Here we have my 3000pts Solar Auxilia force for the Avarii event this weekend in Malmö, Sweden.
There are some minor details left but they are good to go.
(click on the pictures to get a larger picture)
I really dont have high hope for them and Im sure I could have spent the points better, on something more usefull for my army but they look cool so I wanted to field test them.
To bad the pictures dont show all the fine details I have painted on his cloak.
Its a deviation of the historical East India Trading Company.
From the top you can barely see a small white marking, its the astrological sign for Saturn, showing its origin from the Saturnyne Ordo http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_Auxilia
And at the bottom of the banner can the Solar Auxilia logo be seen.
In the squad is also two xenos mercenaries, counting as just two additional riflemen. They act as a sort of xenos sepoys, or just a way for my officers to show of their incredible wealth with some exotic troops.
Colour wise I have opted to be heavy influences by Russian vehicles during WW2 and the Battle of Berlin with the white cross markings. The Dracosans looked far to much like an ISU-152 or its sister wagons not borrow some colours from them...
Organisation wise these Solar Auxilia is the military arms under the East Fringe Trading Company.
A private company owned by the Noble House of Naryshkin.
The Tzar like family of Naryshkin lives in overwhelming wealth and musters whole expeditions just to gather exotic wares for their palaces and gardens.
The regular humans under their rule is not as lucky and lives on the edge of poverty. The army is well fed and equipped but the regular citizens fare less good.
Lets just hope this turmoil time of the Horus Heresy will lead to some inner problem or some kind of revolt...
The army is ready to be transported to Avarii, just some minor detailing left. I think I have gone a little overboard with some of the mud effects on the vehicles and the tone is a little wrong to what I had planed.
If I get time i will seal it all with a layer of matte varnish.
I know I have some weaknesses in the army and brought along some units more for fun rather then they are effective in my army but overall Im happy with this.
I played with Solar Auxilia last years Avarii event, in the link you can find the army i brought along then.
Hopefully this new incarnation will fare better then last year. It will be hard to play much worse at least...