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DaSpaceAsians
07-09-2009, 20:07
I'm working on my ARVN themed IG and need ideas to get some counts as ratlings that aren't the Cadian snipers since the cadians would be used for regular snipers.

Alessander
07-09-2009, 20:14
Converted Catachan Snipers, SM Scouts, Eldar Rangers...

I saw someone who had a bunch of clusters of reeds or rushes with a sniper rifle barrel poking out of the reeds. Brilliant (and cost effective!)

Bunnahabhain
07-09-2009, 21:15
1)Standard guardsmen with cloth camo cloaks. Take some cotton gauze, dye green and brown, glue in place.
2)Lying down guardsmen
3)Lasgun sticking out of bit of cover- bush, bit of pipe etc.

I use all of these. If you wish, you can extend the lasgun barrel, or otherwise make it obvious that they're sniper rifles.

Bregalad
07-09-2009, 21:45
Infinity makes fantastic snipers:
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG686&product=INF_0004
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG733&product=INF_0074
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG733&product=INF_0172
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG733&product=INF_0186
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG796&product=INF_0198
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG687&product=INF_0045
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG687&product=INF_0101
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG687&product=INF_0162
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG688&product=INF_0053
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG688&product=INF_0140
(hmm, more than I thought ;))

BTW you should really provide us with a sample pic of what "ARVN themed" means. It's not common knowledge.

DaSpaceAsians
07-09-2009, 22:18
Think of them as vietnamese with american styled uniforms. In my regiment's fluff is that their planet (Vietnam) has been retaken from the Tau and since the military forces were pretty much purged from serving the Tau or lead a guerrilla campaign against the Imperium, the PDF and newly founded regiments have received the aid of Cadian military advisors. Due to the fact the rebels still occupy many cities and hide in the dense jungles, there's a high number of snipers since they perform very well in those environnement


Other thing I forgot to mention: The only thing that makes ARVN themed is that the skin tone is right since they're asians and that the banners are in the same colors (mainly yellow with red detail) with Vietnam written on them. The equipement is also reflected since they only have basic russes and basilisks. Otherwise, the camo is off since the ARVN never had blue and grey uniforms since the regiment is an urban fighting one.

BTW Bregelad:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/18thARVNsoldiersatxuanloc_by_Dirck_Halstead.jpg

Bregalad
08-09-2009, 10:41
Fighting Tau, eh? Perhaps I should remove the links ;)

GorillaSurfer
08-09-2009, 10:47
I love those:

http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG1266&product=UM13121
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG1266&product=UM13113
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG1266&product=UM13109
http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG1266&product=UM13103

Arkfatalis
08-09-2009, 11:57
I know alot of people that use gaunts ghosts as snipers

Abaddonshand
08-09-2009, 16:07
You could always use the Cadian Snipers as your cadian snipers;http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod1070138&rootCatGameStyle=

I've used the standing one to make a Vindicare assassin for a sideline =][= project I'm working on. The plan is for Kasrkin as Inquisitorial Stormtroopers, and I wanted the assassin to share the uniform.

Onisuzume
08-09-2009, 16:52
Or you could have a butcher's at the various Necromunda models.
A number of them can be well-suited to be snipers.

Logarithm Udgaur
08-09-2009, 20:50
Use Grots with sniper rifles or Digga Yoofs from Gorkamorka. Either of these would require converted guns.