Monday, February 17, 2014

All Quiet on the Martian Front Sneak Peek: US Infantry

 After constant badgering, pleas and just being a general pain-in-***, I have managed to convince Ernie to give me a handful of the US troops to start painting up for All Quiet on the Martian Front (AQMF).  I'm really excited about the game and have have helped play test it a good deal.   The figures were first posted on the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge.

 These figures are 15mm in scale and all are wearing gas masks to ward off the effects of the damn Black Dust the Martian have been known to spew about.  Nasty stuff that.

 The basic infantry unit for the US forces is a platoon of three 5 man stands, so I've completed three platoons.  Ernie has thousands of these cast and he and the team are in the process of sorting them out.  If you've never seen what 45,000 15mm miniatures look like all together, it's a rather impressive site.

Once last show of these doughty Americans surging out to deal with one of those dreaded Martian Tripods.  Tripods? where are they.  I've been allowed to see the first test shot of the plastics and they look fantastic - no pictures yet but maybe soon.......

The game is a real blast to play, pun intended!

3 comments:

DeanM said...

Very interesting project, Miles. Also, interesting to see the way they're based. Best, Dean

Paul oftheManCave said...

Lovely job Miles! Glad to see they are prepared for the black smoke!

I REALLY wanted to get into this but just didn't get anyone else excited enough to come with me. A real pity as the figs look smashing!

Monty said...

Very nice, Miles. love to see the 'Dough Boys' advancing in extended line - 'up and at 'em!'