I am primarily an Ancients miniature wargamer, but even though that is where my main hobby interests lie, everyone has to indulge a taste for variety once in awhile. For me, that is science-fiction, especially the gritty, technological kind - and even better if it's in a military vein.
I have rebased these figures and taken a few photos of what these guys look like. I have to paint up a few more squads, and put together an opposing force, but the cost will be low in 15mm. And only about 40 figures and a couple of vehicle's are all that's required for each side to get a decent size game together.
Here is a squad of NSL troopers in body armor, based now on pennies or 3/4" fender washers:
And here are a couple of hovercraft armored personal carriers:
Officers and forward observers:
A pair of heavy weapon support teams:
Some on-board light mortars:
And finally, a pair of walkers that I hope to use for urban reconnaissance work.
These are actually Gear Krieg Weird War German walkers, painted up sci-fi style, and with Flames of War Soviet tank commanders placed into the cockpits.
Don't worry - I won't be abandoning Ancients gaming anytime soon, but I was hankering for a little change of pace. I will need to get together that opposing force before the October release of "Tomorrow's War", and I've settled on using some Sahadeen insurgents, as manufactured by Rebel Minis.