Regular readers might remember my Death By Fluff post a few weeks back, where I looked at army background, and the contraversial practice of 'killing off' characters who really do die in battle, regardless of the time and effort spent on conversions and their battle records. Well, this of course means that Lieutenant Creticus, when he was cut to pieces in a recent battle, was gone forever.
All this means my officers have very 'real' heroics - if they do a blind charge, there really is a threat of them dying forever (rather than just being wounded and back in the next battle). It does, of course, mean also that I have to keep the army constantly supplied with new officer models. Their backgrounds are fairly easy (I haven't even written one for this chap yet), since they are all 'factory' officers straight from The Academy who will earn their spurs in battle, for real.
Anyway - to business. To prepare for the inevitable tide of officer casualties from my future games with Headologist, I'm building up a collection of models to use as stand-in commanders. Lieutenant Rhyn has replaced Creticus, and so this chap Lieutenant Aelius, will be ready should Lieutenant Galbrio die in battle. It's all very organised. This is just an ordinary Cadian officer on the normal 40mm base I use for character models. I should mention that he does, unusually wear Carapace Armour (most of the Second Battalion are dress troops in 'Mordian' uniforms). This is because I let my armies evolve over the course of a campaign. Although they might start off in dress uniforms, as replacements arrive they might be a bit better equipped and the unit will slowly accumulate odds and ends of equipment until they're a highly elite, ad-hoc battlegroup formation.
|The crest for the First |
(or Praetorian) Regiment
|Second Lieutenant's pips, as |
rendered on Carapace armour
Anyway, although he has an inauspicious background I'm sure he'll be taking up position in the ranks soon enough and earning himself a few medals soon enough! In the meantime, thanks again for reading and until next time, happy gaming.