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Task Force Hayden (Acerian 524th RCT)

Astra Militarum Imperial Guard WIP Acerian Mech Guard Superheavy Tanks

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So, after Guard codex came out I began toying with the idea of creating my own regiment, but due to financial reasons (and the fact that nothing really inspired me enough to start from scratch) the idea was dropped and forgotten about for a long while.

 

But something happened about two months ago. When I was browsing B&C I've noticed trooping the colour event, and in there I saw beautiful models (especially that company commander!) made by Lord Ranulf. And just like that, it inspired me!

 

So without further droning, I present to ye some fluff and photos of stuff that, I've done!

 

 

 

\\\\Accessing Munitorum Archives\\\\

\\\\File No. 530245\\\\

 

----Segmentum Tempestus----

----Subsector Acer----

 

Acer Prime - designation Mining World; Population: 75 794

Acer Secundus - designation Forge World; Population: 12 520 852 307

Acer Tertius - designation Agri World; Population: 8 321 481 072

Acer Quartus - designation Imperial World; Subsector Capitol; Population 13 968 923 102

Acer Quintus - designation Imperial World; Population 9 683 112 303

Acer Sextus - designation Mining World; Population 31 909

Acer Septima - designatet Gas Giant; Population 27 721

 

----Excerpt from "Traveling 'round the Emperor's galaxy: hidden jewels of the Imperium" by Anton Octavian----

 

(...) Another excellent example of this is Acerian Subsector. While many of the Imperial worlds and subsectors are run with an iron hand by Planetary Governors, Acerian worlds while indeed controlled by an Imperial official, are ruled by a Great Parlement which member are elected by subsectors citizens every 10 years. While some may be shocked by such display of frivolity or like some may even call callousness (for the Emperors enemies never sleep, and they always seek to exploit the weak-willed) - one must remember that citizenship in Acerian culture is not easy to come by. Citizenship is not gained during one's birth but by public service - be it in Arbites, or local law enforcement, PDF, Imperial Guard units, administratorum, ministorum, ecclesiarchy, emergency services, education or as a member of the local branch of Adeptus Mechanicus. Thusly weak-willed individuals are weeded out, and only those working directly for the betterment of Imperium and glory of His Majesty. In Acerian Subsector self-sacrifice, the common good and public service are everything. Self indulgence and incompetence - especially amongst ruling class is not tolerated and weeded out.  (...) Acer IV and Acer V are beautiful worlds with strong economy and industry. Acer IV with its wide savannahs and warm climate is a highly sought vacation destination system-wide, combined with its sprawling space docks its a sprawling trading hub of the subsector. Acer V, on the other hand, is a more cold place. With tundras, mountains and three vast oceans its a place where most of PDF and Guard forces are trained, but its also a planet of industry and maker of luxurious goods. (...) To more religious of my readers, Acerians may seem a difficult bunch. While fully devoted to the His Greatness Imperium and Imperial Creed, Acerians are not the most religious types. Despite this mutant and even abhumans are abhorred. With mutants hunted down, and executed in proper facilities, and any Abhumans (or anyone born with serious deficiency) euthanized at birth. (...)"

 

----Excerpt from "Regiments of Imperial Guard vol. 15" by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Matthew Anders----

 

(...) Acerian Mechanized Shock Troops are an interesting case. While most of Militarum regiments are formed and send to fight His Divine Majesty wars, almost never to return home, Acerian forces embark on so-called "tours of duty". Fully mechanized (thanks to good relations with local forge world located on Acer III), these troops return home after 15 years of combat or after suffering crippling casualties. Then returning veterans are presented with a choice they can either stay home as a member of PDF (in most cases as part of training or command structure) or they can enlist for another "tour of duty".  While those who stay ensure a significantly above average quality of training and troops (and often have a prominent political career), veterans who choose to go back to war, ensure that leadership in Militarum Regimentos from this subsector is of an excellent quality. Another notable fact about regiments from this region is higher than an avrage number of Super Heavy Regiments - thanks to the local forge world. (...)

 

 

 

 

Task Force Hayden (Part of Acerian 524th Independent Regimental Combat Team)

---Made by elements of Acerian 52th Mechanized Infantry Regiment (3rd Battalion, 4th Company, 3rd platoon), 4th Acerian Tank Regiment (5th Battalion, 1st Company, 5th platoon) and 9th Acerian Super Heavy Company.---

 

Commanding officer: 1st Lieutenant Amos Hayden - in command of Leman Russ Battle Tank "Ballcrusher"

 

Executive Officer: 2nd Lieutenant Karl Dunes - in command of the 3rd infantry platoon

 

Task Force Hayden organization

 

Tank Commander Hayden - Leman Russ Battle Tank "Ballcrusher"

 

3 Leman Russ Battle Tanks:

 

Leman Russ "Bomber" under command of First Sgt. Draper

 

Leman Russ "China Lady" under command of Sgt. Jones

 

Leman Russ "Iron Man" under command of Cpl. Hughes

 

Banesword "Princes of the Dawn" under the command of 1st Lieutenant Steiner

 

4 infantry squads riding in Chimera fighting vehicles:

 

1st squad commanded by First Sgt. Drake

2nd squad commanded by Sgt. Greyson

3rd squad commanded by Sgt. Wallace

4th squad commanded by Sgt. Turner

 

Platoon Command Section under the command of Staff Sgt. Marks riding in Chimera fighting vehicle:

4 men communications and medical section.

