Well, I've really and truly been bitten by the 2nd Edition bug. I paint-stripped and re-organised my faithful 1990s vintage, Perry-sculpted, Cadian Shock Troops, and wrote a 1,500 point list for them:
Force Steiner, White Battalion, Rigellian LIX Infantry Regiment
Red Company HQ:
Captain Steiner with boltgun and power sword,
4 Guardsmen with comm-link, grenade launcher and mortar.
Primaris Psyker Champion Lo Teng with Force Rod and laspistol.
Commissar DaShae with boltgun and power sword.
Black Platoon Command:
Lieutenant Brandt with laspistol and sword,
4 Guardsmen with comm-link, plasma gun and lascannon.
Sergeant Moritz with shotgun,
9 Guardsmen with flamer and rocket launcher.
Corporal Huygens with lasrifle,
9 Guardsmen with plasma gun and autocannon.
Corporal Lehr with lasrifle,
9 Guardsmen with meltagun and heavy bolter.
Attached: Borithan CCXXII Mechanised Infantry:
Sergeant Rojer with hellpistol and power sword
9 Stormtroopers with plasma gun and autocannon
Chimera AIFV with multi-laser, heavy bolter, and storm bolter
Attached: Homo Minimus Auxilia 1293, Squad Pettigrew:
Ratling Sniper Squad:
Attached: Valachian MXI Armoured Regiment:
White Battalion, Red Company, Charlie Troop:
Leman Russ with battle cannon, lascannon and sponson heavy bolters
Total Points Value: 1,500 points
Then, as a matter of curiosity, I transposed that identical army into the current Codex - the only alteration being to rebrand the Borithans as a Veteran Squad. Total cost? 884 points. It's over six hundred points cheaper! It's not even a thousand point army! Madness!
Anyway, enough babble, on with the pictures:
"Is that war horrible Dad?"
"Well, it does look pretty bloody, yes, son, but they aren't real so they can stand back up again."
"Oh good - let's stand them all back up again!"
A happy afternoon was passed thus.
And, because I've been meaning to post these for a while now, Iron Warriors!
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