Yesterday I showed you a lot of bog standard, bare plastic so today I’m going to treat you to some actually painted models from my Imperial Guard army. I told you my plans for them before here, but unfortunately, if I were to be honest, I’ve been kind of distracted from them lately what with learning the new Warhammer rules and getting an Ogre Kingdoms army put together.
Primaris Psykers. These guys are a HQ choice for Imperial Guard. I haven’t seen a lot of the local Imperial Guard players use these much which is quite surprising as they are relatively cheap and have some funky psychic powers. As I’m going for something a bit different with my Guard army I thought I’d give them a blast.
The models aren’t the official Primaris Psyker figures which can be found here. I actually used the Warhammer Fantasy Battle Empire Wizards as a base just to give them a “Bonkers Renegade Psychic Nutjob” look. The one with the golden head hasn’t been changed at all, but obviously I’ve added the gas mask to the other one.
Psyker Battle Squad. Now If I’m going to have a loony wizard leading my army I may as well give him a cadre of equally mental mentalists to back him up. I will have more in the unit than pictured as the psychic attack they unleash as a group becomes harder the more there are of them.
Chimera. This is the main troop transport in the Imperial Guard army and they are just so good. Cheap as chips, amphibious if they ever need to cross rivers etc, and can arm them with a myriad of lovely weapons. Equipped in the picture with two heavy flamers and a pintle mounted heavy stubber. It also has fire points meaning a few of the models being transported inside can shoot their weapons from hatches. This vehicle therefore has the potential of kicking out a lot of fire power.
Manticore. Quite a fairly new release from Games Workshop. In the box you get the option to build this as a Manticore or a one shot Deathstrike missile. Personally I much prefer the rules for the Manticore. Sure if the Deathstirke hits its REALLY going to hurt but that’s if it does hit or even launches for that matter (the Deathstrike has effectively a countdown to launch based on dice rolls, but the enemy can possibly delay the launch or even destroy the vehicle even before its fired!). I prefer the fact that the Manticore, despite not having as much punch, is just that bit more reliable. Also you get four shots out of it rather than just one.
I’ve not actually glued the missiles onto their launch rails so they can be taken off either to ease transport to and from games, and also so I can keep track of how many shots it has fired during the game.
I’ve tried to do a bit of weathering on these tanks. Usually I like my stuff to look pristine, but lately I’ve been trying to add more damage and dirt to them to make them look more battle worn. I still have to do the scraped metal effect to add to the Manticore.
I hope you have enjoyed the last few days of photos. I’ll hopefully be getting round to doing some more soon.