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Offline tim in saskatoon

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Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry
« on: September 06, 2017, 04:02:35 PM »
A few years back I started collecting a few Tallarn to put together a small force - a small lot here and a small lot there got me about a platoon sized force... and then those lots got fewer and further between and I more or less gave up because it looked like it would be just too expensive to put together any reasonable sized force of them. My diminutive collection collected dust and remained largely unpainted.

Then last week a stumbled across a huge lot of them for a not-so-unreasonable price and snapped it up!

So I thought I best start painting some of the ones I already had!



This is the first section of Tallarn Infantry.

The new lot arrived yesterday..



This is the entire force. (The miniatures that was sprayed khaki are the new ones, the ones primed black - or painted 0 are ones I already had).

Now to get some paint on the rest of them!

For 8th edition the force will look something like this:

HQ
Company Commander
2x Platoon Commander
2x Commissar

Troops
10x Infantry Squads

Elites
3x Command Squads
4x Special Weapon Squads (2x Melta, 2x Plasma)

Fast Attack
2x Scout Sentinels
1x Roughriders

Heavy Support
5x Heavy Weapon Squads (2x Las Cannon, 2x Autocannon, 1x Heavy Bolter)

All in one great big "Brigade Detachment"
« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 11:58:33 PM by tim in saskatoon »

Offline voltan

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 04:20:51 PM »
Aah captain Al'raham, I got 6 or 7 of him in one of the old lead sales, all gone to ebay now along with the rest of my tallarns, yours are looking very good though.
'I came, I saw, and I couldn't believe my eyes.' -Julius Caesar.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 04:22:18 PM »
Fantastic - the old guard minis really hold up.  So much more interesting than the blasted Cadians.



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(2020: 207, 2019: 123, 2018: 98, 2017: 226, 2016: 233, 2015: 32, 2014: 116)

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Offline Jagannath

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 05:32:18 PM »
Lovely job - love the old Tallarns

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 05:42:46 PM »
Very good.

The Tallarn were the best of the second generation Imperial Guard.

Many years ago I used them as Orlocks for Necromunda, more recently my local FLGS kept replacing the Tallarn box everytime I bought one.

Offline hubbabubba

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 06:33:03 PM »
That's alot of Tallarns. The ones you've painted look the business.

Now find some mumaks or whatever they're called. That really would finish off an already splendid force

Offline Ockman

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 06:38:32 PM »
Tallarn was my first 40K love!

Offline tomrommel1

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 09:37:57 AM »
Nice army indeed
In hoc signo vinces

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Offline Darren

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 10:10:18 AM »
Lovely stuff.  Always nice to see classic metal Guard armies being worked on.

Offline ogryn

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 02:59:39 AM »
Best Tallarns I done ever seen. Excellent.

Offline tim in saskatoon

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry Section
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 11:58:05 PM »
Thanks everyone!

I finished up a few more figures to make a Command Section for the Platoon Commander I painted, oh, seven years ago!?



Platoon Commander and Platoon Command Section.



I wanted the Platoon Command Section to stand out a bit from the rest of the platoon - but maybe not QUITE so much as the Platoon Commander himself - so I went with black head scarves and fancy knives (like the Platoon Commander) but the rest of the uniform is the same as the regular infantry.



These are the only others I'd painted previously - two converted Tallarn Commissars.

There are a few more pictures on my blog:

http://saskminigamer.blogspot.ca/2017/09/another-jet-bike-more-tallarn.html

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 07:38:44 AM »
Excellent.

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2017, 09:45:58 AM »
I remember seeing your artizan not Lawerence on the internet ,I actually ordered him to convert into sci fi ,he got damaged when my toddler stood on the toolbox my stuffs stored in,an flipped it over.
I think he's not got a RT las pistol to replace the bolt pistol,toolbox is now up in the loft  lol

Offline Elbows

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2017, 12:06:40 PM »
Very cool.  Keep it up!

Offline JamesValentine

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Re: Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2017, 12:09:31 PM »
Astra Milliwhatnow?

lovely Imperial Guard models. those metals were so far far far superior to todays plastic Guardsmen.

 

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