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  • #180510
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Is anyone else using the Akarr for VSF?

    Currently produced by Ral Partha Europe:

    http://www.ralparthaeurope.co.uk/shop/critical-mass-15mm-scifi-c-213/akarr-c-213_218/

    “Akarr Bilk? Stranger’s on the Painting Table” (week 38)

    “A roll of the die” (week 14)

    https://www.facebook.com/RPEMiniaturesAndGames/posts/15mm-sci-fi-releases-coming-soon-the-packaging-insert-for-critical-mass-is-being/1219519751492188/

    I think these Ben Siens’ sculpts* (?) have a decidedly “Barsoomian” red planet feel to them, don’t you think? 🙂

    I’m really thinking of getting a few sets.  I already have lots of desert terrain for something “Barsoomian” like that. I even bought a red desert gaming mat from Urban Matz.  Now it’s time to populate those crumbling ruins with some ancient native “peoples”.

    I think they could could look very nice on an airship too!  Thoughts?

    * Also by Ben Siens:
    http://www.splinteredlightminis.com/darkelves.html

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #180524
    Avatar photoMike
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    I think these Ben Siens’ sculpts* (?) have a decidedly “Barsoomian” red planet feel to them, don’t you think?

    defo.

    #180525
    Avatar photoTony S
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    Ooooh!   I wasn’t aware of that range.  Those look fantastic.

    Even worse (for my credit card statement anyway) Xenos Rampant is due any moment now in my mailbox, and I was toying with the idea of a VSF force or two for it.  Not entirely sure whether the rules would be suitable for that, but as Mr Mersey’s other Rampant rules are quite flexible, I suspect so.

    Appreciate the post Dan

    #180526
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Tony

    Check this out:

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #180542
    Avatar photoTony S
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    Appreciated!  Had a watch and I think the amount of customization and flexibility built into the system seems very encouraging.

    #180547
    Avatar photomadman
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    I think these Ben Siens’ sculpts* (?) have a decidedly “Barsoomian” red planet feel to them, don’t you think?

    defo.

    Just what I was thinking before I got to the line.

    #180565
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    They look like they could just as easily March out of a Stargate or some other interstellar travel portal:

    https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2020/03/15mm-scifi-akarr.html

     

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #180650
    Avatar photoBowman Stringer
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    Not my scale, Dan, but those are wonderful looking models. I like the terrain ideas from the castrarunis blog too. Thanks

    #180651
    Avatar photoMike6t3
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    “Is anyone else using the Akarr for VSF?”

    No, but now you mention it ..

     

    Get there fastest with the mostest and roll highest.

    Mike

    #183495
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    LOL.  They do look like they belong in VSF.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #183517
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    I have four of the large Akarr as 20mm scale assassins for my 5 Parsecs/ Cortex RPG/ Enderain/ possibly even Aurora (in future) games. I really like the figures.

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #186012
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    I have four of the large Akarr as 20mm scale assassins for my 5 Parsecs/ Cortex RPG/ Enderain/ possibly even Aurora (in future) games. I really like the figures.

    Mike

    I’m not sure how I missed your post.  So are you gaming 15mm or 20mm then?  What other ranges do you use, with or against them?  Thanks.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #186013
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    Dan,

    I do my sci-fi RPG stuff in 20mm, mainly using GW Dark Futures, Copplestone Gaslands and Elheim figures but with a fair number of Alternative Armies and Khurasan 15mm and some smaller 28mm stuff too. The Akarr leaders are just fine for aliens who are a little under average human height.

    My background is home grown and a multispecies affair so big 15mm and small 28mm can work perfectly well for them. Hasslefree’s 28mm Smudgster mini provides my Khanid Assault troops (Bulldogs in power armour) while Alternative Armies Prang range provide my goblinesque P’rang raiders and their Ikwen lizardmen provide my Saru freedom fighters/rebels. After all, how tall are “real” P’rang and Saru? 🙂 I even have some old Epic40K GW Eldar dreadnaughts as alien robots.

    I’ve been working on my own background for almost six decades now and regularly pillage good ideas from books, films and TV! The Imperium of the Sentient Mind is a mix of ideas from the sci-fi I read as a teenager, through the likes of Star Trek and Star Wars to Babylon 5/ Farscape/ Firefly/ The Expanse and Dark Matter. Stir in some ideas from the EVE Online MMORPG and the Roman and Trigan Empires, pour into my fertile imagination and “Hey Presto!” you have an Empire ruled by a number of emperors who’s essences are fused with the alien device known as The Jade Throne, housed in a palace complex on the planet Cor Imperialis at the heart of the Throne Worlds system and together ruling an empire that ranges from the high-tech, highly populated and tightly regulated hives of the Throne Worlds to remote colonies of a few dozen people eking out a living on an asteroid in conditions similar to homesteaders in the wild West.

    All of which leaves plenty of scope for all sorts of figures to be used. Which is just as well because 20mm sci-fi figures are thin on the ground!

    Does that answer your question?

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #186407
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Wow, fantastic blend of themes and key players.  I love it.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

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