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Raven Guard 2nd Company


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I wanted to put this out there as a basic outline as to how I hope to build my Raven guard army.

1x Captain Dalgarth (w/ Command Squad??)
> Mounted in heavy-armored Rhino

1x Tactical Squad (10-man)
> Mounted in drop-pod

1x Tactical Squad (10-man)
> Mounted in drop-pod

1x Assault Squad (10-man)
> With Jump Packs

1x Assault Squad (8-man)
> Led by Chaplain
> With Jump Packs

1x Venerable Dreadnaught (Contempter Model)
> Mounted in Drop-pod

1x Devastator Squad (5-Man) --> possibly to be increased to 10-men
> Mounted in a Rhino

1x Terminator Squad (10-man)
> Mounted in a Land Raider Crusader

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With this as my starting army, I have a good start. Most of my minis will be converted/repainted from my current Praetors of Orpheus SM Chapter. I eventually want to increase the size and scope of my army. In the back of my mind, there is a part of me that would love to build the ENTIRE 2nd Company. <Dream on!!> I have opted to model my army on the 2nd Company... probably going to change the name of my Captain.... or not..

I have ordered a bunch of stuff from Forgeworld to help customize my army. No, I didn't buy the Raven Guard conversion pack.

Edited by Lord Bearer, 18 December 2011 - 11:32 PM.

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As an update, I have been working on some of my miniatures.

As strange as it might seem.... I am working on a 5-Man Devastator Squad. (2x Missle Launchers, 1x Lascannon, 1x Heavy Bolter & Sgt)

I am also working on a Rhino Transport for the squad. I have applied multiple magnets to enable me to switch from a Rhino to a Predator. Once I get some pictures available I will post them.
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Just a quick question, why that configuration of devastators? The heavy bolter seems out of place.

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Just a quick question, why that configuration of devastators? The heavy bolter seems out of place.


I built the unit to give me a wider range of effective firepower.

The missle launchers give me Frag and Krak attacks which give me some anti-personnel and anti-tank ability. The Lascannon gives me anti-tank capabilities while the Heavy Bolter gives me a good solid hit at various ranges.

I will probably add other weapons if I find that I need other weapons.
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Any pictures yet? :)
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Any pictures yet? :)


I hope to get some pics up in the next couple of days... I do not have any finished products yet, as I am waiting for Santa to deliver some of of the pieces that I need to finish them.

Since everything I have read seems to put the Raven Guard in settings of an urban type, I will be basing them as such. SCC made his models with urban settings and I think that I will follow his example and "urban base" them.
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Since everything I have read seems to put the Raven Guard in settings of an urban type, I will be basing them as such. SCC made his models with urban settings and I think that I will follow his example and "urban base" them.


I suppose if you're going to try something, checking out one of the best examples is probably a sound idea. :)
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I was debating about what I wanted to do for my Shadow Captain. I was playing around and came up with this....

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It is the Tyberos with some details removed and a Raven Guard paint scheme. I think that it has potential.

Any thoughts??
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I like it. Any plans on converting it further or will it just be a colour swap with some details removed?
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I like it. Any plans on converting it further or will it just be a colour swap with some details removed?


I saw a pic of the unassembled model and the head is not attached. This makes me think that I might try to put a different head in it's place. I showed this pic to SCC and he suggested the elimination of the chainsword attachments on the palms as it is not really Raven Guard-ish. I am torn though... the vicious looking nature of the model is the one thing that drew me to it. (I know.. twisted.. right?)

Anyway, I hope to have a few pics up in the next couple of days. I haven't been able to paint much recently, I have been sick as a dog recently. I was exposed to a rabid bat and the doctors said that it was a good idea to take the rabies shots... UGH... glad I did... but DAMN!! the side-effects sucked!!\

I will be taking a few pics of my Devastator squad and post them... It's a start at least.
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Personally, I don't think anything about the Tyberos model says 'raven guard'.

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As promised, I took some pics of some of my models that are WiP

They look a little rough and some of the lines are less than "polished" but this gives you an idea where I am going with my army.

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I need to work on the shading a little more and also finish the bases.

Any suggestions, thoughts, critiques?

Also... I hope to get some pics of my Rhino/Predator soon. As I want to make an urban based theme... I see the vehicle being weathered with a concrete-dust effect.

Edited by Lord Bearer, 20 December 2011 - 09:26 PM.

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I think you have a good start there.

For the metal, I'd wash it with some Badab Black. The yellow also comes off a bit strong, and I've found that Gyphonne Sepia, is a nice subtle wash to tone it down.


For highlighting the black, well, Maybe try a bit of Charadon Granite or Adeptus Battlegrey mixed with black (Maybe 2 or 3 to 1) to make the amour pop a little.


Still, a great start, and keep them coming!

Edited by Brother Syth, 20 December 2011 - 11:04 PM.


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Agreed. Good start here and I hope to see more. Have a look at my WIP thread (shameless personal plug) for some insights in to how I deal with metals and Black. Washes are your friend with metallic colours, and some simple edge highlighting will really make the black pop.

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Im glad to see another member of the Raven Guard on here. There aren't too many of us (no Sh*t, huh...) Looks good to start. keep up the work and keep it rolling on. It takes a while, and painting all trim on black gets very boring, but you will prevail and Lord Corax will be proud.

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