Friday, 22 February 2013

"Mount Up!" 1000pts complete - 31st Royal Kaylan Lancers

Here is the core 1000pts of my Kaylan Lancers.
Mechanised company command squad, two mechanised infantry squads, stormtrooper squad and a leman russ exterminator.

Company command squad- 200pts
Stormtrooper squad- 195pts
Veteran squad (assault) - 187pts
Veteran squad (FireSupport) - 175pts
Exterminator - 180pts
Total - 937 points.

Theres still pleanty of wiggle room for me to add a scout sentinel or salamander and still be under a thousand points. 1250pts is the 'end goal' for this force.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Veteran Squad Two - Fire support team. 31st Royal Kaylan Lancers

Troops choice no2 for the lancers, a mechanised infantry squad equipped for fire support with a missile launcher, plasma gun and grenade launcher.

A pretty standard squad, the vox operator is the mortar gunner mini, the trooper with a grenade launcher is the old griffon mortar gunner with added command sprue plastic bits.

I didnt have any 60mm bases spare, my local flgs doesnt stock them, theyre direct only from gw and seem to be quite expensive on the well known auction site that ive banned myself from for now. So I took the opportunity to use up one of the 40mm bases I had over from my astral claws project for the missile team.
I thought they might look a bit squashed but I think it turned out ok ( I dont think you'd fit one of the old wheeled autocannon and loader on one though) not strictly legal. But if anyone was feeling pedantic I could always mount it on a 60mil card template.

The squads apc is also equipped for stand-off fire support, forgoing the point defense of a pintle mount for anti-armour capacity in the form of a Hunter-Killer missile system.

Veteran squad -70pts
Vox caster -5pts
Missile launcher -15pts
Plasma gun -15pts
Grenade launcher -5pts
Chimera -55pts
HK missile -10pts
Total -175pts

When I get some time over the weekend I'll try and get a decent group photo of the lancers so far.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

WIP update. consequences of a short attention span

Despite the lack of posts or any finished units to show, I have actually been making pretty good progress by my standards this last week or so, The Imperial guard lancers have been taking up the bulk of my time, and since my last post Ive assembled and almost finished painting the armies third and final chimera.

t still needs a bit of touching up but is most of the way there now, as woth all my chimeras the lasguns have been replaced with firing ports. To complete the first 1000pts of lancers all I need to do is finish the last three troopers of squad two, ive progressed a fair bit from the photo but just ran out of time to have any hope of getting them finished today.

Also half painted and missing a head, hand and pack is an alternative Astral Claws centurion based on the master of the watch. I have a specific idea for this guy, but need some equally specific bitz to complete him, and im trying tostay off ebay at the moment so he prob wont see the light of day anytime soon (note that I started painting this centurion - which I cant finish - when I allready have a perfectly serviceable centurion completed, instead of finishing the last members of the space marine cohort - no wonder I never get anything done.

Lastly are the troopers of a Cadian Special duties detachment assigned to the ordo Hereticus, the vox/auspex operator just needs his ruined wall base painting.

ill be cracking on with the last three old school cadians as soon as I get the chance, finishing them will mean I hita special goal... to have a codex/foc legal guard army, at a playable size (just shy of 1000pts), all from one regiment. Up till now ive had to mix and match finished units from my three regiments (militia/lancers/engineers) to make a legal force. The plan is for the lancers to end up at 1250pts so theres plenty of room for a couple of sentinels and maybe a salamander/giffon/hydra or two.

P.s ive finally worked out how to put page breaks in text on a post (im a technophobe - very imperial) so im slowly going to go back and break up some of the massive chunks of texts in my earlier posts to make them more readable.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Stormtrooper Squad - 31st Royal Kaylan Lancers.

Looking at all the squads of half finished guardsmen I have shamed me into finishing off the last couple of members of my stormtrooper unit for my Lancers. Again I seem to be making life hard for myself by picking models with alot of fiddly details. Nice models though I definitely prefer the updated versions with masks over the original line with exposed faces. I have a second squad, five strong with the other sarge mini, a flamer and a melta that need painting up at some point.
The 31st Kaylan lancers stormtroops are not the schola prognium recruits of dedicated stormtrooper regiments, they are all kaylan veterans who undergo specialist training. In theatre, the stormtrooper units range ahead of the mechanised infantry alongside the regiments sentinels and salamander scouts. Acting as a forward reconnaissance and strike force to locate enemy positions, sieze bridges and destroy targets such as anti tank guns, command posts etc.
A ten man squad with plasma pistol, plasma gun and grenade launcher comes in at 195points.