| Caiphus Cain & the 597th Vallhallans
An Imperial Guard Army
|My latest 40K Army is one based on the Caiphus Cain novels written by Sandy Mitchell. Caiphus is a Commissar who becomes a Hero of the Imperium not withstanding his reluctance to be in the thick of action but against all odds comes through a Hero. I guess sort of the Flashman or Blackadder of 40K but a more Human Character!
The picture shows Caiphus & his faithful aide Gunner Jurgen with his Melta Gun which has saved the day (& Caiphus!) on many occasion.
|This is the Salamander Scout Vehicle Caiphus uses for his personal transport, chosen no doubt because of its superior speed to help him escape bad situations!
Jurgens driving is apparently a very frightening thing to anyone in the area but his flare has helped them suvive for over a century.
The Salamander is classed as a Fast vehicle & is armed with an Auto Cannon & hull mounted Heavy Bolter.
|This is a Chimera Armoured personnel carrier used by the Valhallans to transport a company of 10 Troopers to the scene of the Action.
This one is armed with a Multi Laser in the turret & a Heavy Flamer in the Hull mount.
The commander has a Storm Bolter mounted on his hatch.
There are also 3 Lasguns in ports along the crew compartment on each side.
The Dozer Blade helps clear difficult terrain particularly in Cities of Death scenarios
|This is a Leeman Russ Battle Tank
which is the main Tank of the Imperial Guard.
This one is armed with a Battle Cannon in the Turret, a Hull Lascannon & a Heavy Stubber on the turret hatch.
Combined with good armour the Russ's are a formidable force on the battlefield