40K - 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 382nd Tallarn (Desert Raider) Regiment, 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment, the 17th Tallarn Super Heavy Tank Regiment and other various attached elements, as they were on deployment to Xoxigar Secondus. 

This desperately needs to be updated... I may do some from time to time as I rebase units and paint more... Maybe when the 9th Edition Codex comes out I'll get some more done... 






The entire force so far (well... a while ago...)! Currently this force amounts to a light company – with a few attached elements


382nd Tallarn (Desert Raider) Regiment

Units below represent the 5th Company, 382nd Tallarn (Desert Raider) Regiment

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 Lawrence “El Orance” (PL 2 – 46 points)


First Platoon



Lt. Anwar Al’Saphira (Commander - First Platoon) and his Command Squad.

(Note: 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, First 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 (Commander - Second Platoon) 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 originally painted them up mostly to use as a Kill Team in Shadow War: Armageddon and continued as such in the newer versions of Kill Team.
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.


Armoured 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.


451st Tallarn Tank Regiment

There are fifteen squadrons in the 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment:

1st (Mameluk) Squadron 
2nd (Arkan) Squadron 
3rd (Janissary) Squadron 
4th (Sipahi) Squadron 
5th Squadron 
6th Squadron 
7th Squadron 
8th Squadron
9th Squadron
10th Headquarters Squadron
11th Reconnaissance Squadron
12th Combat Support Squadron
13th (Reserve) Squadron
14th (Reserve) Squadron
15th (Reserve) Squadron

Headquarters Squadron includes:
Command Troop – Operations, Intelligence, Communications sections 
Supply Troop – POL, Munitions, Mess and Provisions, (Parts) sections
Medical Troop – Ambulance and Treatment Sections 
Transport Troop – Armoured and Wheeled sections
Repair and Recovery Troop – Recovery and Repair troops 
(Repair and Recovery Troop also includes Mechanicus Detachment – not part of Astra Militarum) 

Combat Support Squadron Includes:
Anti-Air Troop – Hydras
Assault Engineer - Demolishers

Recce Squadron Includes 
2x Recce Troop (Sentinel) 
1x Recce Troop (Salamander) 



1st (Mameluk) Squadron 

This Squadron is where the player characters in my new Wrath & Glory campaign started out in Leman Russ Battle Tank #133 - - #3 Troop. The tank is commanded by Sgt. Tasha El Shae (played by CVT), the Gunner is Pte. Ekram Khalid (played by Jon), and the driver is Pte. Abdula al Muharib Hadidi (played by Woody).

Other Elements in the Squadron include:

1st (Mameluk) Squadron 
#101 Shajar al-Durr (Tree of Pearls) - Leman Russ Vanquisher - Company Commander - Captain Isis Aybak 

#1 Troop, 1st Squadron 
#111 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Lt. Naliah Ali 
#112 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt. Sayf Qutuz 
#113 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt. Rukn Baybars 

#2 Troop, 1st Squadron 
#121 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Lt. Nassir Barakah 
#122 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt. Badr Salamsh 
#123 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt. Selinah Khalil 

#3 Troop, 1st Squadron 
#131 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Lt. Zayn Kitbungha 
#132 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt. Husam Lajin 
#133 Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt. Tasha El Shae 



2nd (Arkan) Squadron 

2nd (Arkan) Squadron is the squadron I'm modelling for use in Warhammer 40,000

Squadron Headquarters - 2 (Arkan) Squadron, 451st Tallarn Tank 



#201 Adl (“Divine Justice”) Leman Russ Vanquisher  -Company Commander - Captain Naji Raji 
Vanquisher Battle Cannon, Lascannon
PL 12 – 207 points

Captain Naji Raji is the commander of 2 (Arkan) Squadron 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment.


#1 Troop - 2 Squadron, 451st Tallarn Tank 


#211 Hajj (“Pilgrimage”) Leman Russ Battle Tank - Lt. Al-Najjar - Commander of #1 Troop
Battle Cannon, Lascannon, 2x Heavy Bolters
PL 10 – 180 points
(I need to repaint the numbers... this was painted before a re-org) 


Still to do... 

#212 Shahada (“Faith”) Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt.
#212 Jihad  Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt.


#2 Troop - 2 Squadron, 451st Tallarn Tank 


#221 Swam (“Fasting”) Leman Russ Battle Tank - Lt. Habibi - Commander of #1 Troop
Battle Cannon, Lascannon, 2x Heavy Bolters, Dozer Blade. 
PL 10 – 185 points
More pics of this tank here: More Tank




#222 Sala (“Prayer”)  Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sergeant Wardi
Battle Cannon, Lascannon, 2x Heavy Bolters, Dozer Blade. 
PL 10 – 185 points
More pics of this tank here: Leman Russ Battle Tank



#223 Zakat (“Almsgiving”) Leman Russ Punisher Tank - Sergeant Erakat 
Punisher Gatling Cannon, 3x Heavy Bolters
PL 10 - 166 points
More pics of the Punisher here: Leman Russ Punisher


#3 Troop, 1st Squadron 

Still to do... 
#231 Tabarra (Hatred of the Ruinous Powers)  Leman Russ Battle Tank - Lt.
#232 Walayah (Guardianship)  Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt.
#233 Tawhid (Oneness of the Emperor)  Leman Russ Battle Tank - Sgt.


