I discovered soon after my last post about the Unsung that several of the models that I was planning on using for various units are still in Seattle. So I needed to do a little bit of rethinking and redesigning the basic 1,000 point army to go with the minis I had. Since I had to substitute, I needed to go back to some earlier stages for some of the models, and do stuff like flock the bases, and in a few cases even base coat. But at least now I have all the models I want to use ready, so that I can catch up with base coating the stuff that I had to substitute, and then get back to line painting the whole army.
Here’s the command squad. Left to right, top to bottom they are – Master of the Fleet, Medic (Squat), radio operator, lascannon team (squats), astropath, Master of ordinance (Squat), company commander, bodyguards (one Beastman, one Ratling). I wanted the Company Command squad to have an ecclectic feel, reflecting what I hope will be the eclectic feel of the army as a whole. I do have an Astropath figure up in Seattle that I like better than the one here, which I will eventually switch out.
This is the Platoon Command Squad. It has a couple of squats operating one of my favorite old 40K weapons, the Mole Mortar. Note also the medic (upper left, and the commissar (lower right).
Typical infantry squad. I have five of these – two with heavy bolter teams, two with autocannon teams, and one with a lascannon. They all have grenade launchers as well, and the sergeant has a bolt pistol. I tried to include one old Imperial Guard model in a non-standard pose in each squad. In this case, it’s the figure upper left.
For this army, I want humans to make up the tactical squads, and squats to make up the Heavy Weapons and Special Weapons squads. These fellows are carrying old style Eldar melta guns. I figure I will need them for anti-vehicle work, given the low number of lascannon I have at this point.
I got these on eBay a long time ago. These poor bastards are the main maneuver element of my army at 1,000 points! I am required to take two infantry units, and everything up to this point only counted as 1! I was going to use a Veteran or Stormtrooper squad, but those have models up in Washington right now. Hopefully I can get them back by the time I get to the 2,000 point mark.