Further preparations for the ETL:
I've got a squad of Chosen that are designated for assault role. I like to give them Power Mauls and send them after tanks, and they've gone through armoured company lists pretty much by themselves before. The squad was made up out of the remnants of the first Chaos Marines squad I ever put together, before I had any idea of how I wanted to model an army with any theme or purpose. I am happy that I've finally found a use for them and they've been performing decently for me.
Now they're getting a proper sergeant:
He may have the most kits ever put into a single infantry model I've ever done. The base is a loyalist Techmarine that I bought during the last Call of Chaos because I wanted his servo-harness for my Warpsmith. The left arm is from the Warpsmith, with the combi-melta from an old metal Warsmith model. That same Warsmith's servo-arm's claw was cut off to make a counts-as Huron (his flamer,) so I had a claw to add to a Sentinel CCW, that I used a plastic tube to stick into the side of a CSM aspiring champion backpack. His right arm and hand is from the Devastator kit, with a combat knife and shoulder pad from the regular CSM kit.
And the arms are magnetised, just because. Powerfist and combi-melta is how I normally run the sergeant when I give the squad mauls, so I figure the servo-arm will count as the power fist, which is why I stuck a knife in his right hand (wanted to put the combi-melta on the bionic arm, no reason, just wanted to.)
I have a small unit of IG veterans that I've modeled with Mantic dwarves. I liked the idea of having some Squats hanging around, something different for the table, but I didn't want to pay tons of money for old, rare minis. Since my other vet squad was air assault that rides in with a Valkyrie, I decided that the Squats would be my mechanised infantry. A few guys with sniper rifles, a Chimaera, and maybe a Leman Russ. I've been working on the Chimaera recently, and here is the TC up in his hatch:
He can't even see over the heavy stubber! I've done a crud job of having him hold the grips with one hand, but it's serviceable, I guess. He originally had a shield in his left hand, but I repositioned his hand so it looks like he's holding onto the hatch ring. The Chimaera's main armament is leftover from a Dakkajet kit that I made an Avenger conversion for my Sisters of Battle with. I reckon I'll paint the putty to look like a canvas dust cover like you sometimes see on tanks. I always put an autocannon on it when I make lists, but apparently that's not in the codex but it is in Army Builder? I hardly use my IG allies, so it hardly matters. I'm mostly just going with what I think looks cool, and that definitely looks cooler than the weedy, little multi-laser it comes with. I have some track guards, but I'm missing two of the pieces, so I don't know if I'm going to use them. I don't know if I'm going to magnetise the hull mounted weapon. I may just resort to, "and that's a Heavy Bolter today..." Why not? I'll already be explaining the main weapon...
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