Wednesday, 11 April 2007

D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Praetorian Foot

Company Command
Command Section

1st Platoon
Command Section
1st Squad
2nd Squad
3rd Squad

2nd Platoon
Command Section
1st Squad
2nd Squad
3rd Squad


Pat said...

The Praetorian Commander is great. What did you use to make him?

Col.Gravis said...

Thanks very much :)

It's a pair of Praetorian legs, the style the Sergeants use and one of the bearded heads combined with one of GWs old Imperial Guard Tank Commanders, this one was packaged with Lemanm Russ until the arrival of the current vehicle accessory sprue, I believe its still available from the classics and collectors range.

Anonymous said...

Hey Colonel! I'm renovating my old Praetorians, I painted them back in the 90's and my skills have improved vastly since then (I thought they looked sweet at the time but now when I look at them I cringe!). The thing is, I think I have that old tank commander lurking in my bits somewhere. Do you mind if I pinch your commander conversion idea?

Col.Gravis said...

Hiya there j,

Help yourself by all means! I hope you'll perhaps end up posting your renovation somewhere? The more Praetorians the better! ;)

unseen_snyper91 said...

Hi Col.!! thinking of collecting imperial gaurd and praetorian seem like a really unique and col army...are the models above mainly standard metal models? coz yours look rgeat, better then any ive seen...where can i get my hands on my own??

Col.Gravis said...

Hiya unseen_snyper, the whole army is basicly classic metals, unfortunately GW seem to have purged the Praetorian range at the moment with no sign of an immiment return (especially since it seems all the other classic metals without current equivilents are back), your best bet now is conversions or historical miniature really if you wanted something similar, though there is a thriving second hand market as always.

Anonymous said...

Jolly good show, old chap! I still wish that my own meager efforts might become somewhere nearly as good as your work.

Anonymous said...

Love your work, gravis!
Been following this blog for a few months now.
Recently watched the two 'Zulu' films and had an idea for your conscript platoons if you were thinking of using them... Native Levys... maybe Nomads that live outside the hives of Praetoria?
I was thinking maybe use WHFB Chaos Marauders or Catachans? Give them the read bandana like from the films etc? just a thought, keep up the good work!

Serebrate said...

Hello there!

I really enjoyed your models, and have recently bought some Praetorian to start my own Imperial Guard army.

I'm a bit new to the hobby though, so I'm wondering what colors did you use to paint their uniforms and flesh?

Col.Gravis said...

Thanks guys!

I have thought about Conscripts as Native Levies in the past, and know of at least one fellow Praetorian player who does so. It may well be something I'll do in the future still, gonna wait and see what the new codex brings before going to the planning stage on it though I think.

Serebrate, the scheme is very simple, the red tends to be Red Gore > Blood Red > Orange while the blue is Midnight Blue > Regal Blue > Ultramarine Blue > Midnight Blue Wash finally the flesh is simply Elf Flesh with a Flesh Wash, nothing fancy on by far the majority of the models.

Cadian 127th said...

absolutely loving the praetorians. used to have a small force of them, but nowhere near the same standard as yours.
now collecting cadians as praetorians become too expensive to get hold of.
cadian blog starting soon - inspired by your site
again, brilliant!

Col.Gravis said...

Thankyou Cadian 127th :)

Great to see another Guard blog popping up! I'll get you linked up there next time I fiddle with the links!

chaz said...

Epic army mate! Truely enspiring, tally ho chaps! I too have seen the film Zulu. Heres a link you may find useful.

51 for the price of 20 gw cadians
:D :D

If you play a
t tornaments you'll need to do some conversion though (GW

Anonymous said...

Col Gravis

It was fab to see you guys up from Exeter in Lenton yesterday. I spoke with a couple of the guys who played you and they all had great games and enjoyed playing against the guard.

Thank you for your message on Warseer.


My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Sinphonite said...

Your Praetorian army is fantastic! Looking over your site has provided me with a lot of ideas and inspiration for my newly started Praetorians. I just recently had a change of heart regarding them. Formerly seeing them as goofy and out of place in the grim 41st millenium. Now I've grown to love the extreme anachronism of the Praetorians.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Col.Gravis said...

Thanks guys :)

chaz, I'm a GW tournamenter so they're not really an option for me, though I do intend on having a play around with the Wargames Factory models at some point just to see what can be done with them.

Daniel, it was great to meet you too and I really enjoyed our game, hopefully they'll be a chance for another tourny or event in the future!

Sinphonite, the army is definately as cliche as you make it, though I must admit my tendancy is increasingly towards VSF then drim darkness, despite my love of the 40k background, who knows where it'll lead next though! I look forward to seeing what you'll be cooking up!

Matthew said...


is it possible to buy these conversion bits from you?


Matthew said...


is it possible to buy these conversion pieces from you, or anyone else?


Col.Gravis said...

Hiya Matthew, I'm afraid the conversion components I've sculpted are not currently available. Though I do plan on changing that again soon.