Friday, 26 October 2012

New Releases from Critical Mass Games, Oddzial Osmy, and Khurasan Miniatures

Critical Mass Games has added the Star Marines their Mercenaries range.



I like the chunky look of these new figures - they're almost a cross between GZG NAC Power Armor and those cool armored robots on the Fox network during football games. Critical Mass also expanded the Mercenaries armored vehicles, adding the Warmonger tank, Vanquisher self-propelled artillery, and Hellfire AA tanks. 


All three vehicles are available in Tracked (very useful for near-future games or low-tech factions) and Grav (advanced races/settings) variants.


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The Oddzial Osmy New Vistula Legion, one of 15mm SF's most popular human factions, has been augmented by Long Range Recon Patrol pack. The LRRP team carries a good assortment of weapons and equipment, including a recon drone and large rucksacks for long-haul missions.


The LRRP pack is now available in the UK from Fighting 15s and in the US from Picoarmor.

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Khurasan Miniatures has released the XM-6 Heavy Grav Tank for the Federal Army. Jon wrote up some nicely detailed background fluff for the XM-6 on his blog - definitely worth a read if you're a fan of his Federation Forward universe. 


It's a big tank - 125mm long. This would make for a worthy opponent to the Topgun Marketing tanks (it even shares the orbital-deployment concept), and definitely has uses in settings like Traveller and Hammer's Slammers. It's also big enough to fit comfortably in a 20mm Sci Fi army, and could even be a light tank in 25mm/28mm games.

11 comments:

  1. Those mercenary Star marines have good penitential all they need is a kneeling trooper and another one on the run, two different SAW's gunners and a squad leader, for me that would be a 'must buy now' small assault force for hire...

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  3. I love O8's NVL infantry, but some of those special forces troopers seem to have bizarrely large heads that are out of proportion with the rest of their bodies. In particular the guy second from the right. Shame.

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    1. I wonder how they would look swapped with Peter Pig commando or beret heads?

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    2. Good idea Chris; that could look really good.

      However, the metal my NVL infantry are made from is very hard/brittle and I don't know how easy it would be to remove a head from one of them. Will have to give it a go.

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    3. I used a side cutter to trim the base on one of the Spaceworms - same material. It's hard, but not as brittle as you probably think it is.

      The safest option for a headswap would be to get one of those tiny sawblades for your X-Acto knife. They're precise and you can get a nice straight cut. That's what I use, even on softer pewter alloys.

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    4. Guess I'll take the plunge then and decapitate some guys...... ;)

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  4. My NVL responded quite nicely to a good set of side cutters.

    -Eli

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  5. It took me a while to work out what those mercenary star marines reminded me of; Starcraft Terran Marines. Now where can I get me some Zerg?

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    1. GW Tyranid Rippers from a bits service?

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  6. Second trooper from the right is a FREAK! He needs a legs transplant soon!

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