Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Post 200: Drax's Army Painted

Thanks for your patience, Faithful Readers - here's my painted army. Behold, my pride and joy:
These are all of my painted miniatures...pretty much. Here's a nice shot of them en masse:
And this is how it breaks down into four detachments. Firstly - and vitally - B Coy, 2/24th Cadian Light Infantry:
These guys are, of course, ably supported by their HQ + advisors and by their Hardened Veterans:
Secondly, an detachment from 1/24th Cadian Mechanised Infantry, with attached artillery support from the 144th Light Field Artillery Regt:
Thirdly, the heavy hitters from the 4th Armoured Regt:
And finally, the almost-painted Baneblade, Zarathustra:
There are, amongst all of this motley crew, only 3 models which aren't quite finished. The Baneblade, the Leman Russ Vanquisher and the Hydra turret. Other than this, there's an Armoured Fist squad notable by their absence (yet to be completed...or found again, for that matter!) and one of the Commissars has apparently not been based. Whoops!

Another group shot:
And in this one you can see the squad ID flashes on the back of each base:
Thanks so very very much for your encouragement. Now let's see what the future holds, eh?

- Drax.


  1. Very Nice Drax! Looks awesome!
    I've got to get around to lining my guys up. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Very nice mate, very nice indeed.

  3. That's a whole lot of retribution! Well done!

  4. That is just incredible all laid out like that. Congrats on getting them all done.


  5. Congrats on 200 posts! That's an incredibly impressive army shot - great stuff! Always nice to see a fully-painted IG army all together!

  6. That is a very nice looking army!

  7. Very impressive Drax, I still hope I might get to see it in the flesh one of these days!

    Now then repeat after me... NO Imperial Guard Army is EVER finished! ;)

  8. So, I didn't check for a while and now when I do there's something so amazing here, huh!

    That's just excellent. Army shots are always very impressive. You sure have a lot of tanks, I think I might have to pick up on that!

    Oh and the folks with blue shoulderpads, what do those represent?

    And since I didn't comment on it before, the Hydra is great! If GW doesn't release a kit somewhere next year, I'll probably steal the idea.

  9. Very cool looking army all laid out. It seems I'm not the only one with a penchant for infantry :D

  10. Yeah ... Sharpe's Rifles are complete! Fire by ranks, lads ... up and at 'em.

    Do you wan'ta live forever?!?!?

    Great work fella. A worthy 200th post!

  11. Awesome looking army. Looks like you'll have to get an Apocalypse game in just to bring the full might of the army to bear.

    - Courtney @ Cadian 127th

  12. A great looking army that you should be proud to lead into battle.

    I wish all mine were painted, time to get to work.

    Santa Cruz Warhammer

  13. Fantastic. I'm enthused and envious all at the same time. Congratulations.

    Gotta get some more AT for the Bloodcoats...

  14. Looks fantastic Drax! Great to see the army all lined up for review.

  15. Bravo! An absolutely epic post #200 (congrats on that too, btw) - the army looks amazing Drax, I'm really impressed. I really need to buckle down and finish my own guard... Can't wait to see what's next!

  16. I've been looking forward to Post #200 and the family reunion picture for some time. All I can say is, Wow!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. It's spectacular! Well done Drax! I will now bask in it's glory and hope it compels me to complete my own armies ;)

  18. Nice looking army Drax! Congratz!!

  19. Thanks so much, everyone - your kind comments mean an awful lot to me...and yes, it's great to have so many regular visitors after 200 posts!

    It was fun to line all my toy soldiers up 'on parade' too.]

    A few specific replies:

    @ Ranger Bob: Can't wait to see 'em!

    @ Gravis: Well - I'm in the process of joining Cross Swords in Lee Mill, so I guess if nothing else we may meet up via clubs...

    @ Hal-jin: Dziękuję! I saved it up just for you, mate! The 2nd Edition Cadians with the blue pads are squads from my Armoured Fist platoon - there's a link on the list on the right. Cheers for the hydra comment too: it's damned simple, but it looks good enough.

    @ Soundwave: true, but I miss my force from the old codex: that had two separate (albeit slightly smaller) infantry companies (check out post 100; March '09).

    @ Courtney: funny you should say that - my mates have come to the same conclusion!

    @ John (SCW) Praise indeed, and I am: thanks.

    Thanks again, everyone!

  20. Excellent work sir! It's a stirring sight to see them all assembled at once. Congrats!

  21. Just catching up on posts after being gone a week. Congrats on finishing so much--they look great.

    You must feel an overwhelming sense of pride to be able to look down upon that fully painted army. Now, to create a suitable display board!! :)

  22. Awesome!!!!! It looks absolutely superb! You must be so happy!

  23. Wow, that's a huge army! The models look great too. A friend of mine is just starting to paint his IG army and he's not looking forward to painting all those models :)

  24. Awesome, just awesome.

    I'm so envious of you - to have completed such a force is a true herculean task and you deserve all the plaudits that you receive for having achieved this.

  25. More and many thanks to you all...and yes, to see them all together gave me (in the words of Blur) "an enormous sense of wellbeing".

    As for a display board? No bloody fear. I can't even get basic scenery painted up - what are the chances of me organising a display board for all this lot?!

    @Wilco: All of my models are very very simply painted - no highlights, no blending, no shading etc.

    If your mate's interested in basic painting I did a 'how-to' a while back...

  26. This is a mighty pretty sight indeed. I can't wait for the day that I can proudly arrange all my painted models on a table but I am still in the beginning of my journey. Well done sir and keep up the good work!

  27. Hate to make this a zombie post but I was just looking again - what an amazing collection. Great post and a great army sir.


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