Sunday, December 30, 2007

The rush begins!!!

Well, All of Golf company is now here, 110 infantry, and 2 full heavy weapons platoons. And I want this all painted by... The 7th of January.

I am insane. But since you already knew that heres a picture of the first of these models (Better quality this time, I promise!) Its one of the new commissars with his head replaced (obviously) This is Lieutenant Gordon Comstock, Third platoon CO, Golf company, His Most Britanic Imperial Majesty's Sixty-fourth Praetorian infantry regiment.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I apologize for the extremely shoddy image quality but I have been unable to find my good camera to take the pictures with and am so relying on a really crappy five year old camera. Still it should give you some idea about the model quality and, in this case more importantly the amount of units that are here. I got these two infantry platoons (plus almost another full squad) and heavy weapons platoon for $150 and it came with a set of 10 ratling snipers and 7 converted roughriders, Cadian style. overall an amazing deal and I'm going to have to get my Friend a very big Christmas present for hooking me up with this. I've already started making the changes and have the heavy bolter squad nearly done in their new colours. The existing command squad will go into service elsewhere in the army and the catachan lieutenant (yes he's in there!) will be replaced with an officer converted from a commissar (I'll have four like that, one for each of the new commissars and one for the forge world DKOK commissar.

Note, the quality of this message has been lowered by high levels of sleep deprivation. I'll fix it in the morning.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Golf Company, Fall in!

Yes!!! YES!!! YES!!!

My great friend Greg has just aquired Golf company for me and I must say, They are splendid!

They are painted to a better standerd than I could paint at present so the only things I have to change are the collars and cuff to my standerd Shadow grey. Theres a full three platoons with command squads and a full heavy weapons platoon without a command squad. The Heavy weapons are being painted to match the uniform of the Praetorian Artillery as outlined by Colonel Gravis in his regiments of foot document.

Also I have apporximatly the same number of models (Unpainted but for three times the cost) now in the mail from great Britain, they shall form Charlie Company of the 64th

When I Save up enough money I'll be buying the DKOK command squad, commissar and two Malcadors.


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Stuff is Happening

Well I'm now broke. I've paid for almost two hundred Praetorians, now all I can do is wait for them to arrive. In the meantime though, I've come up with some new ideas for units. Enter the regimental band! GW already produces Bugler models for the Praetorian Range, but what regimental band has just bugles? Besides, twenty Buglers all posed exactly the same? No thanks! Instead I'll have my Buglers scattered throughout each battalion, PLUS a ten man drummers unit in the Battalion Command. They'll use the New Empire Drums for their instruments and they'll have their lasguns slung accross their back (Or in some cases the opposite) Can't wait for the Praets to arrive so I can get started converting and painting!