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  • #172358
    John Treadaway
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    Silver suits, purple wigs and carving up people for body parts. All good clean Anderson TV inspired fun.

    Forthcoming game system suitable for on-on-one or solo play plus a build article in issue 471 and 472 of Miniature Wargames. Here’s a taster of some of the model shots.

    Those hex tiles (which are laid as the search for the UFO progresses – see if you can spot what the rules are based around) are 125mm HDF I had specially cut from Warbases.

    The figures arem (almost all) Brigade. Models are (mostly) Konami with some scratchbuilding and conversion/decals etc

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
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    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #172359
    Andrew Beasley
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    Oh – Project Bluebook leaks 🙂

    Super looking setup and I’m green over those models. I do regret selling mine many years ago due to lack of rules (esp. as they command a fairly large price now).

    Do we find out how to eat fettuccine in a space suit though???

     

    #172360
    Steelonsand
    Participant

    Superb ! – was expecting 28mm and Dinky ShadoMobiles at first, but on closer inspection, we’re of course talking 15mm – those Konami models are ace – and just the right size – opens up all sorts of possibilities – looking forward to seeing more….

    #172361
    willz
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    V-nice.

    #172477
    Krieghund
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    Splendid.

    #172489
    Mishima
    Participant

    Beautiful. Always loved the show.

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #172498
    Darkest Star Games
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    This is sort of weirdly timed since I just started watching this on AP after catching a part of an episode (as well as one for Space 1999) while I was in London 2 weeks ago.  It’s like John is somehow influencing my space-time continuum.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #172509
    Jim Webster
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    Looking good

    https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/

    #172524
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Wow, just wow!!!

    #172534
    John Treadaway
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    This is sort of weirdly timed since I just started watching this on AP after catching a part of an episode (as well as one for Space 1999) while I was in London 2 weeks ago. It’s like John is somehow influencing my space-time continuum.

    Well it’s a shame we didn’t meet up when you were in Londinium and: yes I obviously am an evil influencer!

    was expecting 28mm and Dinky ShadoMobiles at first

    28mm would have been hilarious and I/we have access to a store of them for the project. I also have the Product Enterprise ones in 1/43 (or so) – see below

    But – though I’ve produced a decal sheel with waterslide decals for the Konami as well as bigger ones for our Dinky Mobiles (and figures for the latter are available from Crooked Dice) and the Product Enterprise ones would be fantastic for a show game.. the tiles for either would have to be enormous: about 300mm across a hex for Dinky and 400 for the PE ones. All do-able with pink foam but…

    On the other hand I have some smaller mobiles (also Konami) at about 1/200th or so – see below:

    Again a great size and they would have worked well but I only have the two of them in this picture (and buying more is even harder than the 1/100th ones as they only come as part of a very expensive set) and – as figures would be slightly more difficult whereas 15mm figure choices are obviously vast – we though 1/100th was the sweet spot.

    And – of course – the previous game we did (UFOs being stopped in earth orbit by the three interceptors: see here http://www.werelords.com/ufo/index.htm) was in this sort of scale too, it seemed a no-brainer. Plus I’ve long wanted a contiguous arrangement where they players try and stop UFOs hitting earth, then they stop them with SKYDIVER as they transition to the atmosphere (all of which is in that previous game and all in 15mm); and – finally – there’s now a hunt for them on earth with Mobiles. It all seemed to just… flow!

    That’s us playing the Interceptor game (above) at Hammerhead three years ago – Earth and SKYDIVER at the bottom, SID in orbit and UFOs coming down the table. Close up of interceptors on a cloth (wot I had custom printed by Deep Cut), below:

    But thanks very much for all of the positive feedback. Been playing the hell out of the system and testing it for the magazine inclusion over issues 471 and 472. I hope you enjoy that too!

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
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    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #172535
    John Treadaway
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    There’s a youtube clip of me explainign the interceptor game here:

    https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/virtual-exhibitions/virtual-tabletop-gaming-live-2020/playthroughs-and-shows/actual-plays-and-demos/ufo-with-john-treadaway/

     

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
    http://www.hammers-slammers.com

    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #172537
    Thomaston
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    The models looks great but I’m really interested in how you did those hex terrain and the treetrunks.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #172539
    John Treadaway
    Participant

    The models looks great but I’m really interested in how you did those hex terrain and the treetrunks.

    Well I’m a terrible tease so my (obvious) answer is read it in the magazine!

    But seriously, the terrain is a custom sized tle from Warbases (125mm HDF – bigger than they’d normally do) and the treetrunks are… well, they’re painted twigs carefully selected from my garden. Having said that, the treetrunks in the bottom hot with the smaller vehicles are part of a diorama. A top view of my tiles look like this:

    Other than that, I’ll hint with: cork bark, Geek Gaming, Colour Party Basetex and my own personal receipe of basing compound.

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
    http://www.hammers-slammers.com

    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #172543
    Thomaston
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    That’s a great looking hex terrain. I’ll be attempting to replicate that.
    I guess I’ll have to buy the magazines.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #172795
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    Wow, amazing!

    Is there a source link to get those infantry figures?  Thanks.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #172823
    John Treadaway
    Participant

    Is there a source link to get those infantry figures? Thanks.

    The Infantry are called Starshipcrew and they are avaulable from Brigade – https://www.brigademodels.co.uk/15mmSF/Figures/SF15-012.html

    The Aliens are called Yenpalo from the same range but I’ve worked on the helmets with a Dremel (the originals had quite a detailed facepiece – like ‘Iron Man’ – which looks nice but not what I needed) https://www.brigademodels.co.uk/15mmSF/Yenpalo.html

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
    http://www.hammers-slammers.com

    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #173006
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    John

    Fantastic!  Thanks so much.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #173056
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Well it’s a shame we didn’t meet up when you were in Londinium

      Yes indeed that would have been great, I should have made an announcement on here and maybe we could have had a gathering.  But as it was not only did my family had declared that they had too much to see in too short a time to be able to visit with people they didn’t know, I was also sick the whole time we were there.  (Whatever allergens were in the air struck me down the second the airplane cabin door opened!)

    I am planning on another trip, perhaps next year, to be able to visit with Mike and many others (especially mini makers and maybe a convention or 2) and make a real adventure out of it, sans the fam!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #173383
    OldBen1
    Participant

    Holy crap!!!  This is amazing.

    #173438
    John Treadaway
    Participant

    Holy crap!!! This is amazing.

    I’m very glad people look as if they like it. Been play testing the whotsit out of my rules adaptation and it all seems to work well.

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
    http://www.hammers-slammers.com

    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
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