Thursday, 5 June 2008

Native Defence Volunteer Force WIP

Having rolled three "juves" from the three settlements that the Garrison controls, I've decided to make these as auxillary troops fighting alongside the Guard. As Jeriko Reach has a Persian feel in places, I decided to make these up as the 40k equivelent of British Indian Army Sepoys.

The conversions use Imperial Guard Catachan legs and Cadian bodies, matching the main bulk of the Guard, as they would draw many of their supplies from the same source. The arms and weapons however are Forge World pieces, representing the troops being armed with locally manufactured autoguns rather than the rarer lasguns the Guard hold only limited stocks of. The heads are from West Wind Productions, from their British Indian Army WW2 range, and the feathers are from plastic High Elf infantry.

Hopefully they'll be painted up in time to take part in the captive rescue mission we'll be playing next week!


  1. two_heads_talking5 June 2008 at 13:43

    those are awesome. In fact those are better than I had anticipated. Will the rest of the army look similar or is this just the look of the "juves" while the rest of the army ends up "Royal British Army" in nature?

  2. Thanks! The rest of the army is my existing IG, who are pretty rag-tag in appearance. As I get more Juves I'll make more of these suys, so eventually I'll have a whole gang and I'll also be able to field a squad of them in regular games of 40k.

  3. two_heads_talking6 June 2008 at 19:48

    I can't wait to see them painted. While I must admit that I am not well versed in British military History, I am sure they will look awesome.