A new command squad, the new Hostile Environment cadians just rock! I'm using them to represent any veterans in my force, making it easier to remember which squads have a higher ballistic skill (which I often forget in the heat of battle)
So the Regimental Command Squads and Veteran Squads will get these funky models. I've actually bought enough to make two 10 man veteran squads, a command squad with 2 plasmas, vox, medic, Master of Ordnance, and a bodyguard, with 4 spare guys for special weapon replacement options.
the plasma gun guys look great, even on the running legs which arent my favourite, the pose just looks cool.
I'm going to have to think how to make this guy into a medic, though he has plenty of kit pouches on his helmet which will be very "mediccy"
I think the scanner will make a good Master of Ordnance upgrade for the command squad, I don't have the imperial armour detailing the scanner rules, and I can't imagine they would fit the lucky 88th fluff.
the hostile environment command squad came with this powerfist wielding commander, who i think will make a great Lord Commissar to wander the battlefield with my other Lord Commissar, keeping a close watch on the lucky88th.
And a second Cyclops!! I love these so much, they really do fit the Urban fighting style of this army, and in games of cityfight will be fantastic as either mobile demo charges, or in strictly "no forgeworld" games could represent some cities of death strategems (though my regular opponents wouldn't deny me the opportunity to play forgeworld gear)
So my painting progress is at a 'limping snail' pace, I'm going to concentrate on building stuff for a while, then once I've got a load of models lined up on my desk, I can concentrate on factory batching a load of vehicles and troops out. after that I have my various projects, such as "Battery 401" an Ordnance Detachment of the Lucky 88th, which I can't wait to get into, but I'm going to make it my personal mission to get the blasted army into a state of completeness.
this basically involves painting up the ragged ends of my infantry, as the general troops are mostly done. (this doesnt include the new squads I want to add in the future.)
Adding tracks to my vehicles, (I'm so lazy...) then getting them finished
building a valkyrie/vendetta, and painting the 2 vultures and 2 vendettas
Once I've hit this point I can start on the Battery 401, finish my Nids, and then plan the next army.... oh yes, I'm thinking that far ahead, i have a rough idea of what to do next, but need an excuse not to buy any for a few months (read: as long as possible) hence the ambitious goal of getting "everything finished first"
Anyways, Cheers for dropping by guys.
Oh, I almost forgot, I've started a Youtube Channel!!
It's going to host all my battle reports and gaming videos, and possibly some other stuff, but I'm new to all this stuff so it may take a while before anything good appears, I'm currently browsing youtube for inspiration (was watching some amazing sculpting tutorials which have sparked some ideas in my head) so hopefully I'll think up some interesting uses for this medium - suggestions welcome!