Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Solar Auxilia - Leman Russ Battle Tanks
With Christmas day rapidly approaching, I thought I'd put these up on the blog in the hope they are a good omen for my gift opening tomorrow. For the first time in a long time, I've actually asked my family for something specific, in this case some Solar Auxilia Dracosan transports!
Anyway, I pulled out the three Ragnarok-style tanks I built back in the day to represent Leman Russ tanks for my Vostroyans. I figured it would be a good time to pull them out and dust them off.
In the Solar Auxilia list there are two ways that Leman Russ tanks can be taken: as a Fast Attack or a Heavy Support choice. The Fast Attack option is the Strike Squadron - 1-3 tanks that are any of the following types: Battle Tank, Exterminator, Annihilator, or Vanquisher.
The Heavy Support option is the Assault Squadron - 1-3 tanks that are any of the following types: Demolisher, Incinerator, or Executioner.
I have three tank bodies built, and six turrets (currently five painted). Although none of the Solar Auxilia Leman Russ tanks are allowed to have sponsons, I'm sure my opponents won't mind.
My original models were painted using the incredibly rare, not available in the US, Ogre Flesh spray (from the shortish period when GW Ogres had green/grey flesh). As I'm looking to add a Stormlord, three Dracosans, and a couple of Bombards to the army, I have decided to repaint the Leman Russ tanks, going with the grey of the Solar Auxilia, with red and black stripes, as in the mock up above. The "V" appears on a few of my Vostroyan models, so I'll retain that in the iconography for my tanks. Now it will stand for the 875th Solar Auxilia Cohort, the "Vespasian Fusiliers".
I hope you like the way these are going, and feel free to add your thoughts in the comments.
Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it. If not, Happy Thursday!).