To set some context, I like to convert/mix kits and also to write so it is natural that my conversions influenced a book series I recently wrote and the books influenced the miniatures that I have been converting.
This thread will follow the progress of the regiments that ally with the forces of Cornelivs Maximvs, the leader of a varied force of renegades that moves across the region of space surrounding the colony established by Cornelivs and his followers, hunting down dangerous aliens and gathering allies.
These regiments are from a different set of systems, so there will be some variability between them (different cultures, different looks), but they will all somewhat fit into the Imperial Guard theme. Since I am more of a builder than player things are not necessarily with legal wargear for any game system and I do like to build squads with lots of special weapons.
Many of the infantry models are from Wargames Atlantic or Perry Miniatures, with some GW (GSC and IG) and Anvil Industry miniatures as well. The core units for the army were built based on GSC because they were miners from a mining world called Airom and thus GSC seemed like a good starting point.
A description of some of the regiments is below:
Surrounded by storms for many centuries, the system of Abistrev was completely isolated and thus deviated from the forces of the nearby systems. Knowing the storms would end one day, the Abistrevians trained hard and created powerful and disciplined regiments well prepared for defensive roles, especially when garrisoning fortifications like the large city-bunkers where most of their population lived.
After the defeat of the heretic that had misled part of the Abistrevians to fight against the imperial forces, the loyalist forces were reintegrated into the imperial guard and the system turned into a fortress to serve as a base for future operations.
Abistrevian forces are currently being built using Raumjagers.
A warm and overpopulated planet, Aidaca is the origin of some of the most well disciplined regiments in the region. Their loyalty makes them well suited to garrison all sorts of important locations, including centres of industry and other locations of value. Used to living in high temperatures, the regiments of Aidaca are commonly seen wearing long coats over their armour, to help them endure the colder temperatures. Although they are mostly seen on garrison duty, many regiments are sent into warzones with the intention of capturing particularly important objectives, regardless of the opposition.
The forces of Aidaca are currently being built using Grognards.
Covered with dry mountains and tall plateaus, Harpig is a planet filled with many different tribes who have fought each other frequently in the past, but that are now at peace, under imperial authority. Used to fight in their dry and uneven terrain, the soldiers of Harpig are excellent sharpshooters and their close combat companies are among the best in the region. Their lack of armour makes them mobile, but obviously reduces their effectiveness in prolonged assaults, so they prefer to make fast attacks before retreating. Their sharpshooters will often garrison important fortifications, eliminating the enemy at a great range.
The forces of Aidaca are currently being built using Afghans.
Now that the context is set, some of the painted miniatures I have at the moment (basing will be done in the future):
Cornelivs Maximvs (Left) and Septimus Germanicus (Right)
The leader of one of the enemy forces
Regiments of Aidaca