Monday, 3 May 2021

Insurgent Platoon WIP

I've been busy working on the rules! Got a whole bunch of words written last week. I'm deep into the infantry construction process, which at points was doing my head in as I noodled different ideas and running numbers.

Edit: to add a close-up of my insurgents. 

I finished sculpting the seats for the Gunstriders. These are my idea for near future equivalent to Technicals.  Highly improvised walking platforms converted from Nakamura Robotics product; The Oshiguruma SDR: Search and Delivery Robot.

Slow going because it seems to take forever and a day for Kneadite or Milliput to harden.

So I've spent more time making other odds and ends, and stuff, as one does. In this case making a couple of tracked drones. One for my insurgents to use. The other a robotic fork-lift truck.

Here's another thing I made. A Jump-Off point for the rules, which will mark where troops can come onto the table.

An idea from Chain-of-Command that adds something to playing wargames that can be difficult to achieve: hidden movement, ambushes, and reserves.

And, whilst rebuilding my Toyota Technical I showed previously,  I found myself cutting apart another RAFM Gear, which was a surprise as I hadn't intended to start another conversion until I finished rebuilding the open cockpit crane mech.

So much for discipline.

That's all for now. Catch you all later.

10 comments:

  1. I really like your Gunstriders!

    Can I ask what the main thrust of the game is? Like, it's obviously not like X-Wing where the play is mostly choosing the right maneuvers; and (if I remember your tastes right) it'll be less in love with stacking and manipulating modifiers than BattleTech is.

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    1. Yeah, you're right. How did you get to know me so well!? ;-)

      Good question too. Not trying to avoid answering it, but the answer is it's evolving. I keep having ideas. Wouldn't it be cool if I do this moments.

      So it's going to be different. I'm bored with SF wargames that are WW2 in Space! Or WW2 in the Future! So command and control in a future where the world is an internet of things.

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    2. ;-)

      Cheers to new ideas!

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  2. You obviously had a lot of fun putting these together, the casualty marker with the treads marks over a fallen trooper is hilarious. Great job!

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    1. Yeah. Dark, but it scratches my funny bone.

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    1. Cheers.

      Are you starting to feel the love? ;-)

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    2. I like how the pilots are balanced on back with a 50 cal style weapon in front of them.

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  4. The gunstriders look great! Nice work even if they aren't HIMBOs

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    1. Thank you. Highly Improvised Walking Platforms HIWP catches the feel of HIMBO and I may well use it for the Russian versions, given that these ones are a nod to Japanese Toyota Company Hiluxs.

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