Friday, 13 September 2019

Cadian Shock Troopers: Desert Camouflage (Imperial Guard/Astra Militarum)



Once a mighty Imperial Fortress World located near the Eye of Terror, Cadia is the home world of the Cadian Shock Troopers; Imperial Guard regiments renown for their disciple and devotion to the God-Emperor. The entire planet of Cadia was destroyed in the 13th Black Crusade; despite this, the ‘fighting spirit’ of the Cadian Shock Trooper still lives on through the 3 million Cadians who have fled their planet’s destruction.


Desert Pattern Cadian Shock Troopers (front)


Desert Pattern Cadian Shock Troopers (back)


Desert Pattern Cadian Shock Troopers (front) 


Desert Pattern Cadian Shock Troopers (back) 

  
I made the decision to paint the metal Cadian Shock Troopers in two distinct camouflage patterns, since I had several duplicates in my twelve-model collection.  The first half of the Cadian Shock Troopers were painted in a four-colour woodland camouflage pattern, based on the U.S. Military’s woodland camouflage of the 1980s (please see previous post for details).  For the second half of the collection, I painted these miniatures in a tri-colour desert camouflage pattern; a similar pattern I used for the Armageddon Steel Legion miniatures.








The metal Cadian Shock Troopers were introduced in 1994, when Citadel Miniatures moved away from their generic Rogue Trader era Imperial Guard models, to Imperial Guardsmen themed around the specific home worlds they were recruited from.  The metal Cadian Shock Troopers were designed by Michael Perry; while the heavy bolter was designed by Norman Swales. 












For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Cadian Shock Trooper section of the Old Guard; a website dedicated to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K miniatures, with a focus on the classic range of Imperial Guard models from the 1990s.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Warhammer 40K: Khorne Chaos Cultists



Little more than levy rabble, Khorne Cultists are driven into a frenzied state through their worship of the Blood God. In battle, Khorne Cultists typically serve in the first wave of the assault, serving as expendable shock troopers, charging their enemies en masse. Even the most battle-hardened guardsman will admit that Khorne Cultists are a force to be feared due to their large numbers and frenzied state.


Khorne Chaos Cultists (front)


Khorne Chaos Cultists (back)



Games Workshop’s Chaos Cultist range is limited to the ‘easy-build’ Chaos Cultist set.  However, with some ‘kit bashing’, it is an easy task to bring a greater variation of cultists to the tabletop.  I put together the six Khorne Chaos Cultists shown in this post using the Age of Sigmar Flagellants box set, with the lasguns/laspistols coming from the Catachan Jungle Fighters and Cadian Shock Troopers sprues.

















For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Khorne Cultists section in the Old Guard; a website dedicated to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K miniatures, with a focus on the classic range of Imperial Guard models from the 1990s.


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Cadian Shock Troopers: Woodland Camouflage Pattern (Imperial Guard/Astra Militarum)


Once a mighty Imperial Fortress World located near the Eye of Terror, Cadia is the home world of the Cadian Shock Troopers; Imperial Guard regiments renown for their disciple and devotion to the God-Emperor. The entire planet of Cadia was destroyed in the 13th Black Crusade; despite this, the ‘fighting spirit’ of the Cadian Shock Trooper still lives on through the 3 million Cadians who have fled their planet’s destruction.



Cadian Shock Troopers with lasguns (front)


Cadian Shock Troopers with lasguns (back)


Cadian Heavy Bolter Team (front)


Cadian Heavy Bolter Team (back)



The metal Cadian miniatures reminded me of the U.S. Army combat uniforms of the 1980s; as such, I painted this group of six miniatures in a four-colour woodland camouflage pattern, based on the U.S. Woodland camouflage pattern (the U.S. Woodland camouflage pattern was introduced to the U.S. military in 1981).  This collection of Cadian miniatures includes five guardsmen with lasguns and on one guardsman operating a heavy bolter.









The metal Cadian Shock Troopers were introduced in 1994, when Citadel Miniatures moved away from their generic Rogue Trader era Imperial Guard models, to Imperial Guardsmen themed around the specific home worlds they were recruited from.  The metal Cadian Shock Troopers were designed by Michael Perry; while the heavy bolter was designed by Norman Swales. 







For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Cadian Shock Troopers section of the Old Guard.






In a future post, I plan painting six metal Cadian miniatures in a tri-colour desert camouflage pattern.



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Cadian Shock Troopers: Desert Camouflage (Imperial Guard/Astra Militarum)

Once a mighty Imperial Fortress World located near the Eye of Terror, Cadia is the home world of the Cadian Shock Troopers; Imperial...