It's been a lazy Saturday afternoon, the kids have been playing good and I've been thinking about my guard. There's various projects that have been completed, such as the command section and 2nd platoon. I've almost finished work on the last vehicle for my Russ company for now and even the Field Ambulance is almost finished with only the stretcher bearers and a tent to do to complete it. Once those few models are done, all my current projects will be finished.
So, I find myself thinking about what to do next, specifically what units to do for 1st platoon. 1st platoon is going to be my veteran platoon. I'm not sure on the size yet but I figure a bare minimum of a command squad and five squads, I'm not sure on whether to do the heavy weapons squads or not at the moment. So, I've been working out what I actually want in the way of unit types. So far, this is what I've come up with ......
- Snipers - a unit of 10 counts as ratlings. I've never liked space halflings, so I'm going to use the standard cadian and catachen snipers for the unit, I've already got six sorted.
- Harkers boys - a unit of infiltrating camo'd vets tooled up to do some damage led by my Harker model. I'm planning quite a bit of GS work on this squad.
- Shock troops - a unit of vets in carapace armour, I've got ten of the inquisition storm troopers who'll fit this role perfectly and not clash with the storm troopers I have already.
- Standard vets - two units of standard veterans customised with cadian and FW bits to make them stand out against my normal troopers.
Now, the other project I was planning for this year was my naval beach assault force. I've been thinking lately that I should probably put this on the back burner for a while. Although it's a project I really want to do, it's not something that I'm going to be playing with much and as such I really need to concentrate on painting up models I'm going to use for playing. So, I need to hit the drawing board again and figure out what other things I need to get painted up for my army this year, and yes, that means the valkyrie for a start!
Here's to another interesting year!