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Mojo Rising! – FUBAR FUBAR!

Well, after the last post bemoaning lack of time, enthusiasm, motivation etc. I finally managed to get a few things done. Small things (literally!) but at least it’s a start! With 28mm C19th to paint for Ayton, more C18th 28mm ImagiNation stuff, 6mm Imagi and various other new projects to start I thought it made sense to paint some 6mm SF! I’ve had some of the Angel Barracks Alien wildlife for a while and never quite got round to them. I’d also picked up the four IFVs needed for the Sikkari Colonial Forces. These are from the excellent Adler Dark Star range. Not the cheapest vehicles around but lovely big models. These are Federation Talin IFVs (FD25).

So, we return to the planet Sikkari…

OPEN PERSONAL JOURNAL: Capt Henrik Gruben – SDF

With the arrival, at last, of our infantry transport, we loaded up the four squads and launched a patrol along the eastern edge of the Regis Desert. The Saturin Gully runs along the southern border of the desert. Although no VDC troops have been reported in this area, it is only a matter of time before they begin operations.

As we moved along the gulley, to either side we caught glimpses of the varied wildlife in the area.

The gully itself is narrow and large boulders wait to catch out the careless driver.

To the south we saw the first of several Grynwyrm.

It soon became apparent they were part of a Wyrm Pack hunting the timid Schrarlbeest. The pack had driven them to the edge of the gully and now approached for the kill.

The Schrarlbeest had no where to run.

While on the northern slopes a small herd of Kraten watched us pass and watched what could have been a meal for them fall to the Grynwyrm.

The patrol, from a military perspective, was uneventful. The new IFVs performed well and will provide solid transport for our troops in the inevitable coming conflict.

END OF JOURNAL

Now I must try and get a proper game of FUBAR going!

Next up for completion is a load of Soviet microarmour that needs basing.

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FUBAR – SDF and SovCorp done!

Having finally amended my Painting Plan I thought I would have a little burst of effort and get the pretty well final batch of models done for this stage of my FUBAR project.

First up are the Sikkara Defence Force (SDF). I’ve used Adler vehicles with Dark Realm Miniatures(DRM) buggies and Federation Mid-tech infantry. These are the colonists on the defensive. They will likely be defending positions with occasional hit and run with the buggies. As yet I have no APCs for them as I envisage them riding on tanks or buggies. There are two eight man squads and a five man command team (yes, I know there are six in the pic but I misplaced a normal chap!). I’ve also done a couple of resin bunkers as the plan is for most of their facilities to be underground and these the connected entrances to them.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Although VonDon Corp. are the main high tech force there is interest from other corporations. Although ostensibly there to support the colonists, the SovCorp contingent may also have ulterior motives. These are DRM vehicles for the tanks and APCs. The command trio are Reiver Castings. Infantry are Adler Venurians. I’ve gone for five man squads here to match the VonDon ones. The small DRM tanks at the front are a lot smaller than I expected and I’m thinking of classing these as remote controlled AFVs, unmanned and controlled from the command APC at the back.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So there we have the three main protagonists! I need some scenery (desert type tiles) and ‘stuff’ to fill it so I can plan out the first games. I have a few more GZG tanks I MAY do for VonDon and I may do a couple of APCs for the SDF but for now, that is it! 🙂

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FUBAR – Progress report

After a little delay in getting this lot finished I’ve finally got a few opponents for VonDon Corp. Not quite enough for a game as I need scenery still but progress. But first things first.VonDon Corp LogoI’ve wanted a logo to attach to images so that I can reduce it down and use is as a signature image for all related posts. So far I’ve come up with two options. Once is a little ‘darker’ and I’m not sure reflects the ‘good’ that the corporation does around the Colonies.

 The second uses the corporate colour scheme.

And I can’t decide whether to add the full name in there somewhere as well. Any comments appreciated.

On to the new troops. Attached to the VonDon Corp. military investigation team is a UCOT (United Colonies Observation Team). Attached to the mission at the insistence of EarthGov to ensure transparency and respect for the rights of the Sikkara Colonists. Kitted out with VDC equipment but in the neutral UC blue, they are accompanied by a VDC Advanced Combat Walker to provide additional protection.

