Recently I went a little crazy with some more Imperial Guard Conversions. I was inspired by the new Wargames Factory Shock Troopers to make some more Renegades / Greatcoats.
My buddy Mike made this great renegade Stormtrooper drop trooper out of the normal Forgeworld renegade commander, some M.A.S. Wings, and a M.A.S. Base.
If you haven’t seen the new WGF Shock Trooper new models yet, I can assure you they are worth the $20ish a box. The heads alone are amazing, plus the bodies and overabundance of weapons make the box set a kit basher’s dream!
Here is a standard arm swap I did with the basic greatcoat body, and some Cadian Lasgun arms. I think it turned out pretty good for just a simple arm swap. Of course if you are just going to use the kit for the bodies, you will have a lot of arms left over (and Cadian bodies for that matter). The solution to that is to swap the WGF Shock Trooper arms with the Cadian bodies for even more variety.
I think its a great idea because now you can differentiate your veteran squads from your platoons, and or even your command squads. Lets face it when you get 100+ guardsmen on the table it can sometimes be hard to sort the squads out (even with squad marks)!
If you want to take it a step further, you can add in some of the Pig Iron Heads for ultimate variety. I’m sure there is a head style for whatever version of guard you are doing!
Below is a closer look at the featured Renegade Stormtrooper Sergeant.