Madras Tigers hail from the planet of Madras Prime; an Imperial Fortress World renown for producing fierce and loyal soldiers. The Madras Tigers regiments are all-volunteer fighting forces drawn from the Planetary Defense Forces (PDF). It is a prestigious honour for the men and women of Madras Prime to serve the God Emperor in the Imperial Guard. Every year when new Imperial Guard regiments are raised, volunteers for the Madras Tigers outnumber the available slots by a ratio of at least three-to-one (some years this ratio is as high as five-to-one). Thus, only best PDF soldiers make the cut for the Madras Tigers regiments.
Madas Tigers: Painting Stage 1
Madas Tigers: Painting Stage 2
Madas Tigers: Painting Stage 3
Madas Tigers: Painting Stage 4
Madas Tigers: Painting Stage 5
Inspired by the British Indian Army Regiments, I designed the Madras Tigers using components from three different Wargames Atlantic ranges: the Les Grognard infantry, the Les Grognard heavy weapons and the Afghan Warriors sets. The Les Grognard infantry set was the primary set I used to build these models; the Afghan Warrior set was used for the heads, while the vox-caster (radio) and medical kit were from the heavy weapons set. I painted the uniforms in the common colours of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars (red great coats, white webbing, and blue pants). The name, Madras Tigers, was inspired by the historical Madras Regiment; the oldest infantry regiment in the Indian Army, established in the 1750s.
Wargames Atlantic Les Grognard Infantry Sprue
Wargames Atlantic Les Grognard Head Sprue
Wargames Atlantic’s Les Grognard set allows you to build a total of 24 Les Grognard soldiers. Eight identical soldier sprues (each allowing you to build three miniatures) and four optional head sprues are included in this set.
Photos of the Madras Tigers have been added to the newly created Madras Tigers section of the Old Guard, a Warhammer 40K miniatures fan site dedicated to the Imperial Guard regiments of old.
The Old Guard: An Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard Fan Site is a website dedicated to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K universe, with a focus on the classic range of Imperial Guard miniatures of old (the second edition of the game).