The Colonist, whose developing military arm is known as the SLF (Sikkara Liberation Force), although not equipped with the latest military hardware are still a force to be respected and their knowledge of the planet and its environment could give them a distinct advantage if military action is required.

The buggies unique to the Colonists provide a fast moving recon force with enough punch to do damage to an unprepared foe before disappearing again into the vastness of the Sikkara landscape.

Currently operating in five man teams they are expected to increase this to compensate for the reduced firepower their hardware can deliver compared to the latest military kit they are likely so face.

Although lacking in public support, the SLF are suspected of dealing with other colonial corporations to both obtain support for their cause and because the potential profits resulting from full control of Sikkara make providing such support, even if initially covertly, a risk some corporations are willing to take. It is suspected that SovCorp have been supplying them with military hardware.

 

The buggies are Pax Arcadia from Dark Realm Miniatures supplied by the estimable Angel Barracks (whose fault this whole 6mm SF project is!). The SLF AFVs are Adler Dark Star range, as are all the infantry. The UCOT are the ‘marine’ types. The Colonists are the mid-tech troops. Finally, the SovCorp vehicles are from Reiver Castings at Under the Bed. They do the same vehicles in small, medium and large sizes (for up to 12mm figures) and these are from the large range as I wanted something suitable ‘chunky’! I’ve seen the pictures on the website a few times and to be honest the photos do not do them justice. The ‘light’ paintjob washes out the photos and in the flesh (lead?) they look crisp and detailed. I think Gateshead Gaming are taking over supply of them and will be expanding the range. The large models are not cheap but do the job.

I have more of the Dark Realm range for the SovCorp and more Adler stuff to do for the SLF. There are more GZG AFVs for the VDC but at the moment I don’t want to make it to armour heavy.

At Derby I shall be picking up the rest of the stuff I need for my Syrians. As I didn’t want to rebase the IDF I bought I wanted to match the basing. I tried all the different pots of sand I had and none matched. In the end, Tim, who did the IDF, sent me up a bag of the sand he used (£3 to send up a 60p bag of sand!). At first it didn’t look like it matched but after PVA’ing it on and then applying a watered down PVA mix that darkened it and it now looks fine. The M60s and the M113 are my paint jobs and basing. The HQ at back is Tims. I’ve added some olive bush material to give contrast.

There we go. Not a huge amount but progress. I’d like to get a few more things done for FUBAR before Derby as after that I will be hitting my Syrians. And that’s not to mention the pile of 28mm RSM miniatures I need to start!

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FUBAR – VonDon Corp. – complete

Well, after a few grabbed sessions over the last few days I’ve finally finished (for now) my VonDon Corp. contingent for FUBAR. This gives me enough for a viable little game so all I need now is some opposition, of which more anon. On to the Swans in Space…

The whole contingent looks like this:

I’ve added the Command Team with (from right cockwise), Cpt Lamm, medic, ATGW team, Lt. Schneider:

The contingent can still call on the heavy weapons if needed:

The Recon Team, with their Combat Walkers and prototype power armour:

There are 4 teams, each with their own IFV. Yellow Team:

White Team:

Red Team:

Blue Team are the rapid response team, either in their ARV (Airmobile Recon Vehicle):

Which enables team to deploy with support from the ARV HMG:

Or with their standard IFV:

Any of the Teams can be deployed further afield with the OSTV (Orbit-Surface Transport Vessel):

 

And yes, it is Starbug!

So there we are. Enought to be going on with. I have a small EarthGov monitoring team nearly done and have planned out the colonists and a rival corporation. And I have some Dark Realm Miniatures coming as well.

That will do for now…

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Von Don Corp. – new recruits

Finally added a few more troops to the Sikarra contingent of the Savage Swans. The full contingent now looks like this:

I’ve added the Scout Squad with their HPW – Heavy Personnel Walker.

In my original C18th forces the scouts were Native Americans so I’ve tried to retain this link by adding ‘warpaint’ to their helmets.

I’ve also added a heavy support AFV:

And an ARV – Airmobile Recon Vehicle:

And for all of them I’ve added a little static grass to the bases to give a little contrast, including the original batch of figures:

I’ve got a few more to do and then on to some opposition.

In the meantime I’ve finished of the other M48s for the IDF. I’m still waiting on some matching sand so I can base to fit in with what I have. I’ve got about five little pots of sand and none of them match!

More to follow…

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