Friday 30 March 2012

Is that a guy in a Burkha?

Yep that is one of the rules that the Taliban in Force on Force can use. It simulates the Taliban being able to dress as civilians and make their escape off board without being targeted by the Coalition troops. To achieve this they must end their turn out of sight of any coalition forces including UAVs or air-support. Their following turn they can just be removed. AS I am thinking of a scenario where there is a POI (Person of Interest) to the coalition who needs to escape off the table I thought this was an appropriate figure. Both these figures are Britannia Miniatures which I really do enjoy painting.
These two are by MJ miniatures. They have cleaner lines and are less "characterful" at £2.50 for 5 they are slightly cheaper than Britannia and as they are nicely proportioned I am using them as the bulk of my Afghan Taliban. I wish they did a bigger range, but by using different colours I should "get away with it!" By that I mean people should not immediately say things like "those two must be brothers they look the same..." and similar inane comments. I know most players won't say things like that but if I can reduce the chance of them feeling that in some way the game was lessened then so much the better.
The last pic, (a little dark sorry). is of some figures I got on eBay. I was sold them as being "Liberation Miniatures" and I'll take the sellers word for it, but I was expecting them to be generally of better quality if they are. I am not going to labour the point and will use them, but overall I'm not impressed with them. However if this is the only thing I have to worry about my life must be pretty darn good.

I think it's clear looking at the three pictures that figure proportions and "scale creep" do exist in 20mm. It also confirms to me that my choice to use MJ Miniatures as the main figure supplier is justified. I will have to add some Britannia Miniatures as there are more options for figures, including civilians and as shown previously guys on motorbikes.

That's today's post. I'll Blog again on Sunday. All the best till them and thanks for reading this, Cheers Clint.


  1. It's nice to be able to use one company but thye never have everything you want or too little of what you want but not everybody is the same size as you've found out after meeting a few of the Rejects!

  2. Now the feeling I like a lot of 15mm stuff but I like bits from here and bits from there some match some don't so I haven't made the plunge yet.

    Nice work on these the forces are shaping up nicely

  3. I quite like using different ranges in the same army, using the same manufacturer can get very repetitious sometimes, especially for a skirmish period.


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