6 men special weapons section.

 

Adeptus Mechanicus Support Section:

Combat Engineseer Albert Nonus

 

 


Wow. That was a LOT of words. More then I thought there would be. Here for some pictures of some finished guardsmen!

 

First squad Back
First squad Front

 


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Great kitbash and colour scheme! :tu:

Can't wait to see more :D
What else do you have on your painting table? Are you going to join in ETL to spur some hobby?


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Thank you! 

 

Well I've got this bad boy in painting since yesterday :D

 

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Maybe I don't know, I still have to paint remaining guards from the first squad and entire second squad with lieutenant Dunes on the side. 

 

Also during the weekend I really would like to paint my DW vanguard vet (or two) from my second army. So there is a lot to do. :)


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Great!

Moar pics will be required! :D
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Fluff-tastic!! Love the background - nicely writtena s well as the content. I think the Imperium turns a blind eye as long as the outcome is effective.... Home brew guard regiments with great fluff are my favourite aspect of the guard. They look great too.



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Colour scheme is very similar to the one I use, nice work so far. thumbsup.gif

 

Looks like you've got a long road ahead, you should sign up to the ETL if you haven't already.

 

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Colour scheme is very similar to the one I use, nice work so far. thumbsup.gif

 

Looks like you've got a long road ahead, you should sign up to the ETL if you haven't already.

 

-Ran

Thank you!

 

When I saw your models I was like "this grey looks fantastic on guardsman armour... I'm totally stealing that" I hope you don't mind! :)



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I totally skipped over the reference in your first post - use away, I'll use you as a colour-scheme guinea pig for vehicles and such. ;)

 

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Excellent bit of kit bashing and a great colour scheme, looking forward to seeing more :tu:


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I've been busy at work lately, but I've managed to finish the first squad among other things (Tech priest and my lieutenant)!

 

First squad in chimera IFV

 

Enjoy!


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Very nice Ubik, the troopers really come together all painted up :tu:


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So I've snatched more photos of stuff I've painted recently. 

 

My lieutenant

IMG 1952
IMG 1954

 

Platoon field chirurgeon 

IMG 1948
IMG 1950
 
Tech priest engineseer
IMG 1959
IMG 1958
 
The staff sergeant in charge of the 2nd squad
IMG 1960
IMG 1962

 

 


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Well done.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

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Really nice colour scheme on the troops and very well executed :) .

 

These will look excellent 'en-mass'.

 

Keep up the good work :)


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Soo... I've finished this small thing today. ;)

 

Banesword Princess of The Dawn
Banesword Princess of The Dawn

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Good job on the Banesword. I'm curious why you named it "Princess of the Dawn". Do the Acerians have a historical or mythical figure with that title, who was renowned for courage in battle and/or devotion to the God-Emperor?

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Good job on the Banesword. I'm curious why you named it "Princess of the Dawn". Do the Acerians have a historical or mythical figure with that title, who was renowned for courage in battle and/or devotion to the God-Emperor?

 

That's an awesome idea! In truth, every tank in my army is named after a metal song.

 

So for those curious:

 

Princess of The Dawn by Accept

 

Ballcrusher by W.A.S.P.

 

Bomber by Motorhead

 

China Lady by Accept

 

Iron Man by Black Sabbath.

 

Probably sister Baneblade will be named Princess of The Night (from the Saxxon song).



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How about ‘mouth for way, strength beyond strength’ or the ever popular ‘f’ñ hostile’... all by pantera🤘🏻
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‘Fade to black or creeping death’ Metallica??
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Great work Ubik, the camouflage and weathering work very well together :tu:


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How about ‘mouth for way, strength beyond strength’ or the ever popular ‘f’ñ hostile’... all by pantera

 

 

‘Fade to black or creeping death’ Metallica??

 

 

I think I need more tanks! These all are too good. :D

 

Another strong contender is Knight of The Night or Steel Grave (from... Knights of The Night by Steel Grave). I just can't stop listening to that thing lately. 



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As ... uninspired as it is classic:
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:cuss*y photographer strikes again! Some group photos! (Finished 2nd squad).

 

Feel the might of The Imperium scum!
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The models are well done.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.






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