08/07/2019 at 19:29 #117613
Have a chance at playing a game in a few weeks. So I thought I’ll set something up in the time I have. Decided on Starport Scum. Taken from my PHR Post Human Race story. This time the off world colony of Proxima B is under PHR attack. This is going to be the starting scenario and is going to feature my first go at airborne units. I haven’t given much thought to the opposing PHR units but I have plenty of time to work that out.
The story and featured units……
The presence of PHR units have been detected. The off world RDF outpost garrison calls a near FOB for assistance and RDF-A (Regional Defence Force – Airborne) units response.
But before they can get there a small PHR ground force takes out the RDF AA defence battery. Killing all but one of the outpost personnel. This allows a PHR stealth attack fighter to attack a water convoy. Destroying the lead water tanker and the scout PathFinder. However the squad inside are all fine and bailout. Then the RDF-A units arrive and the escort gunships taken down the PHR bogie. But the PHR ground units are still out there, somewhere. Plus there could also be more PHR air units. The Cerberus Corporation has a small research and refuelling base and are reading a Mech. The small garrison of three engineers have been watching the situation.
The objectives and assets.
The outpost only has one survivor. SSgt Keller, he’s made it to the roof and requesting assistance to get the AA launcher working again. This will have to be done if further PHR air units are to be eliminated.
The three Cerberus employees could, if they are so inclined provide cover with their Mech. Which is armed quite heavily. But Cerberus being Cerberus are a arrogant and cocky bunch with little regard for others.
Two of the three armed water tankers are undamaged. These will need to survive as water is critical and in short supply. The scout RDF squad are ok but are exposed and will need assistance to move. Both the remaining Pathfinder Ranger and Paladin are ok.
The area is too hot for the RDF-A units to land. They are low on fuel and will have to return to the FOB ASAP. They just have enough fuel to cover the Raven as it lands to deploy the three light PathFinders under its belly. These are the transport for the paratroopers. Who, once they parachute out of their dropship have to make to the vehicles quickly.
Then the game will begin……
08/07/2019 at 20:28 #117620MikeKeymaster08/07/2019 at 22:52 #117626
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Sounds like a great setup. I like the use of the 10mm minis with the 6mm ones. Is the split tailed VTOL gunship also from DZC?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."09/07/2019 at 07:42 #117631ThomastonParticipant
That’s a beautiful setup.
Tired is enough.09/07/2019 at 10:23 #117660ThuseldParticipant
I wish I had cash to drop on DZC miniatures to mix up with my 6mm stuff.
The story looks good, and it is interesting seeing miniatures based on transparent bases. I hadn’t considered that.09/07/2019 at 10:29 #117661
. Is the split tailed VTOL gunship also from DZC?
Yes, can’t remember the name of it. I did a minor conversion to it. It was was a prop shaft aircraft but I didn’t like the blades. So turned the engines around to look more like thrusters. Also altered the tail arrangement so the models sits flat on the table when troops are disembarking.
As for the set up I can’t take credit for all of it. Since it is some of Angel Barracks’ former stuff. You will be please to know Mike. That I have kept up with your legacy. Of using Robinson’s fruit shoot lids. It’s what I made the canopies for the paratroopers out of.
09/07/2019 at 17:04 #117709
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it is interesting seeing miniatures based on transparent bases. I hadn’t considered that.
I used some very thin clear sheet for the bases of some 28mm figs (as they were to be played on both summer and winter tables as well as urban and the buds didn’t want the basing to look odd) and it really worked out well. At first it looks odd but you get used to it and save a mint on rebasing for later conflicts.
Since it is some of Angel Barracks’ former stuff.
Aha, I thought I recognized the color schemes and had been wondering who had snapped them up from him. Glad they went to a good home where they’ll get some use!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."09/07/2019 at 18:42 #117713
interesting seeing miniatures based on transparent bases. I hadn’t considered that.
I got the idea from a thread on here. Someone provided a link to a shop which sells a good selection of them. Just don’t do what I have done though. I’ve been redoing all my miniatures and sticking them on the new clear bases. Lots of em. Vehicles, 6mm, all my 15mm and more. I have just realised that the bases come with a protective film! Not one is glued to the base, just the ruddy protective film which I didn’t know was on there.09/07/2019 at 21:00 #117731
Well, at least they’ll be easy to remove!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."10/07/2019 at 00:04 #117733telzy amberParticipant
I like the alien tubular foliage. Alien 😉10/07/2019 at 21:49 #117790Devon StartParticipant
I like the alien tubular foliage. Alien
melted straws! i have done the same thing. you probably should get on that soon if you want to do this. i understand plastic straws are going the way of the dodo!10/07/2019 at 23:04 #117797
Hit upon the head and eaten by Mariners? Horrible way for a straw to go… especially if were into baseball.
But oh yes, the melted straws do give an awesome alien effect!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."11/07/2019 at 14:59 #117815Alexander WasbergParticipant
It’s great to see this starting up again 🙂
http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com My project blog06/10/2019 at 14:08 #123890
Apologies for the bump to this old thread but I have to ask: where do those water tanker models come from? They look like fantastic heavy duty vehicles and I’d love to get my grubby mitts on some if they are indeed commercially available and not custom made/conversions!06/10/2019 at 16:08 #123892
Ah yes, I forgot to post the outcome of that game. I have a tendency to over stretch myself. I’m working a seven day week at the moment and don’t have much time to post. Well, that’s my excuse anyway.
They are commercially available and from the Matchbox MBX Construction range. These are the H20 Rig I think. Most of the vehicles do make excellent heavy vehicles and are easily converted. eBay is a good source.06/10/2019 at 16:20 #123894
No worries, I know what 7 day working weeks can do to hobby time haha.
Thank you very much for letting me know what those vehicles are, I’ll have a search and see if I can scrounge any!06/10/2019 at 17:30 #123898
No worries, let me know if you require any more info. I don’t think they cost very much neither, which is a bonus.06/10/2019 at 17:37 #123899
Cheers, I did manage to locate some on ebay as you advised, in addition to the H2O rigs I bought some others I thought might be handy! And yes, not too expensive which is a big bonus. When I finally get organised I’ll probably start posting my 6mm progress on here so they’ll probably feature at some point. Thanks again 🙂06/10/2019 at 18:17 #123901
Cool, be good to see what you do with them. By all means keep us posted
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