The success of the Imperial Guard relies on a well-established command structure to effectively carry out its operations. At the forefront of this structure are the Platoon Command Squads, led by capable officers entrusted with the responsibility of executing the Company Commander’s directives and achieving mission objectives. Accompanied by a carefully selected team, the Platoon Commander relies on the Command Squad to assist in fulfilling their duties. This versatile unit excels in coordinating ambushes, identifying priority targets, strategically positioning kill-zones, and fearlessly leading the charge to annihilate the enemy. Their tactical expertise and unwavering determination ensure that the Imperial Guard operates with precision and achieves victory on the battlefield.
What’s in the Catachan Command Squad box
- x81 components that make 5 multi-part plastic Catachan Command Troopers.The squad includes an Officer, a Medic, a Special Weapon Trooper, a Vox-caster, and a Guardsman with a Company Banner.Various weapon choices are available for the squad, such as sniper rifles, heavy flamers, plasma guns, grenade launchers, flamers, melta guns, chainswords, power swords, plasma pistols, bolt pistols, and laspistols.Two different Company Banners, eight different guardsman heads, and extra pieces are included to customize other Imperial Guard squads.
- x5 25mm round base, providing a stable foundation for assembly and display.
How to paint the Catachan Command Squad set
- Step 1: Basecoat the models
Start by applying a basecoat of a suitable brown paint, such as Mournfang Brown, to the clothing and equipment of the Catachan Command Squad.
- Step 2: Paint the flesh
Use a flesh tone paint, like Bugman’s Glow, to carefully paint the exposed skin areas of the models, such as their faces, hands, and any other visible skin.
- Step 3: Detail the uniforms
Select different colors to paint the various uniform elements, such as Zandri Dust for the pants, Abaddon Black for the boots, and Karak Stone for the webbing and pouches.
- Step 4: Add weapon and gear details
Use metallic paints, such as Leadbelcher, to paint the weapons and other metallic equipment. You can also paint other small details, like lenses or buckles, with appropriate colors, such as Evil Sunz Scarlet or Averland Sunset.
- Step 5: Paint the details
Add further details to the models, such as painting the insignias on the shoulder pads with White Scar or adding stripes to the pants with Administratum Grey.
- Step 6: Highlight and shade
Apply lighter shades of the base colors to areas where light would naturally hit, such as raised edges or folds in the clothing, using techniques like dry brushing or edge highlighting. Add darker shades to crevices and recesses to create depth and definition.
- Step 7: Paint the bases
Paint the bases of the models using suitable colors, such as Steel Legion Drab for a muddy ground effect or Astrogranite Debris for a rocky terrain. You can add additional details like tufts of grass or small rocks to enhance the bases.
- Step 8: Varnish the models
Once the paint is dry, apply a suitable varnish to protect the models and give them a finished look. Use a matte varnish for a non-shiny appearance or a gloss varnish for a more reflective finish.