18/04/2015 at 01:08 #22352Eli ArndtParticipant
The Spring sale going on at 15mm.co.uk also counts toward Loud Ninja Games.
Until May 1st, 2015 you can use discount code “spring” to get 15% off your total order. What’s more, you will also receive a goody bag worth 10% of your total order.
The contents of this goody bag will be related to your order in such a way that if you order fantasy, you will get fantasy. Order scifi, get scifi.
A great time to start an army or build one up.
to order, head over to http://www.15mm.co.uk
-Eli18/04/2015 at 02:37 #22361kyoteblueParticipant
Could I just send you some money Eli ??? I’d like to get some of the Horta .18/04/2015 at 08:19 #22452MikeKeymaster18/04/2015 at 23:24 #22505SpuriousParticipant
Took advantage of this to round out the package I got from the kickstarter a ways back, since I am aiming to escape historicals (at least partly) and get back into sci-fi, since I already have a bunch of stuff for it, and now more options in what rules set to use.
I think I can quite easily count the Chuhuac as my favourite set of aliens because they’re neither X-animal ‘people’ (well sort of, they are space raptors but it’s not like a human-in-a-suit lizard person) and that the gear is both high tech and well thought out. It’s those little details like how the doors on the APC work that really set them apart for me.19/04/2015 at 10:17 #22529Angel BarracksModerator
I think I can quite easily count the Chuhuac as my favourite set of aliens because they’re neither X-animal ‘people’ (well sort of, they are space raptors but it’s not like a human-in-a-suit lizard person) and that the gear is both high tech and well thought out. It’s those little details like how the doors on the APC work that really set them apart for me.
Some nice work on the reasons why the race are they way they are and some investment in their history is great to see.
Much more preferable than, here are some aliens with dog faces; because.20/04/2015 at 01:10 #22604Eli ArndtParticipant
Well this is what I get for not checking to get notified of replies.
Lots of awesome words folks.
I am glad that the wisdom behind the Chuhuac is apparent. I did a lot (maybe too much) of thinking on those guys. Little details like why is their torso armored the most on the top and having the bike steered by the tail are all part of the crazy endeavor of trying to work with raptor anatomy, The only concession I gave them in anatomy was a greater range of motion in the shoulder and more developed forelimbs.
I tend to never be satisfied with rule of cool alone even if it does factor in. It doesn’t hurt that I am pretty good at PSB.
-Eli21/04/2015 at 19:56 #22708MikeKeymaster21/04/2015 at 22:31 #22718SpuriousParticipant
I think it’s not the fluff (as in background) so much as it’s something that’s clearly been designed logically. Background fluff helps direct that but having the important bits on the miniatures makes it easy to infer fluff from.
Doesn’t preclude things being a bit silly/fun though, classic example is the original beakie space marines being both a nod to 13th century knights with the helmet design yet it also making at least a degree of sense in that it deflects stuff away from the face. Verses the latter design which is pure rule-of-cool with a big ol’ grill where the beak used to be because it looks more intimidating. Or the Star Destroyer, where being a big wedge actually gives it quite nice fire arcs for all the turrets.
Not even sure if I am making a point or just rambling now so I’ll throw in something else just in case it’s the former: If a design can be reasonably justified without use of rule-of-cool, that’s (subjectively) good design. Probably. If it can look cool as well as be justified (within the confines of the setting), brilliant. Like the mini-mechs of the space raptors. It follows their form so control is probably pretty direct, it’s big yet isn’t so huge as to be impractical within a vaguely hard sci-fi setting.
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