Friday, 27 March 2020

Warhammer 40K Whiteshields (Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard): Part 3



Whiteshields, also known as Conscript Platoons, are Imperial Guard units consisting of either normal Imperial citizens, with little or no military training, conscripted into service, or newly recruited Imperial Guardsmen/women, who have not yet received their formal training. Whiteshield units are typically formed out of necessity, when fresh bodies are needed for the battlefield. Unlike the standard Imperial Guardsman/woman, Whiteshields do not wear regimental insignias or heraldry; instead, they have a simple white stripe painted on their helmets to identify their position within the regiment.



Whiteshields (front)


Whiteshields (back) 



I finished painting five more Imperial Guard Whiteshields using miniatures from the Cadian quick build (snap fit) kit.  While I painted the previous groups of Whiteshields in urban and jungle camouflage patterns (please see part 1 and part 2 for more details), I choose to paint this group of miniatures in an industrial-environmental pattern; a similar pattern I used for the Death Korps of Krieg miniatures.
  


















For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Whiteshields 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.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Warhammer 40K Whiteshields (Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard): Part 2



Whiteshields, also known as Conscript Platoons, are Imperial Guard units consisting of either normal Imperial citizens, with little or no military training, conscripted into service, or newly recruited Imperial Guardsmen/women, who have not yet received their formal training. Whiteshield units are typically formed out of necessity, when fresh bodies are needed for the battlefield. Unlike the standard Imperial Guardsman/woman, Whiteshields do not wear regimental insignias or heraldry; instead, they have a simple white stripe painted on their helmets to identify their position within the regiment.



Whiteshields (front)


Whiteshields (back) 



Using the Cadian quick build kit, I built and painted five more Whiteshield soldiers.  While I painted the previous group of Whiteshields in an urban camouflage pattern (please see part 1 for more details), I painted this group of Whiteshields in a jungle camouflage pattern.  To distinguish these miniatures from the standard guardsman, I painted a solid white stripe on the helmets: the distinguishing mark of a Whiteshield.


















For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Whiteshields 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.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Death Korps of Krieg (Imperial Guard/Astra Militarum): Part 2



The Death Korps of Krieg hail from the Death World of Krieg; a scorched and radioactive wasteland, where the planet’s entire population lives in underground hive cities. Renown for their grim, uncompromising and fatalistic outlook, Death Korps of Krieg regiments are masters of siege warfare and wars of attrition.



Death Korps of Krieg (front) 


Death Korps of Krieg (back) 



I finished painting the second half of my Death Korps of Krieg squad (please see previous post for more details) using Armageddon Steel Legion miniatures.  This batch of Death Korps miniatures includes a rocket launcher team and three guardsmen with lasguns.  As with the previous group of Death Korps miniatures, I painted skull motifs on the gas masks and gloomy colours for the uniforms. 
















For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Death Korps of Krieg 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.

Warhammer 40K Whiteshields (Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard): Part 3

Whiteshields, also known as Conscript Platoons, are Imperial Guard units consisting of either normal Imperial citizens, with little ...