” It’s judgment day, sinners! Come out, come out wherever you are!”
– Maggot from The Dirty Dozen.
I’ve been nutting away with painting my Penal Legion solidly since Saturday (4 days agao). All the boys are complete. They are an ugly rag tag mix of Convicts and the brightest thing in their future is the bright orange (Although covered in muck, blood and Emperor knows what else) prison issue jumpsuits they wear. All they’ve really got to look forward to is killing and hopefully dying somewhat honorably.
Lets start with their commander. I know it’s not the Schaeffer we love from The Last Chancers but I’ve grown rather fond of the name so shut up!
- Colonel/Prison Guard Theodore Scaheffer. Crime: Shooting dead every soldier in his platoon because they would not charge in a full frontal assault on an Ork Horde. Sentence: Lead suicide mission after suicide mission until he is killed.
2. Nathan Jefferson. Crime: Treason Sentence: Death
3. Sampson Posey. (Distant Relative of Sly Marbo) Crime: Beat a Chaplain to death. Sentence: 10 years hard labour.
4. Vlad Wladislaw Crime: Three counts of murder in the first. He strangled three male civilians in a bar for looking at him. Sentence: 30 years Hard labour.
5. Ivan Franko Crime: Disobeying a direct order to execute six unarmed underage enemy traitors. Sentence: Death
6. Maggot Crime: Cowardice. Sentence: Death.
7. Ben Lukas Crime: Mass murder. Wiped out an entire civilian village. Sentence: Life imprisonment.
8. Wolf Kahler Crime: Blasphemy and aggravated assault. Sentence: 30 years.
9. Gustav Vladek Crime: 8 counts of armed robbery. Manslaughter. Cowardice. Treason. Sentence: Death.
10. Joseph Bravos Crime: Beat to death a Commissar. Cut off the Commissars face and wore it in an attempt to impersonate a Commissar. He was declared criminally insane and was going to be sent to a mental asylum but due to his high IQ the authorities were concerned he would stage a riot and lead an uprising in the Asylum. Sentence: Death.
11. Marvin Lee Crime: Disobeying direct orders to retreat. 28 counts of manslaughter. Sentence: 10 years hard labour.
12. Jeremiah Lever Crime: Necrophilia. Sentence: Death.
13. Declan Jacobs Crime: 13 counts of murder in the first. Treason. Sentence: Death.
So there you have them, my 113th Penal Legion. Hardly a legion I know haha.
I don’t have a nickname for them yet. Eg The Dirty Dozen, The Last Chancers. If any of you have any suggestions I’m all ears.
Hope you like em.