Complementing an existing range available from Alternative Armies, we’re given the chance to greatly expand the current options. I’ve read a few blog articles from the creator and like that these figures are pegged as ideal asymmetric combatants. It’s common in a lot of games for two (or more) players to create lists of equal points and play out pitched battles. Sometimes we might even stretch to sprinkling in some objectives.
Whilst it never caught on locally, I really like games like Tomorrow’s War. Here it was common for one side to be vastly outnumbered or outclassed by the opponent. There is then a greater reliance on tactical flexibility and strategy over just relying on superior munitions. A welcomed alternative for like-minded individuals.
With a fairly lo-tech look one could easily envisage these as native insurgents on a colony world. Perhaps freedom fighters caught up in a planetary (un)civil war? I also know of a few people who utilise 15mm figures to proxy games which are ostensibly available in 28mm. The Ikwen could happily find a home there too.
If you like your 15mm science fiction, then you should probably already know about this range. If you don’t then it’s definitely worth checking out along with the other offerings at Alternative Armies.
This campaign has a fairly modest goal of just under £5k and with 25 days to go, at time of writing, it’s almost a third of the way there.
Being supplied from Alternative Armies here in the UK, postage wont be an unexpected added expense. You also have the benefit of confidence in delivery from previous campaigns. My 15mm gaming has been shelved for a while as my regular opponents moved on, as things tend to. However, having a look on the shelves I see a dearth of alien types. I may have to remedy that and pick up a few of these. That’s the trouble when you see nice new models; too many ideas and not enough time!