A quick overview of my army fluff:
My Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) force is an loyalist insurgent group. The planet's governor, and a majority of the military, turned renegade. So my gents, being proper loyalists along with some members of the PDF, turned on the new dictator. Their quest is to re-establish the governorship and planetary control to the Imperium.
Army wise, I have gone for a list focused around mobility and city fighting. My heavy weapon teams have missile launchers (portable heavy weapons, and versatile). I have a unit of Bullgryns, their great slabshields would be invaluable in the narrow confines of the streets. My super-heavy is a Hellhammer named, "Heedless" (yes, after my first Jax Jensen short), the ignore-cover weapons on it are too good to pass up: one hellhammer cannon with 2 twin-linked heavy flamers to guard the sides from assault).
"The Heedless" is the pride of my Astra Militarum force fluff wise, and modeling wise the center-piece of my army. I managed to get my hands on one of the old out-of-print blisters of the Imperial Guard Tank Commanders. My goal is to give this model a lot of character. The hatches are open with three tankers popping out. They've thrown sandbags up around the three main hatches, topped with razor-wire. The paint is chipped and corroded, being an insurgent force they haven't had many opportunities to maintain it much.
Tabletop wise I have had plenty of success with this model. The pervasiveness of cover in 7th ed. makes the ignores cover weaponry super handy -and I'm happy to say, part of my army's fluff. I fought a White Scars biker list, and the blasts took out swathes of troops completely surpassing their 2+ jinks.
So handy. Here are some pictures of the progress!
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Matthew Taylor was born February 13, 1991 in Simi Valley, California. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University Channel Islands, where he served as treasurer and briefly President of one of the campus's two political clubs. While earning his degree he continued to write and hone his craft, eventually releasing an initial few short stories on Kindle.