No, these are NOT Chaos Warriors (though the figs are indeed the venerable 2004 GW sculpts). You can easily tell by the way their shields have been meticulously scraped clean of the characteristic 8 pointed star icons and most of the skulls, right? Right!
These are the beginnings of my first ever Fantasy army: a Conan-esque "Riders of Doom" / Game of Thrones Wildling inspired raider force. These rather ominous looking chaps deliver two 6 Heavy Foot units for Dragon Rampant; one with 2 handed weapons and one with Shields (and led my a Sub-Leader with a Standard Bearer and a musical/signalling Horn blowing chap).
|Yes that shield/banner device is indeed the Yellow Sign of Cthulhu mythos fame. |
No, they aren't wearing yellow.
|Behold: the colourblind Knights of the Yellow Sign!|
Banner and shields are of course hand painted to avoid the unpleasantness than Alan unleashes on those who utilise shield decals, which are (and I quote verbatim) "evil and the work of the Devil" (as he is fond of exclaiming loudly into perpetrators' ears...)
Red Devil Jeeps
Overall, that should be 60 points for the 12 Raiders, while the Para jeeps are 2 x vehicles + 6 full crew figures for another 60 points: adding a modest but pleasing 120 points to the pot.
Wow, what a wonderful set of contrasting miniatures!
Those raider chaps are very imposing fellows. I love their dark brooding armour and the 'King in Yellow', er, Purple shield device. I had know idea that Alan was such a free-hand fascist - he would be in good company with our PeterD. Honestly, I hate working with decals, but I can't deny their usefulness, especially if you're not talented with fine detail brushwork.
That is an excellent brace of Airborne jeeps. I really like the muddy undercarriage and the various stowage. (The trooper with the MG42 is brilliant.) Historical note: These vehicles were not armed with Lewis guns, but rather Vickers K LMGs. It is a common misconception due to them both having drum magazines, but the Vickers K had a tremendous rate-of-fire (similar to the MG42) which their crews loved.
Also a small correction on your assumption about Canadian vehicles/driving: except for a few small municipalities in the early 20th century, Canadians have always had our steering on the left hand side of our vehicles and we drive on the right - like the Americans (and, well, most of the sensible world). ;)
130 points for you (including a few for your Cthonian shields and flag), Paul. Terrific work, Mate!