Near-future 6mm Sci Fi figures and models from GZG (Ground Zero Games)
More of the Mechanised Future!
This is the page full of finished Mechs and modern armour - the West German stuff and T90's are so futuristic that I think they work perfectly well alongside the Mechs and other vehicles as a near-future force. You can see many of the Modern tanks here on their own. Most of the SF stuff is from Ground Zero Games, and the Moderns are usually H&R or the more expensive but impressive GHQ gear.
There is lots more of this stuff on my Links Page
This is all of the "West German/NATO" force, with Large Mecha Units at the back. The Heroics & Ros West German Leopards and Marders look very futuristic, especially the Marders used as an IFV
There is no real reason that a war in the future couldn't take place in the European countryside...? The Gepard can just about be made out in what is a rather difficult-to-focus on such a large set of troops shot
The Boxer in the foreground could also easily be a straight-to-scifi vehicle.
Iin this one the Large Mecha's and infantry are in sharp focus, with the TORTOISE and STURMKAMPFER walkers just visible in the foreground
A combined arms supported infantry squad, NAC infantry jumping out of their Marder with a Small Walker with Rocket Pods and Tortoise Walker in support. The infantryman on the left had a rocket-launcher / laser thingy, that I added some lights to the front of to make it look cooler.
NAC Infantry jump out of their Boxer 6-wheeler and are supported by a STURMKAMPFER walker as they take control of the farmhouse
The STURMKAMPFER walker chacks out the potting shed...
The future of wargaming..?
NAC Infantry and a small walker with Rocket Pods, Boxer on the right
Marder & NAC Infantry in a farmyard
Large Walker and Leopard II, both in NATO-esque cammo. There is a train of thought that says that really large walkers are too large to hide, so no need for Cammo, but at this scale it does help.
This time they are joined by a small walker and some NAC Infantry. The background is a mounted on foamboard that I use for quite a few of my photos now. Its not rocket science, but better than a plan bit of cloth.
Even closer. The extensive drybrushing in Bleached Bone ( now apparently)
The Talon Light Attack Combat Walker is hunting, raptor-like, in the grounds of the farmhouse. I painted the "windscreen" of this walker under the turret, and one of the turrets I replaced with one from a H&R WW2 German 8-rad recce vehicle, as this round shaped one is a little bit meh IMO
A full force of walkers, AFV's, IFV's and infantry. The Walker with the WW2 turret is on the left - it looks like I didn't shave off enough of the base of the turret before gluing it into the hole on the top of the walker though, as it's come out a bit lopsided. This Leopard has also suffered a bit of barrel-droop between photos!
Slightly clearer view. I picked up the way to paint the three-tone NATO scheme from the very useful (but hard to find) website www.panzerbaer.de, which has details on how the scheme works on every individual vehicle in the German, and also many other nations inventories.
The NATO 3-tone vehicles here are all painted in an undercoat of as a spray, with a network of black stripes painted on top, followed by some blobs of brown (which I think was GW Graveyard Earth). The whole lot are then drybrushed with GW Bleached Bone, varnished in ArmyPainter Dark Tone and then matt varnished with .
A not entirely succesful low-angle atmospheric shot
And these are the Neo-Soviet forces, with Spider Drones, Tortoise Walkers, NAC Infantry and some H&R Polish BTR-variant 8-wheeler IFV's to carry them around. Because the Polish IFVs are unusual, lacking the turret of a BTR, they make excellent SF vehicles as they don't look obviously like BTR's!
These are the rules I have in mind for these forces.
Available to pre-order on Amazon here.
A closer to ground level shot, showing the scale of the Walkers and Infantry much better.
Super-close-up. The infantry were given brown gloves to distinguish their "hands" from the rest of the armour suit - a tiny touch I copied from my 20mm Elheim US Marines green gloves, but hich helps a lot at this small scale.
Mixed in with the GHQ super-detailed T90.
This is a clearer shot - in the background in the centre is another GZG tracked drone - this is a 15mm support drone which makes a mental huge-twin-gun laser tank in 6mm
I have 4 bases of yellow-armoured NAC infantry, who will serve as some sort of elite forces unit. Because choosing armour that means you are able to be spotted more easily must mean that you are just really hard
The Fast Attack Squadron - Modern Lynx recce vehicle hulls with a variety of turrets, most from WW2 T34/85's but the really big gun is (I think) a 20mm Milan launcher!
The same models - again lots of lights to make them more SF. All are based on 20x40mm bases
Power Armoure weapons teams, mobile AA and recce units, all based on pennies.
The AA on the left is on a WW2 KV chassis, on the right is a BRDM2
The target's eye view...
The elite team - infantry, support weapons, and Tortoise and Sturmkampfer walkers
From a different angle. I added yellow and red to the weapons of the walker suits to make them look cooler.
The whole Neo-Soviet force, with some added SA6 AA and mixing in the various real and home-brew AFV's
Same again - the grass tufts on the models are also pretty clear in this shot
The whole Neo-NATO force as well. The AFVs at the front centre are Jagdpanzer Kannone from Heroics and Ros
From a slightly different angle. The cammo really does break up the outlines of the vehicles
Closer to ground level
e4M's pack of a dozen spaceships make some decent 1/300th scale flyers
This one I tried to paint up like the dropship in the film Elysium
A bit of a Harrier vibe here, so British Cold-war style cammo
Very pleased with how this one came out - Armypainter yet again to the rescue!
That's your lot... until I find some rules and get them on the table you may want to browse some of my other 6mm stuff: