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.

Praetorians on Parade Part 2

Bear in mind that I haven't run fully through the 8th Ed IG list yet but first up is the main Command HQ featuring a converted Commissar Lord model as the Colonel (Senior Officer).  Along with him we have the Bone' Ead model I use as Nork Deddog and the Master of Ordnance, Fleet Officer and Astropath as advisors.

Next up is the Creed and Sgt Kell models padded out with a Sister Hospitaller as a medic, two converted Cadian models and a made up Master of Ordnance.

Commissars from across the ages.

The original Yarrick model.  Still my favourite version.

Redemptor Kyrinov and his coterie of Preachers.

The Monty Python inspired Inquisitor and retinue.  These are from Victoria's Miniatures.  An alternate weapon fit for Cardinal Fang includes a....cushion!!

Also commanding a place in my heart is the Squat tech-priest.  I tooled him up with the servo arm from the limited White Dwarf model.

Standby for an update on my Infantry Squads and Veterans.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Praetorians on Parade Part 1

As we come to the end of an absolutely fragrant holiday period, we have are having a final lazy day of doing 'not very much'.

As a consequence I decided what better time for an army review.  Grabbing hold of my 3 mdf boards, I extended the dining table and laid out the boards with my Deep Cut Studios mat on top.

Fortunately, and unlike my fellow blogger Zzzzzz, this one man job only takes 3 hours.

I'll post up some more zoomed in shots over the next couple of days but as a heads up, there are 485 painted GW Praetorian Imperial Guard on the table along with figures from Curious Constructs and Victoria's Miniatures.

Missing in Action, purely due to space constraints, are my Boys in Blue AKA the Mordian Iron Guard.

Compare now with six years ago....