Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Pysker Battle Squad (Part 2)

A long time ago I painted up one of the Sanctioned Psyker models, never really intending to do more then a couple more over time. Then we got Pysker Battle Squads. I've used them in a few lists for friendly games, because lets face it they are pretty damn nasty, especially when mounted up in a Chimera. I never got round to painting up the squad though, until now.



So now the lone Pysker has eight mates to go scare people off the board with, still no Overseer though. I'm still pondering which look I want to go for this one. On one hand a Sinister cloacked and hooded character would mesh nicely with the unit, on the other I also like the idea of a armoured Pysker Handler, something like those which appear in Sabbat Martyr by Dan Abnett, armed with heavy pistols, shock mauls with there eyes, ears and mouths replaced or upgraded with bionic components to make them more resistant to pysker tricks. Or maybe a combination of the two.

Any thoughts? What do you think an Overseer should look like?

4 comments:

Da Masta Cheef said...

I used a Mordian sgt. painted in black. However in amongst all of your Praetorians, he might not stand out as much as he did in amongst the Cadians.

The Hon. Lord Gordon said...

Estimated Colonel and colleague,
why not convert the model of the Praetorian lieutenants something? He already has a bolter ... instead of the sword would be an electric whip feasible or not ..?

Mordian7th said...

That's a great looking unit - love the color scheme. I went with a model created from the Cadian command squad sprues - "coat" legs, laspistol, chainsword, and some various decorative bits from the fantasy flagellants sprues: http://www.cold-moon.com/40k/Miniatures/Mortant7th/TOEMP10/PSBComplete.JPG

The Shira Calpurnia story "Blind" has some great descriptions of overseers for inspiration as well - they tended to wear a psyker-resistant cage on their heads which protected them from warpcraft and carried both a hotshot laspistol and a blade to deal with psykers who 'have a spot of bother keeping civil'...

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