Which space russian do you prefer? Tsarist or Soviet?
>implying every regiment isn't DROWN THEM IN OUR HUMAN WAVE
Beyond their simple 'Red Army in space' aesthetic, the Valhallans are a confused clusterfuck because of lack of consistency among BL authors.
The Cain books would have you think they're a bunch of cocky fedora-tippers with generic, nondescript future names, while the rest of their books and GW fluff have them as crazy fanatical, dour, and with Slavic names out the ass.
The Vostroyans not only have the superior aesthetic and battle tactics, but they've also been pretty consistently portrayed and their first outing, Rebel Winter, actually characterized them nicely and gave a lot of background on Vostroya itself.
Entirety of 40k is caricatures.
Vostroyans. The Tzarists have awesome uniforms and equipment, in how they mix their ancient ornate armor and their futuristic weaponry and vehicles really fits well with 40k's overly baroque gothic aesthetic.
The Soviets are Soviets. They have a grimly holding the line vibe that most IG in 40k have, and the idea brings to mind shoddy equipment and training. They get looked at even less in the fluff than the Vostroyans do. If it weren't for Ciaphas Cain, I doubt GW would want to keep them around.
did somebody say slav squats
There are a ton of fancy guardsmen. The Volpone Bluebloods? The Mordian Iron Guard? Pic related, the Scintillan Fusiliers?
They still dress far more fancily than most guardsmen would.
Oh I dunno, I've always been partial to the Elysians. Though, they seem sort of forgotten, in the grand scheme of things - at least in my experience. But in the interest of this thread, I'm with you on the Vostroyans. They just have a great, truly 40K backstory, without being too edgy or cliche. Plus, I love the hats.
This is how Russia does yuo in Space, tovarich
I've been looking for a chance to post this.
Tarists all the way. Vostroya stronk. charge our enemies in GLORIOUS CLOSE COMBAT. which is why I always give my Commander a power fist with his plasma pistol. he took out a squad of space marines more than once
Which space german do you prefer? Imperial or Nazi?
Which space Brit do you prefer? Rule Brittania or North Africa?
Russians are squats, dorfs and very kind of bearded alcoholic with acess to bears
Not bait. Check their priests and the culture's long history with alcohol, from the tzarist vodka bucket to the national health issue nowadays.
Depends on the setting, really. I like Space Soviets in more gritty, realistic games, but if we're going for my favourite type of sci-fi, over-the-top space opera campy shenanigans, there's no substutute for the Tsarist charging his cyber-horse over the battlements of a Dyson-sphere space fortress, brandishing his vibro-cutlass with fervour as he screams the praise of the Czars over his helmet microphone.
>check their priests
You know how many religions has dudes growing beards?
Which ever has the sickest dance moves.
They're just Prussian Landwehr.
soviet best. It just looks better, and i always had a thing for red army uniforms. Call me what you want, the SS uniforms were impressive but the soviet just demanded respect, they said "you are in gulag already, but if you fuck with me i throw gulag into gulag"
I like steel legion with a heavy red army influence. Red Army is best army. It's got the Imperial Guard aesthetic down pat: bulky, brutal, pedantic, and armed to the teeth.
My approach is to take the 50's and 60's era soviet army, give it a strong cultural flavor of the Great Patriotic War, and then give them a healthy dollop of armageddon equipment.
Can't say I do, but I know there are others which attempt to have puny beards like your pic
Orthodox church wins anyway. And russian beards aren't just for priests.
For the record, I also think of greeks as dorfs, not only because of orthodox priests.
Here's your dwarvish orthodox beard, anon.
OK what if
We had a regiment
Made of Space Sikhs
Perry and West Wind make metal Sikh heads. Can't remember which ones that uses. I'm using them to make a Levy squad for my 30k Militia as colonial auxilias for my main Praetor style troops.