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Monday, December 07, 2009
15mm Sci-Fi - Rebel Miniatures
Here's how it happened...
Black Knight, a good friend who I game with a lot and attend conventions with pointed me to the new Battlefront Flames of War Vietnam* miniatures. Those Hueys look nice! So I sent my Father and Brother and sent them a link to buy me the US Cavalry "army" so they could get me that for Christmas. While I have time to wait, I started looking around my game room, otherwise known as the room of disorganisation, to decide which project to keep working on until the Cavalry arrive. "Should I work on some Flames of War Brits? No, I've been painting Flames of War miniatures for the last couple of months." Then I thought "Should I work on the 40K Tyranids? No. Even though my son is working on Games Workshop IG and Tau, I just can't bring myself to work on it." Then I saw my boxes of 28mm plastic Napoleonics. I painted about 24 French Line Infantry but honestly I'm just not into it right now. Looking around some more I found some Rebel Miniatures 15mm "Earth Force Marines" and two Grav tanks. "Well, they're the closest miniatures I have to 15mm Moderns that aren't WWII so why not."
In two nights I've painted over 20 Earth Force infantry and two tanks. I plan on expanding the force with Merkava 5s and even more Earth Force Troops. Although MY troopers are "Cavalry" or "Mobile Infantry" in my story. Oh and I want some of those gun ships and drop ships too! They look great. I still have to touch them up and dull coat them but I'm happy with the results.
Here are a couple more pictures. Forgive me as I used my iPhone and they are quite shiny!
Now, what rules am I going to use? Heck if I know. I have been thinking I'll create my own since there doesn't seem to be a 15mm company level Sci-Fi game out there.
* I realize that Battlefront insists the Vietnam game and miniatures are "Wargames Illustrated" but who are they kidding?