I have some Daemonhunters Inquisitorial Stormtroopers which are based on the Cadian Kasrkin I decided many years ago to add a unit based on the Tallarn or I may just use them as inducted Imperial Guard.
Having found some Tallarn Heavy Weapons blisters in a box, I dug around to see if I could find my other Tallarn models to finish them off. I did manged to find the boxed set, from which I had based and undercoated the models. I then later found the three models from the blister pack.
What did surprise me slightly was I had done some more work on them, but never got around to photographing them for the blog or website. As a result I had forgotten how much progress I had made with them.
I had done the flesh and drybrushed them.
I quite like them, but they could do with a little more work to finish them off. They are quite dusty looking, so I might give them a light wash of Serpahim Sepia to tone down that look and add a little more shadow. Back in the day when I painted these I had used an ink wash mix (as Citadel Shades weren’t around).
Certainly means I can look at the boxed set and get them finished, I am thinking I might use a Contrast paint on them to get them done faster…
I was around and did buy the first edition of Warhammer 40000 way back in 1987. I went with Orks mainly as I had an Orc army in Warhammer (the fantasy version) and since then they have been the mainstay of my 40K gaming.
The last edition of 40K I bought was the fifth edition back in 2008 and for many reasons I stopped playing 40K and moved onto other systems and games. That is quite normal for me, I think I bought the fourth and fifth editions, but didn’t bother with the second or third editions of 40K.
For a change and I think the first time I had actually used them on the tabletop I got my Cadian Kasrkin out and played with them.
The Kasrkin are elite troops of the Imperial Guard and are dedicated to the security of the Fortress World of Cadia from which they hail. Because they are elite special forces troops drawn from the same world as the existing Cadian Shock Troops Regiments of the Imperial Guard, the Kasrkin are officially classified by the Departmento Munitorum as the type of Storm Troopers known as Grenadiers because of their heavy weapons and elite tactical training. Their name comes from the title of the fortress cities of Cadia, which are called “Kasrs” in the native Cadian dialect of Low Gothic.
I have ten of them, including a commander, a trooper with a Flamer and one with a Grenade Launcher.
For the game we treated them as Militarum Tempestus Scions, as the new Indexes (Indices) have conveniently forgotten the Kasrkin.
As for who they would be fighting, Simon came along with his new Necrons!
The game is very familiar to those who’ve played before. The main differences for me were the replacement of grids with a simpler table and the lack of templates. I like the abstract nature now of template weapons, it doesn’t change the impact of such lethal weaponry, but removes the fiddly placing of templates and potential cheesiness of moving figures around.
It’s a bit of an assumption that complicated rules means that the game is more “realistic”, as though las guns and robots are in anyway “realistic”.
Overall I really like this new version of the rules, they were simple enough to remember easily, and allowed for faster play, but also they provided for a fun game.
If you have looked at my Grey Knights Landspeeder you will realise that I am attempting to paint a Grey Knights force which goes beyond the listings in the DaemonHunters Codex. What I am trying to do is to create a Grey Knights force (using the Space Marine Codex) and then using a DaemonHunters force as allies.
Having constructed my Repressor and added Inquisitorial iconography I gave the model a black undercoat. The next stage was the basecoat and for that I am using the Tausept Ochre Foundation Paint as a basecoat. So why is it brown? I blogged about this back in 2007.
As well as my other Daemonhunters Inquisitorial Stormtroopers which are based on the Cadian Kasrkin I have also decided to add a unit based on the Tallarn or I may just use them as inducted Imperial Guard. Having sorted the bases I gave them a white undercoat.