Tuesday 17 January 2017

New year, New Project

   As I mentioned in the round-up blog, the start of this year looks like it will be dominated with 40k. Over the course of multiple conversations with my normal gaming mate, we have both talked ourselves into a state of nostalgia for a time when 40k was exciting and, while not balanced, not yet dominated by power armies.
   This led to me digging in my lead pile for my old metal Steel Legion Imperial Guard that must have been some of the first figures I ever bought from GW and adding loads more to my Christmas lists. A couple of purchases to fill in the gaps later and I was on my way.

   The first platoon of the Hervictus 14th Mechanised Infantry*.
*More on the mechanised
part another day.

First platoon command

Squad 1

Squad 2

Squad 3

Only another infantry platoon, a heavy weapons platoon and command odds and sods to go . . .

Thanks for reading


  1. Wow Mike, that's an amazing start to the year, wonderful work Sir.

    1. Thanks Michael - a lot more to go though!

  2. I've got some of these in the loft from a long stalled project. Great sculpts.

    1. Just a pity the whole range is only 19 figures! Really characterful though.

  3. Nice work, never really liked the game though, perhaps a step back to the original rogue trader rules or even use Rogue Star or alternative rules.

    1. 3rd ed 40k was my entry point to wargaming and my only game for a good 2-3 years before I got into the specialised games, so it is a really nostalgic thing for me.
      This might interest you though - https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-GB/Rogue-Trader-Competition?_requestid=9698995 - you can now pick the original rouge trader rulebook up at warhammer world.