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    First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Stand up straight you 'orrible little chap, you're in the Praetorian Guard now! You accepted the Emperor's credit and you shall do your duty!

    Hello Warseer, so a few years ago I took advantage of the fact I was leaving GW and decided on some all metal purchases while the wallet sting wasnt going to be too bad.
    One of which was a Praetorian Guard army which I have painted bits and pieces of but have finally resolved to try and get finished.

    At any rate its good old infantry and a list of what I want to get done first.
    The light has been terrible whenever I have remembered to take some photos, so the first few arnt great but I shall endeavour to get some better ones and some WIP shots of what I'm working on at the moment soon.

    As will become apparant I've stolen inspiration from as many Praetorian logs and blogs as I could find- notably Col. Gravis- and I heartilly recommend having a search around for some of the awesome stuff thats out there.

    Anyway on to the glorious Praetorian XVIII!


    First Platoon


    Second Platoon


    Both together

    Praetorian XVIII

    B Company with support units.

    C.O. Colonel J.N.G Ashton
    Command Staff: Colour Sergeant: H. Briant
    Corporal S. Longhurst
    Lance Corporal J. Jenkins

    Adeptus Astra Telepathica Attaché: Astropath Z. Kerrik

    Adeptus Ministorum Attaché: Father J. Lars

    Attached Life Guards: 1st Section, C Company, III Praetorian Life Guards, N.C.O. Staff Corporal J. Billinghurst, Chimera

    Platoon 1: Lieutenant M. Charville
    Squads 1-3
    Platoon 2: Lieutenant T. Hawkings
    Squads 1-3
    Platoon 3: Lieutenant R. Green
    Squads 1-3

    Heavy Weapon Platoon: Second Lieutenant H. Owens
    1st Squad, 3x MKII Gravis-pattern Heavy Bolters, assigned to Platoon 1
    2nd Squad, 3x MKII Gravis-pattern Heavy Bolters, assigned to Platoon 2
    3rd Squad, 3x MKIV “Bromhead” Lascannons, assigned to Platoon 2
    4th Squad, 3x MKII Missile Launchers, assigned to Platoon 1
    5th Squad, 3x MKI Rocket launchers , assigned to Platoon 3

    Attached Platoon: *CLASSIFIED* C.O. Captain J. Clayton,
    Commissariat Attaché: Commissar A. Volte

    Attached Rifles: 1st section, 5th Platoon, A Company, XCV Praetorian Rifles, 3rd section, 5th Platoon, A Company, XCV Praetorian Rifles C.O. Lieutenant Rit'chid, 3rd section

    Attached Cavalry: 1st Squadron, V Praetorian Lancers, N.C.O Lance Corporal L. Packer

    Attached Cavalry: 9th Squadron, II Praetorian Horse Guards, N.C.O. Corporal of Horse J. Glass

    Attached Grenadiers: 2nd Squad, 2nd Platoon, D Company, XXI Praetorian “Black Rock” Grenadiers, N.C.O Sergeant R. Macansh

    Goroul

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Nice Army, I have always wished I'd got Praetorians when I had the chance.

    Do you have any plans for tanks?

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Ah Tanks! Yes, I'd forgotten them. Certainly a Punisher commanded by a Praetorian Pask and perhaps a Basilisk, maybe a smattering of sentinels, but we shall see.

    Anyway some better pics and some WIP shots.


    Lieutenant M. Charville, commander of the 1st Platoon.


    A small group of troopers. I'm aiming to paint to a basic tabletop standard so as to actually get the 120+ infantry models finished


    A nearly completed MkII "Gravis" Pattern Heavy Bolter, another five of these to get done now! Needing a couple of touch ups it seems...


    A couple of simple Sgt conversions to make up for the fact that GW only ever made two.

    More in the following post....

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    ... and what I'm working on at the moment,


    Troopers for the attatched Platoon under Captain Clayton, who will be using Al'Rahem's rules, but more on him later...

    Thanks for looking.

    Goroul

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Love that heay bolter conversion. Nice.
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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    gorgeous stuff. love it!

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    I love that heavy bolter! And its nice to see non-red Praetorians!

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Hmmm, pretorians. An odd choice and a good one.

    What is that piece of wood with writing on it in the first pic?? It looks like a joke or something witty.


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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Quote Originally Posted by dood515 View Post
    Hmmm, pretorians. An odd choice and a good one.

    What is that piece of wood with writing on it in the first pic?? It looks like a joke or something witty.


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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Nice, looking great so far.
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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Looks like a great start, any chance of some pictures with better lighting, they look like really nice paint jobs but it's difficult to see em

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Thanks for all the comments so far!

    Burke888 Is spot on in regards to the mousemat hiding in the back of the first pics

    I will see what I can do about the lighting and shall hopefully have some more progress shots over the weekend

    Goroul

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    YOu guys that have those models are really lucky. Gravis pattern heavy bolter indeed! lol. Nice paint. I wish I could pick these up.

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Thanks very much!

    They have become a real pain to get ahold of now, I'm glad I grabbed up most of the army when I did. Occasionally there is a good ebay deal you can pick up though.

    Goroul

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Beautiful! Always nice to see a well done Praet army.

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Ok, not quite a weekend update, but close!

    A couple of slightly better photos of bits I showed last time and a WIP Lascannon awaiting its two buddies.







    Another Heavy Bolter is nearly done and the other two lascannons are on the way too, then it's either back to Clayton's platoon or on to missile launchers, maybe autocannons

    Goroul

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Very cool work. I really like the Praetorians, and your paintjob is very nice indeed.

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Looks great so far! Can't wait to see the Cavalry!

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    Re: First rank FIRE, second rank FIRE! Praetorian XVIII

    Very nice army, I specially like your heavy weapons.
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