Saturday, 9 December 2017

Anvil Industry Could Be My New Jam.....

....but Victoria Miniatures will always be on the shopping list as well.

I'm still on a work enforced exile from Blighty but, dear me, aren't there a lot of miniature makers after that not-Praetorian/ Victorian Sci-Fi/ alternate WWI market.

First up, Anvil Industry have a couple of previews.

It appears Victoria is working up to releasing her 'firing line' Victorians and Tannenburg troops.  I think these are easy build compared to her normal squads.

Six months to go...before I get home...these will be available sooner.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

No New Stuff For Praetorians......

.....however I'm sure any future opponents wouldn't object to my nattily turned out boys borrowing the Mordian Doctrines?

Thanks to the lovely Kirton Games ( ) , that's the new Codex pre-ordered.  Now I just need to wait for it to arrive at home so the Long Haired Admiral can dispatch to me whilst I'm working abroad.

Unfortunately, she also gets to see that I've ordered the new Moon Base box as well........

Thanks to the last army review posts, I should be able to price up what I've got from the photos, however, advance word indicates that the Rough Riders have finally bitten the dust.

Ah well.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Unpainted Praetorian Parade of Shame Part 2

 How can the Tinboys redeem themselves?

First up, a fourth squad of veterans to take the black and join the Stormlord detachment.

A Standard Bearer is required to make up a full Command Squad for the  Officer of the sixth Platoon.

A forty five strong 7th Platoon.

A new Heavy Weapons Mortar squad.

Two spare mortar teams are left over.

A new Heavy Bolter squad.

Three new Lascannon squads.

At least I know what I can crack on with in six months time.

Of course, the new Imperial Guard Codex which will be out before Christmas could shake all of this up.  We'll see how it goes.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Unpainted Praetorian Parade Of Shame Part 1

As per the title, let's have a look at the laggards and ne'er do wells that have yet to report for painting and action!

I've picked up plenty of heavy weapon teams along the way so those support slots will be filled up once these are all painted.

The Emperor's Own Sickbay Rangers close up!

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay......

Next post, I'll show how I'll be grouping these together to paint them up and add to the main horde.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Praetorians On Parade Part 5


As much fun as the Infantry are, a little bit of help and heavy support is always welcome.

They've already featured i na couple of posts but the Sledgehammer BFGs are a nice third party add on to the main GW feast.  As I opted for the track upgrades, these should be fine as a Basilisk counts as.

I'm tempted to get another Leman Russ but in the meantime I have a squadron of two with a third upgraded to Tank Commander status with the aerial add ons.

The lovely Baneblade.

The next three shots are  of the Curious Constructs Steampunk heavy weapons and crews. there's no rason why they couldn't function as part of a Siege Army list.

Finally, the support provided by the two Knights from House Mortan.

Well, apart from the Mordians, that's my little slice of painted Imperial Guard.

Note 'painted', I may have to feature what's in my Multicase of unfinished projects.....

Thanks for looking in and the comments.

As stated previously, the posts may be sparse for the next couple of months or so but enjoy your own projects and I should be able to find some time to meander through your blogs for inspiration.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Praetorians On Parade Part 4

Moving onto some of the support for the Infantry, I start with the Ratlings.  

Personally, these are my favourite of the Ratlings produced by GW.  At the time they were being designed (mid-90s), Sean Bean was strutting his stuff as Sharpe on ITV.  I can't help but feel, the uniforms on these guys were inspired by the Napoleonic era 95th Rifles.

My first Rough Riders. These were a mixture of breastplated Rogue Trader Rough Rider torsos with a Praetorian head swap.

Victoria Miniatures Cavalry.  The front ones are metal and the second row are resin.  If I purchadse any more of these models I'll be replacing the lances with some brass rod.  I'm not a fan of them in resin.

As an alternative Rough Rider squad, I bought some of the Curious Constructs motorcyclists and upgraded them with some of the Victoria Miniatures pith helmet heads with goggles.

I have four generations of Ogryn model in the army.  The Bone' Ead model from the third iteration is in the Command Headquarters as Nork Deddog.

The most recent plastic version have been given upgrade heads from Curious Constructs.

Rogue Trader era and 2nd Ed models feature in my second Orgryn squad.

Finally for today, my one and only Flyer.  Maybe the IG will get another one in plastic in the future.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Praetorians On Parade Part 3

The mainstay of any army.  The infantry.

For my army, this consists of six old school (3rd to 7th Ed) Infantry Platoons.  One of these is a Chimera mounted Platoon.

Of course under 8th Ed, these six former Troops choices are now:

Six Elites for the Platoon Commanders
Five (for the moment) Elites for Command Squads
Thirty Troops for the Infantry Squads

Looks like I'll be taking some Brigade Detachments then!

The Redcoat backbone.  Six Platoons with No 5 Platoon waiting for a painted Command Squad.

I have also finally made an effort to paint up more 60mm bases to place the Heavy Weapons teams on.  They're not glued on as I prefer to keep them separate for more economical stowage in my KR cases.

No Command Squad yet for this Platoon Commander but I have three of the four required Veterans completed.

The Armoured Fist Platoon.

Converted up from Cadians, I used to these as Grenadiers.  At present, there doesn't appear to be an option to give Veterans Carapace Armour so we'll see what happens when the full IG Codex comes out.

Still awaiting one Taurox (converted with wheels), I use these dark green Rifles inspired Praetorians as Veterans, hence the additional special weapons in each squad.

Behind these are the new additions from Victoria's Miniatures using the Rausenberg Siege Corps models with pith helmets and guarding the BFGs.

Also made up from mixed and matched Victoria Miniatures parts, there is the Praetorian Highlanders in nifty kilts.  The squad next to Captain Caine's Command Squad are used as Veterans.  They have armoured torsos rather than just jackets.


Also used as Veterans are the black uniformed troops assigned to the army's Stormlord. As the Stormlord can carry 40 troops, I have another squad waiting to be painted up to join the fun.

The khaki clad Tunnelers are STILL waiting for their Mantic KS Veermyn Tunneler machines.  On a plus point, it was less to fit on the table!

Finally, the redcoated Heavy Weapons teams that, previously, would have counted as Troops along with their Platoons.  Now they take up a Heavy Support slot each.  The final photo is of the Curious Constructs laser cannon and crew models.