Saturday, 7 June 2008

018 A/P Squad C

August '09 - NB: Since the new Codex: Imperial Guard, my fire support platoons have been disbanded, and their constituent units re-allocated. In this case, these autocannon teams are now part of 1 Tactical Platoon.

Hooray! Thanks to suggestions from Col. Gravis, I have now completed the autocannon squad (to go with the missile launcher squad and, soon, the hvy bolter squad) for D Coy's 1st F/Sup platoon.

This lot oughtn't to require much explaining, so here they are:
Two things of note. First, the bases: each is a normal 40K 25mm base halved and stuck either side of a Warhammer Fantasy 25mm base; the gaps subsequently filled in with greenstuff. As I say, thanks to Col. Gravis for this, because I'd tried lots of different approaches previously, and wasn't happy with any of them - especially in gameplay. If you look carefully, you can see the joins.
The other thing is the 'sniper' - as was. A very early attempt at converting a trooper into a sniper, this guy somehow found himself in one of the fire support platoons. Don't ask.
So there you go...enjoy!
- Drax


  1. This idea is so good, that other ideas look at it in awe and jealousy. I could just kick myself for all the Hvy Weapons teams I've mounted on their big round bases now. I even converted them so that the second team member was removable. A nice touch but rendered totally unnecessary by this conversion! You sir, Rock! (as does the gentleman who taught you this method)

  2. Thanks, Matey!

    - Would that I could take the full credit for it, eh?
    I don't get to game very much at all, but before I had the weapons tripods on separate round bases - this looked great but was a right pain in the backside when it came to blast weapons etc: 9 bases for a 6-man squad.
    The next phase might even involve weighting the front ed of the bases, so they're less likely to fall backwards from Cities of Death buildings.
    And yes - Col Gravis does appear to rock: he does stuff with green stuff that I'd have trouble even painting!


    - Drax

  3. The base idea is great, what a simple solution.

    I just found your blog, thanks for the link, you've been added to mine too!

    Keep up the good work, I don't know how you IG guys do it with all those models... I've got 26 guys in my Deathwing and that's plenty for me.

  4. Thanks, Ronsaikowski (Ron?)

    Y'know - I've been slowly amassing my IG hordes since getting back into the hobby in 2003. Last Winter I was finally happy with the models I had accumulated (way over 260 troops, all told, plus my light vehicles and tanks) but very few of them were painted, and not all of them as I wanted them to be.

    Now at last I have about [rough guesses here] 1500pts completely finished; about 2500pts playably painted;and about 7000+pts in total. So there's a long way to go. And painting little men swiftly and convincingly really isn't a strongpoint of mine!

    Plus it's VERY rarely that I get a chance to play. Which is a shame.

    Thanks for the comments and the interest - are your Deathwing online? If so, I'll try to hunt them down.


    - Drax.


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