.It's great to see Jon at Khurasan's 15mm 'Spacecraft' (TTC2500) has made it to production. This is more my idea of what a classic Traveller Scout vessel should have looked like, and I can see many roles for it, such as armed blocade runner, "She's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs", an assault commando lander, scout, etc etc.
Khurasan Miniatures: 15mm Sci Fi
Spacecraft: TTC2500 $69.95
An impressive model which deserves to appear as a centrepiece on many 15mm Sci Fi gaming tables at a convention near you this autumn. Jon is also doing some crew figures for this ship - I've seen the greens and they are superb! Full of character and a definite 'Must Have' pack!
Looking at the design of the Khurasan Spaceship, I feel it would also make a good alien raider for Jon's Mekanoids somewhat in the style of the reimagined Cylons from the new 2004 Battlestar Galactica. You can easily imagine the Meks landing near a colony and spilling out to destroy the biologicals or take them back to the ship for 'processing'.....
Looking back over the last few weeks I managed to completely miss out on the Rebel Minis sale at the beginning of June. Typical eh! But my focus was understandibly elsewhere. Having played HALO 2 and 3 consecutively on the XBox I really fancied a flight of Mike's Saber Class Dropships to proxy for HALO D-77 Pelicans. The Sabers definitely remain on the shopping list being.a good price outwith the sale and Mike also offers Ambush Alley SOG subscribers a 10% discount. Rebel's $5 anywhere in the world shipping also helps mitigate the ups and downs of the pound against the dollar.
HALO 3 provided plenty of Sci Fi gaming and buckets of inspiration for turning the HALO genre into 15mm tabletop games. Maff (Master Chef) agreed with me that HALO3 was a really enjoyable game and a superb addition to the canon. With Critical Mass Games Kaamados Naga on the near horizon I hope for some HALO inspired action later this summer. Afterall, I have plenty of GZG New Israeli Spartans itching for a good stand up fight!
Looking ahead, I have a whole heap of great stuff from Pole Bitwy to share with you over the coming week.