These were easy to paint with good detail and animation. I based mine for Striker II - I found that I can adapt based figs to StarGrunt II using Mark Clambo's StrikerGrunt rules hack.
They are in desperate need for some support troops, not to mention some C3 figures as well.
I went with a dark field grey as a nod to those other famous Confederates - the C.S.A. It doesn't hurt that it also resembles WW2-era Wehrmacht: I don't buy into the Solomani-are-Space-Nazis meme, but it does help to give them a bit of character.
The various light and dark greys were rather monotonous to paint, but I didn't want to mess about with a camouflage pattern.
Next is my DLD-era GAIFV (Grav Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle). It looks to me like Dave at DLD was thinking of the Sd.Kfz. 251, also of Wehrmacht fame.
The original model had a sort of duck's bill arrangement under the prow - I tossed those in favour of a milliput fender.
The turret mounts a plasma gun and was purchased from Brigade Models about eight years ago.
My Assault (Naval) Infantry template postulates that the Solomani don't use marines in the same way as the Imperium does. The ConFed have ship's troops (marines) for shipboard security, but for rapid deployment of heavy combat units, my ConFed uses Naval Infantry in the same manner as the Soviet Union used to do.
|Naval Assault Infantry Platoon|
Solomani Doctrine may not be as effective as Imperial, but then again, they did come off the worse in the Rim War...Ω