Today I'm showing you an Imperial Guard army, or at least part of it. I have particular obsession with details. I believe that details make the difference. You can have a fine army, but making it personal is what gives it the point, it becomes truly unique. That's what I tried here. Let's go for it:
|Well, WTF is this? you're wandering. Let me explain...|
Desert pattern camouflage, but not absolutely modern, not pixel pattern, not MARPAT neither ACU (though I used it for... no, that's for another day). I liked the idea of showing not just a bunch of minis, but having my own little diorama for the HQ Squad. Let's see them in detail:
|Yeah, the longcoat is quite useful in the desert|
The Captain is a Commissar Yarrick figure. I severed the right arm -again (no pun intended) and painted it with these colours. The blue is pretty distinctive and I used it as the Regimental colour. The other guy originally belonged to the Praetorian Command Squad blister, but I arranged him into my army with some greenstuff and a good cutter ;)
|Pretty old mini, new look|
The standard bearer is from RT old times. The banner itself is made of plastic, I don't remember where I took it from.
As I was going crazy on this Celtic theme, I decided to do something funny. I recalled the Gaunt Ghosts novels and the morale inspiring music of bagpipes. This came up into my mind:
|Hark when the night is falling...|
|... Hear, hear, the pipes are calling loudly...|
I didn't intend to use this mini in the game, but the Codex allows you to get a bodyguard, so I guess it suits fine in that role. Again, I think of the character of Brin Milo in the Gaunt Ghosts novels.
New things: I wanted something different for the Master of the Ordnance option, as I thought that the current figure of a single guy with a radio wasn't enough.
|Please come into my office|
Of course this doesn't properly represent an Artillery Command Post, but I think it works better that the radio guy.
|Scratch built with pieces from everywhere|
|Of course it's not a Mac. This is Warhammer|
The map is just a little piece of paper. I guess I had steady hand that day, I wasn't abusing of coffee.
|Okay, dude, so where's my car?|
Acting only as a part of the diorama and nothing else, I got these two guys, the stretchers:
|We're superfluous, but look good here|
|Ooops, my bad, burned saturated colours in the photo, sorry|
|Completely different, but slightly Imperial looking|
Finally, this is the result: