So after I finished the Pax Arcadians, I thought about the fact that my armies so far are a bit too similar - the bugs apart, the South African Federation, Pax Arcadians and FSE are all pretty much straight 'panzer division' copies.
I had a browse through the lead mountain, and decided to try something a little more sophisticated.
Not any more advanced in many ways than current tech (or something very near-future). Based on infantry with hover/jump packs (look up Martin Jetpack
), - target designators (Grumman
), adaptive camouflage (BAE
), walker (exo-skeletons
), dropships (ok, the Osprey
is about as close as we have at the moment), high quality smart missiles
, orbital artillery.. yeah ok... and excellent tactical comms and awareness for top command and control.
So I also made a throwaway comment online about how fast I could finish some of these guys for an FWC battlegroup.
These guys were undercoated, so tonight they got a drybrush of Chromacryl neutral grey, a wash of Coat d'arms Magic Yellow (walkers):
And Magic Green (infantry) - this was followed up with white glue and sand for the bases, then a quick dab of Chrome Orange for visors (I intend to highlight this with a gold pen), while the walkers got GW Sunburst Yellow base colours.
Next steps (tomorrow) - black and tin-bitz for weapons... might also try the tin bitz for visors... flesh and flesh wash, sage green for backpacks - I am also thinking a red sienna wash for the sand bases, then ochre dry-brush for that nice 'red planet' feel. The other option is a greyish/green, but I quite like the idea of doing some outrageously coloured bases for the sci-fi stuff.
They still don't have a name yet.. so I will think about that one. They are definitely human(oid) so perhaps a Terran offshoot or new colony. Or maybe I should just paint a Weyland Yutani logo on the walkers and have done with it. I am thinking of NAAS - New Alba Airborne Services.