Earlier this week, three new figures were added to the SHM Range. First is the Criat Mercenary - described as strong and resilient creatures who will eat anything - even the flesh of their own kind. If you're looking for something a bit less conventional, we have the Biomorph - a 7mm-tall pile of genetically-engineered flesh, teeth, and claws. And if you really want a unique figure, the Jelly Cube might be just what you have in mind. While primarily intended for fantasy dungeon crawls, this 24mm-tall monstrosity would be equally at home on a derelict spacecraft or an abandoned colony.
|Criat Mercenary, Biomorph, Jelly Cube (not remotely to scale!)|
And today brings us expansions to two popular factions in the HOF Science Fiction range. The Wasteland Uber Goons, perfect for games like USE ME UM007 and Mutants & Death Ray Guns, receive a pack of Heavy Weapons. This mix of figures is armed with a fusion gun, a cool boxy-looking missile launcher, and a flamethrower - the true staple of any henchmen force.
The popular Octopods, not known for subtlety or finesse, have been reinforced by this pack of assault troops. They are armed with pistols and hack-and-slash weapons, and would make great mercenaries or auxiliaries even in non-Octopod armies.
But with all these foot-sloggers (or is that tentacle-sloggers?), it didn't seem like the Octopods can match the speed of other HOF forces like the Retained Knights and the Shia Khan. So they grabbed some surplus starfighter thrusters, bolted saddles to the top of them, and called them Jetbikes. These look like some of the fastest light vehicles to be found on the 15mm tabletop, and should be a lot of fun to paint.
To support these latest HOF releases, 15mm.Co.Uk has announced a 10% off sale on all Octpod and Wasteland Uber Goon packs. This offer is good through March 1st, and covers all codes in those ranges (not just the new releases).
Gavin has promised even more releases in the HOF Science Fiction range in the coming months. Stay tuned!
15mm.co.uk stuff still seems really lumpy to me. The 15mm bar is just... higher these days. They do offset it by having lots of uniqueness and personality, I'll admit :)ReplyDelete
I think that's what I like about the HOF ranges. Some of the higher-bar hard-SF armies you describe leave me a bit cold. They remind me more of modern video games where aesthetic is more important than story.Delete
Figures like this feel like they are straight out of a good space opera book or comic. Which is exactly the type of game I want on my tabletop. :)
It's true, where else are you going to get a crowd of weird characters for your 15mm Space Cantina? :)Delete
Also, I think I like the Octopoids due to my fondness for the Ood from Doctor Who. They seem a lot more militaristic than the Ood though...
You know... we've really only seen glimpses of the Ood's overall timeline. Maybe there was a point in their history when they stopped waiting for The Doctor to save them and decided to arm themselves.Delete
The figs also look better in person than the paint jobs on the website would lead you to believe. It's not the highest-end in detail, no, but it's certainly decent.Delete
Thanks for posting this up and thanks also for the custom to all those who have placed orders so far with us for these new codes.
We do have a lot of new releases still to come this season which will once again confirm 15mm.co.uk's commitment to variety and fun and originality in the industry.
Gavin - have you ever given any thought to Octopod civilians - similar to the human refugee pack? It would really help to round them out, and provide great mobile objectives and spaceport denizens.Delete
Yes, that has occurred to me. There are a lot of new packs coming and civilians for the expanded races like Octopods have been discussed. Drop me an email with your suggestions please.Delete
The biomorph was fun to sculpt.ReplyDelete
I bet! It looks very angry to be alive... I feel sorry for the poor laboratory workers who were in the room when it woke up. :)Delete
I will admit there were shouts of 'its alive' when the mold was finished!Delete
Wait until I get biomorph Phase 2 to Gavin :)ReplyDelete