Imperial Guard Heavy Troopers


Afternoon all!  After last week's Necromunda Superpost I've been getting back into the thick of painting; there are about four simultaneous projects on the go at the moment.  But while I was down in the Bunker (our subterranean wargaming lair), I found these guys in a box I built ages ago for my Human Rebels.  Thought it was about time they saw the light of day again.

They're supposed to be replacements for Ogryns, and it all started when I found three sets of Terminator legs glued onto bases.  I did a bit of 'dry' tinkering and thought that Tactical Marine torsos fitted quite well, along with some Guard arms.  The 'fluff' such that it is, is that these are looted sets of armour (yes, I know that's not how SM armour works, but never let the vanilla fluff get in the way of a good conversion!).

May go back and give these chaps a lick of paint, touching them up and adding a few details here and there.  But mainly this was a bit of a trip down memory lane.


In other news, I dug out this old conversion from many many months back - just a tinker with an ACW cavalryman and a bit of ham-fisted early green-stuffing.  But it's so nice to dig this out after all this time, I may just give him a lick of paint anyway!


I'm ploughing on with further projects now, mainly this small horde of 20mm Brits for a mate.  Chipping away at them, nine at a time.  Nine down, about 70-odd to go.  Wish me luck!  Main focus remains the WW1 Russians I mentioned before, expect a couple of posts on them in the next few days.


Until then, have fun and happy gaming all!

Ed

Comments

  1. Those heavy troopers just look the business! I like the idea of using 'em as proxy Ogryns, what with the extra armor and motive power. Cool stuff!

    Love that cavalryman as well. Great work!

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    1. Cheers, yeah that was the vague idea, just crushing people with that looted armour! Thanks.

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  2. Good idea on those Colonel, they turned out really well!

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  3. Shorty on the donkey looks interesting. You ever going to put paint to him?

    70 20mm figs.....? Rather you than me. Again.

    Heavies are an interesting bunch, not sure they look strong enough to fit the Ogryn stats? Regardless, they look cool. :)

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    1. Probably - he's quite an old model and was a bit of a 'tinker' project, so the build quality is not what it could be. But I'll probably try and get some on in the next few weeks.

      I did them originally because I didn't want to use the normal Ogryn models, but I've since fallen in love with them so that doesn't matter so much now. They might well not get used in games tbh.

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    2. Lovely stuff sir, it was a pleasant surpsrise to find them hiding out in the Bunker, along with some of my Scout snipers (didn't anyone tell them all the war was over?) I really like the idea of proxy Ogryn though, perhaps something like an Aliens style Power Loader would be an alternative - a mini CC sentinel effectively - might have to do that if I add Ogryns to my naval chaps...

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  4. The heavy troopers are like 40K Gears of War guys, I mean that in a positive way. I say write ya up some fluff for BA heavy combat specialists and roll them out on the table. Maybe something like a special mission for them to achieve with the support of the Palladians. I like your Napoleon conversion also, maybe it's the bulk of the GS but he reminds me of a halfling a bit, HAHA! Napoleon short joke!

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    1. Thanks - I'm thinking of writing some limited missions for them, maybe use them in some kind of Kill Team style game...

      Haha he does look rather short, doesn't he? Never noticed that before.

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  5. I thought that (Gears of war, in a nice way).

    Impressed with the Boney conversion, too. You might want to have a look at the enterwebs and see if you can find a same scale Boney to decapitate; then you'd get the hat with the rosette as well as the surly gallic grumpy shortarsed megalomaniac expression.

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    1. Thanks Z - that's not a bad idea, the hat is a bit of a stopgap that just stayed on really so it would be nice to find a decent model to loot the head off. Plus then I'd get the pleasure of removing Boney's head with a modelling saw.

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  6. Those heavy troopers are ace, mate!

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