In addition to the three elements of Horse I have another 10 elements (80 figures) of Pike, 8 elements (48 figures) shot, and a gun and crew of four… I do have a few more Scottish horse inbound – which I may get to painting when they arrive (because new and shiny stuff is always fun to paint).
I have a feeling I’ll be moving onto the Seven Years War for a spell as we are reaching that area of history in the books I’m reading with the kids. So expect some colourful men with muskets in the not too distant future.
I was also inspired by Millsy’s Mad Mega-post of the Astra Militarum’s Military Might and dug out a few of my own Catachan figures to finish up.
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
English Civil War Horse – figures from Old Glory.
These are a few old Cobalt 1 figures I picked up from Black Hat Miniatures a while back. I thought they might work for player characters in a Rogue Trader game.
These are some really old GW Imperial guard (well… some of them may have been “pirates”…?) that I thought I’d use as “veterans” in my Imperial Guard companies.
Here, with some previously painted figures of similar vintage, is a complete veteran squad. Dang, I was sure I had ten of them for a full squad…. I must have missed someone!?
I can just imagine the Lascannon gunner tellin’ stories “You young pups have it easy, back in the day we didn’t haul our lascanons around on wheeled carriages – or grav sleds like those sissy Eldar – no sir! We humped them around and fired them from the hip like the badass muthas that we were!”
Proxy Catachan type… not sure where he cam from? I want to say Kryomek…? But I don’t know for sure…
Some more assorted Catachan types… all Games Workshop figures.
For the Catachan-type imperial guard I have a company command, one complete platoon (Platoon HQ plus three squads), a couple special weapon teams (snipers, demolitions), an second (understrength) “proxy” (I-Kor Void figures) platoon (Platoon HQ plus two squads), a veteran section (above), a Sentinel walker, and two Abhuman squads (Ogryn and Ratling). I think pictures of most of them are posted on my 28mm Sci-Fi Gallery. Still to do is a third complete (Platoon HQ plus three squads), a couple more figures to make another special weapons team (probably plasma and melta guns – for up close and personal tank destruction!) and possibly another Sentinel walker…? Which isn’t much, in the grand scheme of things, so I’m feeling like I should just finish those up! Not sure if it’s a viable force in 40K… but it’s what I have collected up, so… just have to make due.
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
I’ll likely shift focus and start painting some Seven Years War stuff and very likely some more 40K stuff!