I have not been slacking, faithful reader. Merely filling my time with other pursuits. Assembling furniture for the nursery, spending a lovely weekend away with my wife, assembling Romans from Warlord Games, and last but not least, assembling another 20 Blood Pact Troopers! Rather than posting pics of these new Pacters in a primed state I thought I'd put up a few photos of my Vostroyan army, painted for the Medusa V Global Campaign in 2006.
Above is one of my Ragnarok tanks. This beast is predominantly scratchbuilt from plasticard and follows the design of the Ragnarok tank used by the Baran Siege Defenders army from GW's Epic:Armageddon range.
I use these Ragnaroks as Leman Russ tanks and I built three bodies and six turrets. These turrets include three battle cannons, two demolisher cannons, and one twin-linked autocannon (to run as an Exterminator).
Below are the two mini tanks I built to use as Sentinels. They are based on the Sigfried scout tanks used by the Baran Siege Defenders. A lot of fun to scratchbuild!
Below are a few pics of some of my infantry. The first is my Command HQ squad. I loved painting the Standard Bearer and he is still one of my favorite models. I added a psyker to the squad, the first time I've done that since 3rd edition 40K was released. These models are just too much fun to pass up, regardless of their effectiveness in the game. The Master Vox operator is actually the loader from the Mortar team added to the vox-caster from Forgeworld's Cadian Command Squad.
This squad is my Heavy Bolter Squad attached to the Command HQ, fairly standard stuff, but I had a lot of fun with the Cities of Death building parts.
This is my first Special Weapon squad attached to the Command HQ. With two meltaguns and a demo charge, these guys are designed to sneak forward and take care of bunkers and enemy armor.
And the final squad for this update is my second Special Weapon squad, the sniper team. The two standard sniper models are great, particularly the trooper with the night-vision goggles. To create the third sniper I used one of the standard Vostroyans, lengthened his barrel, added a new scope, and put the CoD buttress behind him. This last addition was to make sure he definitely stood out from the other models that were similar.
Well, I hope you like the update. There'll be more Blood Pact later in the week, and maybe a few Romans too.