Time for a BIG update. Let's start with some fluffy stuff.
Piscina IV has always been a harsh world. The planet is under constant threat from Orkish Infestation. During one the regular cleansing raids of the Planetary Defence Forces, an ancient industrial complex was discovered in a completely overgrown section of the planet's jungle. After a week of fierce battle against the Ork hive that was nested near the complex, the Imperial forces managed to secure the facility. The techpriests performed their sweep of the facility and found previously unknown STC's for both Civilian and Military use. Hoping for a boon of the Mechanicum, the local Governor handed the STC's over to the nearest Forgeworld. The Governor recieved his boon in the form of several shipments of military gear, for the gratitude of the Mechanicum was great. Included with these shipments was a whole container filled with armour and weaponry used by the Militarum Tempestus. The Governor immediately created a special team of Commando's geared with the exquisite weaponry and tasked them with missions of delicate matters. These mission included raids and sabotage against Gangs, assassinations, scouting of Orks encampments and so much more. The Commando's became the scalpel alongside the Guard's sledgehammer, making the enemy bleed before the troops come in for the killing blow.
And now the painting! My second Scion is finished:
And the sniper of the team as well. This one isn't from a regular kit, but it isn't that obvious when viewed from the front.
Varek Zaytsev is an odd member of Squad Ares. He often performs missions on his own or at a great distance from his team. The Commando's aren't loved by the denizens of the city, so to make sure Varek doesn't get assaulted by agitated civilians and gangers, he usually dresses in tattered local clothing instead of armoured gear. The thin pieces of clothing offer way more protection against civilian discontent than the Carapace armour the Commando's utilise. Varek prefers his ancient precisionrifle for the same reason, since the standard issue sniper rifles attract too much attention. With his battered rifle Varek manages to get almost anywhere, and is usually mistaken as a simple Ganger. Although is rifle is no match to a standard sniper rifle, he compensates his damage output by using toxic rounds. His ability to disappear in the crowd and take down targets by inflicting a mere scratch, makes Varek a truly efficient member of the Commando's.
Onwards to the next Scion, slow but steady...
Edit: they look better in real life, I swear!
Edited by GreyRavenC, 13 July 2017 - 02:27 PM.