Other Squadrons of the 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment

3rd (Janissary) Squadron

4th (Sipahi) Squadron

5th (To-Be-Named) Squadron

6th (To-Be-Named) Squadron

7th (To-Be-Named) Squadron

8th (To-Be-Named) Squadron

9th (To-Be-Named) Squadron

10th (Headquarters) Squadron

Command Troop
Leviathon Command Vehicle, includes:
Operations Section 
Intelligence Section 
Communications Section

Recovery and Repair Troop
Recovery Section - 3x Atlas ARV
Repair Section -  
(Includes attacher Mechanicus Tech Priest and acolytes) 

Supply Troop
Munitions Section
Prometium Section
Provisions and Mess Section
General Supply Section 

Medical Troop 
Ambulance Section
Treatment Section

Transport Troop
Armoured Transport Section 
Wheeled Transport Section


11th (Reconnaissance) Squadron

Reconnaissance Troop (Walker)
7 Sentinel Walkers - Commander and two "Wings" of three

Reconnaissance Troop (Tracked)
7 Salamander Reconnaissance Vehicles - Commander and two "Wings" of three

1 Chimera command Vehicle and 6 Hydra Flak Tanks


12th (Comat Support) Squadron 

Squadron Commander 

#1 Assault Engineer Troop 
7 Leman Russ Demolishers - Commander and two "Wings" of three


#1212 Matraqa ("Maul") Leman Russ Demolisher Tank – commanded by Warrant Officer Mzali
Demolisher Cannon, Lascannon, 2x Plasma Cannons
PL 10 – 217 points

#2 Air Defence Troop
6 Hydra Flak Tanks


13th -15th (Reserve) Squadrons

The three reserve squadrons are administrative units only. They are made up of those most recently recruited before deployment. Commanded by a Lieutenant, each Reserve Squadron has ten unnamed/unnumbered tanks each with a full compliment of crew commanded by an "Acting Sergeant" (Still just a private, but acting as Tank Commander). Positions within each tank crew are changed regularly so all can learn something about each position and find which each recruit excels at. 

When losses taken in "Fighting Squadrons" tanks and/or personnel are moved up as replacements. 





17th Tallarn Super Heavy Tank Regiment

The 17th Tallarn Super Heavy Tank Regiment includes one Baneblade Command Tank and three Squadrons of three Super Heavy Tanks: 


Headquarters
#01 Baneblade -  - Colonel

1 (To-Be-Named) Squadron 
#11 TBD Super Heavy Tank -  - Major
#12 TBD Super Heavy Tank -  - Captain
#13 TBD Super Heavy Tank -  - Captain

2nd (Raid) Squadron
#21 Baneblade -  - Major
#22 Baneblade -  - Captain


#23 Shadowsword - 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.  
More on the Shadowsword here: Shadowsword!

1 (Caravan) Squadron 
#11 Stormlord -  - Major
#12 Stormlord -  - Captain
#13 Stormlord -  - Captain



Game Organization

(This section is outdated and needs to be reorganized. I believe this was for 8th edition!?) 

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!



Battle Honours

These forces have seen action in the following battles....

224.018.M42 - Captain Abdul Alahazred and a small force of Desert Raiders took on a combined force of Chaos, Tyranids and Orks: 40K Friday

383.018.M42 - #2 Troop, 2 ("Arkan") Squadron 451st Tallarn Tank Regiment saw action against a Necron force on Brind's World: The Battle for Brind's World Rages On!

4.553.018.M42 - First Platoon was attached to a force of Adepta Sororitas at the Battle of Bassal Buttar.

4.037.019.M42 - Friendly Fire Incident on Xoxigar Secondus.

4.347.019.M42- Battle of the Denfled Wastes on Xoxigar Secondus Part One - Part Two


Before being designated as elements of the 5th Company, 382nd Tallarn (Desert Raider) Regiment, some of these figures saw action in other regiments...

The 5th Company, 415th Tallarn (Desert Raider) Regiment took part in the Battleforce Recon tournament in March of 2018 where they won one battle and lost three (but won the best painted army prize!):  Battleforce Recon


Also the veteran squad saw action as Sgt. Kassab's squad of 2nd platoon, 5th company 415th Tallarn Infantry Regiment - a Kill Team I used in various Shadow War: Armageddon games I was playing in February of 2018:

Shadow War: The Raid - Kassab's Team saw action against the enigmatic Harlequins!

Shadow War: Armageddon Again - Kassab's Team faced another Xenos threat: the T'au!

Shadow War: Brind's World Campaign Weekend (Part One)

Shadow War: Brind's World Campaign Weekend (Part Two)

Shadow War: Brind's World Campaign Weekend (Part Three)


With the rerelease of Kill Team, Sgt Kassab's (expanded) Squad has been seeing some more action...

Kill Team: Drukhari versus Astra Militarum 

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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