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Old 29 Jan 2008, 03:03   #1 (permalink)
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I've been planning to start play Imperial Guard for some time now, so i've spent my time trying to pick up on lists and stratagies to make sure Guard is right for me. Finally I just up and buy an Armored Fist squad and happily assemble away. Then suddenly I hit a wall. I didn't think of a color scheme!!!

I need help picking one out. I tried it on my own by painting it onto a test model but it turned out ugly as hell to me (Catachan green armor with Codex Grey cloth)

I want to see some other peoples scheme's before I decide on one, or any scheme suggestions would be great. I want something that somewhat follows the Guards typical schemes, not generic, but not something extremely unorthedox like ice blue armor or etc...
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 05:03   #2 (permalink)
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Well there's always the schemes you find in the codex, i don't have an IG codex, but I'd be guessing that there's Cadians, Catachans and Tallarns in there, which are three main schemes that spring to mind.

Theres also a good selection of camo-schemes here:
http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...mo/default.htm

Cadia: http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...tart_paint.htm

As for tank schemes, these might fill you with a little inspriration .
Tallarn: http://coolminiornot.com/index/whatc...tm/GW/id/65513
Catachan: http://coolminiornot.com/index/whatc...m/GW/id/152323 (yes its a sentinal not a tank, but it gives you an idea )
Cadian: http://coolminiornot.com/index/whatc...tm/GW/id/73493

Hope this helped

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Old 29 Jan 2008, 10:33   #3 (permalink)
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Cadian pattern if you are thinking of starting a cadian army. Otherwise what's your fluff?
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 10:47   #4 (permalink)
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Check the sticky called Guard Regiments of Tau Online. I can't post links at the moment, but it's one of the boards stickies.
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 17:23   #5 (permalink)
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all the above posts are excellant ideas, maybe you could try the interactive painter on the UK GW site, its not great, but it gives you a rough idea of what the mini would look like
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Old 30 Jan 2008, 10:37   #6 (permalink)
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I would do a night/city camoflauge, I havn't tried it with gaurd but I did it to some FW's and they looked great. on the FW's I used adeptus battlegrey for the armour and chaos black for the cloth. if you're doing it with guardsmen try getting a standard brush with as much paint as a fairly heavy drybrush and put camo paint on the cheeks. also if using this remember to use boltgun, not chainmail for the metal and to darken it by drybrushing a 50:50 mix of chaos black and scorched brown onto anything shiny. this represents the guarsmen dulling thier equipment with mud

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