Saturday, November 14, 2009
So, Privateer Press released a new unit preview and it comes in the form of Trencher Commandos, the elite version of your basic trencher (which already looked cool). Well, as Andy put it (he's also the one who pointed them out), they look like they're armed with lasguns and frag grenades, end of story. Given their "elite" look, drawn combat knives, goggles, leather rucksacks, trenchcoats, and the like, these chaps can (and will!) pass easily for the troopers on board our Rogue Trader ship, the Void Dragon.
I need to post a character sheet of my RT character, Commander Kennoch the Arch Militant, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Instead of having a heavy Imperial Guard background like most Arch Militants go, I opted for a leader-of-the-resistance type instead. Having put together a resistance force to fight and eventually repel the Eldar on an abandoned Imperial world, Kennoch rose to power. When he joined the crew of the Void Dragon, he brought his personal army with him, the Sentrek Freemen. Yes, the same Sentrek Freemen you've heard about, rumors of their turning traitor are exaggerated. Since my Traitor Guard project died before takeoff, I've got to use their cool name somehow!
So these Trencher Commandos will make their way onto the tabletop somehow during our RT games. The thousand troops have been broken down into ten fighting companies of one hundred men each. Of note, the 10th company are equipped for close combat; chainsword and laspistols. The 1st company (our veterans) are equipped with hel-guns (and soon, carapace armor). 1st company will be the Trenchers you see here.