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Author Topic: Trigan Empire war gaming  (Read 1185 times)

Offline Pijlie

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Re: Trigan Empire war gaming
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2022, 08:57:52 AM »
Great memories of this comic. Published in weekly comic magazine Sjors in the 70ies. Villain Darak's red jet fighter must have been one  of the first paper toys I ever scratchbuilt.

I have long entertained the idea to wargame the Trigan Empire. A mix of barbarian types, fantasy, Romans and WW2 types equipped with rayguns would seem about right.
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Offline Sgt_T

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Re: Trigan Empire war gaming
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2022, 03:19:54 PM »
Great memories of this comic. 

Same here. Read this post and dug up Prisoner of Zerss from my pile of old comic books.
Only dignitaries and military in full dress uniform seem to wear the Roman style outfit. Regular soldiers look more contemporary and could be represented by any (plastic) soldier figures as long as they have non-distinctive webbing and helmets and carry sleek raygun type weapons.

Would the Bolt Action Konflict 47 Italians fit the vibe?
I think so (with some weapon modifications)

Void I-kore Junkers would also work (with modified weapons):

For 'troops' the WA 'cannon fodder' bodies may help you, perhaps with some headswaps.
Indeed, but with rayguns

Of course if you are thinking about encounters with local tribes outside the urban areas of Elekton, then really almost anything goes. You may want to look at Gripping Beast plastics for these.

Transport seems to take place with either (fantastic) beasts of burden or anti-grav vehicles. Much like Star Wars there are not many vehicles with wheels or rotor blades.

Please post pictures if/when you get this project going!

« Last Edit: May 24, 2022, 03:35:56 PM by Sgt_T »

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Trigan Empire war gaming
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2022, 12:07:02 PM »
From what I remember of the series, it was only the characters (and maybe some "guards") that dressed like that. The soldiers looked like WW1-to-WW2 (and in-between), with some overlap into the 50's with some of the jets.

I was going to use German WW2 (in the high boots) for Trigans and maybe Japanese for Cato. (The paratroops seem to have the correct helmets IIRC.)


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