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Etheneus' Swedish Astra Militarum


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Well, a banana peel would be the best way to get rid of that genestealer :)

Nice work as usual.


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Thanks. Yeah I thought about it but thought it would be to hard to see.
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I simply love your camo - and just all of what you did with those models.
Modifications, paintjob, bases, idea,...
And the little details that tell stories. The bananas are such a nice touch.

And, because I just can’t keep my smart mouth shut, a piece of advice.
I noticed on several of your (really, REALLY above average!) faces that the eyes often appear too wide open. I know, painting eyes is a hybrid of plague and cholera. A tiny amount of black wash might reduce that.
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Playable Army: Dark Angels - 2.000 Points Deathwing - 1.500 Points Ravenwing - 7.000 Points 3rd Company
Imperial Guard: in progress. See my WIP blog for scratch built cardboard Imperial Guard vehicles with an alternative design.
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Thank you! And I will try that out. Zombie eyes for my undead Bretonnia army are much simpler 😁

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I really like your Regiment! The green and grey go really well and the ochre or yellow pops nicely.

 

Great work all round.


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Looking great bro
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Fine works.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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I love these guys' scheme. Very nice :tu:

Also:

What is all the yellow things?
- Bananas
Why?
- In the Swedish Armed Forces most notably (but not exclusively) in the army we call our Mortar platoons Monkeys, and monkeys eat bananas. They never put their mortars to work before a box of bananas are deployed at the firing position.
- Why do you call then that? (Isn't it offensive?) Frankly I'm not entirely sure if there is some elaborate reason but it's a long standing tradition and to serv as a mortar crew you can have about the lowest intelligence rating in the army. Monkey see, monkey do. Simple. Offensive? No, they embrace it, their "warcry" is making monkey sounds and beating their chest.

So kind of like the United States' Marine Corps being known as "crayon eaters" because of the assumed lack of intelligence then? :lol:


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Yes, exactly the crayon eater thing and I have served with lots of them because our platoons (I was recon) were in the same company so I know.

For something new then. Three things done.

Leman Russ Battle Tank with some options magnetised
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A new squad
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And my first scion which will translate to a Swedish Jägare (means hunter but think Ranger). A Tempestor Prime
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All of these are some of the last rescues I got hold of that were sprayed red. I have a inf squad,a 5 man scion squad and 10 crusaders left and then I'm out of model's. Need to purchase new...
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Fine works.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Wow! These are really cool!


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Like, is not strong enough. The Tempester, is awesome.
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Thanks alot guys!

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So another squad complete.

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The sergeant will be the leader of the next squad I'll make (A platoon, third squad, called GA).
Grenade launcher and female bionic grenade thrower to EB (B platoon, first squad), vox to FB, yellow glasses (based of a former squadmate whom always wore those) and scarface to EA, blondie and shaved female FA, dark female and bionic half shaved female EC (the squad completed in the previous post).

Well what does all this mean:

EA (first squad of first platoon) can be run with only las and sergeant, with vox, with plasma, sniper or grenade launcher.
FA can have only las and sergeant, vox, grenade launcher or sniper.
GA only sergeant

EB eight las, sergeant, vox, plasma, sniper or grenade launcher.
FB, eight las, sergeant, vox, melta or sniper.
GB none

EC, all las, sergeant, vox, grenade launcher or sniper.
FC none
GC none


A platoon or AQ also have a platoon commander and command squad with medic, standard, vox and heavy flamer.
Three chimeras.

BQ have a platoon commander.

CQ no command.


Phew.. need to make a army shot or something as soon as I got GA done.
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Looks Great! Really well done on the varied heads, gives some real personality and authenticity to a guard unit.
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Really like your camo and uniforms. As MedicMike0708 said the head swaps add a lot of character.

Keep’em coming!
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