Saturday, 21 January 2017
DaveB: EU INC-MERCS, and some more FCC (50 points)
For another bit of the spread out bomb, I have some more MERCS. I have a bunch to get through this winter. All of these and the future entries are the plastic minis from the box games and extras from the kickstarter. Although each faction has ten specialists, only five can go on a mission and some like snipers and heavy weapons are not to good to have in an office building raid.
The FCC(free of corporate control) got plussed up with a FCC sniper from the sniper pack and the Saboteur. I painted the sniper in various colors like my FCC from last year. The Saboteur was done in neutral tones, he did get an orange tie and the sniper got an orange scarf to keep the spot color bit going.
I do not have MERCS 2.0, so I do not have rules for them, I do know the Saboteur can taunt, so that will be fun!
I pulled out a few FCC troopers to make sure they look pretty close.
The EU are a group I'd still like to get in metal. Their sniper is pretty nice and all of them are equipped with bull pups except for a few esoteric specialists.
The EU are the megacon controling what was once most of Europe, they do have a very British aesthetic to them, and they seem to be the more "good guys" of the game...as far as a megacon can be considered good! ; )
They have a rough time with the "burn it down" mission as they don't really do a lot of area effect like the NorthAmerican based CCC. These guys are pretty precise in application of firepower...almost polite!
Except for this guy, he is the Analyst. He looks like he is flipping a bird, but he is really a brainiac hacker and lockpicker. His data picks are also combat blades concealed in his guantlets.
He's prettymuch a hacker brainiac who is also an agile bar-room brawler with a wolverine flair.
Besides the Female Assualt team leader, I also got the EU demo specialist.
MegaCon Games does not disappoint with the detail on them either.
With a sergeant, medic, monkeywrench, and a shock trooper. I am only missing two specialists, and I believe they are both heavies which may pump up the EU to win the "burn it down" mission. I kinda like their precision without the big guns though.
These MERCS figures continue to impress Dave, although it is difficult to associate the "EU" with figures showing such dynamic action poses and resolve (I rather imagine a faction with that name to be filling out forms in triplicate and whiling away toward an unfunded defined-benefit pension plan). This lot really looks the business.
Also like the use of FCC - as that acronym today would, to me at least, imply the exact opposite of freedom from corporate control. I do like the thinking behind this setting :)
There is a lot of excellent detail to be found here, and you have done some great work. That paper terrain I can see in the photos looks pretty interesting too. That will be another 50 points, and the Bromley bombardment continues...