Rogue Trader, Hans Valerium, and his Retinue
Painted these up about a year ago - in fact they had been sitting around in a box fairly unloved since I bought them and did a fairly typical 13 year old paint job on them! Think I've improved since then. Started with the plastic boxed set of Imperial Guard -
Fantastic artwork - anyway repainted them and then got hooked on buying up various Rogue Trader era minis on Ebay and ended up with a Rogue Trader and his retinue, including his own chapter of Space Marines - recruited from his Imperial Guard regiment - The Lucky Sevens.
Here are the original plastic guardsmen - great minis and loads of fun to assemble. There are a couple of metal heavy weapons guardsmen lurking among the plastics.
Then I got hooked on the excellent metal Impaerial Army minis that were around in the good old days.
Here are my efforts -
And from there I obviously had to track down an Inquisitor, Assassin, Astropath, Space Marine Scouts and various other hangers on -
Also loitering in my bits box were, among other things, an old Rough Rider, an Imperial Biker -
- and a Land Speeder!
As Rogue Traders were supposed to be off into the outer reaches of Imperium Space exploring, exploiting and exterminating alien threats I felt his retinue should include the Imperium's finest - a legion of his own Space Marines -
Complete with Captain and Medic -
And so on to the Rogue Trader himself, Hans Valerium, mounted on hos trusty Grox steed - always loved the idea of Grox ranches in the original Rogue Trader rule book so went down a Wild West theme.
As Grox are notoriously recalcitrant creatures I took the liberty of wiring a control device directly into its cranium -
So here's the whole lot with a bit of scenery from Amera -