The July 4th weekend allowed for some painting time, and in doing so I finished off my Company Command squad. Here are the 3 new additions, a grunt speaking into his wrist communicator, a medical bot, and my company commander:
Ironically while civilian bots are an all too common sight on the
battlefield, military grade bots are quite rare due to their high costs
and maintenance. As such they're only used in specialized roles. This
one for example is the squad's Medical-bot and it has the blood on it's
manipulator to prove it!
The C.O. has a domesticated
Lesser Mawe with her. They're quite affectionate pets, and this one is
snuggling up to the point of practically pushing its owner of of her
base! (something any owner of a large dog can appreciate/sympathize with) Lesser
Mawes are fiercely loyal and will not only protect their 'pack', but
can also be trained to attack at their master's command in combat.
Lesser Mawe will serve as a power maul. Given the sharp claws and teeth,
its safe to assume that only the heaviest armor will protect the target
of its fury. The 'concussive' effects of a power maul are best summed
up by the difficulty in fighting back whilst this little beastie is
firmly attached to one's arm or leg!
As an aside, I'm not exactly sure what the official pronunciation of Mawe is. I've been pronouncing it as 'Maw' (ignoring the 'e' altogether), but it occurred to me that it could also be pronounced like Maui. lol, I might have to email Hasslefree minis and ask how they say it.