Continuing the ahistorical trend on the blog, here’s another shocker for you today. For the first time in many years I’ve purchased a Games Workshop article that’s not paint or tufts. Crazy, I know! For the historically minded readers out there: Don’t worry, I haven’t gone back to my roots completely and I’ll have some more Late Romans and the like for you very soon. But let’s continue with these new toys first, shall we?
To the credit of GW’s design team, they’ve finally released an army that has rekindled my interest in their side of the hobby – also called ‘the Games Workshop hobby’ – and to me it really is a step in the right direction. It’s a low model count army, with these Infiltrators clocking in at about 200 points when upgraded. Perfect.
The kit comes with two options, of either Infiltrators, the ones I chose, or Ruststalkers which are close-combat specialists. I’ve always liked shooty armies so I’ve gone with the Infiltrators, with the added bonuses of them being more expensive points-wise and having nifty special rules. I’ve given them the flechette blasters instead of the stubcarbines, as I like how the former look; a bit like silenced machinepistols.
Paintingwise there isn’t much work involved with these models – I went for a silver spray undercoat from AP, washed with drakenhof nightshade and drybrushed necron compound, and then added in the different details. The armour plates are tuskgor fur with a purple wash and then tuskgor fur reapplied as a highlight, the red is the usual progression of tones, etc. The one thing I’m not sure about is the blue which is white with a guilliman blue glaze. I might experiment with that a bit further.
I’ll be adding piecemeal to this army at one item a month. These models were purchased in April, May’s item is the rulebook, so it’ll be June before you’ll see the next unit – probably some Skitarii. I hope you enjoyed the blog post and check back soon!