While preparing to run a few games of Deadzone I noticed a similarity of the GCPS faction with the Imperial Guard. With that in mind I decided to use that excuse to paint up a few oldhammer Rogue Trader Imperial Guard.
The tall chap with the shot gun is a conversion using more modern pieces. As is the sergeant who has a modern chainsword. A quick and fun side project with added benefits and expansion potential.
At the time of writing I have a Deadzone Demo in two weeks. Therefore I had to paint a number of strike forces. I have completed my Enforcers some time ago, and have planned on painting the Forge Fathers models too, but had no colour scheme.
My original idea was that they were a group of volcanic world ore miners and started making lava bases. Since it is the Forge Fathers who made the Enforcer armour and the squads are called Steel Warriors, I thought it would make sense for the armour to be a similar colour. Going for an old school sci-fi vibe I thought the silver would be well off set by a deep red.
Last minute however I changed my mind regarding the lava bases. A recent game of Deadzone using the Exham IV mat, combined with the fact they are supposed to be demo-miniatures meant that the bases are now Martian, with toxic sludge.
I must say that Mantic has made some great miniatures here. The box comes with enough extra weapons to create either a standard Steel Warrior or Stormrage Veteran squad with heavy weapons and Huscarl ( Forge Father officer) upgrades. They were a pleasure to paint and I look forward to returning to this army when I expand it for Warpath.