Tallarn Desert Raiders

Here is my collection of Tallarn Desert Raiders for Warhammer 40,000 – or at least the ones I have painted so far!

The forces below represent elements of 5th Company, 415th Tallarn (Desert Raider) Regiment and various attachments.




The entire force so far! Currently this force amounts to a reinforced platoon – a HEAVILY reinforced platoon.

(This photo is already out of date - as I've since added MORE Special Weapons Squads - with Meltaguns - and some Roughriders below)




Lt. Anwar Al’Saphira and his Command Squad – He is the commander of 1st Platoon. Because the way units are organized now, If I were to actually play a game with these guys, he would be fielded as the Company Commander  because you need some Headquarters Units for each formation and Platoon Commanders are NOT Headquarters… they’re “Elites”… as are Command Squads… So, as a Platoon Commander and his Command Squad, they would eat up TWO Elite slots in whatever formation I put them in… 

Company Commander – Bolt Gun, Frag Grenades – PL2 – 31points
Command Squad – 4x Veterans with Lasgun and Frag Grenades – PL 2  - 24 points




First Squad, Frist Platoon – commanded by Sergeant Burhan
Sergeant with Plasma Pistol, Frag Grenades, and Sword
Guardsman with Grenade Launcher
Guardsman heavy Weapon Team with Missile Launcher
6x Guardsmen with Lasguns and Frag Grenades
PL3 – 70 points




Second Squad, Frist Platoon – commanded by Sergeant Bashar
Sergeant with Plasma Pistol, Frag Grenades, and Sword
Guardsman with Grenade Launcher
Guardsman heavy Weapon Team with Missile Launcher
6x Guardsmen with Lasguns and Frag Grenades
PL3 – 70 points




Third Squad, Frist Platoon – commanded by Sergeant Hamid
Sergeant with Plasma Pistol, Frag Grenades, and Sword
Guardsman with Grenade Launcher
Guardsman heavy Weapon Team with Missile Launcher
6x Guardsmen with Lasguns and Frag Grenades
PL3 – 70 points




Veteran Squad – commanded by Sergeant Major Murad – I’m not sure where the Veteran Squad will fit in to the Org Charts, but I have one… I painted them up mostly to use as a Kill Team in Shadow War: Armageddon.
Veteran Sergeant with Bolt Pistol, Frag Grenades, and Sword
Veteran Guardsman with Grenade Launcher
Veteran Guardsman with Melta Gun
Veteran Guardsman with Plasma Gun
Veteran Guardsman Heavy Weapon Team with Missile Launcher
4x Veteran Guardsmen with Lasguns and Frag Grenades
PL5 – 111 points




Special Weapon Squad #1 - commanded by Corporal Nassar
3x Guardsmen with Sniper Rifle
3x Guardsmen with Lasgun and Frag Grenades
PL 2 – 30 points




Special Weapon Squad #2 - commanded by Corporal Jalal
3x Guardsmen with Sniper Rifle
3x Guardsmen with Lasgun and Frag Grenades
PL 2 – 30 points




Special Weapon Squad #3 - commanded by Corporal Rafiq
3x Guardsmen with Plasma Gun
3x Guardsmen with Lasgun and Frag Grenades
PL 2 – 45 points



Special Weapon Squad #4 - commanded by Corporal Ali
3x Guardsmen with Meltagun
3x Guardsmen with Lasgun and Frag Grenades
PL 2 – 60 points



Special Weapon Squad #5 - commanded by Corporal Hussein 
3x Guardsmen with Meltagun
3x Guardsmen with Lasgun and Frag Grenades
PL 2 –60 points

That’s a LOT of Special Weapon Squads to be attached to ONE platoon… More than I can possibly field in a "Battalion Detachment" - which is all this adds up to at the moment! I should probably get painting some regular Infantry Squads!!




Heavy Weapon Squad #1 - commanded by Corporal Masoud
3x Guard Heavy Weapon Teams with Mortars
PL 3 – 33 points




Scout Sentinel – Operated by Guardsman Saleh – Attached from Regimental Scout Company
PL 3 – 55 points



A Squad of Roughriders, led by Sergeant Wazir
Power Level  5 - 90 points.



Leman Russ – commanded by Sergeant Wazir – attached from 2 Troop, 2 Squadron 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment 
Battle Cannon, Lascannon, 2x Heavy Bolters, Dozer Blade. 
PL 10 – 185 points




Lord Commissar Brighton (PL 3 – 55 points) and Commissar “El Orance” (PL 2 – 46 points) 



So far, that’s Power Level 54 or 1065 points. This fills out a "Battalion" Detachment (+3 Command Points for a total of 6) - though I wouldn't be able to field ALL of the Special Weapon Squads:

HQ (2-3)
Company Commander
Lord Commissar

Troops (3-6)
3x Infantry Squad

Elites (0-6)
Command Squad
Veteran Squad
3x Special Weapon Squad
Commissar

Fast Attack (0-3)
Scout Sentinel
Roughriders

Heavy Support (0-3)
Heavy Weapon Squad
Leman Russ Tank


Still To Do



Still to paint I have: 

2x Company Commanders 
4x Platoon Commanders (Which will probably be fielded as MORE Company Commanders…)
12x Infantry Squads 
5x Command Squads
1x Special Weapon Squads (Plasma)
2x Roughrider Squads
2x Scout Sentinels
10x Heavy Weapon Squads (2x Mortar, 3x Lascannon, 3x Auto Cannon, 2x Heavy Bolter)
4x Leman Russ tanks
1x Shadowsword Super Heavy Tank


Still To Get....?


Really...? Do I NEED to add anything to this force!? I think, at some point, once I finish up the three Leman Russ tanks I have, I might add a fifth… Maybe another Super Heavy – once EVERYTHING ELSE is DONE!

4 comments:

  1. You should update the squad write-up that contains Aziz the unphotogenic.

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    1. Perhaps...

      Or perhaps we'll have to replace the photo and erase his name from history so that others will never know of his Heresy and thus not be tempted to follow the same path...

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  2. That's a good start for the painted army, looks like you got a lot to finish for 2018

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    1. Thanks Jonny!

      I DO have a lot to paint. but I'm feeling pretty excited about the project, so hopefully I'll be able to stay on target long enough to get most of it done. I've planned in some additional stuff for this year (some of the Eldar and finishing up the ECW project) - hopefully taking a break and working on those from time to time will keep me from burning out on the Astra Militarum...

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