Yeah, my group just used stock figures. We didn't play often enough to get into it. I would have done an amazing job painting a figure, too! I had a charisma of 8, it would've been perfect for my ability!
Very nice miniature. How did you get grass to grow on such a small thing?
Glued Static Grass to the base. I have a small canister of it I use on my more artistic models. Adds a decorative flair to the model.
My rank and file Guardsmen don't get any. I try to keep them as simple as possible. Then again an Imperial Guard army can field over 1000 models in one army. How?
1 Guard Platoon can have...
1 Command Squad, which can be joined by a commissar (6 men)
up to 5 Infantry Squads, each of which can be joined by a commissar (11 men each counting the commissar, so up to 55 here)
up to 5 Heavy Weapons Squads (6 men each, up to 30 men)
up to 2 Special Weapons Squads (6 men each, up to 12 men)
optional conscript squad (up to 50 men)
So a Troops Platoon can consist of up to 153 soldiers. You get up to 6 of them. That is 918 soldiers.
I can also have 2 Company Command Squads of up to 10 models each (20 men)
I can have up to 5 Ministorium Priests and Tech Techpriests that do not take up any picks on the Force Chart. (7 men)
I can also have 3 Elite Squads of Stormtroopers, Ogryns, Ratlings, or Psykers, which have 10 men each. (30 men total)
I can also have up to 3 Squads of Rough Riders of up to 10 horsemen each. (30 men)
That is not counting Heavy Support choices, so I can throw in 9 Leman Russ tanks for fun.
Total comes to up to 1005 soldiers, officers, and support personnel. On the battlefield. At once. And still be legal. Plus 9 tanks.
And there is a commander out there that allows you to have a reserve of each of your Conscript Squads so when the first one gets destroyed, the second can deploy, effectively getting you up to 300 additional soldiers.
Hehe, that's a pretty nice looking D&D Char, wish they did one with bunny ears... maybe I custom make one one day for the campaigns at our uni (We actually had a lecture class last year where we had to play D&D)
Also, nice sized army, about the same size as a friends of mine, except he's kinda crazy and intends on painting them all to a high level of detail O-o;;
Would love to see some pictures of your army when you have a moment Raven ^_^