Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Khurasan 15mm Neo Arabs

I've been following Donogh's Land War in Asia blog, and enjoying the FoF Afghan scenarios with very much a Sci Fi eye. Hard as I try I just can't bring myself to play Afghan War. There's something about it though that reminds me of  classic Traveller Book 4: Mercenary. You know, you are rolling for your character's military record and get a roll on Police Action. And something else in the back of my mind takes me back to where Dropship began, Jerry Pournelle's Future History. Add to this mix, Gamecraft Miniatures range of Afghan and Middle Eastern compounds in 15mm which I was looking at only yesterday and you have, well I have, a viable 15mm Sci Fi game environment.

But you need a spark..... and that spark came with a photo Jon at Khurasan sent me over the weekend.

 Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Sci Fi Neo-Arabs

15mm Sci Fi/Near Future Neo-Arabs. 20-25 figures in the range apparently. To be released sometime this week, though that's still to be confirmed.

The figures appear to be very similar to Khurasan's Neo-Sovs, no harm there. They are sufficiently different to be opfor whilst similar enough to be allies, confederates or simply mixed in with the Neo-Sovs. Look at today's Russian soldiers in action and you'll see a range of kit. When I first saw the pic I couldn't help but think of near future British troops in Afghanistan and from that I thought aaaahhh Falkenberg's Legion as they might be in theatre.

These new Neo-Arabs have something that appeals to me. They have a good guy, bad guy, regular, militia, commandos, Near Future or Mid-tech far flung dirtball planet future flexibility about them that has my mind racing with ideas and possibilities.

Maybe a far cry from the lithe limbed, shiny carapace, far future figures I currently want to see in 15mm, but sometimes you got to earn your stars in the dust and sand of a forgotten hellhole to get that Police Action ribbon.



  1. Hmmm... I like the look of these. It feels different, maybe thats why ?

  2. Great figures from Khurasan. That Police Action ribbon is great if you can survive long enough to get to the Mustering Out table.

  3. They look great, I think I might have found some opfor for my USCM. I am thinking ether main force Rebs or Space junta troops.

  4. They actually reminded me allot of a helmet that india is currently using. I here is a link to some pics of them. should be at the bottom of the page, ignore all the pakistan is better then india/ no india is better then pakistan posts.


  5. Oh, lovely! They're really tricking out their factions, aren't they?

  6. I've just finished painting a unit of Neo-Sovs so I've had a very close up view and honestly? I can't see much of a difference at all except with regards to the Shemagh's and slightly different helmet sensor-rig.

    Not that I'm complaining mind you, every slightly differenty mini I can add to my existing force to give more variety is a bonus.

  7. Hmm. They could;d be my Jer-Go rangers from the sprawling city state of Jero Gautaum. I could see them as a decent force against Oddzial Osmy's Vistula Legion?

  8. I agree, I had that British army vibe as well.

  9. Well they are really - aren't they?