So there comes a time when you look at your army and it starts to look a little tired…the dice have not been kind (literally as they have chipped the paint off some figures)…despite your opponents attempts to be careful they have knocked your troops off of hills and ruined buildings…your careful packing has been disrupted by curious customs agents, airport security, your wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/child. Or perhaps your favourite pet has decided that your figure make far better projectiles than the miniature mouse bought for that purpose. When that time comes, you are faced with several choices, retire the army or sell it on ebay and start another, go into a new army, or revive the old and make it seem new.
The time has come for this last option for my Imperial Guard Necromunda Regiment, this is the army I field the most, they are plastic Cadians and fairly rugged and durable (whereas I find my Forgeworld Elysians are fragile and my Steel Legion are more restrictive in their options).
How many of you remember this?
The box art of the first Imperial Guard plastics. No longer available from Games Workshop, but the first affordable troops provided for an army I started to play with the release of White Dwarf 109.
Here is a slightly more complete image of the picture scanned from the magazine.
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This got me started and soon I had a painted army of over 100 of these little guys...that was three boxes and quite a few lead Guardsmen thrown in for Special Weapons, Command figures, etc.
That army went to Sweden I think...before ebay actually and another replaced it (several armies actually). When the new Cadians first came out I got the army box and started painting up a new Necromunda Regiment based on the original artwork.
Some of you will remember my old avatar and some photos of bits of the army from Portent.
Command Section One
Command Section Two
Infantry Squad One
Infantry Squad Two
Infantry Squad Three
Infantry Squad Four
Infantry Squad Five
Support Squad One
So this painting log is my repairing/repainting, adding/replacing and general improvement of my army. Some of you will remember my army from old posts, some of you have fought against the army. The paint scheme is based upon the original plastic Imperial Guard from Rogue Trader, the infamous zebra/tiger stripe pattern on Codex Grey. Now I have not followed everything completely the same, the armour has changed and I did not like the look of metallic helmets on the Cadians nor have I gone for the multi-coloured squad markings or helmet markings. But the majority of the armour is the same, it is not the best camouflage pattern, as painting the stripes on accurately would be time consuming to the extreme…and we are talking about painting Imperial Guardsmen…which means painting a lot of them.
As you can see I already had a base of 75+ painted figures, which is a pretty good start, but a little low when you think about Imperial Guard, I was regularly using older metal Cadian figures and tanks to augment my troops.
Image limit reached, more to follow.
The long painting war continues...
Update as of 8 Mar 12 - since we have increased the image limit since this thread was started...
Update as of 27 Jun 12
Update as of 31 Aug 12