First-Colonel Titus Cornelius Scipio Edethoria, Regimental Principal, I Praetoriae
Colonel Scipio, known as Scipio Edethoria, is the current commander of the Praetorian regiment and only twenty-three years of age. Fate denied him the more traditional rise to command of his regiment and dictated that he be catapulted straight into the upper echelons of command in a time of crisis. Scipio was born the first son of the famed 1st- Col. Marcus Siculus Scipio, who led the Praetorians on Cadia and fell at Dyrok Fields on 999.M41. It was at this time that the young Titus Cornelius was attending the Palladian Military Officer’s Academy at Perseus. Despite proving extremely promising at his studies, in the circumstances it was decided that the young officer would take up his hereditary command immediately in this time of crisis, returning to complete his studies after the conflict. On 458/999.M41, Titus Cornelius was granted the brevet rank of Colonel, despite being younger than most of the regiment’s subalterns.
|You can see the Mordian legs here, and how the dilemma|
with the hands and scale looks in comparison to
the rest of the model.
|The BTD shield, and the FW Chaos icon.|
When the model arrived, however, I was quite disappointed. The quality was there, but unfortunately it seemed to be 25mm and didn't fit at all with the GW 28/30mm range. Oh dear. Suitably disheartened, he sat unbuilt on my desk for weeks, until I got the Catachan Command Squad set (bought at a discounted price from Total Wargamer), and I saw some of the heads. I wondered - if I could change the legs, head and arms, might he fit? A simple head swap was easy enough. The legs were a bit more complicated, but using some of the Mordian heavy weapon team gunner's legs chopped to size and green stuffed into place seemed to look the part.
|Here's the Colonel in comparison with|
a regular Guardsman.
Next time, I'll hopefully have the whole thing painted up! As with the Iron Hearts, this conversion probably won't be used on the field of battle but is mainly for fun. Let me know what you think, and hopefully will have painted shots up next time! Thanks for reading,
The Colonel (in person!)