For people interested in making an underdweller force Khurasan's "Chuke" line could be used for infantry. They're short, hooded figures with what look to be carbines. They also have crewed weapons like mortars, machine guns and tube launchers, a giant beetle/flea thing towing an artillery piece (too contemporary for my taste, but the bug could be useful) and a tunneling drill. I'd link directly, but they're closed for the holidays. Once their up and running you can go here (http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com) and find the Chuke tab. IIRC it's under sci-fi.
Good idea I have added it to the sticky
Love the Khurasan stuff - had them on me list for years. Lots of different figures; even some - unfortunately - for Fanticide (sigh).
Thanks for posting the photos. The handling machine is much bigger than I expected but the Prussian tanks fit in well. The light tank could be used as an artillery tractor - now that the Mk II model kits are OOP I'd rather put my Mk IIt tanks to other uses.
That Cephalod Handling machine is perfect for a Gatherer!! My search is over thank you - further incenstive for buying Black Hat now is that the pound is at an all time low against the dollars - rought $1.45 per pound - good time to buy. BTW the Martians from Ospreys War of the Worlds had only two types of machines - a three legged 'assault' type and a quad legged 'handler' type (ei Gatherer). These figures are great and my order going out next week. Thank you for these great pics and the listings
ooooh most excellent find quendil!! Don't overlook that 15mm WWII Soviet 'Terror Tank' - its slap together nature and small size makes a great addition to the 'tankette' series common in early IRL tanks that work well for scout units. Similiar to the Renault, Cardigan tankettes, and Whippet. Small, fast, 'cavalry' tanks. Love them basing stuff off the MkIV series of tanks, fits right in with the MkIVs I was using from Old Glory for militia forces. I've queried them about the 'optional drivers positions' mentioned in the Cargo Carrier write-up - having a pack of mixed driver positions would be a bonus for the scratch builders out there. Love the tanks are (mostly) proved with mix of guns and mgs, again I can see alot of stuff being scratch built from 'parts'. Great stuff. Between Black Hat and this company, our armor needs seem met for the future. Cheers!
Black Hat is having a price increase in February(first one in 5 years), so order now!
I have a lot of their Martian Empires stuff, and except for some flashy Green Martians, I've been really pleased with them.
I'm going really crazy soon with the Black Hat stuff - look for the 'mutants of Liverpool' formations of "Imperial Mutant Guards". I really want to use those 'native' pointy eared troops along side the Brits. So here's my fantastical basis - after the 'bomb' of Liverpool, the surrounding areas had a rash of 'mutant' births. These poor creatures were born with definate non-human, or at the very least mutated human, skin color (red), pointed ears, great dexterity, and no gentials. They grew amazingly quick, at present (AQ1916) they are full 20 to 25 year old human sized folk, with equal intelligence. They were gathered by British BHA officials, given armor & training, and sent out with specially trained British troops. Strangely, they speak a Liverpool accented gutteral English. One unique feature of their 'armor' is the use of metal pavises. The guard have armor 5, the regulars (askaris) have armor 4. Stats: Spd 6" Def 6 Arm 4/5* Spec: *askaris/guard; high Def due to nimble; I Die Now. The 'polearmed' will be Forlorn Hopes with explosive (+3Pow) tipped poles. A big thing about these folks - the cannot reproduce and have an extremely short life span. They can expire during high anxiety moments, like battle, so the I Die Now rule - roll of a natural '1' when firing, the element drops over dead! Okay I know this is 'out there' but you have to admit it adds yet another interesting aspect to the game and a chance to display some really nice figures. I stayed away from the 'almost nude' swordsmen, etc., as wanted some firepower. I might 'upgrade' them slightly with 'Mars Pattern' rifles as well. I'm planning on the British figures having those in any case. What do you think - too much?? Please comment folks, I think I've gotten 'Martian fever' lol.