Thursday, 31 March 2016

MkII Charger APC and Maginot Tower first look on Dropship Horizon

My name is Gavin Syme.  You might know of me as 'GBS' from or The Ion Age or in connection with Laserburn or Alien Squad Leader, perhaps USEME or HOF Fire-Team.  I am the creative manager of Alternative Armies and I run all of the above as part of my job.  A job I adore and those who know me will know that wargaming is my passion; that and making wargamers happy in 15mm scale!  I was delighted to be asked to come in as a contributor to the venerable Dropship Horizon blog.  I think I can offer a lot to this blog.  We begin today with a post that was going to appear on the blog but instead this first look is here and only HERE on Dropship Horizon. Enjoy!  GBS

A month ago said goodbye to the MkI Maginot Defence Tower and the Charger APC model codes in the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range.  We promised they would be back and that they would be re-mastered and more...this will happen on the 4th April 2016!  What is more the 4th of April is the start of our two week (alongside Alternative Armies and The Ion Age)  Salute Season period that will see not only many new releases and offers across those two weeks but also free worldwide postage on all orders over 10.00GBP value during the two weeks until the 18th April.  

While we will give you full information as well as loads of pictures and scale shots too when the release happens next week we wanted to tell you all as promised that they were coming and just what to expect.  Designed by Sam Croes all of these new MkII versions are 100% compatible with the original HOF27 and HOF28.  The original Maginot and Charger had resin and white metal parts. These new ones are all resin and come supplied in as few pieces as possible for easy assembly and the Charger comes with an option sprue giving a choice of configurations; turret, top hatch, buttoned up or crewman in hatch.  Here are the coming codes:

HOF27 Maginot MkII Defence Tower Kit 
HOF28A Charger MkII Wheeled APC Kit
HOF28B Charger MkII Hover APC Kit 
HOF28C Charger MkII Tracked APC Kit 

Yes!  Originally a wheeled vehicle the Charger APC is now in a choice of wheeled, hover or tracked propulsion!

These models feature large in the Human Colonial Armies of the Alien Squad Leader rules system and are part of the sub-set of the HOF Range that is Security Force Alpha.  Click HERE to see all the SFA codes. The SFA range contains more than fifty different poses of 15mm white metal miniatures and vehicles allowing a wargamer to assemble a cohesive force for their campaigns. A whole integrated range within HOF.

All across the Human Colonies 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! 

Roll on 4th April!

Thanks for Reading,



  1. Hot damn, that update's looking good!

    1. Thanks! They are all online now! And its free worldwide postage until the 18th April 2016.


    2. Rockin'. Guess I know what I'm doing on the 10th, haha.