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Title: Imperial Army Assault Squads
Description: Ideas? Canon?

ShroudFilm - June 8, 2009 01:53 PM (GMT)
I've been perusing the AOTE HH codex, and as I've mentioned elsewhere I'm impressed with the option for IG Veterans to take jump packs! A real good link back to the days of 2nd edition Epic when the IG had the twin-pistol Assault troops...

I'm thinking I can bring them up-to-date (!) for the pre-Heresy era by using the Elysian minis from FW (minus the Grav Chutes!) and the lovely resin jump packs from MaxMini:

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Alternatively, I have a butt-load of Drop Pod engine vents which I could use to make something suitably Rocketeer...

Comments? I've not really seen the jump packs up close but I know lots of you have them. What sort of size-match would they be for Elysians?

Iron Corsair - June 8, 2009 02:04 PM (GMT)
They might be a bit big, since Elysian minis are a bit smaller then the normal GW Mini.

ShroudFilm - June 8, 2009 02:16 PM (GMT)
Aww shoot... anyone have size comparison pics?

Magos Explorator - June 9, 2009 08:21 AM (GMT)
Don't the Elysian minis have grav-chutes? They might be able to double for jump packs.

Alternatively you could strip down the current plastic jump pack--perhaps just use one of the engines.

ShroudFilm - June 9, 2009 04:01 PM (GMT)
Grav Chutes are a strange shape... a bit steampunk, if you add Drop Pod engine vents as 'rotors' to the top. That might work, actually... it's not quite the shape I had in mind, but still... hmmm...

Something like this with smaller rotors?

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Or something more Minority Report?

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malika - June 9, 2009 10:14 PM (GMT)
What about cutting the Maxmini jumppack in two, using only a single turbine for each squadmember? Kind of like those jumppacks from some of that pre-heresy death guard artwork!

Iron Corsair - June 10, 2009 06:38 PM (GMT)
Here's a comparison pic between an Elysian and a Termie: LINKY.

BlackKnight15624 - May 21, 2010 08:04 PM (GMT)
Hasslefree Miniatures have some awesome jump packs that would be the right size for IG:

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ShroudFilm - May 21, 2010 08:09 PM (GMT)
Those are very cool - does anyone actually have any?

BlackKnight15624 - May 23, 2010 05:49 PM (GMT)
I just ordered a pack for my IG veterans. I'll try to post pics when I get them.

Whitehorn - May 24, 2010 09:11 AM (GMT)
What about the Blood Angel packs? They're significantly different, just drop the wings (equally useful elsewhere).

BlackKnight15624 - June 7, 2010 11:42 PM (GMT)
As an alternative, you can use the Forgeworld Elysians Grav Chute Packs.

ShroudFilm - June 8, 2010 08:19 AM (GMT)
I've already GOT those! :P As stated in the first post, I wanted to get rid of them and use something more jump-pack-like.

fritzagelmann - June 8, 2010 12:03 PM (GMT)
I thought you had gotten rid of them?

ShroudFilm - June 8, 2010 04:24 PM (GMT)
I got rid of my spares...! ;) I've still got some to go with the ones I have half-painted.

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