Veeeeeerrrry sloooooow project ahead!
This will be my very long winded, slowly updated project log. To give you a vague idea of how long I'm talking about my inital 'have it all built and painted by' date is 18th June 2015 (virtual cookie to anyone who knows why). Although, a more appropriate date might be the 27th February 2014, but there you go.
Some may recognise some of this stuff from quite a long time back. Just goes to show how slow I mean. I hope that by recording my work here, it will help manitain motivation to get this done!
This is both a modeling and gaming project. The modelling aim is to create a 1500 - 2000 point all infantry Imperial Guard army themed around a British Napoleonic force. Every unit must be justifiable based upon that idea, even if modified to fit the 40k universe. So no tanks, no flyers. Just infantry, heavy weapons (and then only specific kinds) and cavalry.
Each model will be extensively converted from GW original models as far as is possible, and will need to both appear Napoleonic and 40k. A tough balance to strike!
After the inital army is complete, the 'gaming' project begins. It will represent a newly raised IG regiment, under the guidance of a Praetorian officer, who learn with each battle, adapting their Napoleonic style army and tactics to something more 40k appropriate. After each game or two, I'll buy and add in one or more new items - it could be something simple like getting some special weapons in the squads, to something bigger like tanks as they are 'requisitioned'.
Anyway, to introduce it, here is the test miniature in it's initial and current form!
Even this isn't entirely reflective of the end product I'll have. The musket-styled lasgun is now longer, more in keeping with the length of a Napoleonic musket. However, my ability to create a more accurate capbadge and rosette has improved, and I've finished the legs.
At the moment, I've already got a good amount of work done. I'm close to having about 1/4 of the work on the infantry done, over 1/2 the work on the cavalry, and 1/6 of the way to having the artillery done. I'll not post all the pics today, but will post 'work already done' pics along with update to WIP pics.
However, as a bit of a 'teaser', here's the collection of many of the finished and WIP components. Close ups and detailed notes will come in later posts.