Thursday, July 30, 2009

Outpost Malicious: Imperial Guard Garrison

To kill two Kroot with one stone, I am building my army and terrain for both the ‘Smack Down’ with Robin and the Dark Heresy game I will be starting in the fall. The garrison will be outfitted using forces contemporary to the current GW timeframe. Heresy era is so 31ist millennium. The background for the outpost starts as follows:

Outpost Malicious started as a small armor depot in the Calixis Sector of Segmentum Obscurus. Its role was increased to a prisoner hold facility after the destruction of St. Josmane’s Hope. Criminals from Cadian Imperial Guard units make a lay-over here before being sent to other penal planets. As of late, Outpost Malicious has had its role increased again with the arrival of members from Inquisitor Xenophon’s retinue. They have set up a small research station and housing facility in close proximity to the hold facility.

Penal Legion Squad Poll

I'm trying to figure out which way to go here for the Penal Legion Squad. Now I have Colonel Schaeffer's Last Chancers and these are an obvious choice. They are nice and unique models - very characterful. There is just something about them that doesn't seem to fit with my Steel Legion and I'm not inspired to paint them up. So I was also thinking of painting up some Imperial Guard Catachan Jungle Fighters with orange pants and white teeshirts. I might even sculpt gas masks for them. To me this seems like it would be fun though it would take some skill to tie in the orange with the darker colors greens, blues, grays, and browns of my Steel Legion. Plus I'm not sure how good my gas masks would be.

So I've started a poll to answer this very important question. If you take the poll and answer other, I'd love it if you reply to this post with an alternative.

- Thanks

Monday, July 27, 2009

E-ville Smack Down - A challenge

I here by challenge my E-ville neighbor to an Imperial Guard duel to see who can build the coolest 2000 point Planetstrike Imperial Guard army. Suggested criteria would be:
  • Coolest Attacking Force
  • Coolest Defending Force
  • Coolest Fortifications
  • Best use of the word 'Coolest' in army description

The size of the Attacking and Defending forces would be limitted to 2000 points thought the size of whole army could be larger to account for differences in force makeup.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Steel Legion

To show that I am not a lazy slacker like Robin.(1) Here is a picture of some Steel Legion I am just starting to paint.

I had picked these up on eBay years ago. They were painted, but mostly just primed black with a quick dry brush and some details. The paint was not thick enough to worry about stripping.

I just have the base coat painted on for the boots, pants, and coat. I need to do some detailing, inking, and highlighting. Once that is done I will redo the base and spray on a protective coat.

1. I'm sure he spent all day goofing around with the tree in his backyard and spent the night working on his D&D campaign. The slacker.

Monday, July 20, 2009

More Later....

Coming to kill some of Robin's Orks.

Plus some pictures of Fort Flut Leistungsschalter.