Friday, 31 December 2021

MARPACE Exoskeleton Suits

Three two man teams form a squad. The squad leader mounted as two figures on one base for ease of identification.

These are Clear Horizon Epsilon Squad infantry. Inspired by the exoskeleton suits from The Edge of Tomorrow aka Live. Die. Repeat. I've had them in my too be painted pile for too long. Since 2017 in fact.

Part of me thinks this is shockingly slow. The other part of me thinks that it's just down to my inability to just focus on one thing at a time.

For me this meant I had to understand how a squad in the Gate Walker universe was built.

No, I couldn't just take a current Marine squad, because nothing is ever totally static. A position recently reinforced by the Marine Corps changing from a 13 man squad into a new 15 squad. About the only thing that seems consistent is three teams make a squad.

A three figure base for the senior leader in command of the platoon with a Big Dog mule.


  1. I like that you work on backstory just as much as your rules and minis. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you for saying so. It's the narrative that is important to me. This is why I created the NAC and Pan Euro formations.

      SJG seem only interested in the game and the conceit behind it.

      The how it got there is only interesting up to the point where reality diverges from the fiction. I've always been interested in the world that creates.

  2. I too lover you ideas behind your models- it really brings them to life. I think for me, unit size is proportional to the ability top control them. This includes both the space they dominate and the transports that get them there.

    1. Thank you. I would be the first to admit that I don't know enough about force organization to be confident that my ideas are sound. My knowledge is theoretical, and probably a bit fanciful.

      However, I do know some people who are professionals. I'm hoping they'll help me smooth out the kinks.

      OH yes, Happy New Year.

  3. They look much better painted than as raw castings, Ashley. Bottom line for squad size is that no matter how big the TO&E is, the squad will routinely fight under strength.

    Regards, Chris.

    1. Ain't that the truth. I made my 1CASR* company understrength for its SAR mission in Bad Dog.

      * 1st Combat Armor Suit Reconnaissance, inspired by the USMC 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance