Friday, 1 June 2018

Let slip the dogs of war...



Continuing with my ‘quick wins’ focus, these are two guard dogs for use with my Resistance force in Terminator: Genysis.

As they are really just markers of which models have dogs with them (the game actually uses cardboard tokens for this), I didn’t take too much time or effort over them.

However, they are better than cardboard.



This is the last of the Copplestone huskies I picked up cheaply several years ago, with the aim of them becoming Soviet mine dogs.

They’ve actually been used in a variety of projects, and noticeably not as mine dogs.

Personally, I think he looks good as a guard dog; alert, attentive, focused on the job at hand...



...unlike this chap.

This dog actually came in a pack of Native American villagers from Redoubt Enterprises, and is more suitable as part of a vignette than as a game piece. However, the addition of a crate, no doubt chock-full of essential supplies, for him to urinate on adds a touch of humour to a bleak future for humanity.

In game, guard dogs give the Resistance a better chance of spotting T-800 Infiltrators, which has become more important now Matt has started sneaking these into his Machine forces.

They add a massive 10 points to my force, but they could be crucial.

11 comments:

  1. Another satisfying quickie, thanks Kieron ;-)
    Whole heartedly agree with replacing tokens where possible, and these are ideal for the job - and I just love the 'mini vignette' :-)

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    1. Thanks. There’s no reason for these not to be modelled, and it was easy enough to do using spares I had knocking around.

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  2. Great job on them both but I absolutely love that dog cocking his leg!

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    1. I’ve been struggling to think of what to do with him since I got him. I’m happy to have found a use for him.

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  3. Brilliant, the one taking a comfort break is just priceless.

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  4. Excellent stuff, and the dog marking his territory is ace. :)

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  5. Great pieces, I have a smallcollection ofa dozen or so dogs, but have never had the courage to paint them!

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    1. I didn’t do anything fancy, just a base coat, wash and a dry brush.

      I recently did an Alsatian which took a little more effort, but not much.

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  6. They indeed look perfect for what you intend them for. A quick and easy solution to replace these counters.

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