OK, guys lets take a break from all the rumors for a bit of BoLS community building. This challenge goes out to all the intrepid modelers and 40k fluff nuts out there. Today I introduce the: Macharian Crusade IG Regiment Challenge!
Your goal is to submit to the BoLS email box (upper right column) the following:
- A high quality pic of a single converted and painted IG trooper against a white background
- One paragraph of background fluff regarding your regiment (including whether they fought on the Imperial side or struggled valiantly against the forces of the Lord Solar).
- A list of Doctrines (up to 6, and be fluffy not cheaty!!!) and preferred heavy/special weapons.
- A very brief rundown of the bitz used to convert your trooper.
After a week or so, we will post the top finalists BoLS receives and put up a poll for you, our dedicated readers to judge. The top 3 finalists will get added into the Macharian Crusade book for all to see and try to match world over (along with a special thanks credit for the 3 proud creators).
Here is an example to get your creative juices going…
Chiros Red Guard
Once one of the most decorated regiments of the Segmentum Solar, the famed “Red Guard” were the personal army of General Richeleau of Larka. One of the most pious and determined of forces, they choose the wrong side in one of the Ministorum’ s many Wars of Faith. Hounded out of the Imperium they fled into the wilderness space of the Segmentum Pacificus. They were discovered on the rebel world of Chiros by the Macharian Crusade’s 2nd Army under General Sejanus. Beaten, but never broken, the Chiros Red Guard fought to the end, extracting a high price in blood in exchange for their lives.
Drop Troops (representing hidden ambushers)
Preferred Heavy: Autocannon
Preferred Special: Flamer
Cadian, Empire Pistollier, and Space Marine Scout bitz
~Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! Its only one IG trooper to convert up and paint and a tiny bit of fluff. Lets see your best stuff folks. As usual, comments are welcome, so let us know if you’re in, what you’re working on, and how its coming. If you want more context for the Macharian fluff, feel free to use this Crusade Map to help you out. Happy modeling and good luck to you all!