Some more of Anton's Modern Marines from Flytrap Factory. I told you I can't get enough of these guys! ;) This will totally crack you up: I had some lying around and wasn't sure what to do with them. With the small size of most of my games these days I didn't need to simply add them to the desert and temperate MARSOC Raiders I'd done up previously, and I've got plenty of Modern US troops already done up in winter colors/scheme. What to do?
Well, I'm really not happy: I would love to do some modern French fighting in Mali/Central African Republic, but I can't find suitable troops. As near as I can tell, there are only two manufacturers that have 'modern' French troops available, Peter Pig and QRF. Peter Pig's are good figures but not suitable for Mali; they are sculpted as 1980s/early 90s troops. QRF's are decent models, but not what I'm looking to use for close-up, skirmish gaming with just a couple figures on the table (I've actually re-based my QRF Modern French, temperate and desert, Flames of War style. That is, four to a base, and I'm quite happy with the look). So, dear manufacturers, I need some help! I need one of the following:
1. Jimmi from Flashpoint Minis makes the jump into Ultramodern Warfare with his introductory line of Modern French.
2. Anton from Flytrop takes his Modern Marines and makes some slight alterations (basically just turning M-16s into FAMAS, maybe add some AT-4s, which is a good idea for the US Marines anyway, and perhaps even the French sniper rifle and 51mm mortar) to produce some Modern French.
3. Martin at Peter Pig takes his Modern Marines and, as mentioned above, makes some alterations to convert them to Modern French.
Please!!!??? I'm begging ya, with tears in my eyes. For those in the know, how much does it cost to commission someone to put out one pose, and if you do more than one pose, does it get cheaper?
Anyway, let's get to the Modern US Marines that I painted up as Modern French troops, in both desert and temperate uniform/basing.
And now, on to ze French!
And so, ladies and gentlemen, those are my pseudo-Modern French, at least for the time being.
One more post to make, then I've documented (pretty much) all of my painting efforts in 2017. Now I just need to get back to gaming!