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The imperial 204th Mobile Assault Company

Postby ImeantToDoThat » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:20 pm

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general overwatch, the 204th mechanized company consists of roughly 130 (50 of which not included in current, not yet updated, overwatch)  soldiers and supporting personnel and is part of the 22nd expeditionary fleet aka ‘The men who make destiny’

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Line infantry and support personnel.

The infantry consists of 66 army regulars, 14 lightly armored dragoons and supporting elite troops in powered armour.

support personnel consists of 7 mechaniks, four mediks, 10 gunners/loaders and 4 pilots

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the SPG, halftrack and LAVs

on the top left you can see the Type 14 SPG, mainstay heavy hitter for the army, high damage and accuracy. In front of that is the HT-2 halftrack, armed with a small railgun for self defense. Halftracks serve as general purpose vehicles mostly used for bringing supplies to the tanks and artillery pieces in long battles.

next to that, in the bottom right, there are two of the LAVs these two are the longbow pattern, armed with a size 6 direct fire gun and a size 3 autocannon to deal with infantry. Behind them are the shortbow LAVs, armed with dual size 4 autocannons. both types of LAV are not equipped to transport infantry, as their interior is completely taken over by the weapons system, munitons and gunnery crew.

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Gladiator MBTs and LUVs

The two light utility vehicles in the front are as basic as can be; four doors, a trunk, hardpoint for a small weapon on the roof. They serve to get reinforcements to the front or as command vehicles in small engagements or patrols. Standing behind the the LUVs are the Type 15 Gladiator MBTs, these tanks are the armored fist of the company, although the design itself is dated and will likely soon be replaced by the new Type 23 MBT, they are still a formidable opponent.


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Light Combat Walkers

the company maintains five light walkers to serve as infantry support in urban and densely wooded areas and to act as scouts. they carry mixed armaments and can handle most hostiles.

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M-60 Titan

the M-60 titan is a large direct fire support platform intended to take out smaller armored vehicles in a single shot. its railgun fires rounds that penetrate three layers of armor before exploding inside, this enables it to kill smaller tanks in one shot, the power of the weapons does require it to charge up the capacitors first, which means the titan will rarely risk itself on the front lines.

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Powered infantry

for the heaviest of urban and close quarters fighting the company maintains three squads of powered infantry, a single soldier in powered armour is as expensive as a full squad of regular infantry, but can withstand just about everything infantry can throw at them and still keep going. the troops on the left are imperial lancers, carrying size two lazer guns on their back to combat light vehicles. The regular powered infantry on the right is a mix between medium range and melee units and is mainly used for taking critical strongpoints or defending them, as they do not have the speed to actively hunt enemies.

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elite units overwatch

lastly, there are the elite units and command elements. the left collumm consists of and integrated platoon from the Scout regiment, these troops are trained in stealth and infiltration, sneaking behind enemy lines to report on enemy formations, assinate commanders and blow up airfields.

next to them are the auxillia, they are not actually part of the military but are actually contracters from around the brikverse, they act as military advisors, officers and training instructors. they are required to wear the regulation combat armor but are free to choose their own weapons, resulting in a varried array of swords, guns and rocketlaunchers.

at the right of the picture, four preatorians, veterans of many battles tasked with the protection of high value assets or senior officers. Seen here guarding the company's two WMD's; a tactical nuke and a biological weapon

and finally we conclude with the officers,from left to right

Major Marcus van hoeve, commanding officer of  the company, leads from the rear next to his trusty artillery. Has a sword despite the fact that the last time he actually saw an enemy soldier was when he didn't require viagra yet

Luitenant colonel James Verstegen, is actually the commanding officer of the 22nd expeditionary battalion, but is shown here because he happened to be present. he is rarely seen in combat, but when he is, he's usually attempting to beat people to death with other people.

Captain Francis Alpenwegen, is second in command of the company and leads from the front. He is a fierce warrior who has worked his way up from the lowly rank of private.
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby dilanski » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:52 pm

Hey there.

First of all, you can post images properly like this:

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When you do it, it will look like this:

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Anyway, nicely done on getting a large armoured force together. You're light on infantry, but that can be easily fixed in time with a few bricklink orders. Your powered infantry though, those look really good.
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby BriksKrieg » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:28 pm

Very nice
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby TheCraigfulOne » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:21 pm

Impressive start, pretty cool how you have several copies of multiple vehicles. My favorite would have to be those five smaller walkers, those are pretty awesome (lots of Dakka).
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby ImeantToDoThat » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:42 am

dilanski wrote:Hey there.

First of all, you can post images properly like this:

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that's the one, thanks for clearing that up, i had tried just the link, but forgot to put the .jpg behind it and couldn't figure out why it didn't work
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby motorhead fan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:17 am

It all looks very nice, I am a big fan of the tanks.
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby ImeantToDoThat » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:33 pm

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here we have a closer look at the basic infantry, this represents my standard squad layout;
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-weapons specialist/heavy gunner
-riflemen/grenadiers
-an embedded medik
these are the standard soldiers of the empire, they are draftees taken from planets and sent through a short training period that gives them basic combat competence before being entrusted to NCOs. after being given a rifle they are sent to a godforsaken battleground on a godforsaken planet to do battle with many horrible enemies, ranging from mechanical death spiders to unsupervised preteens

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A closer look at the NCO and squad gunner


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The imperial dragoons are the bridge between infantry and special forces. the dragoons mostly recruit veterans from the infantry companies they are attached too, but volunteers to the legion are sometimes selected for Dragoon training. The dragoons are clad in light armour and carry the more powerfull railguns rather than the standart issue rifles and carbines given to standard infantry.

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closeup of the dragoons, showing the powerpack and railgun

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closeup of the dragoon heavy gunner, with his upgraded powerpack and the attached officer leading the squad



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GLORIOUS POWERED INFANTRY The powered infantry squads are the elites of the Legion. The suits are fully sealed for use in the vacuum of space and the urban battlefield alike.

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as well as the strenght enhancers the armor has an integrated combat AI allowing for more actions per turn.

of course these men are not complete without a fitting arsenal, they have acces to rocketlaunchers, heavy 3d6 machineguns and the glorious boltgun, a 2d6 autogun capable of ripping even armored targets to shreds within seconds.
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however, sometimes even this firepower is not enough, that is where the imperial lancers come in.
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these men wear the upgraded MK30 powered armour, which is sleeker and uses its expanded power supply to power a 3d6 laser cannon, making the troops capable of taking out most armored enemies. The lancers serve as vehicle killers specialising in ambush tactics or as defenders of strongpoints.
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Image closeup of the laser cannon assembly
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby Maraxous » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:56 pm

The imperal lancers look great. Really like the weapons on the powered infantry. :tiger: In fact I might just have to use that bolter design :twisted:  it is  :666:
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Re: The imperial 204th Mobile Assault Company

Postby ImeantToDoThat » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:24 pm

vehicles of the 204th
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my light combat walkers are relatively small bipedal combat machines intended as reconnaissance/infantry support platforms. at size 3 they are a cheap option to bolster a small infantry force and their diverse loadouts allow them to perform a variety of roles

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the Alpha loadout is a simple scout loadout, the size 3 mech carbine enables it to take out most threats its own size or smaller

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its powerpack assembly is barebones, featuring only a mounting point for its carbine and an antenna on the other side

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The Bravo loadout is intended to allow the walker to punch above its weight, as its size 4 carbine fires armor piercing rounds meant to take down enemy armor, the mech itself is still relatively weak though, so it has to rely on ambush tactics or good cover.

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as you can see, it has a beefier powerpack with addtional munitions and a targetting computer.

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finally, we have the Charlie loadout, the beefiest of all, it's intended to mow down infantry and hold back enemy advances. its torso is uparmored and shielded so as to prevent it being shot to death by enthousiastic infantry as its unloads its size four autocannon.

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this image nicely shows the size differince between the mech carbine, mech rifle and mech cannon. each features a size 2 autogun on the other side to deal with infantry hordes or whilst reloading





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for wheeled vehicles we have the "Dinkie" Light Utility Vehicle, a simple derivative of the HMMWV concept it holds one driver, one gunner and three passengers. it's a common sight on Legion militay bases and serves most vehicle roles in the legion

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it doesn't always catch fire, but when it does the mechaniks will be soon be on the scene to inform you  they are on lunch break and they can come back and fix it "ehm, tomorrow, probably."


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The Shortbow Light Armored Vehicle is the first variant in the bowman family of vehicles, featuring dual autocannons, one driver three gunners and a loader it is an infantryman's worst nightmare, being able to spit out four 1d10 explosions per turn it is a mainstay in most Legion formations

Here she is looking pretty.
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as this is a mobile assault company, most vehicles can be tied down and fitted into the landing craft
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The second variant in the bowman family is the Longbow, built on the same chassis as the shortbow (Bowman MK5 chassis) it is a high speed armor-killer. whilst not having all the armor plating of the MBT's it is outfitted with a large gun capable of taking out even hardened targets in just a few shots. on the turret there has also been mounted an autocannon for use against infantry and a missile launcher  for targets that just don't get the message.
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while it has lacks the airmobile capacity of the shortbow, it has additional optics and a radar dish because there was some space left over.
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[i]aforementioned missile.


