One hundred of ’em! As Nick Hawkins has noted, rubber cockroaches look surprisingly effective on the table, and are extremely cheap. I finally got around to ordering 100 of them off eBay, I really have no idea what I’ll do with them, maybe 5150 with Nick’s modifications. They just looked too cool not to have.
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Er, I mean, create your own custom Star Trek paper miniatures! (May require IE, blech!) I love this kind of stuff. Watch out for the new Vulcan commander Phase-fro!
Here are some female Sci Fi figures that have been sitting around for quite some time waiting for me to base them. I’d like to thank them for their patience. I didn’t really have anything in mind to use them for, I just felt like painting them up. Many might see some action in a Supersystem game or two, or could even form an Inquisitor and retinue for 40k. The Copplestone/Grenadier warrior in the camo pants is painted up to match my Necromunda Orlocks, though, so should we ever get around to running another Necromunda game, my gang will have a bit more gender equity.
I’ve never been much of one to play with figures other people have painted. I’ve bought and used a handful of used units before, and I’ve sent a few units to Fernando Enterprises, and one thing is clear to me: I just don’t enjoy my miniatures as much unless I have painted them. Plus, you tend to have the additional cost of painting labor on top of the figures themselves, making the whole thing more expensive. Yet I finally broke down and bought an entire army.
Miniature Peddler has posted some pictures of upcoming figures from Darksun Designs, makers of AE-WWII. They could be interesting– I think it depends on the rest of the figures. They do look a tad cartoony, but that’s not necessarily bad. The same criticism could be leveled at the Spugs, and I really like them. So, something to keep an eye out for.
I just got an order in from em4. I ordered their Combat Zone rules, which I’ve had my eye on for a while. Since I was placing the order, I picked up a few of the old Grenadier Future Wars troopers, just to double check how they mixed with the newer Copplestone Castings troopers (just fine, which is what I suspected). Anyway, one I picked up was this cyborg. As I was forcing the figure into a slottabase, the whole figure broke at the waist! It was a thin part, certainly, but that’s the only figure that has happened to in thirteen or so years of putting figures in slottabases. I wonder if the metal composition contributed?
Mik posted pictures and a report of our recent 5150 bug hunt game. I go back and forth over Two Hour Wargames rules– there are some real golden nuggets inside the rules, but they are still annoyingly poorly edited. Still, we had a blast with this game. We didn’t lose a man, but we did decide that prudence was the better part of valour…