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, 382nd Tallarn (Desert Raider) Regiment and various attachments.



The entire force so far! Currently this force amounts to a light company – with a few attached elements


Company Headquarters



Commanding the Company we have Captain Abdul Alhazred

Company Commander - Plasma Pistol, Frag Grenades, Claw of the Desert Tiger (Heirloom Power Sward) - PL 2 - 39 points
Command Squad - Lasguns, Frag Grenades, Heavy Bolter, Chainsword - PL2 - 32 points



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


First Platoon



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


Second Platoon 



Lt. Ibrahim Kirdar and his Command Squad (As with the commander of first platoon he is actually fielded as a "company commander")

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



First Squad, Second Platoon – commanded by Sergeant Akram
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, Second Platoon – commanded by Sergeant Bensaïd
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, Second Platoon – commanded by Sergeant Hasnawi
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


Other Company/Regimental Elements

These represent elements attached from within the regiment either at the company level (that don't fit into the regular infantry platoons) or regimental level.



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

I should probably assign these Special Weapon Squads to individual Platoons at some point...

I'm not sure if the Heavy Weapon Squads below should be attached to individual Platoons, or if they should be organized as a Support/Weapons Platoon within the company, or from a Support/Heavy Weapon Company within the Regiment...




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




Heavy Weapon Squad #2 - commanded by Corporal Fahir
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



Roughriders Squad led by Sergeant Wazir – Attached from Regimental Mounted Company
Power Level  5 - 100 points.


Attached Elements



These represent elements attached to the company for other regiments. All the attached elements her are from other Tallarn Regiments that I imagine make up a larger Tallarn Battlegroup. They are mostly Armoured elements from the 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment and the 17th Tallarn Super Heavy Tank Regiment.

Elements of #2 (Arkan) Troop, 2 Squadron 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment attached in direct support.



Leman Russ Battle Tank #222 – commanded by Sergeant Wardi 
Battle Cannon, Lascannon, 2x Heavy Bolters, Dozer Blade. 
PL 10 – 185 points



Leman Russ Punisher Tank #223– commanded by Sergeant Erakat
Punisher Gatling Cannon, 3x Heavy Bolters
PL 10 - 166 points



Leman Russ Battle Tank #224 – commanded by Sergeant Latifi
Battle Cannon, Lascannon, 2x Heavy Bolters
PL 10 – 180 points




Leman Russ Vanquisher Tan#201– commanded by Captain Naji Raji
Vanquisher Battle Cannon, Lascannon
PL 12 – 207 points

Captain Naji Raji is the commander of 2 Squadron 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment and sometimes accompanies #2 (Arkan) Troop into battle. 





Leman Russ Demolisher Tank – commanded by Warrant Officer Mzali
Demolisher Cannon, Lascannon, 2x Plasma Cannons
PL 10 – 217 points

This tank is from the 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment 8th (Assault Engineer/Support) Squadron.




Shadowsword - #23 Al Azif - commanded by Captain Tamim Tamimi
Volcano Cannon, 3x Twin Heavy Bolters, 2x Las Cannon
PL 26 - 452 points

The attached Shadowsword is from 2nd (Raid) Squadron, 17th Tallarn Super Heavy Tank Regiment.  



So far, that’s about Power Level 142 or 2666 points. I can now field a "Brigade" Detachment (+12 Command Points - according to the latest FAQ - for a total of 15!) I'd currently need to field the Roughriders as two squads of five - though I still wouldn't be able to field ALL of the Elite options. The Shadowsword would be fielded as a separate Super Heavy Auxiliary Detachment. Pretty soon I'd be able to field most of the armour as a completely separate "Spearhead" detachment. 

Brigade Detachment

HQ (3-5)
3x Company Commander
Lord Commissar
1x Tank Commander

Troops (6-12)
6x Infantry Squad

Elites (3-8)
3x Command Squad
Veteran Squad
5x Special Weapon Squad (2x Sniper, 2x Melta, 1x Plasma)
Commissar

Fast Attack (3-5)
Scout Sentinel
2x Roughriders

Heavy Support (3-5)
2x Heavy Weapon Squads (Mortars)
1x Leman Russ Tank Squad (with 2 tanks) 
1x Lema Russ Demolisher

Super Heavy Auxilliary Detachment

1x Shadowsword 

Still To Do



Still to paint I have: 

1x Company Commanders 
3x Platoon Commanders (Which will probably be fielded as MORE Company Commanders…)
9x Infantry Squads 
3x Command Squads
1x Special Weapon Squads (Plasma)
2x Roughrider Squads
2x Scout Sentinels
9x Heavy Weapon Squads (2x Mortar, 3x Lascannon, 3x Auto Cannon, 2x Heavy Bolter)
2x Leman Russ tanks

I also have an old Armorcast Warhound Titan to paint up. It won't be specifically Tallarn - but could be attached... 

Still To Get....?


Really...? Do I NEED to add anything to this force!?  Maybe another Super Heavy (or two!? a Baneblade and a Storm Lord) – 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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