Antares: Tsan-Ra Light Support conversion!

Warlords very own production manager has a thing for large powerful armies (maybe because he gets first dibs on all the lovely goodies 😉 & what could be better to fulfil his desires than 1700 points of the Isorian Tsan Ra!

By Bernard Lewis

Bernard: I already had 3 squads of the Tsan-Ra phase squad painted when the new Chryseis Shard supplement came out with lovely new extra squads and a glorious new army list!

I knew as soon as I saw them that I needed to add support squads. Without any models, it was down to me to create some (I did consider a Tsan-Ra sniper, but a model that can not hide in terrain does seem a suitable sniper model to me).

The conversions were done very simply;

With a little cutting to remove the original Plasma Duocarb, an Isorian X- launcher can then be fitted into place, one weapon team ready to go!

A bit more work and I’ve a second team.

Finally, I simply repositioned the arms for more interaction with the weapon, add in a Plasma cannon and bobs your uncle, one Support Weapon Team is ready to open fire – simple!

They then went off to Rob for painting 🙂

Although the army looks great, unlike other infantry heavy armies, they can not use terrain to hide in as they advance. They do have +1 strength and +1 Resilience compared to normal Isorian troops, however. The Torus squads are tough in close combat with 3 SV3 attacks. It’s just getting them there. Therefore I have done all my Tsan-Ra squads in 4’s rather than 3’s hoping for a bit more durability.


Army points 1749, (14 Dice)

Tsan-Ra army list from the last supplement
(9 Tactical choices, 4 Support choices, 1 Auxiliary choice)


Nu-Hu Commander, Ambassador Fel-Shara (222Points)
Plasma pistol, Imtel Stave, Nano Drone
Spotter drone, 2 Gun drones, Sheild drone

Tsan-Ra Command Squad 183 pointsx2 (366points)
Leader 2, spotter drone, plasma grenades, plasma duocarbs, leader has x-sling
+1 Tsan-Ra, Slingnet ammo

Tsan-Ra Phase Squad 143 pointsx3 (429 points)
Leader, Spotter drone, plasma grenades, plasma duocarbs, leader has x-sling
+1 Tsan-Ra, slingnet ammo

Tsan_Ra Torus Squad 128 pointsx3 (384 points)
Leader, spotter drone, compressor torus
+1 Tsan-Ra


Tsan-Ra Weapons Team 77pointsx2 (144points)
X-launcher, plasma pistols, spotter drone
all special ammo

Tsan-Ra Weapons Team (77 points)
Plasma cannon, plasma pistols, spotter drone

Isorian Phase Sniper (92 points)
Leader 2, Spotter drone, Camo drone


6 Targeter probes (30 points)

Army options

Block x1 (5 points)


So with a few more to paint before I feel it’s completed, it’s almost time for a game – anyone up for a challenge at the Warlord HQ?



Next time we’ll take a look at Bernards completed army in all its painted glory and look at Bernards tactical tips for wielding this unique army in Battle.

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