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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 02-22-09, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well, having just finished general assembly on my first squad, I thought I might just as well start a project log for my army.
This log will be about my short story's main protagonist: Aradeus Sturm, a veteran Watchmaster of the Lehr 143rd Heavy Infantry. Plan is to build the tanks and Mechanized Infantry of the 130th Armoured and the foot troops (Sturm's platoon) in this log, and start another one for the 1st Stormjumpers later on. Yeah I know, I'm full of plans. I suppose I'm lucky I've got the money for it (I'm gonna need it, 'cause all infantry's going to be getting rebreathers and FW equipment).

I'm trying to theme them kind of like WW2 Germany (hence the StuG), but keep them a bit high-tech at the same time. I'm going to include a lot of foot troops, but they're going to be the best of the best.
The 130th Armoured are ten Armoured Companies, the tenth Company consisting entirely of Jagdpanther Destroyers, plus one Mech. Inf. Company.
Standard Panther weapons outfit: Battlecannon, hull-mounted PaK M41 (lascannon), pintle heavy stubber.
Königstiger weapons outfit: Vanquisher cannon, hull-mounted heavy bolter, pintle storm bolter.

Here is an outline of the 1st Company:
Colonel Karl Von Ludendorff & Adjutant ... 101 Königstiger Befehlspanzer “Pride of Munster” 225
w/storm bolter
Commissar Dieter Norium Panther Punisher “Crucifier” w/PaK M41 250

Sword Squadron
Lieutenant ... 111 Panther Battle Tank “Red Helga” w/stubber 225
Watchmaster Esther Mortenburg 112 Panther Battle Tank “Black Lady” w/stubber 190
Watchmaster Heinrich Endoran 113 Panther Executioner “Damrudd” w/PaK 215

Hammer Squadron
Lieutenant Max Wiebern 121 Panther Battle Tank “Crusher” w/stubber 225
Watchmaster Brun Hegh 123 Panther Battle Tank “Always Ready” w/stubber 190
Watchmaster HansBrenner 123 Panther Exterminator “Liberation” w/PaK, flamers 200

Shield Squadron
Lieutenant Tom Angir 131 Panther Battle Tank “Word of Angir” w/stubber 225
Watchmaster Rintus Henh 132 Panther Battle Tank “Sophie” w/stubber 190
Watchmaster Cargus Malro 133 Panther Exterminator “Bloodhound” w/PaK, bolters200

Reconnaissance Section:
Watchmaster Viktor Fuerm 1*1 StuG IV “Big P” w/PaK M41 190
Corporal Aron Hermun 1*2 StuG IV “Stormboy” w/autocannon
Corporal Morad Hermun 1*3 StuG IV “Thunderboy” w/autocannon

2335 points total
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That's pretty sweet, man! I like the guardsman, you used the Forge World respirator conversion kit, didn't you? And is that one of those 99 cent tanks I see on the background? I used one of those too for my battlefield terrain.
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What's a 99 cent tank, if I may ask? Sounds interesting.
This is a 1/48 Tamiya StuG III Ausf. G..
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Sorry if it offended you, reading back my post, it does sound a bit offending. It's just a tank I saw at the 99 cent Store that looked just like the one in your picture, but maybe with less quality than the one you've got there.
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No offense, the picture was a bit blurry. Thanks for the tip though!

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Gamma Squad disembarks from a Rhino

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wow, using the rhino is interesting., but im geussing your goin to put a pred turret on it with auto cannon?

i think it would be effective like that. and i can see ig using space marine vehicles too.

also, have you got a paint scheme sorted for these guys? if theyre german based why not a dark grenn/grey uniform with black boots/helm/gun and details picked out in silver/gold.

but if not grey why not the tan colour they had on earlier uniforms.

and also black trench coats like the officers for commisars, and sergens?

ive got too many questions, but are they going to be city fight based?

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One thing you have to do, big time, is get rid of the mold lines on the models. No matter how great a paint job you do, the mold lines will ruin it.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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so what you got planned for the Rhino since you modeled it with open turret ring, maybe a Panzer turret to stick with the WWII theme and use it as a counts as autocannon, or swap the muzzle break for a lascannon/multilaser muzzle and have it as a Multilaser


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OK I agree with Wraith, get rid of the mold lines, second drill out the smoke stacks and the gun barrels. Does ot take a huge investment of time and will make your pieces look so much better. I like the scarfs so far and am intrested in watching your army grow!
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Is it the perpspective or does that Stug look a touch small? maybe its me?. I was very interested in doing a new Guard army with 1/48 Historical tanks. Could you take a picture of them next to each other so I can compare the sizes? Thanks in advance!

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