Released today in the 6mm Novan Elites infantry range are the Heavy Siege Armour Suppressors.
Suppressors are a support arm of the Novan Elites siege armour detachments, in addition to the regular equipment carried by such units they also carry overhead heavy grenade launcher pods. These launchers allow the squad to act as a mobile fire support formation and have proven quite effective in the suppression of both enemy ground units and the defenders of city walls and fortifications. Once the launchers have expended all munitions the empty pods can be ejected for greater mobility.
This set contains: 30 x Novan Elites Heavy Siege Armour Suppressors in five poses.
Our recent 6mm Hammer’s Slammers releases have opened up a number of new detachments. One of the units that uses the GS-1000 series of GEVs is the United Defence Batteries, an specialised outfit equipped mainly with 8-barrel 2cm Calliopes for air defence. They appear in the story Counting the Cost, which can be found in volume 2 of the Complete Hammer’s Slammers.
I painted some 15mm calliopes last year and I’ve followed up with their 6mm equivalents recently. As an elite unit, the UDB have eight TUs per detachment – five calliopes, two mortar carriers for fire support and a command APC. Like the 15mm versions, I painted them in dark grey (Plastic Soldier Company Panzer Grey from a spray can), drybrushed light grey with a black wash. The skirts were painted light green, again with an appropriate wash. There is an access door on each flank – I painted these white, with a blue triangle as an approximation of the UDB logo. Other than picking out the gun barrels in silver, that was it – this was a very quick unit to get on the table.
The UDB have been added to the ever-growing list of pre-packed detachments we have available –
HSD6-3301 – United Defence Batteries Calliope Detachment – £9.00