Imperial Guard


Aeronautica Imperialis – Marauder Destroyers

Among the fine new kits available for Aeronautica Imperialis is a second variant of the Marauder, that isn't part of the Wings of Vengeance starter kit. Reason enough to take a look on the Marauder Destroyers boxed set. The Marauder is the standard heavy bomber of the Imperial Navy and due to its heavy armoured […]

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40k – Crassus Armoured Assault Transport

Hello! This week you have definitely seen some interesting models (check out the previous posts!). Today I would like to show you another older project – two super-heavy Crassus transporters. Heavily armoured, powerful machines are used to transport imperial soldiers into the middle of a raging battle. Wide caterpillars allow them to overcome terrain obstacles, and two heavy bolters mounted on the front provide additional firepower for the attacking infantry. On the models I used a lot of pigments and damage effects. Crassus Assault Transports have a really amazing atmosphere and I would like to paint them again one day Commission painting services – minisforwar@gmail.com / Messenger.  

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40k – Death Korps of Krieg – Earthshaker Cannons

Hello! This is one of those projects that I’ve always wanted to put on the blog, but there was never time for it I would like to present you two powerful Earthshaker guns for the army of Death Korps of Krieg. For both models I’ve prepared small dioramas, which make it easy to move and place on the table. DKoK is an iconic army of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and I faced this project with great pleasure. Despite the passage of time, I am still satisfied with the effect I was able to achieve, especially in terms of colour and dirt on the guns. Below you will find a really extensive and quite detailed photo gallery. I hope you will enjoy it. Commission painting services – minisforwar@gmail.com or Messenger.

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Army on Parade - 013

Demolition Team ShayalYou need something blown up? Something burnt down? Perhaps both?Demolition Team Shayal reporting for duty. With heavy flamers (and a lot of experience in using them in the jungles of Catachan) and Demolition Charges, Team Shayal can clear a path for you.Whilst they may have cut their teeth on burning and blowing up in the jungle, they are equally at home in the cityscape or the battlefield.

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Army on Parade - 012

Penal Legion The Imperial Guard is a tough place for anyone... woe betide you if you fall foul of the rules and regulations. Those who commit a crime that does not warrant immediate execution or petty punishment may find themselves assigned to a Penal sS You will be given the most basic of weapons and equipment and be expected to lead the assault from the front. If by some miracle you survive a mission (or ten) then you may have the opportunity for some redemption. More likely you will be just softening up the enemy and absorbing some of their ammunition.

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Army on Parade - 011

Something Dirty! Not all the jobs are clean and precise. Sometimes you need someone to do a dirty job. Sometimes it takes some rules to be bent or broken to get the job done. Sometimes it takes some people who just don't care about the rules. Apellen Squad are happy to do that for you. Apellen Squad hail from Catachan. Most Catachan soldiers already have a healthy disregard for rules that come from high up in a command structure where the person giving the orders is not on the front line (or even on the planet). As such they are happy to do things their own way and get the job done using whatever is to hand and doing whatever it takes. Their gear is an eclectic mix that takes the best of what is to hand and mixes it up. No standard issue gear here or standard pattern lasguns.

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Siege the Tower GT- Custodes Coverage

So at the end of may I attended the first GT pu on by an amazing local groupCOASTAL WARGAMINGThese guys really know how to get events going. Terrain was great (this is most important to note as there have been several GTs missing the mark on this lately). Missions were fun! Event was a blast. All good people and good times. No bad games or bad feelings that I experienced.Unfortunately, this was back in MAY (really before Caladius were SUPER EXPLODING. But if you look back at my unit reviews, I had said this was the unit to use and the Telemon was fading) so I forget most of the details to write up a more extensive Batrep. I do know I discussed in in Hobby Progress on last month's episode of our Allies of Inconvenience Podcast, so check that out if you want to hear more.First off my Army. I played Custodes for the event and took home Second for Painting (lost to a Wobbly Modeler using their board from Adepticon, which is an impressive thing if you've never seen it).My list was as followsCustodes Battalion- 197

