Armed with handcrafted weapons passed down through the generations, the Vostroyan Firstborn hail from the Industrial Hive World of Vostroya. To atone for a sin committed during the Horus Heresy, every Vostroyan family must pledge their firstborn son to serve in the Imperial Guard. It is common for family ties to exist in Vostroyan regiments; it is typical for cousins to serve together, and for new recruits to be mentored by their older battle hardened relatives.
Vostroyan Firstborn (front)
Vostroyan Firstborn (back)
I finished painting five Vostroyan Firstborn miniatures, which represents half of an infantry squad. The miniatures include a Vostroyan Sergeant, a flame trooper and three guardsmen with lasguns. While I like the default red colour pattern of the Vistroyan Firstborn uniforms, I wanted to give my miniatures a unique look; yet, I still wanted to capture the regal look of the Vistroyan Firstborn. I choose the colour purple for these miniatures as, according to colour theory, purple is associated with royalty, grandeur and nobility. For instance, in medieval England, purple dyes were expensive to produce and were worn exclusively by the Royal Family.