Friday, September 16, 2011

The grand scheme of things.......

Well, with all the grand ideas I've got cluttering up the old attic, its about time I started putting thing in order. Everyone seems to like background fluff, organizational charts, graphs, etc. Besides having stuff written out at least keeps things on track, right?

My friend Jim and I were sitting around painting awhile back an came to the rather shocking realization that between the two of us we are well on our way to being able to field and entire combined arms Imperial Guard regiment. I've got the foot slogging Catachans and Jim has the Steel Legions well represented. Jim has also managed to scrounge up a number of Titans, at last count 5, if i recall correctly. keep myself on track, I had decided that Col. Stracken would be charged with command of a augmented infantry battalion something along these lines:

BN HQ consisting of its command squad, supported by ogyrns, stormtroopers and at least one commisar. A squadron of vendettas and vultures for air support.

Company A: rifle company: HQ squad, 3 veteran squads(scouts, sort of) and 2 rifle platoons of 4 infantry squads, 2 heavy weapon squad and 2 special weapon squads. Support platoon: 4 squads w/hvy weapons, maxed out heavy weapon squads. Supported by Chimeras and an attached valkyrie squadron.

Company B: refer to above

Company C: Just gonna go for the veteran air assault group......ala Apocalypse Now!!

Company D: Tank company

Company E: Recon company: Sentinal HQ Sqdrn, 2 Sentinal sqdrns, 1 Hellhound Sqdrn

Company F: Artillery: HQ, Griffon Battery, Basilisk Battery, Manticore Battery(maybe)

After that, through in a smattering of Grey Knights and Salamander space Marines...OH MY!

Remember boys and girls, for me its all about the modeling and fluff. :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

So life gets in the way......

Ok, so like most everyone else I have a real life, a very busy life. Thus, my hobbies get pushed to the back burner. I may not have been getting much done lately but I have been keeping track on the goings in the 40k world.

Thanks to those of you out there who do post quite regularly. I have picked up quite a bit of useful paining/modeling tips that I am now beginning to put to use. Again, my thanks to all of you out there. Especially to Admiral Drax, that paint chart idea...outstanding!

Now for what I have been working on.....

Hector and the boys were finally finished. He'll get a full retinue in the future. I may even add in some grey knights, maybe.

1st Platoon Co A 1/2nd Catachan is finally getting some much deserved attention.

squad 113