Saturday, 19 January 2013

Steel Legion Veterans 1st Squad

The first Steel Legion veteran squad has only just commenced. There are 6 minis available. A missile launcher team, 3 riflemen and a sergeant. Adding 2 veterans squads to the existing 2 Steel Legion platoons will give the Steel Legion army 4 troops choices and extra assault and heavy weapons. It will also allow the Steel Legion IG army to ally with the Sisters of Battle with minimal but hard hitting troops choices (2 veterna squads when finished) allowing the maximum allied  points to be spent on long range artillery of some sort, which the sisters tend to be short of.

Adding a heavy flamer to the veterans squads gives a squad with 2 heavy weapons, which sound good, so the second heavy flamer steel legion conversion is underway. The mini for this conversion is the vanilla sergeant from the Steel Legion boxed set, which by the way can still be bought from GW for around £20 (UK), including p&p. No need to pay crazy ebay prices for 10 Steel Legion. Last weekend a used boxed set of 10 standard vanilla steel Legion went  on ebay at auction including p&p for £25. Why, when GW are still selling them?

Back to the conversion. this requires one vanilla sergeant with detachable laspistol arm and attached chainsword other arm. To fit the heavy flamer simply saw off the chainsword arm (GW saw recommended) and remove the bedroll and water bottle from the back of the mini (GW clippers and emery boards from where they are cheapest). Next the heavy flamer and 2 replacement arms need to be constructed.

Here is the start position after removal of surplus bits :  

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