Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Beginnings of the Revolution...

So I've been toying with the idea of doing a Grot Revolutionary army, hell I've been toying with that idea ever since I invented the character Ereyou, the protagonist in A Tale of Four Gamers many years ago... What I've really done lately is start to flesh out some ideas...

I've decided it should be themed like certain other revolutionaries...


And to take modelling inspiration from said army...

Manticores?
 
Deathstrikes?
 
I've knocked up an unbound 2k Guard list, it consists of Yarrick (as Ereyou - Commissars fit the theme AND he has preferred enemy Orks, which suits a downtrodden grot fantastically) a couple of extra commissars and a commissar lord, a couple of infantry platoons (5 squads each, lascannons) 3 Manticores and 3 Deathstrikes.

To go Bound I'd just have to drop half the artillery and, I don't know fudge in some fast attack (a few of the hellhound variants) and then a few squad upgrades or a fortification perhaps. But as a starting point I want to work towards the Unbound list, cos I reckon arranged in Parade formation it will look awesome.

 
The guardsmen are similar to grots in stats, just slightly better... we'll assume that being revolutionaries, they finally have control over their own food supply, and have toughened up somewhat. Ereyou will have a few bionics (he's a mek at heart anyway) and I think hellhound will be good to have given this army is going to want to fight Orks, I'm even thinking of basig them in the same colours as my Bad Moons so I have an obvious op-for. I also think the doomsday devices will fit in with the mutually assured destruction ethos of the Cold War, and with the maniacal schemes of Ereyou...

I also plan to lay the clues as I paint up my board, putting choice revolutionary graffiti in a few locations...

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good plan. If in the execution it all goes a bit scruffy and irregular, you can always swap Lenin for Che and have them join the Tooting Popular Front.

    Or the JPF...

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    1. F&*k off!

      PFJ!

      JPF... w4nkers...

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    2. The People's Popular Front would be a much quicker project:

      "That's him over there..."

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    3. That did occur to me :-P

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