Big news from 15mm.Co.Uk this morning - Security Forces Alpha has been added to the HOF Science Fiction range.. While 15mm.Co.Uk has been a great place to go for figures that are "off the beaten path" like SHM aliens, Ion Age Retained Knights, and the HOF Cultists and Octopods - this is the first "basic" human infantry faction they have offered.
The figures themselves are stylistically matched to the HOF Human Medical Team released a little while back Here's the details on all the new packs:
Security Force Alpha - Now Released !!All across the core star systems and on Terra itself there is a need for security after, during and even before the high rollers and expensive kit arrives in the battle zone. Security Force Alpha is just that force filling in as police, paramilitaries, mercenaries and planetary militias too. They are the faceless grunts that do the thankless jobs needed by all those who govern, control or enforce. Use them as you will from the near to the far future!The SFA range contains just under thirty different poses of 15mm white metal miniatures allowing a wargamer to assemble a cohesive force for their campaigns. A whole integrated range. Suitable for use in any 15mm scale science fiction or even modern or post-apocalyptic wargame system such as USEME or HOF Fire-Team.Each pack contains ten 15mm white metal miniatures and is priced at 4.00GBP.HOF95 SFA CommandNotable personalities of Security Force Alpha (SFA) useful for higher command and other rules such as vehicle crew, the dead and aides too. In this image the poses are (left to right, rear row first) Felite military aide, Calamarta military aide, SFA Colonel with pistol, Comms Trooper, Bare Headed Sniper, Riot Trooper with Door Breaker, Turret Ring Officer, Turret Gunner, SFA Casualty side laying, SFA Casualty on its back.HOF96 SFA SMG TroopersThis pack contains ten white metal human miniatures in a random mix of three different advancing poses. Security Force Alpha (SFA) infantry troopers armed with projectile SMG's and wearing impact armour with full helmets.HOF97 SFA SMG Troopers IIThis pack contains ten white metal human miniatures in a random mix of three different firing poses. Security Force Alpha (SFA) infantry troopers armed with projectile SMG's and wearing impact armour with full helmets.
HOF98 SFA SergeantsThis pack contains ten white metal human miniatures in a random mix of three different pistol armed poses. Security Force Alpha (SFA) infantry troopers or sergeants, NCO's wearing impact armour with full helmets.
HOF99 SFA Shotgun TroopersThis pack contains ten white metal human miniatures in a random mix of three different advancing poses. Security Force Alpha (SFA) infantry troopers armed with big gauge projectile shotguns and wearing impact armour with full helmets.
HOF100 SFA SupportThis pack contains ten white metal human miniatures in a random mix of three infantry support poses. Security Force Alpha (SFA) infantry troopers armed with (from left to right) a guided missile launcher, a tri-barrel projectile weapon and a heavy laser. All are wearing impact armour with full helmets.
HOF101 SFA Anti ArmourThis pack contains ten white metal human miniatures in a random mix of three anti-armour poses. Security Force Alpha (SFA) infantry troopers armed with (from left to right) a one shot anti-armour launcher, a fusion melter gun and explosive charge bearer. All are wearing impact armour with full helmets.
HOF102 SFA Riot TeamThis pack contains ten white metal human miniatures in a random mix of three different riot team poses. Security Force Alpha (SFA) troopers armed with shock sticks and shields; wearing impact armour with full helmets. Useful for keeping the peace when lethal force is not an option.
This looks like it's going to be a very fun assortment of figures. And it has some unique touches - there aren't many lines that have packs of shotgun troopers or shield-and-stick riot teams available. I look forward to getting my hands on a small force of these troops.
And don't forget - the 15% off sale is still running.
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In related news, 15mm.Co.Uk has announced the retirement of the HOF-Fire Team Dropship Horizon bundle pack (which contained two free packs of Zidhe figures). If you didn't get a chance to take advantage of that deal (or you would like to grab a second set), a brand new offer will be made available to Dropship readers next week. Stay tuned.
These could defiantly be a mercenary force in the Hammer Slammer universe with their armoured vests and visored helmets, the command pack looks very useful indeed excluding both the aliens which would be well suited in other universes. The two casualties in the command group would suit the medic team that 15mm,co.uk released a few months ago you could even place one on the base to create a mini diorama.I hope they eventually sell the group packs in smaller groups of three or individually so that you can pick and choose exactly what your army will look like without having loads of unwanted extra miniatures, but keeping the command pack as it is…ReplyDelete
Everything will eventually be available as single castings. So when that happens, those casualties will probably become a popular add on for the Medical Team.Delete
Hello Zac and Chris,Delete
Thanks for the praise! The whole of the SFA will come out as single castings in a few weeks time. We always do the packs first.
Very nice group of troops. I will definitely have use for some of these soldiers when they become available as single purchases.ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting this up Chris. Today has been a stressful day for 15mm.co.uk due to the current 'cyber war' that is happening. Our website went offline for a few hours and it took some effort to get it back on. Anyone interested in this can check out the BBC news here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21954636ReplyDelete
I hope everyone enjoys the SFA and thanks to those who have already ordered some packs this afternoon. I will hand the Salute pick up orders to customers out of my very own hands on the day.
Yes! i'll be clicking the ADD TO CART buttonReplyDelete
Keen on the casualty figures when they come available for individual purchase.ReplyDelete
I keep coming back and looking at these SFA troops and as i mentioned in my first post i think they would make for a great Hammer Slammer mercenary unit, except for the two alien figures which i do like but have no place in David Drakes universe there are only three miniatures out of the full SFA range that im not to keen on now considering their are thirty one figures in the range that is good going.ReplyDelete
I do like both the alien poses so would it be possible to include in this range some separately cast helmeted heads so that the two alien sculpts could be put to good use as additional NCO's.
Interesting idea. A sprue of heads a single item, anything else?Delete
Zac - why do those alien figures have no place in the Hammerverse? The Molts are featured pretty prominently in a couple stories, and there are the concubines in Under The Hammer. I don't remember anything that said those were the only two alien races...Delete
Are the Calamata close relatives of the Calamite Preacher I sculpted a bit back. There is a resemblance :)
They could be Eli, they could be. Perhaps the awesomeness of the Calamite rubbed off on Security Force Alpha.Delete
The Calamite was a fun one to do.ReplyDelete
Hey Chris there may well be more alien races and indeed there is no reason why there should not be any more but as they are generally not mentioned as a main feature in the Hammer Slammers universe personally I would prefer to keep them as I assume David Drake sees fit which is at a minimum, I’m all up for weird alien critters and odd plant life forms but there are plenty of other universes that you could game them in.ReplyDelete
If anything I would say that fauna could well play a key part in some Hammer Slammer scenarios, Razor grass can be a real nightmare for the grease monkeys patching up all those hover tank skirts…..
Other than the additional helmeted heads that are generic enough to be used on all different types of figures I was going to suggest a mid tech jet bike with separate rider and possibly pinion passenger.
Thanks to the over one hundred people who emailed and asked us for single miniatures release on SFA sooner than planned. I am happy to announce that this will be done...on the 4th of April!ReplyDelete
All orders placed thus far as in the post, except those for Salute Collection later this month.
That's a serious load of emails for a specific request.