"The offering of the Firstborn dictates that the eldest son of each family must always enlist into the Vostroyan regiments. There are no exceptions to this and even the greatest noble families and the Techtriarchs must comply. To most Vostroyans it is an honour to join the Firstborn, for the populace consider the repayment of their debt to the Emperor to be of paramount importance.
Unusually for the Imperial Guard, new levies are used to reinforce existing regiments in the field. This is not always easy to arrange, but ensures that the Vostroyan regiments remain close to full strength and contain a high ratio of veteran warriors. One by-product of this method of reinforcement is that the Firstborn consider themselves a warrior brotherhood, and take a fierce pride in training the newcomers to their own exacting standards. It is hard to imagine a regiment with a stronger fraternal bond".
This is one of my all time ever favourite miniatures. Although released over a decade ago, I feel it fits so well with the current design aesthetic thats coming out of the GW studio right now. This wouldnt look out of place in say something like Blackstone Fortress.
The Vostroyans in general have such a strong look, but I have always felt this sniper looks like its walked straight out of a Blanche painting, who of course did all the concept art for this regiment.
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