Monday, 29 August 2011

284 Heavy Weapons Squads Re-Based

Evening, and I hope my readers on the US Eastern Seaboard are okay...

Well now - here's a post that 'does exactly what it says on the tin', just for completion's sake. I've spent a surprising mount of time this Summer re-basing my heavy wespons teams to bring them into line with the newer rules. Mostly these are on 60mm plywood bases I bought cheap on eBay, as I can't afford any more GW ones! It's a quick late-night snap just before Mrs. Drax asks me to tidy up, so excuse the lack of pic quality [the shinier models are the older, glossed ones]:


Along the back row are my three mortar squads, and in front of them are two autocannon squads and a missile squad. These comprise the heavy support for each of my platoons, and in front of these are my heavy bolter and lascannon squads which I hardly ever use).

Keep well, and if you like brilliant IG tank conversions, do please check out Oink's Overambitious Terrain Project(s) - 'coz his really are fantastic!

- Drax.

8 comments:

  1. Good stuff Drax! That's a whole lotta heavy weapons, and they turned out very well. Who says Orks are the only ones interested in "Mo' Dakka"? :)

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  2. I didn't bother to rebase my 2nd-ed. heavy weps (or, by and large, to replace my sergeants with lasguns). It at least makes it easier to remove casualties.

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  3. My heavy weapons are also still on their individual bases... whilst wound counting is easy, it does cause some issues when it comes to blast weapon placement. I think I will have to makeshift some sort of combo-base in the future.

    Also thanks for the plug, and finally, thanks for the painting chart, I'm working on it at the minute and its looking very daunting!

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  4. Also, because of your chart, I found a whole extra platoon I forgot I had! Curses!

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  5. Cheers, folks!

    > Jennifer: Oink beat me to it. All my opponents have been fine with the separate basing, it can be quite a pain with blasts and templates.

    > Oink: Glad to be of service, matey! (sorry).

    By the way, the bases I used are still on sale on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60mm-round-laser-cut-1-5mm-ply-wargame-bases-pack-25-/150597112913?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item2310499451 ...if that helps. They're actually really good: they take up less storage and I reckon they're more subtle, aesthetically.

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  6. Looks good, would love to play against you with my all infantry guard too! would take a hole day just to move them all around!

    Who needs(or can afford) tanks anyway ;)

    Keep up the good work,

    Apoc

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  7. You can never have too many tanks!

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  8. nice work...

    http://dioramanet.blogspot.com/

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