Saturday, 9 March 2013

Khurasan Exterminators: All together

My Exterminator collection
It's Saturday and the sun is out! After a pleasant ride on my sweet Harley to Newtown (for breakfast) I Broke out the camera and tripod this afternoon to take some non-phone pics for Jon of his exterminator range.

These may be used (with my full permission of course) in a new rule book from Ganesha Games in the future. I don't know much more than that, but I'm a big Ganesha fan so it's nice to be involved.

Size comparison
Here is a photo with the figures from the different packs in a row, as requested in the comments section last post.
There is some difference when examined like this, but it's well within tolerance for me.  I have found over the years that small differences in size are not noticeable during a game unless the two figures are in base contact, and even then it's hard to tell at table distance.

I'm going to spend the afternoon finishing off my Meso Nasai, and messing around with getting my latest solo skirmish attempt into pocketmod format. This should make it very easy to print out (1 page) and add tiny supplements to. 8 little card sized pages may prove too constricting, but then again I am a big believer in tight contraints being very productive. We will see.

Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

  1. I'm really, really sorry SJ, but my Exterminators are having a little bath, and then you can consider another colour scheme 'borrowed'. Taking pictures of these minis with the backdrop of your excellent terrain just enhances both elements- great stuff!

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    1. I'm very flattered, Gunrunner!
      My first crack at these guys was a light brown main color with granite armor. It turned out well but it just never looked right to me... They got a bath too before I went with "vietnam faded fatigues" as my inspiration.

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  2. It always feels nice to see a project finished. Especially if you have put a lot of time in it. The group looks very good. Only the shiny helmets seem a bit off now I see them al together. I'm missing the battlesuit in the picture, right?
    Great show. Wish I could paint like that :-). Looks good on your terrain.

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    1. Cheers Wouter! The battlesuit isn't a Khurasan figure so I couldn't include it.

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  3. Great group shot! I'm envious of your terrain collection as IMO it really boosts the look of your photos.

    I don't think the size difference in those figures is even noticeable, actually. It's less than any time you mix manufacturers and people do that all the time. The armored figures look more bulky, naturally, but otherwise, I think it's insignificant.

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    1. Thanks Allison! The terrain seems to agree with my camera too... I don't think it likes the white background in my light tent.
      Since I have a borderline terrain compulsion, you will doubtless be seeing more in the future!

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  4. I love it, very nice looking.....It makes me want the same group but i have a lot of stock before to paint....Arghhhhh

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    1. Thank you... And I know what you feel when you have too much stock to paint, so do I!

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  5. Love the pic! But truth be told I'm drawn to your Ganesha tease. I love their mechanic and am hope hope hoping that this new project will fill the sci fi void that Mutants and Death Ray Guns is just too post-apoc to fill.

    If not I'll just stick to my barely modified Fear and Faith I guess. Although a 1 sheet solo game is intriguing too!

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    1. Thanks EP! Im somewhat baffled about the hole in their lineup there too. The pic is for a bug hunt/fight game called Swatters that has been discussed on TMP I think. I dont know any other details.

      I got my core rules into just 6 pocketmod pages (prints out as 1 sheet) so far, which means it will get a cover illustration! Surprisingly fun to work on. Playtest tomorrow!

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  6. Thanks for your help with this spacejacker. Very much appreciated.

    On the rules, I can't speak for Andrea but AFAIK they initially will deal with the asymmetrical combat between xenos and human (or other similar bipedal sentients I guess) soldiers. Combat is larger scale, with units (sections/squads, weapons teams) being the manoeuvre elements rather than individuals -- Andrea has come up with a CD movement system where the tray is of CD (or I think mini-cd) size. I would imagine that people who prefer not to use the trays can just keep track of proximity to achieve the same thing, but I think they trays are also a great opportunity to make your terrain skills shine by decorating them. Like for instance Pedro Navarro's alien surface textures -- that would be pretty awesome as a cd cover for Swatters. When models enter terrain that is not practical for placement of a CD you just take them off and nestle them into the woods or rocks or whatever.

    Swatters by the way is a humorous reference to bug killers, and it's a term used by some federal defence force troopers who specialise in xeno cleanup, rather than exterminators.

    Of course Andrea could always expand the rules so that there will be more grades of weapons and possibly sentient species differences for symmetrical combat, which I think would be awesome. Over the past six years all my spare time and effort has gone into building Khurasan Miniatures (and i do mean ALL) so I'd like to eventually sit back and actually game with some of them before I cast off this mortal coil!

    This will be the first set of rules I carry in my store and I may sell them along with a starter force of swatters (exterminators) and space demons.

    Probably a good idea for me to get the Trox system space demons into the market too! First spotted in the Trox System, these are assault, infiltrator, queen and nymph space demons that look remarkably different from the other, better known SDs. The queen in particular is huge and amazing! The warrior types have more slender bodies than the existing sculpts and the detailing is a bit more finely rendered. The nymphs in particular are bizarre, the body looking like a long fingered hand with a long tail behind it. They have been seen infecting humans by attaching to their face, hugging it you might say....

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    1. Sounds Interesting these Space demons from the Trox system.

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  7. Nice work SJ I may have to pinch this idea for colour schemes seeing as my own project has stalled because I can't make my mind up.

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    1. Thanks Brummie! I find that figuring out what colors to use is the lengthiest part of my process!

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  8. Super nice job, Jacker. I'm looking forward to some of your solo game reports!

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  9. Yup, all of the above and then some.

    The Ganesha rules sound very appealing, as does your pending solo rules, looking forward to both.

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    1. Thanks Mik! I have the rules finished now and plan to playtest tonight. I wrote them assuming the reader knows what a d6, miniature, saving throw etc means to save time. I'll write it out more properly once I'm convinced it works.

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  10. I posted on TMP also, but just in case you don't see it:

    Yes, I'd love to see bigger pictures of the troops so I can copy the paint scheme :)

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  11. I will take some more soon. You know that if you click the picture, it opens a new window with the full 1000px wide version, right?

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