Thursday, January 22, 2009

Star Wars - Alliance and Empire

Again some miniatures, that you might have already seen before at Kauzenburg or on the net.

The Rebel Alliance Commando Squad was the first unit I finished for SWMB. In preparation of the Kauzenburg I redid the basing and added some fern and mushrooms to the bases. My plan is to paint 2 more commandos so I can play them as 2 squads with 5 soldiers.

There are some conversions I did for representing the squads specialists. You may have already found the sniper levelling his gun. The the coloured female with the backpack is the squad's medic, whereas the girl with the antennas at the right is equipped with a comlink, which allows bringing in some off-board-artillery.^^

As the opposing force for the elite soldiers of the alliance I created an Imperial Army Squad with some armoured cavalry support.
Of course these guys are not "Emperor's Finest". I imagined them as some kind of local system garrison of a retarded planet somewhere in the Outer Rim. Forgotten by the Empire, they started feeling comfortable and let themselves a bit down.

The Imperial Army is famous for the firepower of its support weapons. So I had to add some Walkers and a heavy repeating-blaster. Because Grenadier never published a gunner miniature in army-uniform, I took a model of a Navy-gunner, filed down the helmet and parts of the uniform and used some Green Stuff to convert him to an Army Trooper.

The Walker support comes in shape of an AT-ST and his little brother, the AT-PT.
Whereas the AT-PT is an original Grenadier model, the AT-ST was a plastic toy I found at the attic. It was originally produced by Action Fleet/Galoob, but matches perfectly with the 25mm miniatures.

In ignoration of the Tarkin-doctrine I gave the vehicles an individual nose-art. I think it works very well on them, cause it gives them at least a bit of detail, which these "all-greys" are usually missing.

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