Sunday, August 31, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Setting Summery: At the end of the 21st century an already collapsing society tipped over the verge after a brief nuclear exchange between the New Soviet Union and the North American Republic. This nuclear war, though small in scale, ruined much of the Earth's already damaged echo system and caused major changes in terms of political power. After several chaotic years most nations ceased to exist and instead larger metropolitan areas formed independent city states creating large domed structures to keep out pollution and radiation. Life for citizens of the domed cities was fairly pleasant although tightly controlled by government and corporate forces. Life outside the domes was anything but pleasant. In the places that human life could still be sustained anarchy reigned. Most survivors banded together to create tribes or gangs for mutual protection. A few un-domed city states cropped up but they were far less sophisticated than their richer counterparts but most of the tribes lived a nomadic scavenging what they could off the bones of the past and constantly fighting others for their very survival. Life continues the same to this day in the year 2142.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Ironically designed to defend early settlements against space pirates they are now commonly used by pirate bands.
This vehicle is a Matchbox "On A Mission" toy called the "Battle Blaster". Even though it is very large I thought it worked fairly well as a heavy rover.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It seems a little odd to have so many blogs dealing with Solar Empires content but I think this is the best way to handle all the content we are generating for the setting.
We have been working now for several years to make Solar Empires a fully realized hard science fiction setting and we have generated a lot of content but we also realize not everyone who comes to this blog wants to read post after post about the various details of the setting. They just want to see game reports and hobby related content. That is why we are organizing things this way.
Monday, August 18, 2014
I've constructed this squad of troopers to represent typical Household Footmen. I used Wargames Factory Shock Troopers for the base figures then augmented them with Neo Brit Trencher Heads from Maxmini. I also used Trencher backpacks and Comm Backpacks from Secret Weapon Miniatures. They are based on 1/8x1 inch steel washers. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.
The small mechs are a pair of Jovian Battlesuits usually piloted by lesser Jovian Knights. They are M.A.R.S. HEROES toy robots I picked up at Dollar General. The same brand I have made all my other battlesuits out of. These however are sold individually.
I'm not sure when I am going to get around to painting this force. Right now I'm working on Pirates but I hope to get them on the table soon.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
I've got another 14 of these guys to paint and a light mech for the force as well so I better get on it. I also created a No Limits army list this week for my pirate forces so hopefully we will see a pirate army in the field soon.