Praetorian Platoon

The infantry platoon for my Warhammer 40k Praetorian Guard is finally complete. With the base colours already in place, I managed to stay focused just long enough on the production line. While I don’t want to paint another pith helmet in a while, I might put together and base coat a second platoon while I’m at it, so I have them ready for the next push.

Ranks of soldiers in red uniform jackets accompanied by a figure in long black coat
A Commissar strengthens the resolve of the troops
Soldiers lined up into four units
An infantry platoon with command section and three squads

Praetoria is a hive world yet their regiments are often associated with actions on more rustic planets. Enter the adobe buildings from 4Ground once again, and some improvised barricades which I believe are from Ziterdes.

Several dozen troops marching in front of adobe buildings with heavy weapons on roofs
Taking up defensive positions
Large groups of soldiers with laser rifles
The pride of Praetoria

Now having an Ork army to field against them would be nice. Unfortunately, only 11 out of 69 models for that army are painted so far – a project for another year.

Ranks of soldiers in red jackets and tropical helmets advancing on two adobe buildings with Orks in the background
Infantry assault on an Ork settlement

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14 thoughts on “Praetorian Platoon”

    1. He’s a good fit in style I agree. Only drafted him in recently, he was painted a very long time ago, I think originally along with some Mordians.

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous mate – loving this project. I hear you on the pith helmet thing though, they were the worst bits to paint in my experience!

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    1. Thank you! I think we have a similar approach to army building – always got to have a full platoon of infantry first. I don’t go to nearly as much effort as you to achieve it though, and it still takes me years!

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    2. Takes a lot of focus for sure! Glad to see similar-minded folks like you cranking out quality projects. I’m just challenged reviving dead companies’ Minis!

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