Monday, 26 December 2016

From MilesR: US Rangers & Somali Pirates plus Some Frostgrave Soldiers (165 Points)

A somewhat eclectic submission of 33 28mm scale figures in the form of 16 Modern US army rangers and Delta's, 12 Somali Pirates and 5 Frostgrave Soldiers .

The Rangers and Pirates are produced by the people who wrote the Skirmish Sanguin ruleset and were part of the Maalinti Rangers Kickstarter.  The Somali's weren't intended to be Pirates but they'll do just fine in the role.  The companies name is Radio Dish Dash.  I have yet to play the rules but they seem very comprehensive and are based on a percentile die role.

 In the back row you can see the four Deltas
The first three rows are.  I went with a generic desert cammo which is "close enough".  The miniatures are superb but a bit on the delicate side.
 5 plastic Frostgrave soldiers that I never got around to painting last year.  These are very nice generic figures and can serve a lot of roles in any medieval skirmish or RPG game.

 Next up are the Somali's - I only got 12 with the kickstarter which is disappointing because I don't see them listed for retail sale.
 A close up of 6 of the pirates with their leader sporting a very nice new set of Communist bloc cammo fatigues.

 And the other six.  These were a lot of fun to assemble and paint and I would really like to get some more.

That's it for painting today - Perhaps I'll get some more in later this week.

Both the rangers and the pirates will be part of the SOCOM and Sorcery game at Historicon - each will be a player faction.  More on that as the Challenge progresses.


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Great work Miles. Modern figures, eh? This seems like a new twist for you. I really like the Radio Dish Dash models, especially the Somalis. Their wiry physiques seem quite realistic and the skirmishers have wonderful animation. Now you need a Blackhawk and a couple Little Birds to set the scene. 

And Mr. Miles moves back to the front of the points roster...

22 comments:

  1. I like and do (occasionally) play Skirmish Sangin so I am very interested in these figures. they do look very nice and the paint job improves them as well. But as a 20mm fan I cannot see myself changing scales. But I have truly enjoyed seeing these figures thank you. yet more nice challenge work.

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  2. Another mini bomb, good work Miles, that's some output

    Ian

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  3. Very nice indeed - those Somalis are really nice figures with great poses and you've done a cracking job on all of them. Seeing the moderns next to check frost grave figures shows how better fed people were in frost grave days ;)

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    1. The Frostgrave figures are indeed on the "husky" size but will be very durable on the table top. I really like the Somali figures but the realistic casting makes them somewhat delicate so I'll need some super glue handy when they get out on the table. Still they really are superb sculpts.

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  4. I hope this output is just due to holidays or you are going to be out of sight by the end of the first month. A fantastic mix am looking at getting into small unit action Modern in 2017.
    All well painted and going to look great on the gaming table

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    1. Sadly, the real world will intrude upon my painting schedule so I need to wrack up some points while I'm not that busy. You will see a tail off in "productivity" in a week or so.

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  5. How apt, we watched the film Capt Phillips last night. I'm sure that chap third from left was the pirate how fell of the port side! Great work Miles!

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  6. How apt, we watched the film Capt Phillips last night. I'm sure that chap third from left was the pirate how fell of the port side! Great work Miles!

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  7. Nice work Miles and one can see your right back to racking up the points again.

    Christopher

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  8. Yes Curt, this is my first time with some moderns and you'll see a lot more "moderns" over the course of the Challenge including some US Marines, Brits, Afghan Mujahideen and even some Russian. All for the "SOCOM and Sorcery" version of the game at Historicon 2017.

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  9. Another micro paint bomb Miles! The Somalis look just the thing, the RPG was a must as is the loon firing the MG upright! Well done.
    Also nice basing on the Marines.

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  10. Lovely work. The Somalis look especially wild and dangerous.

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  11. That's a great set of figures Miles :)

    475 points in a week? At this rate you're on for over 6000 points this year! ;)

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  12. That's some output! Cool looking models and nice work!

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  13. Those moderns are a true inspiration kind sir!

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  14. Nice work, especially the Somalis. Those medieval troops are a bit outgunned!

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  15. The moderns look really sharp, Miles, most especially the Somalia prirates. The frost grave troops are pretty nice too, the do seem more robust than the moderns, must be corn fed diets! ;)

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  16. Lovely work, Miles! The Somalis look really great, all lithe and dangerous - if somewhat crazy. You've done a terrific job with them. I really like the Delta chaps as well. Great paint-bombing work, Sir!

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