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.
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.