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Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Guard Revisited

Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Guard Revisited

Around fifteen years ago, I used to run a couple of hobby stores and I had just about every Warhammer and Warhammer 40K army that was available, including a 3,000 point Imperial Guard (Cadian) Army. Most of my 40K troops were auctioned off on ebay to finance other projects but I do have some bits and pieces of Space Marine, Ork and Tyrannid left.

When I was tidying up last night I came across a case of Imperial Guard Heavy Weapon Platoons, so I've decided to use these as a basis for putting a small force together.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard

They are all heavy weapons teams. Enought to make a Mortar Platoon, Anti-Tank Missile Launcher Platoon and a Heavy Laser Platoon. I will need to check the latest fluff to find out what these are called at the moment.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard

I had a quick look and I'm pretty sure that these are the same as the currently available Imperial Guard Miniatures, so my next job is to pick up a box set of the standard infantry to start putting some core troop choices together.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard

Friday 31st August 2018

 

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Conversion

Just arrived, a brand new box of WH40K Imperial Guard Infantry, just the way that I remembered them from about 15 years ago when I last put some guardsmen together.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Conversion

This time however I am going to be looking to do some conversions rather than straight builds.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Conversion

One of the things that I used to love about Warhammer was the sheer breadth of the canvas, back then you could buy straight from Games Workshop a huge variety of different uniforms for the Imperial Guard including ones based on 19th century British soldiers from Rorkes Drift, WW2 Russians, WW1 Germans and many more together with Abhuman troops including Ratling (Hobbit) Snipers, Squats (Dwarves), Ogryns (Ogres) and Beastmen. The whole rational from Games Workshop was that the Imperium was huge and that the Imperial Guard raised regiments from tens of thousands of planets and that there was a wide diversity of life to work with.

Warhammer 40K Abhuman Regiment

... so this next stage is going to be to play around with some bits that I have left in my bits box from making some miniatures for another new sci-fi miniatures game, Albedo ACP164, to come up with a new and unique look for my Imperial Guard.

Update 2nd October 2018

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

Finally got around to assembling and painting first five Imperial Guard Feline Conversions.

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

These all use the plastic pieces from the standard Games Workshop Imperial Guard plastic sprues combined with Feline head and tail conversion pieces from Albedo Miniatures.

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

I've also upgraded the bases to Sally 4th clear plastic bases so that they will belnd in with what ever terrain they are standing on.

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

All of the terrain shown is from the Albedo Miniatures game Kickstarter which goes live on 15th October.

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

Links for Further Information.

Albedo miniatures figures and conversion parts

Sally 4th Clear Plastic Bases

Albedo Miniatures Game Facebook Page

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