|New arrivals! (I also got some cheap |
foam miniature carry trays from GiftsForGeeks
Well fluff-wise as an Infantry Company, all they should have is more infantry. And cool though that would be, I can't face painting many more of them for now. I might buy up a load and hoard them, for fear GW will withdraw Mordians from sale, or even worse - make them Finecast! But for now, I thought a nice addition would be a Sentinel Squadron. Models I haven't had in a while, and that might give me a bit more mobile AT punch (my lascannons all being immobile emplacements).
|The new Sentinels|
I bought three Sentinels from GiftsForGeeks - much cheaper than buying from GW direct. Unboxing them was a joy - so much so that I forgot to take photos. For those who haven't seen the latest box, they now come with every weapon and cabin option, so you can make open-topped Catachan variants, right up to the more protected Steel Legion versions and put a myriad of different weapons on them. But most excitingly, the legs are now fully posable. They come in four main parts that can be fit together so that the joints bend at almost any angle.
When I was putting these together, I almost wanted to go for the open-topped versions so you could see the lovely crew minis. But I decided not to, because I prefer the enclosed compartments of the Steel Legion variant. As for weapons, again aesthetic considerations prevailed and I plumped for the rather snazzy-looking rocket pods - although the 'sergeant' may get a lascannon or a plasma cannon. (Can you even do that?)
I modelled the legs to try and look a bit more dynamic and 'organic', like he's picking his way carefully over some rubble while looking cautiously over to one side. My next efforts might include one crouching behind a wall, something a bit different to the pictures you see on the front of the boxes.
|My first Sentinel, picking its way through the rubble.|
In fact, I like these models so much, do you think I could do a 500 point Patrol Clash force of Sentinels? Sort of, an Armoured Reconnaissance unit side-project. It might involve a bit of making up units like a company commander, perhaps using costs for Knight Commander Pask? A commissar Sentinel? Not sure how over-the-top this would be. Most would have such flimsy armour that most ordinary squad weapons should be able to deal with them, what do you think? Anyway, thanks for reading and I'll get another update on these chaps up soon.