Veletaris Storm Section WIP 03

Test colour scheme for the infantry, Scale 75 Rainy Grey armour shaded and weathered to match the Dracosan. Fatigues in an off white to contrast and keep the retro-military aesthetic and muted tones. The volkites are picked out in bronze to emphasise the esoteric nature of the weaponry and the gritty futuristic setting.

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Bases still need some work, static grasses in straw and dying tones are planned.

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Veletaris Storm Section WIP 02

The Prime (Sergeant) has the following weapons options: Volkite Charger, Power Fist, Las-Pistol, Frag & Krak Grenades and Melta-Bombs. Slightly frustrated that i couldn’t find a satisfactory way to give the sergeant the Power Fist/Las-Pistol and retain the Volkite Charger, i have switched the Las-Pistol out for a Volkite Serpenta. The Serpenta nicely keeps the aesthetics of the model and pose whilst representing the Volkite Charger option (visual reminder in game), the lack of las-pistol matches with the rest of the squad who also have the, but not modeled. Melta-Bombs have been added to the model.

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Veletaris Storm Section WIP 01

The Veletaris section has been assembled, with only minor amounts of liquid greenstuff required to fill air bubbles and joints. The squad are equipped entirely with Volkite Chargers, including the Prime (squad leader), although he is modeled with the optional addition of a Power Fist and Pistol.

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The Sergeant has been equipped with a Power Fist, keeping some close combat ability and as a result has the las-pistol to balance the model.

Designers note: Slightly frustrated that i couldn’t find a satisfactory way to give the sergeant the Power Fist/Las-Pistol and retain the Volkite Charger, i have since these photos were taken switched the pistol out for a Volkite Serpenta. The Serpenta nicely keeps the aesthetics of the model and pose whilst representing the Volkite Charger option (visual reminder in game), the lack of las-pistol matches with the rest of the squad. 

The remaining squad are armed with Volkite Chargers as standard.

The bases have been modestly adorned with some thin slate and slate chippings for texture, but kept reasonably spartan to avoid over complicating the model’s aesthetic.

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9th Mechanised Dragoons, ‘Alabaster Cavalry’

9th Mechanised Dragoons, ‘Alabaster Cavalry’, 402nd Draakus Cohort

The 9th Mechanised Dragoons are a sub-cohort of Veletaris elite soldiers with assigned mechanised assets. The cohort’s Veletaris are all assigned dedicated Dracosan Armoured Carriers and have direct support from Leman Russ Tanks of various patterns and Malcador Heavy Tanks, turning their Tercios into armoured strike units of considerable firepower.

Known colloquially as the ‘Alabaster Cavalry’ among the wider Cohort the 9th Mechanised Dragoons have become famous for their timely relief of stricken military assets and as a primary strike weapon against Legionnes Astates adversaries. The sub-cohort is commanded by Colonel Tavington, ‘the butcher’, a commander with a somewhat brutal reputation among the Auxilia.

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Dracosan Armoured Carrier #03

Dracosan Armoured Carrier, 3rd combat troop carrier attached to Tercio-Alpha of the 9th Dragoons, known as the ‘Alabaster Cavalry’, 402nd Draakus Cohort.

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The Dracosan Armoured Transport is manufactured to standards only usually required of war machines destined for service with the Legiones Astartes. It is large enough to accommodate a full strength Solar Auxilia Infantry Section of twenty auxiliaries, and heavily armoured enough to protect them from intense enemy fire. The Dracosan is the work-horse of the Solar Auxilia, a ubiquitous symbol of humanities finest mechanised infantry.

Equipped with a either a powerful twin-linked lascannon or a mighty demolisher cannon, albeit at the expense of some of its transport capacity, the Dracosan can steadfastly defend itself against enemy counter-attack and pound an adversary’s emplacements to dust before those on board disembark to storm what remains of their objective.

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Dracosan Armoured Carrier WIP 01

With the resin clipped, filed and cleaned up the model has been carefully assembled, with gaps filled with Greenstuff ensuring a smooth finish.

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The primary weapon has been magnetised to keep options versatile for list building. Whilst some additional detailing, comms array/aerial and stowed equipment was considered, it was decided to keep the model reasonably clean in appearance.

Draakus Endures…