Unsure if this should sit in the main WIP forum or under AM - though I'm sure the comissariat will correct me as needed
So I started thinking of this force way back when but fell out of 40k long before it had a chance to come to fruition. Now returing to the ranks after seeing so much awesomeness out of forgeworld and other 3rd party sites I'm finally giving it a shot.
There's a a few tid-bits of fluff on the Finreht highlanders in the Codex: Eye of Terror books and from some old white dwarfs but props to CommissarHarris for inspiring me to expand my horizons into the world of 3rd party suppliers.
My aim is to build a veteran light-infantry force, backed up by light vehicles (taurox, tauros, sentinels etc) and some big(ish) guns to represent what the people of Finreht 3-7 may have been able to cobble together in defense of their homeworld when Typhus and his boys showed up to lay waste to the Agripinaa Sector in the 13th Black Crusade.
I'll be using a mix of GW, FW, Vicotria Minis, and Warlord Games parts to build a pict/celt inspired feral-world guard force - complete with torcs, woad, war horns - maybe even a pack of hounds for the Catabar (Chief in battle ~ old irish).
The Tauros remind me of the WMIKs used by 2 para in Sierra Leone, though a lot sexier than the kit we had to make do with in the grim dark second milenium, and the 451st fought in the defense of the cadian gate - couldn't not pick them after my own time with the 51st highland division, (STABs the lot of us ) where we spent our days off hoofing around the highlands with gympies scaring the local wildlife.
So that's the fluff - here's the first few pics - assembly starts now in earnest so I hope to have more to share over the next week while I wait on some new resin bases from secret weapon that capture the boggy hell that is the true path of all highland infantry.
Edited by Carraigf, 13 March 2015 - 03:13 PM.