Where it fits into my Regiments Organisational Structure I do not yet know, nor do I know what rules I would use for it if it ever graced the table but, what I do know is that I am very happy with it.
The corrent consensus is either a Staff Car for the Command of an upcoming Field Artillery Company or as part of a future kill team (Long Range Desert Group esq)
It has been suggested that with a little moderation to its loadout (Which I note will never happen), it would make a good count as Tauros. To that I say, a 1/48 Wasp Flamethrower Jeep would be an even better replacement.
Post by mediocrehobbyist89 on Jan 18, 2020 4:55:09 GMT -5
minigiant I might have to take you up on that offer. A friend of mine has always wanted to do highland themed guard but he's never really had the funds, time, or drive to do them. It's his birthday soonish so I might just nab them. What price are you looking for them?
Also had a look at that site you posted with all the CAD files. That little tank with the twin-linked bolters looks wonderfully archaic. Reminds me of some of the super useful 1930s MG tanks like the polish 7TP and Panzer 1. Might just pick one of them up for my grubby guardsmen army.
So I have been a busy little bee while waiting for the completed CAD files to come in. No idea what I will be like while they are awaybeing printed. Exciting times ahead
Proof of Concept: Drookian Dragoons
While I am making a Cavalry Regiment, I never once said I was sticking just to the Rough Rider unit; that would be incredibly boring wouldn’t it. I am of course waiting for the Tow Gun Parts to be finished, and while I am waiting have that pent up hobby energy so I decided to crack on and do a proof of concept for a unit idea I had, Dragoons. Quick history lesson:
“Dragoons originally were a class of mounted infantry, who used horses for mobility, but dismounted to fight on foot.”
Note: I don’t care about the legality of base sizes
The intention of these is for them to count as Infantry if I ever get to play again (Haven’t played properly since 5th). I am of course limited to them not being able to realistically mount up in a Chimera but, the image of having more cavalry really appeals to me
▪My Highlandised Death Rider Horse ▪Puppetswar Cossack Head ▪Victoria miniatures Kilt Legs & Rolled Sleeve arms ▪Death Korp Lasgun A lot of work still to go with this but, the proof of concept is there. There will need to bit of green stuffing to smooth over the saddle, fix the stowage, and have the reins hanging down.
I have been riding that surge of hobby energy, and finished off my Dragoon concept and rounded it out with the other 7 standard infantry. Making it one “count as” Infantry Squad currently minus a Heavy Weapons Team.
After removing the riders I had to rebuild
[*]The Saddle [*]Baggage [*]Stirrups [*]Reins [*]
The Stirrups while fiddly were not too difficult. If I was to make more I would 3D print them just to save time.
The Reins on the other hand were annoying to do, particularly the ones over the head. The Greenstuff ones are shaper but the Plasticard one has far better shape.
Tow Gun Progress
You will see from the pictures that there are only eight Dragoons, that is because a heavy weapon team will be joining them. Maarten has been chipping away on the CAD files. Here are some of the newest renders (Rivets will be the last thing added)
Games Workshop recently announced the new Adeptus Mechanicus Unit: Serberys raiders. I of course looked beyond that and finally saw a far simpler route to making
Bio-Priest Fleshseer AKA ‘The Vet’ (Count as Tech-Priest)
They then very kindly released the templates for the build so that others can copy this awesome conversion.
Now I always wanted to make this conversion but, was never willing to draw out all the templates by hand, especially if I ever wanted to make more than one. Therefore with currently being under quarantine procedures with the CoronaVirus Outbreak I converted the templates into DXF Files so that they can be accurately laser cut.
I reached out to Dave Taylor and Chris Wynn for permission to share these (Evidence available upon request), and wouldn’t you know, now they can too be yours.
You will want to cut into 1mm thick sheet styrene
Now due to global prevailing conditions I am not yet able to cut these myself but, I will be updating the file from time to time with any minor improvements that may or may not need to be made.
Again thank you to Dave Taylor and Chris Wynn for designing this awesome conversion, and everyone praise them for letting me share the DXF files with you
Progress has admittedly been rather slow, and that is because I am currently under the affect of the COVID19 quarantine in China. On top of that my glue has dried out, and now I am relatively stuck with what hobby I can do in my apartment.
That said, I received an update on the TOW Gun kits that I am commissioning, and the variable lids representing different weapons ammunition has been finished.
I'm super interested in seeing where this horse drawn heavy weapon conversion goes. Love the theme of your army, you are an accredit to the Astra Militarum.
Thank you for your kind words. You don't have to wait long, it is practically done, and ready to print.
Amid worldwide chaos I bring you a big update!
The CAD designs for the Tow Guns are near enough complete, and therefore, ready for printing.
A method was devised on how to attach the gun to the cart. A solid connection made more sense than a second trailer hook since that could cause the cart to fishtail really weird in rough terrain. Now there’s a single balljoint connecting the horse to the cart so it is pulled more like one big trailer.
Hopefully the next time you see me I will have the prints done, and something assembled.