Skunk Bear CS armoured car

Skunk-Bear armoured cars are the main stay of Redroran Dragoon regiments. Armed with a standard Imperial auto-cannon the Skunk-Bear is able to engage both enemy infantry and light armour effectively. Battlefield experience however soon showed that the auto-cannon armed Skunk-Bears had problems when engaging heavy armour or swarms of  light infantry. Redroran authorities petitioned a number of Adeptus Mechanicus delegations to provide a solution. In the end a delegation from the Forge world Dingas III, known to specialise in missile technology, provided the solution. Equipping the standard Skunk-Bear with a set of twin missile launchers and advanced targeting systems.

The new weapons system allowed the operator to pick either fragmentation missiles against light targets or krak missiles for engaging heavy armour. The missile launcher was pre-loaded with both missile types and a simple switch allowed the operator to choose the correct missile for any given target . The new Skunk-Bear variant was designated Close Support or CS for short. Made in small numbers and attached as a special Close support troop  to each Dragoon squadron the Skunk Bear CS soon become a firm favorite with its crews. The Skunk-Bear CS squadron is rarely fielded on mass but attached in groups of one or two CS armoured cars to auto-cannon armed units.

So this is my second armoured car basically it is the same base model as my original Skunk-Bear Armoured Car. However I didn’t have another spare auto-cannon in my bits box so I used an old landspeeder Typhoon missile launchers I had lying about instead.

 

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Ranger Squads

Right. Slogged my way through the last two Ranger squads. These two squads are the las-cannon armed squads for 1st and 2nd platoons. Not to much to say about them really. Miniatures are basically kit bashed from the same sources as my other ranger units.

There is light at the end of the tunnel for this army now just another armoured car and a special weapon squad, both started, to go for the 1500pts. I’m already looking to my next army (another one started some time ago but that was never finished) who will be opponents for the Redroran Rangers I won’t say to much but as a hint black and white will be heavily used and a Dreadaxe might be involved.

1st platoon squad

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2nd platoon squad

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