Sci-Fi Gallery

Here are a few pictures of my forces for doing battle in the far future... or... not-so-far future...?

Warhammer 40,000

Imperial Guard

To start with I have a few assorted options that I could attach to any of the different Imperial guard units i have:

An Imperial Guard Commissar from Games Workshop.

Techpriest Enginseer from Games Workshop

An Astorpath (again, Games Workshop) could be attached to any of the Imperial Guard Company Headquarters.

Imperial Naval Officer and a Sanctioned Psyker from Games Workshop. The Naval Officer, like the Astropath above, can be added to any Company Command Team as an "advisor". The Psyker should be part of a team of Psykers that would be an Elite Unit that could be attached to any force - I'd have to paint up a few more first.

These are some monks from Black Tree Design that I tried converting (with some gen-u-ine GW guard bitz) to use as Ministorium Priests of the Ecclesiarchy.


Well... They're Catachan figures... I'm kind of using them as my own "to-be-named"jungle fighters... I had been using them as a unit called Morgan's Marauders - a mercenary unit in an old Savage Worlds Sci-fi skirmish campaign - but as the kids and a couple of their firends are getting into 40K they will likely be seeing service as gen-u-ine Imperial Guardsmen.

First Platoon with:
Platoon HQ with Lieutenant (powerfist and laspistol),  Veteran Guardsman with Sniper Rifle, Veteran Guardsman with Heavy Flamer, Veteran Guardsman Laser Cannon team.
1st Squad: Sergeant with Bolt Pistol and Chainsword, 6 guardsmen with lasguns, 1 guardsman with grenade launcher, and a two-guardsman Missile Launcher team
2nd Squad: Sergeant with Bolt Pistol and Chainsword, 6 guardsmen with lasguns, 1 guardsman with Plasma Rifle and a two-guardsman Missile Launcher team
3rd Squad: Sergeant with Bolt Pistol and Chainsword, 6 guardsmen with lasguns, 1 guardsman with Meltagun, and a two-guardsman Missile Launcher team
all figures are from Games Workshop.

Third Platoon (second platoon to be painted) - this is a platoon of "Proxy" figures - mostly old I-Kore Void Viridian Commandos (though the two chaps with Flamers are old Kryomech figures - I think...). Actually I'm two figures short for a platoon... blast it!
The Platoon consists of:
Platoon HQ with Lieutenant and two veteran guardsmen forming a Mortar team.
Two Squads each have a seargeant and eight guardsmen with Laser rifles and one with a flamer.

Veteran Squad - using really old Citadel (GW) Miniatures

Special Weapons Teams

These are an assortment of Special Weapons Teams that can be added to any of the platoons (two teams per platoon)

Sniper Special Weapons Team

Demolition Team #1

Demolition Team #2

This is a Games Workshop Orgyn to give them a little heavy support.

He has since become the Bone 'Ed of an attached Abhuman Ogryn Squad.

Another team of attached Abhumans: Ratling Snipers!

Catachan Sentinel for some light support/armoured reconnaissance (more pictures of this here: Sci-fi Odds and Ends)


Again... They're Cadian figures... but I'm kind of using them as my own "to-be-named"generic Imperial Guardsmen...

Company Command Team - made up of old "Rogue Trader Era" figures (because they're all "veterans")

A Cadian infantry Squad from Games Workshop.

Dismounted AFV crew

yet another attached Abhuman Squad of Ratling Snipers!


I have a small force of Tallarn as well... (just... don't ask...) though I have only a couple samples painted -it's one of those "some day" force projects...

Tallarn Officer

A solitary Tallarn Guardsman I painted up just to try out colours and see how he looked...

An Imperial Guard commissar for a Tallarn Regiment-  (converted) Games Workshop figure

I added the head scarf because I have a small collection of Tallarn Imperial Guardsmen and I thought maybe their commissar might have “gone a bit native”.


I have a smattering of Eldar - some I've had for ages, others I traded for or picked up off ebay more recently... The Girl is starting her own force of Eldar so a few of them have been passed on to her - Mine will mostly be kept around for use as NPC encounters in Rogue Trader or Only War

A pair of Citadel Miniatures/Games Workshop Rogue Trader era Eldar.

Another Ctadel Miniatures/Games Workshop Rogue Trader era Eldar


These are some of the oldest figures I have with their original paint jobs (most others from this ear - and earlier - I have stripped and repainted).

The entire force.

I worked it out to a Power Level of 37 and it could be fielded as a "Battle Forged" Vanguard Detachment of about 660 points. If I could track down minis for another two troupes I could field it as a Battalion Detachment for a few more Command Points and a force closer to 900 points... but it is unlikely I'm going to do that any time soon!

Leading the Troupe is the Troupe Master - armed with a Shuriken Pistol, Power Sword, and Prismatic Grenades. He also has a Flip Belt and a Holo-suit (are are all the Harelquins in this force). Power Level 4 - 64 points - HQ

Next is the Shadowseer - a powerful psyker - This fellow is supposed to be armed with a Shrunken Pistol, Halucinogen Grenade Launcher, and a Miststave....? Well... we'll just PRETEND he is! Power Level 7 - 134 Points - HQ

The Solitaire stalks the battlefield alone with his Harlequin's Kiss and Harlequin's Caress... (the figure is actually carrying a Kiss and a Neuro Disruptor... but that apparently isn't allowed with the rules anymore, so we'll just call it a Harlequin's Caress...). Power Level 6 - 114 points - Elite

Three Death Jesters provide some heavier firepower for the Troupe. These are three separate Character models that rove around the battlefield laying down pain. They are armed with Shrieker Cannons. Power Level 4 per model (12 total) - 75 points each (225 Total) - Elites

Finally the Troupe. Most are armed with a Shrunken Pistol and a Harlequin's Blade. One has a Fusion Pistol and a Harlequin's Kiss, another is sporting a power fist - which aren't allowed anymore so I called it a Harlequin's Embrace as it was close to the power fists stats... Power Level 8 - 123 points - Troop.

Ideally it might be nice to add another troupe or two to the force and bring it up to a Battalion Detatchment and 1000 points... but that isn't going to happen any time soon. How would I paint them? Try to match this old paint job? Paint them with my currently black undercoat method?


The first two of a horde of  Mantic Games "Marauders" I'd started, but have since traded them to The Boy (who wants to play 40K Space Orks) for some old plastic Space Marines he bought off a friend (who had found them at a garage sale super cheap...).

Other Sci-Fi

Finally three Cobalt-1 figures from Black Hat Miniatures. I thought the middle fellow looked like he could be a Rogue Trader (or a senior advisor to a rogue Trader) and so picked him up recently along with these two others to potentially use in a game of FFG's Rogue Trader role-playing game

Here are two more of the Cobalt-1 figures I thought I'd use for Rogue Trader.

I also have a pile of other I-kore/Void minis, some old West End Games/Grenadier Star Wars figures, Grenadier Traveller minis, and piles of assorted other Sci-fi stuff that I shall endeavor to get posted up here some time...

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