinus since second edition). Not to look a gift horse in the mouth and still foaming with marine hype, I painted them up. I was going to do them as Blangles but with one of my regular opponents already using the more famous red armoured marines I instead decided on a successor. The Blood Swords.



Since finishing them I've managed to find parts to mostly build another 4 Termi squads, I might just do them the same scheme and see if I can end up with a Blood Sword First company.

But that's for another day, for now the birthday celebrations are past us and May is Tank Shock Month in my store. Normally I'd leap onto my ork looted wagons and churn out a veritable factory of clanking, smoke belching, badassery. However when I gathered all of the vehicles that I would consider "tanks" that were waiting to be worked on together and took a look, it seems my models have other plans.



That's 11 tanks...all of which are for various imperial forces that I planned to work on. If I had included walkers and flyers then it'd be a completely different story but as it worked out it seems I'm destined to actually do some more work on the "Goodies". So keep an eye on this plog, I suspect that the Vengrossian armoured company will get new units first which means a major update as they're one of the forces that I plan to transfer from their own log to this joint one, the same is true of the White Panthers. With any luck i'll get some stuff finished over the next few days so watch this space


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Very nice, I'll be keeping my eye on this plog too!

11 Tanks (including one awesome spider walker thing) is a great number! And, I might note, you have a lot of lovely forgeworld models in there as well!

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Always excited to see unique guard units on the site, and I love the fluff, very similar to the ideas I had for my guard force. Look forward to seeing more.
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Very nice, I'll be keeping my eye on this plog too!

11 Tanks (including one awesome spider walker thing) is a great number! And, I might note, you have a lot of lovely forgeworld models in there as well!
Thanks Iraqiel. Unfortunately most of the FW resin you see here is hokey, i bought a job lot from ebay and it turned out to all be fake and therefore completely unsuitable as stock in my shop. One dispute later and a refund from the seller and i've been left with a load of vehicle upgrades that'll be used to bulk out my armoured company, i can't do much else with them.

The spider tank thing is based on the now oop Iron Brotherhood walker from micro arts studio and has had an also oop vindicator to Sabre upgrade kit added to it, a kit crafted by a man known only as davinci and who i needed to email to beg for a last run of the kit before he decommisioned the mould.
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Always excited to see unique guard units on the site, and I love the fluff, very similar to the ideas I had for my guard force. Look forward to seeing more.
Thanks Gunslinger, i'm going to try to bring this old project kicking and screaming into the world of the living. Since i started it i've become a little put off of the infantry i did before for the Anachrotopians, i don't like their bodies. Fear not though, i have a plan to fix the issue and get at least a unit or two of them onto the table. That might be a projet for a couple of months time though.


For now here is where my allied imperial forces stand, not including unpainted models. That list will follow.

The Norvan Resistance - Imperial Coalition force
Imperial Guard units


Norvan PDF:
Matilda : Medusa Siege gun

Vengrosian 32nd Armoured company:
"End of Days" Shadowsword Superheavy tank
1st Mainline squadron: LR Conqueror (The Crow)
2nd Mainline squadron: LRBT (Anger Management), LRBT (Man on fire)
3rd Mainline squadron: LRBT (Memento), LRBT (Highlander)
Destroyer Squadron: Destroyer (The Grudge)
1st Flame unit: Bane Wolf (Reign of Fire), Hellhound (Liar Liar), Hellhound (The Core)
Infantry Squad Under Sergeant Koontz

Units of the Blessed Astartes

Blood Angles
Captain Tycho

Knights of Blood
Unknown Predator

Blood Swords
Terminator Squad Hephestaus

White Panthers
Captain Pardus Felidborne commander of the forth
Tactical Squad (Fifth Lepe led by Sergeant Conbeo)
Combat Squad (Third Lepe led by Sergeant Poema)
Dreadnought (Brother Tigur)
Vindicator (Keeten)

Now aside from the knights of blood and the blood angels i have plans to add units to each of these forces in the next year or so, most in the next couple of weeks. I've also got units for forces that aren't even represented here that will be being finished. Keep watching this space, i believe that it'll be the Vengrosians getting the next bump in fighting strength as six of the 11 vehicles pictured before were from their force. Till next time.

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Ah an exciting list! Good luck!

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