The Stars are Right!

Posted: September 20, 2011 in In Progress, Starship Troopers, USX

Things have been a little hectic of late, due to upcoming events involving my other hobbies (16th Century Madrigals, anyone?…. No, didn’t think so….).

Because of this, I’ve slowed down some on the painting front, and have been limited to just getting some more of the basic warrior bugs done, and touching up some sloppy work on the MI Cap Troopers.

I’ve also been undercoating some new miniatures, and the title refers to them.

I’ll make no bones of the fact that I really like H.P. Lovecraft, as does my wife. We’ve copies of Arkham Horror, Mansions of Madness in the board game collection,  the complete works of Lovecraft in hardback… So I was really entertained to find the USX Modern Day Heroes line from RAFM/Silver Fox Productions

The basic gist of the game is Hollywood style skirmish action, small unit style, with games playable in a couple of hours. There’s a range of miniatures to go with it, ranging from SWAT team members to post apocalypse survivors, and all sorts of zombies, drones and terrorist groups to throw against them.

They also include rules (and have freely down-loadable stat cards available) for using the RAFM line of Call of Cthulhu miniatures in the game, and that’s piqued  my interest. There’s something entertaining about having a SWAT team facing down a horde of Deep Ones…

I picked up a demo kit, (SWAT vs Liberation Army), and have just finished the undercoat on the lot. The remaining painting will have to wait for a week though, as I’m heading up for Hurricon 2011 this week, for more gaming fun than you can shake a stick at!



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