Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Air Mobile - Building an Air-Assault Platoon

O.K., so I've been busy. Although I lack the funds for ship's weapondry, ship's fittings and/or crew, let alone the air-assault platoon that these will be lifting, I've decided to proceed with the scratch-building portion of creating a Praetorian Air-Assault Platoon. In addition to the fully built, armed and crewed HMAS Dauntless, I have the basic deck/hulls for the platoon's other air assest.
This consists of (2) Additional Valkyries / Vendettas: The HMAS Endeavour and the HMAS Fortitude, and (1) Vulture: The HMAS Galliant.
The two Valkyries side-by-side. The HMAS Fortitude has part of it's railing installed, but both are lacking the armoured wheel-house. My current plan for the arming of the transports is to have enough magnetized weapons to equip either (3) Vendettas -0r- (2) Vendetta + (1) Valkyrie (with all the various Valk configurations, so: Deck gun will be either a Las Cannon or a Multi-Las, Wing Weapons either:Rocket Pods, Hunter/Killers -or- Las Cannons).

Side View of The HMAS Endeavour.

Rear View showing the Anti-Grav panel shutters and the rear door for troop deployment (regretably it is not a nice trop down door like the actual Valk).


  1. Very original and well executed, I look forward to the finished product!

  2. Looking sick! Brilliant idea, cant wait to see them finished.

  3. How are you planning to do the air assault platoon? Eureka Miniatures out of Australia do a wonderful figure called the Queen's Own Skywalker. Bit of a weapon swap and you're right about done.

    Or were you thinking of adding some sort of jump pack to Praetorians?

  4. How about some construction shots of the airships. I need to make at least one for Sword and the Flame on Mars games. Which uses Space 1889 for background.

  5. Strong work sir!

    I would love to add one of these to my Praetorians.


  6. Col. Any chance you could post the templates to these beautiful Airships. A young Lieutenant is inspired to build some.
    "When man and horse go down beneath a saber keen, or in a roaring charge of fierce melee you stop a bullet clean and when the hostiles come to get your scalp, just empty your canteen, put a bullet to your brain and go to fiddlers green"