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Painting tricks for optical effects

In the last article I talked about how my painterly aspirations first developed in such a way that I wanted to reach a pro level. However, this was rather the beginning of my journey as a hobbyist and my preference has shifted a lot in the meantime. One thought was pivotal at that point: How […]

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Further Mistakes Were (NOT!) Made

Gentle Readers (and other people that somehow ended up here...?), I do try to not live down to the very worst stereotypes about gamers... I HAVE been trying to rein in the spending and get stuff done... deplete the lead mountain, rather than adding to it.  I have to admit, I have gone a little overboard in the last couple months - with all the Necromunda stuff I picked up... and then the Apocalypse stuff.... and a couple things FOR Apocalypse detachments... And then I told myself, that was IT - no more spending for the rest of the year. Maybe even the next couple years! Sweet Mother of Zeus, I have ENOUGH to paint!!So, when I was approached by a local gamer that was trying to get rid of his Imperial Guard Collection, I actually said "No, thanks, I've got enough"...But then I was thinking of a friend of mine that I thought might be interested and so a couple days later I asked for details... What did the seller have...? what did he want for them..? I am, however, a sucker for a good deal... And, friends,

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Astra Militarum Elite Squad

This commission was for a custom Astra Militarum squad and a Sentinel. The upper body, head and weapon on the squad are from a third party provider in resin. Most of the faces were covered in a breathing mask. Bases are from Games Workshop. These were all painted with a colour scheme to match the Space Marine Storm Warden blue and metal colours. These were all painted to level 4 quality.

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Army on Parade - 009

Special Weapons - Cadian Each Cadian squad is normally equipped with at least one special weapon. One favourite of the regiment at the moment is the flamer. The current planet they are operating on as a wealth of fauna and flora ... it has some large leaved growth and trees that limit line of sight and general vision. The flamer is ideal for clearing spaces and is also quite handy in emptying pockets of resistance, clearing out defended hard points and bunkers and generally really really putting the enemy off from approaching you.

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Army on Parade - 008

Ogryn Squad "Righto Sir! Bash that big pointy thing and knock down that wall and shoot those noisy squishy things!" "One bad guy mash coming up sir! Load em up lads! We is going to be helping out the Sargeant here and taking out that there position" Ogryns are not known for their subtlety. If you want strong assault troops who are able to broadly follow a few simple orders than they can deliver a few key positions for you on the battlefield. Alternatively, if the enemy has crack troops making their way towards you then you can point and fire the Ogryn Squad in their general direction and watch chaos unfold as they launch into each other. More often than not the Ogryn Squad will steamroller over them and carry on looking for more things to shoot and bash.

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Army on Parade - 007

Catachan Snipers - "The Ligar Scorpions" It is not just the Ratlings that are trained to hit a target the size of a credit chip from miles away. Some of the Catachan contingent make expert snipers. From birth on their Death World, Catchans are trained to use weapons and have to undergo regular target practice just to survive on their home planet. One of the smaller animals that infest their jungles is the Ligar Scorpions. These scorpions are about the length of a thumbnail and are coloured to match the background of the trees they normally spend most of their time hugging, lying in wait for their prey. They are patient hunters that actually wait for one of the other hundred odd species to run up the trunk of the tree by them before viciously striking out with their poisonous barb, instantly paralyzing their prey. The Ligar Scorpion squad act very much like their namesake - they are able to conceal themselves for long periods of time waiting for the right time to strike.

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Army on Parade - 006

Ratling Snipers - "The Wasps" The Wasps pack quite a little sting. Ratling snipers, assuming you are able to feed them and keep them in drink and out of the stores, can make outstanding marksmen. The Wasps have worked with the regiment for many years. Able to make their way into the smallest of hidey holes they are able to hit the enemy from afar and with complete surprise, all with pinpoint accuracy.

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