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.

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