|Painted test models of Frank Hammond's amazing 28mm sci-fi troops|
|The goodies arrived in no time at all...|
|Some of the troops waiting for the basing goop to dry|
|You can see the SAW gunner in the front row here - not my favourite style of MG, but the models are still awesome overall|
|AT launchers and sniper rifles|
|More riflemen waiting for the "goop" to dry before getting a coat of primer|
|Test model 1 completed, beside a similar model waiting for primer|
|Rear view of test model 1|
In an actual 40k game this will lead to a shortage in terms of variety of troops and special weapons, but in my experience playing Guard in 40k the infantry are largely irrelevant, with success riding on what your vehicles can manage. Accouterments such as standard bearers, medics and other superfluous bits end up as diversions and wastes of points on the table.
|When I first received the models, I thought they were huge - but clearly I've been doing too much 15mm recently, as you can see in this comparison photo they sit just fine on the 28mm spectrum - with more realistic proportions to boot|
|The first two painted test models|
In the interim, I may attempt some conversions - the AT launcher model might be a candidate to end up with a kind of lascannon, while there may be some way to replace some of the rifles with flamer-type guns or melta-type guns. But it's not a huge priority, or a huge worry.
|The models are "light" - no big back-packs, which makes sense - you would probably leave them in the APC...|