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The gladiatior MBT, heavy armor and a big cannon, this thing is basically a brick of armor with some wheels taped on, simple, cheap and effective; stalin would be proud. It is the oldest model currently in service with the legion and high command is looking into a replacement.
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featuring targetting computers, armor piercing shells and an automated point defense gun, it will be killing things left right and center, as any MBT should

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also it has a missile launcher because why not?

now i know what you're thinking, "this all very nice and all, but what if violence frightens me? what if i dare not come near those front lines?"
well, first of all then you're a coward and you need a different hobby, second of all i have this for you:

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The Type 14 SPG,mainstay heavy hitter of the Legion. it is barely armored but that hardly matters, as it always sits snugly at the back of the battlefield.

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this particular SPG is the current love interest of Major Marcus verhoeven. a man who loves his wive, but loves High Explosive ordnance even more

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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby ImeantToDoThat » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:27 pm

Maraxous wrote:The imperal lancers look great. Really like the weapons on the powered infantry. :tiger: In fact I might just have to use that bolter design :twisted:  it is  :666:


why thank you, i had the same thought when i first saw them, it was just the thing i needed to make them that little bit more badass
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby motorhead fan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:29 pm

I have been wanting to build something for a while, I think I might have the parts for one of those walkers.
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby ImeantToDoThat » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:32 am

The Officer core

every army needs it's officers, and the legion is no different. the officers make sure that the army runs smoothly and the troops know what to do. they are protected by the preatorians, leading charges and directing vast artillery batteries, officers are an impressive sight.

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important officers will rarely be seen without preatorians, whilst not officeres themselves they are combat veterans who have undergone additional training and are tasked with the protection of High ranking officers, Important equipment and Important imperial facilities. In combat they are often seen escorting Senior officers or serving as a rear guard to be deployed where the line might falter.
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seen here escorting a Legate

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"Look out sir!"



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Legates, in several variations on the official uniform

The senior officers of the Department of intelligence are the Legates, they can travel the empire with impunity knowing that they report directly to the Emperor. They often attach themselves to a military unit so they have a private army they can use on any planet or warlord that turns his back on the empire, or those suspected of doing so in the near future.

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naturally they are quite adept at explaining to captured prisoners that spilling the beans is a good idea, lest anything else gets spilled....

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Frumentarii in Combat dress uniform

The department of intelligence maintains a cadre of Frumentarii, these are the armsmen of the Legates. Most Legates only have acces to a handfull of these elite warriors, mainly using them as spies and to manage their resources. The frumentarii are versatile units, adept at hand to hand combat, marksmanship and covert operations.

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Frumentarii in MK-2 stealthsuits

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some DemiFrumentarii

Demifrumentarii lack the high training standarts of their elite contemporaries, they are more akin to clerks and junior officers within the Department, they often facilitate the link between a Legate and the Military unit he has chosen to assign to him or as his armsmen if the legate has not attached a military unit to themselves. From left to right; a demifrumentarii pilot, a demifrumentarii in assigned to a group of dragoons and a demifrumentarii assigned to a group of riflemen.
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby BrickFan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:49 am

Those walkers look great!
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The imperial 204th mechanized company, expanded

Postby ImeantToDoThat » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:45 am

i have added a few more units to the army, here they are.

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to start things off, a whole new airborne element featuring two automated fighters, an automated bomber and two troop transports.

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Bomber top view
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Bomber front view
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Bomber bottom view


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Fighter front view
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Fighter back view
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Fighter bottom view


the bomber and fighters are mainly there to keep the transports safe and clear a landing site before the battle

the transports are a point of pride, each 50 studs long and capable of transporting up to 30 minifigs each, although they usually carry only 16 and a support vehicle.
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transport capacity shown here with half a platoon seated and a utility vehicle in the main cargo hold
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and lastly i expanded my infantry with some 52 new troops
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now that i have some free time on my hands again, i plan to post at least one battle report somewhere in the near future
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Re: The imperial 204th mechanized company

Postby ninja_bait » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 am

Nice stuff!  The transports are awesomely rugged.
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