Fighting Tiger Bunker #2 (“Dark Eldar” Bunker)
handy fortifications used to protect your troops. In 3rd Edition, you use
them in the Bunker Assault, Strongpoint, and Blitz
missions. You can find rules for using them on page 133 of the main rulebook:
basically, they're considered an immobile vehicle with an Armor Value of
13 on each side. Troops on the roof count as having a 4+ cover save.
My motto concerning
terrain is that terrain doesn't have to be boring, and of course this applies
to bunkers as well. I built the bunkers you see here and on
the previous page using plans originally published several years
ago in White Dwarf magazine. Instead of using cardboard, like they suggested,
I used wood, because if I'm going to take the trouble to build a piece
of terrain I want it to be durable.
is a cube, 3 1/2" on each side. I made the main structure of each bunker
by gluing together wooden blocks--yes, plain wooden blocks like the type
a toddler might play with (my daughter had outgrown hers). The main structure
was 3 blocks wide, 3 blocks long, and 2 blocks high. Then I glued strips
of balsa wood along the top to make a wall that would protect troops on
I glued several
sheets of stiff cardboard together and attached them to the bottom of the
structure for a base. I painted the bunker Codex Grey, to resemble stone,
and the base Chaos Black, to look like asphalt.
The “Dark Eldar”
bunker also commemorates another moment in Fighting Tiger history: the
victory over the Kabal
of the Ozone Scorpions and the capture of their Archon, Syryx Lynatharr.
This was the Tigers' first assignment as the newly created Chapter #531,
and with that victory, the Tigers freed the Regulus system from the Dark
Eldar and established a home for themselves on Veda. I built this bunker
similar to the “Chaos Bunker” so
as to make a set, one depicting the Tigers' greatest victory, the other
depicting the Tigers' greatest defeat. Each bunker is the same size, made
of the same materials, and uses statues and captured enemy paraphernalia
view from above: The roof easily holds 5 Space Marines
With a name
like the Ozone Scorpions, the bad guys have to use one of those nasty arachnids
as their symbol. To decorate the front, I used a GW Giant Scorpion figure
from the Warhammer fantasy line. I ordered it through the mail, and by
happy accident, when it arrived it had two tails--so I used them both,
giving the scorpion emblem a subtle but appropriately weird look.
The twin-tailed Ozone Scorpion emblem
the “Chaos Bunker,” this one uses
statues of Dark Eldar to decorate the sides. On each side, I used three
Dark Eldar figures: two with splinter rifles on the "outside" and a special
Dark Eldar figure in the middle. As you can see, the middle figure in the
photo on the left is a female Sybarite; the middle figure in the photo
on the right bears a splinter cannon.
view; the entry door is a hatch from a Rhino model
view; the statue in the middle holds a splinter cannon
Like the “Chaos
Bunker,” this one too has a captured battle flag. Because Dark
Eldar in black has been done so many times, I decided the Ozone Scorpion
colors are silver and blue: "sky" colors that fit in with the first part
of their name.
view, with Sybarite statue in the middle
of battle standard
The flag uses
Mithral Silver, Moody Blue, and Shadow Grey. The scorpion emblem is a transfer
from the original Land Raider set. The "Eldar runes" are Robotech stickers,
and the red "m" is a stylized version of the astrological symbol for Scorpio.
Tiger Bunker #1 (“Chaos”
Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions
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