Chechen Wars 28mm Kickstarter

Kickstarter…

Yeah I know. Great idea – not always the best experience. Incessant delays, poor communications, long-winded excuses, sub- par products, partial fulfillment… I’m 50/50 Good to Bad projects over the past five years. And lately, I’ve given up altogether. It’s just not worth the hassle. Sure, nice figs/game/terrain but I’ll wait until they’re available at regular retail.

But…

I relented for this one:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1026360580/28mm-chechen-wars-miniatures

Three Reasons Why: 

Igor Karpov: sculptor behind Lead Adventure’s Post Apocalyptic, VSF, and Bruegelburg range. Nice, chunky figs, detailed without being fussy, bucket loads of character.

Jan 2018 Delivery: The figs are made, reputable company, the caster is lined up, everything’s ready to go. No ’12 to 18 month’ estimated delivery.

Russians with Guns: Blame STALKER. I have a vodka-soaked soft spot for Russian-flavored settings and while these are billed for Chechen War, they’re perfect for any near-future/post-apocalyptic skirmish games. (like STALKER, right?)

The figs are good. (metal too) Price is reasonable. Delivery time acceptable. Go have a look and see if you couldn’t find a spot for some of these.

Oh and check out the Stretch Goals. ( I pledged ‘All In’. Look at that Ruined Warehouse)

Have a great day.

 

 

Another Zona Perestrelki crew

The 4th of July weekend is upon us so this is a short post.

Another squad for ZP. I painted up five more Eureka Soviets with Pig Iron heads. A simple modification that’s easy and works well to provide loads of appropriate looking Zone denizens is no time. This squad can be unaffiliated STALKERS, a rival crew, perhaps even successful Bandits out to rob players of their hard-earned salvage and artifacts.

The old VOR Union Power Armor Commander makes for a good random event for those missions deep in the Zone. He could be an enemy or an ally – it all depends on how the players react once he appears on the board.

Speaking of which… Each ZP mission can be played at one of three Threat Levels: Blue, Yellow, or Red. (TL 1, 2 and 3 respectively) Lower level areas are more secure with fewer hostiles but offer less salvage. Sure, you can scrape out a living pecking around the relative safety of the perimeter areas, but it’s only when you risk a Red/TL 3 well inside the Cordon that you come across truly valuable gear and artifacts. But beware! Mercenaries, Bandits, and Mutants guard those areas and would gladly kill any who trespass on their territories. A player will want solid experience under their belt, a fair-sized crew with decent gear before venturing too far in.

But as they say in Russia – кто не рискует, тот не пьет шампанское.

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Breech and Clear an abandoned building
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RPK Support
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Cheeki Breeki, baby
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Military Power Armor. Very rare, expensive to maintain, but absolute top-of-the-line for scavenging the Zone

Cyberpunk Hero by HeroForge.

HeroForge custom miniatures is a very cool service offering a very cool product. Even an old metal snob like me has to admit 3D printing is the future of mini-wargaming, and with the detail, variety, and dynamic poses available, it’s hard to resist the urge to design a one-of-a-kind fig. So… I succumbed to temptation and had Maarten Che made up.

Maarten is the latest addition to the Itchy Bang Gang, my Shadowrun-esque cyberpunk crew. (see here for more on the IBG: Song of Mirrorshades and Shadows) He’s an ex-combat vet turned street soldier who brings solid experience and firepower to risky Sprawl runs.

My hobby funds for the rest of the year are slated for the upcoming Rogue Stars Nickstarter and some new shelves for the game room, so it’s not like I’m going to create a whole crew. At $29.00 a pop, Hero Forge ain’t cheap, but considering this is a custom character fig I got to design myself, I’d say it’s worth it for a special occasion.

Perhaps if I catch up on my current projects, then get some extra work or have a good month in book sales at Amazon, I’ll visit HeroForge again. After all, you have to admit both the process and the result are very keen.

Til next time.

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Knife, Submachinegun, Shotgun… what more do you need?
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L->R: Sedition Wars, Warlord Games, HeroForge, Infinity.
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Maarten came on an integral base which I glued on a Mantic Games base to bring up the height. 
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Vokker Dargu and Maarten Che
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Even allowing for the crouch, it looks like the HeroForge fig is slightly smaller. Perhaps I’ll bulk out the next one and use a different pose. 

 

 

Post-Apoc figs for Sale

Hi. Hope this finds you well and winning all your games.

Time for me to cull the herd. My wife will be traveling to India in February to work at an orphanage in Hyderabad. (Really. Here’s the place.) She’ll be gone ten days, during which I will more than likely eat lots of take-out, paint figs, watch B-movies, and occasionally do real work.

That confession aside, I’d like to raise some $$ to defray her expenses. (It’s all volunteer, out-of-pocket) So I’m offering three Post-Apocalyptic fig sets for sale. Price is $130 each, which includes shipping in the ConUS. If you’re overseas and interested, please contact me to determine actual postage costs. (USPS has had hefty increases recently)

PayPal only. First come – first served. I will combine shipping for multiple sets. Contact me here or gmail me (CCGlazier)

SET 1. WASTELAND  SCAVENGERS

Ten figs from assorted manufacturers designed to represent a lightly mutated scavenger warband. All figs have been based and satin sealed.

Terrain is NOT included.

$130. US shipping included.

 

SET 2: SILO 57 SCIENCE CREW

Eleven figs from various manufacturers. Designed to represent Scientific Survivalist faction trying to put some of the pieces back together.

Terrain is NOT included.

$130. US Shipping included.

 

 

SET 3: WASTELAND CREATURES

Seventeen figs (counting the scorpions) designed to represent various wasteland threats from feral raiders with a massive mutant heavy to mutated mole men, Rad-scorpions, and a toothy sand worm.

Terrain is NOT included.

$130. US Shipping included.

 

 

Thanks for looking. Hope these go to a good home.