So we’ve been kicking around the idea of a real small unit skirmish/ RPG game in the mold of the classics like Space Crusade, Necromunda and video games like Laser Squad, UFO and so on. Still set in the terrifying world of Apocalypse Earth, where Uncle Joe Stalin is trying to crush the soul of every man, woman and child on the planet with his nightmarish technological and biological contraptions, this is going to focus on the adventures of a small Special Forces team from the Atlantic Alliance as they are drawn into a conspiracy that threatens all humanity…
Still working on the nuances of the rules, but we need some pretty looking toys to test them with, and so I’ve painted up a four man fireteam to represent the AA’s best of the best. Each soldier has a slightly different paint scheme as these are individual operators – I’m thinking the guys from “Predator” here!
So let me introduce:
Lt. Hunt – sporting an M15 assault rifle with underslung grenade launcher, and rocking the US Rangers-in-Vietnam tiger stripe camouflage.
Specialist Hill – DPM camouflage with M15
Specialist Moss – a recent transfer from the infantry, Moss is more comfortable with olive green fatigues and a camo pattern helmet.
Specialist Stewart – seconded from the elite SWAT elements of the Metropolitan Police, he is painted in a prototype digital camouflage pattern suit modelled on the real world Dualtex pattern from the 1970s (thanks to Tacobat over at Modern Warfare for turning me on to this).
I’ve tried to be a bit more creative with the basing – still 20mm cardstock squares, but this time I’ve textured them and layered drybrushing on the basing before adding dabs of flock.
These guys will be battling all sorts and we’re planning to have a full story campaign in the game.. we’re aiming for the feel of “Call Of Duty” with miniatures, as the guys get more skills and equipment as they complete more missions and face more and more dangerous opponents as the story unfolds… It’s a LONG way from completion, but we’re having a lot of fun playtesting!