Cadia’s exceptional officer class consists of outstanding leaders, serving in some of the Imperium’s finest regiments. Trained to be the best and supported by hand-picked guards and aides, these unwavering veterans demand nothing but excellence from their troops. Some are as inspiring as the regimental standards they carry, while others motivate with their concise orders transmitted through vox operators.
Prepare to assemble a Cadian Command Squad with this multipart plastic kit. The squad includes a Cadian Commander and four Veteran Guardsmen. The Cadian Commander can be equipped with either a laspistol, bolt pistol, or plasma pistol in one hand, and a chainsword, power sword, or power fist in the other. Each of the accompanying Veterans has a distinct loadout. One serves as a field medic armed with a lasgun and medi-pack, another operates the vox system with a laspistol and master vox system, a bodyguard carries a laspistol and can wield a chainsword, power sword, or power fist, and a standard bearer carries a lasgun while proudly displaying the regimental standard. Additionally, the bodyguard and banner bearer can be built as weapons specialists, choosing from options like a flamer, grenade launcher, meltagun, or plasma gun.
To make your Command Squad even more visually appealing, the kit offers various cosmetic choices. You’ll find magnoculars, slung and stowed weapons, three finials for the regimental standard, and an array of head and basing options that can be mixed and matched throughout the squad. These customization options ensure that each Command Squad in your army has a unique appearance, reflecting the individuality of the seasoned veterans they represent.
Cadian Command Squad Datasheets
What’s in the Cadian Command Squad box
- x123 plastic components that make this kit
- x5 Citadel 28.5mm Round Bases
- x1 Astra Militarum Infantry Transfer Sheet, with 597 transfers featuring numerals, squad markings, and Cadian regimental heraldry.
How to paint the Cadian Command Squad set
- Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace and Materials
Before you start painting your Cadian Command Squad, ensure you have a clean and well-lit workspace. Gather all the necessary materials, including brushes, water for rinsing brushes, a palette, Citadel Colour paints, and the models themselves.
- Step 2: Prime the Models
Apply a coat of primer to the models using Chaos Black or Mechanicus Standard Grey. Priming helps the paint adhere better to the miniatures and provides a solid base for your colors.
- Step 3: Basecoat the Uniform
Begin by basecoating the uniform of the Cadian Command Squad. For example, use Cadian Fleshtone for their fatigues. Apply the paint evenly across the areas you want to color, ensuring smooth coverage.
- Step 4: Paint the Armor
Using Straken Green, paint the armor sections of the models. This includes helmets, chest plates, and shoulder pads. Apply the paint carefully, staying within the lines and covering the desired areas.
- Step 5: Highlight the Armor
To create depth and definition, add highlights to the armor. Use Ogryn Camo for this step. Apply a lighter coat of paint to the raised areas of the armor, such as edges and contours. This technique will make the details pop.
- Step 6: Paint the Weapons
Choose a suitable color for the weapons, such as Leadbelcher for metallic parts. Apply the paint evenly, covering all the weapon components. Use a smaller brush to reach intricate details.
- Step 7: Add Details and Insignia
Now it’s time to add details and insignia to your Cadian Command Squad. You can use paints like Mephiston Red for the squad markings or Retributor Armor for small details. Take your time and paint carefully, ensuring precision.
- Step 8: Wash for Depth
To enhance the shading and depth of your miniatures, apply a wash. Agrax Earthshade works well for this purpose. Use a fine brush to carefully apply the wash to recessed areas, such as folds in the clothing or crevices in the armor.
- Step 9: Highlight Details
To make the details stand out even more, add highlights using lighter shades of the base colors. For example, Ushabti Bone can be used to highlight pouches or other small accessories. Apply the paint sparingly to the raised areas, focusing on edges and prominent features.
- Step 10: Seal the Models
Once you’re satisfied with the paint job, protect it by applying a coat of varnish. Munitorum Varnish is a suitable option. This will safeguard your hard work and help prevent chipping or fading over time.