Sunday, February 23, 2014

Starship Troopers - Go Fleet!

What started out as a small side project seems to have grown into quite a winter project, I thought I would give a little variety to the SICON forces and give the bugs someone else to chase around the board.

Using 1st Corps Colonial Troopers by giving them a darker paint scheme they are perfect to represent a Fleet Landing party. Familiar to Troopers as the iron hand that keeps them quiet while on board cruisers, Fleet Landing Parties are the security personnel that handle hostile situations on alien worlds.


For the forthcoming campaign over at the Wyvern Wargames club, I have opted for a mix of the original Mongoose Publishing rules and Two Hour Wargames - Chain Reaction rule set, this should give me the right balance between skirmish and campaign rules.


Each landing party unit will consist of the following.

A senior ensign and seven ensigns. 
Each armed with the Morita assault rifle, Frag Grenades and supported by a ensign armed with the MW206 Derringer Auto Cannon.

Type
Rep
Move
Close Combat
Armour
Cost No.
Equipment
S Ensign


Ensign

Hvy Weapon
Ensign
4

4

4
8”

8"

8"
2xD6

2xD6

2xD6
None

None

None
55

15

30
1

6

1
7 x Morita assault rifles, 1 MW206 Derringer Auto Cannon, each trooper supplied with a M902F Frag Grenade.

  • FLP are issued with a helmet mounted comm link, which allows squad members to communicate the length of the table if in LOS or 24" if not.
  • One ensign can be upgraded to a medic at the cost of 15 pts.
  • Senior Ensign has the ability to call in off table air support or Fleet bombardment if purchased as a support asset and a Radio communication channel is available.
  • One man, One grenade and a whole bunch of bugs.
    Anytime a figure finds himself alone and no friends within 6" and in sight he can choose to use a grenade on himself and the attacking bugs, instead of testing on the being charged table use the Game Over Man Test.
175 Points to help defend the federation and drive back the bugs......
Would you like to know more..... 

3 comments:

  1. Cracking job Stuart, I like those a lot.

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  2. You've iinspired me with the excellent paint job. These definitely look like the Light Armour Invasion Forces described in the Klendathu book for the game series.

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    1. Cheers CC, then my work here is done... Kicking off a competitive campaign this week, with players battling for ranking points to be come Sky Marshall.
      Cheers
      Stu

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