March 27, 2015 by dignity
We’ve received another awesome packet of intel from the folks at Corvus Belli for Infinity and the focus of it this time is the Special Deterrance Group Azra’il!
Some information about this particular beefy unit for the Haqqislam forces…
“The Azra’il are veteran elite troops who have fallen into disgrace. The Jamdariyah, the Sultan’s personal guard, is renewed with each Sultan. Every time a new one is elected by the people, his head of security disbands the previous Jamdariyah. Some of the members stay on with the new Sultan, but those who are politically suspect cannot keep their old rank. However, they can’t be sent back to their former regiments either, because, having been part of the Sultan’s guard, who knows what they may have seen or heard?”
“This is why they are sent to the Azra’il Special Deterrent Group, where their talents can be used but where they can also be closely monitored.”
…which already sounds very cool indeed and immediately gets you thinking about making some personalised Azra’il with their own markings based on the Sultan they might have served in the past.
“The Azra’il normally carry out aggressive patrols, seeking deliberate and provocative contact with the enemy. The choice of an older model of heavy armour is an intended and premeditated decision. Not only is it a link to each individual Azra’il’s past – a reminder of their fall into disgrace – but also it is more bulky, and thus more threatening, in appearance. If their presence alone is not sufficient to put fear into the hearts of enemies, they then unleash all the firepower at their disposal, doing justice to their name.”
An awesome sound unit with a rich past allowing you to go crazy with the look and design of the armour. I would love to have the name of each soldier written on the back of the armour along with the name of their Sultan.
You could then go as far as to date them back to specific periods of history within the Infinity background and then of course add some kill tally marks to the HUGE gun itself.
A brilliant looking new model!