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Offline Hobgoblin

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15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:41:35 AM »
I've started running occasional Traveller games with some friends, and I'm also going to be running some for my kids. The grown-up game's remote, but the kids' game may well involve miniatures. I also like the idea of using Traveller as a skirmish game; as far as I can see, it just needs some movement and sequence rules added (I may look at Snapshot for that, although I've heard mixed things about it).

We're using the classic Traveller rules, and I'm not going to pay too much attention to the background stuff that came later. I'll keep the Imperium and the Vargr, Aslan and Droyne, but I like how the early set-up leave lots of room for other alien species, including star-faring ones. So there'll probably be a hint of Mos Eisley as well as the Star Viking/Dumarest of Terra stuff.

This will also allow me to revive a long-abandoned Alien Squad Leader project; I have the rules and lots of sabot bases ready to go. And we'll probably get a few games of Fubar in with the same figures.

These are the first three. I think the third one could well do duty as an Aslan at some point.

Offline anch_io

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 12:21:53 PM »
Very cool 15mms... please post your progress regularly.

Oh, and I hope that’s a tail between the legs of a third one... :D
« Last Edit: September 22, 2020, 12:24:54 PM by anch_io »

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 06:12:45 PM »
Oh, and I hope thatís a tail between the legs of a third one... :D

He's mad because someone stole his pants.  >:(

Great work on those minis. I haven't seen the particular sculpts before.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2020, 05:52:49 AM »
Wow, those look amazing!  Inspiring.

I guess I better place an order for those BMM Nevis aliens.  They look awesome.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 10:18:28 AM »
Thanks, gents. It's not quite clear what that is between the Blue Moon Averum's legs; they all seem to have a sort of pointed abdomen that they're not too bothered about protecting ...

Cacique Caribe - yes, the Blue Moon stuff's great - and the Nevis are particularly nice, I think.

Here are a few more that I finished last night. I've pretty much abandoned 15mm for fantasy (barring, perhaps, a Gloranthan excursion), now that I use 1/72 for Hordes of the Things and 28mm for roleplaying (clearer over Zoom for our lockdown games!). So I'm repurposing unpainted fantasy stuff for sci-fi and nicking Jagannath's tremendous "conversion by paint" approach (as in the blue-skinned primitive here, who's actually an Alternative Armies orc).

Some fantasy figures are too baroque to fit in with Traveller-esque sci-fi, I think. That includes a lot of the best - much of the Demonworld range, for example. But a lot of others work OK.

I need to redo the right eye of the fat chap with the pistol. But I thought I'd include him for now: surely nothing screams "Far Future" like a portly fellow in a combination of sportswear, red boots and turquoise harem pants!

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 02:58:49 PM »
The squat little blue skinned guy reminds me of Lord Commander from Final Space:

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 09:36:36 PM »
Who makes that ďAverumĒ figure?

Dan

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2020, 10:15:57 PM »
Who makes that ďAverumĒ figure?

Dan

He's from Blue Moon - the Averums are in the same range as the Nevis.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2020, 10:38:05 PM »
Wow, I donít know how I missed those.  Thanks so much!

Dan

Offline swiftnick

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2020, 01:18:19 PM »
I have been buying the alternative armies 15mm scifi for traveller style games. Very old school space opera.

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 07:26:37 PM »
I love Traveller! It's what really got me into sci-fi miniatures. To the point I have too many figures to choose from!  ;D
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline Metternich

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2020, 09:33:06 PM »
I have Traveller (and Traveller-inspired) figures in both 15mm and 25/28 mm (that way lies madness).  My favorites are the old Grenadier figures, which were the official Traveller figures and helped set the mold for what certain things looked like.   Have one set of the Imperial Marines painted up, and am painting a second "squad."  Am not using the maroon color scheme, as I see that as being their dress uniform; painting them in a green color scheme instead, for planet-side or shipboard use.

Online Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2020, 09:52:21 PM »
If you want 15mm Imperial Marines, Ground Zero Games UNSC marines might work.

I am not sure where the maroon colour came from, as I painted them a sand colour.
http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/07/gdw-boxes-from-eighties.html
However, looking at the box, I can see why maroon was a choice.
[Edit - need to exorcise the keyboard again...]
« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 05:24:51 PM by Ultravanillasmurf »

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2020, 05:38:07 PM »
Iím still salivating over those photos.  What fantastic results!

Dan
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 03:18:01 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline darthfozzywig

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Re: 15mm for Traveller (and possibly other games)
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2020, 04:51:10 PM »
Good work!

 

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