I finally got to sit down and finish my Irregular Miniatures 15mm US marines to go with my zombie game. This way I can add a few different scenarios to my campaigns. I guessed that if I just got enough for a decent squad for now, it made more sense than a whole load of them, don’t want them to have many more options than a force of normal survivors.
Overall, they are pretty good minis, although the other one I got had ended up with his gun snapped off (I’ll convert him later into something else) luckily I had a couple of GZG marine looking figures that have taken his place. I know they aren’t exactly a perfect match, but they will do fine, we are playing a fictional zombie war, so I think we are fine! I’ll get some British army stuff later as well, but these will do for now.
Here are a few pics of them in action.
As you can see from my pics, the truck is what I picked up from the poundshop, it’s an ideal size and actually has space in the back for a couple of figures or cargo. It needs a bit of a paintjob over bits, but I’m not going mad with it and leaving it mostly intact (It had some crappy transfers on the sides and bonnet, but with my missus’s fine nail file emmery board thing, they came off without much effort!)
The Black hawk helicopter, was from the recent UK part work collection called “Helicopters” surprisingly! It was the first and was introductionary priced at £2.99, so it was a bargain! Now these two army vehicles will serve as deployment vehicles and objectives/escape etc.
You may also notice the background terrain is mostly in black and white. Don’t worry, I have taken to printing a lot of my scenery out for this in just black ink. This I feel gives a great surreal comic book effect for play, keeps my costs down and allows the eye to focus on the action. The grey colour feels more urban and dead, ideal for zombie games.
All I need now is a tank or two and they’ll be ready for a rumble with my aliens too!! (or even a godzilla beasty!!)
EDIT: I would like to point out, US marines and US Army are two totally different things, so any confusion between the two is down to me, the simple English man. Sorry!