Wow that title was almost as long as one of Azazels. Speaking of the great man he put out another challenge for June which has become JUNIT. Why, because the challenge involves finishing off a unit in June. Derrrr – See here –
I think the last challenge I took part in was FEMbruary that Alex from Leadballony put out so I felt it was time to join in on the fun once more. It’s the year of challenges after all.
Straight away my 701st BannaRoff came to mind. If you’ve forgotten all about this army you can read more about them here –
I was very excited to build the light infantry and even more excited when I found Torsos and Tricorn hats/heads from Anvil Industries. Niiiiiiiiice.
So as far as conversions they are quite simple.
Basically Cadians with different heads and Torsos.
One thing I wanted to make sure of is that, nearly, all of them carried Lasrifles with a fixed bayonet just for the overall old school Napoleonic-ish aesthetic.
You guys helped me decide on staying with the same green I used for the Green Dragoons which was a good call I reckon so thanks team!
I enjoyed painting these and even though I’ve finished the challenge quickly they took more time than expected.
The only thing I’m not entirely happy with are the faces. I really struggle with faces, always have.
You may recognise the devilishly handsome Leader of this unit. Yep Kal Jerico! In my world he is Captain Kal Jerico though and I bloody love this model.
He was an absolute joy to paint. I made the mistake of glueing his Sabre on the wrong hip and didn’t notice until I started painting him. So, I gave him a satchel as well.
Now this –
“Captain, I live and die for the Forlorn 13, the 701st BannaRoff and the Emperor but sir… I live and die for you too.” Private Xoil blurted out as he struggled to stem the blood flow from a gut shot he’d sustained during the last charge.
“Jolly good but I implore you to do two things… one hang in there for the next offensive and two don’t get any of your damn blood on my boots or you’ll be spending the afterlife polishing them.” Captain Jerico said without humour.
The Forlorn 13 are all that’s left of the BannaRoff’s Light Infantry. Thirteen men including the debonair and courageous Captain Kal Jerico who have survived untold horrors who only have a ton more to look forward to.
The Forlorn, like their Dragoon Brothers come from a long line of battle hardened veterans who lived, fought and died for the BannaRoff.
The Forlorn 13 are the first on the battlefield and, often, the last to leave. They are the front line assault.
Captain Jerico rules with an iron fist and has, in the past, executed his own men on the spot for not only not obeying orders but questioning them as well.
The 13 don’t quite instill fear into the enemies hearts but they certainly make them grip their weapons a little tighter.
Alright, alright, alright here are the pictures.