Ever wondered how you can have a fully fieldable 1000pt force of
Astra Militarum Imperial Guard, let’s dispense with the rebranding – for less than a tenner?
Wonder no more, my comrades in thrift.
This post represents the culmination of a project which began with a haul of toy soldiers from eBay back in 2012, continued with the realisation that here was the core of a usable Guard force for 40k in 1/72, gained further momentum after an accidental alcohol infused eBay purchase a few weeks back, survived a vehicle build process that was hexed from the start and is now ready to take the field!
Step forward the unsung guardians of the hive world of Hazzard, deep in the galactic South and home of the Redeemers chapter of Space Marines – this list is 2nd Ed codex compliant and I think represents a well balanced and pretty fluffy force that should be fun to play when our nemeses hit the table!
Captain Aenus B. Dodge – Carapace Armour, Boltgun, Power Sword
Lieutenant Roscoe Coltrance – Laspistol, Chainsword
Guardsman – Meltagun
Guardsman – Meltagun, comm link
2 Guardsmen – Plasma Gun
Primaris Psyker Master Jesse Lee Vaughan – sword
Commissar Vance Pyle – Laspistol, Power Sword
Squad Alfonso (Infantry):
Sergeant – Plasma Pistol, Laspistol
2 Guardsmen – Grenade Launcher, Frag & Krak grenades
7 Guardsmen – Lasgun
Squad Beauregard (Veteran Infantry – Freedom Fighters Upgrade)
Sergeant – Laspistol, Sword
9 Guardsman – Lasgun
Squad Cletus – (Heavy Weapons)
1 team – Heavy Bolter
1 team – Lascannon
1 team – Missile Launcher
Leman Russ MBT (The General)
Chimera APC (The Dixie)
Total cost – 1000 pts
Pics, you say? Very well:
Armour contingent – The General and The Dixie
The boys deployed in a combat zone.
Infantry are Airfix 1/76 “Modern US” soldiers with greenstuff conversions while the armour contingent was built with cardboard and other household junk.
Of course, now they need someone to fight, and I have assurances that once end of term test marking, Christmas shopping and present wrapping is out of the way, Da Skooderia will be showing up to put them to the test – roll on 2018!]
Meantime, happy and thrifty wargaming everyone, have a great Christmas and we’ll see you soon!