Anyway while I've been unable to get my hands on some lead I've had time to think about a little project.Yes it will remain little and I must not let it get out of hand and grow into a new army.
Now in Space 1889 there are only two Martian Empires on the planet.Oenotrian Empire is pretty well freshed out and so are its armies. But what of the only true Martian empire that of Toss.The Tossian Empire must have some tradional units to rival their junior empire.So figure wise what could take on a Oenotrian Shield Gunner?
They would have to be armoured and likely with a gun of some sort.A second weapon like a sword maybe.I'd painted up some RAFM Shield Gunners as Tossians but while I like the Emerald paint look they just didn't work.
So to fit my thinking I've come up with this chap.
A Grenadier Dark Elf has an armoured style which fits the already given Martian armoured look.But its different enough to come from another region on the planet.The crossbow can be easily converted into a rifle and a few bits removed elsewhere to make it work.They could come in useful on the Nectar border against the Belgium Legions.I'm also thinking of a heavy cavalry unit to go with them.
All this means getting the time to do it.