Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Howling Thunder"

This is my 171st Cadian Regiment all together for the first time. I finally have all my models that I generally use completely painted. YEAAHH :) In my regiment is 25 Harakoni Warhawk Stormtroopers, 30 Medusan Veterans, 20 Cadian Kasrkin Veterans, a 46 Cadian platoon with female commissar and platoon command sqd, 6 mortars teams, 3 priests, Company Command Squad with Harakoni Officer of the Fleet, Cadian Master of Ordinance, Regimental Standard, 2 Medics, 2 Leman Russ Battle tanks, 1 Leman Russ Punsher, 3 chimeras, 3 Scout Sentinels, 2 Vendettas, and 1 Valkyrie. Their are various weapons throughout the regiment including flamers, grenade launchers, sniper rifles and more.

These are my objective markers in the front two rows. The 4 girls are the slave girls from the old Dark Eldar range. The scientist and two beacon like markers are from the 4rth ed. Battle of Macragge starter kit and the wounded guardsmen is from the old IG command box set. In the back is old Yarrick, an Ogryn bone'ead to represent N'ork, and the commander and medic from the old IG command box set.

Company command squad.

45 guardsmen platoon with female commissar and medic from the old Gaunts Ghosts box set.

6 mortar teams.

Vet Sgt with shotgun for my first Kasrkin Veteran Squad. I used the old metal space marine scout with shotgun and some green stuff to make my sgt. I used the Kasrkin Stormtrooper box set to make my vets. I cut off the tips to make the lasguns look mor like shotguns.

The Sgt. for my second Kasrkin Veteran Squad. I cut off his sworn and used green stuff to make a power fist resembling the power fist the IG officers modles have. I also used the Kasrkin Stormtrooper box set to make this vet. squad.

25 Harakoni Warhawks with 4 plasmaguns and 2 meltaguns. I used the IG kasrkin Stormtroopers to make my warhawks.

3 stock chimeras, 2 stock Leman Russ battle tanks with Heavy Stubbers, and a Leman Russ Punisher with heavy bolter sponsons.

3 scout sentinels with autocannons and Hunter killer missiles. 2 of the 3 are the old scout models.

3 10-man squads of catachan fighters, including old metal models. Some are bits bashed cadian/ catachan plastic models. Also are Escher modles from Necromunda. These squads represent 3 Veteran squads of Survivors from Medusa 5 that my regiment adopted in. They can also be used as Penal Legion squads since Medusans also had alot of gangers in theeir world.

Vendetta with eagle hand painted scheme. It was originally red but I decided to make it similar to my other Vendetta and decided to go with thise theme.

Valkrie with Hand painted sceme.On the Front nose it says "Cadian Belle"; in homage to the original paint scheme of the "Memphis Belle".

Vendetta with hand painted "Flying Tiger" paint scheme.

3 priests.

A closer look of my Female Commisar. I had 2 models originally but I traded one for a new Manticore/ Deathstrike Missile Launcher to a friend which isn't built yet.

My Master of Ordinance using the Creed model with a Necromunda/Mordheim dog model.

Last but not least my Regimental commander using an Inquisitor lord model from then Deamonhunters range now Grey Knights and Commissar Gaunt model to represent a regular Lord Commissar. Sorry if the post was long but what do you guys think?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

War Trophies

I was listening to a recent episode of The OVERLORDS podcast and heard a good segment about modelling war trophies on figures and reflected on what htey were saying. Having trophies are cool and show what your army has gone up against. This can also display fluff for your army and have something to talk about to your friends. So here is my opinion on what I think about war trophies on models.


The ork hunters unit recently displayed for the Heroes of Armageddon is a good example of having war trophies on your models. Weapons and armor show a certain veteran status that displays that they have gone through hell and back and can prove it. The picture above show some guard veterans that have ran into some orks and re armed themselves to re-engeage more enemy units.


The ork hunter above looks as if they were going into the right direction but blew it by having a kroot head being held up in his right hand. It would look good if you were fighting a Tau army with kroot as troops but very odd if you were fighting a Tyranid or Space Marine army.


Some times having to much trophies will make your unit look like a clutter ball making the model unrecognizable and somewhat deminishing the appeal of them.

So trophies are cool in my opinion but used wisely. If used wisely they can make the unit look even better if they didn't have them. So what arre your guys opinion on it? am I right or Wrong?
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