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Take our Survey on Modern Combat

Take our Survey on Modern Combat

Previous article BEF! Decisions, Decisions! Help Us Pick!


Y. Whateley - September 9, 2020

I loved the suggestion made by Brian Van De Walker for a not-quite-althistory-and-not-quite-scifi generic equivalent to GI Joe/Action Man Heroic Contractors-vs-Ruritanian Terrorists war game sort of thing. Seems like the not-COBRA guys would kitbash nicely with sci-fi kits to make a combat faction for sci-fi games, while the not-Joes guys would work for a variety of purposes: historical mercenaries or militias, or a team of “operators” for a “Predator” style combat scenario, or colonial marines for an “Alien” or “Starship Troopers” type game, or a post-apocalyptic army faction to fight zombie hordes.

And, I’m really surprised nobody out there has officially made a licensed GI Joes-vs-COBRA miniatures skirmish wargame: it seems like it would have been a natural idea, something that would combine nicely with 1:48 scale modern military vehicle model kits, and maybe sci-fi and 20-minutes-into-the-future cyberpunk style stuff as well (robots and drones, for example, would fit right in! Hmmm… Reaper’s “Bones V” Kickstarter will produce some great 28mm “not-Terminator” robots! Reaper has also produced things like shipping containers that might also work well as scenic items in this sort of quasi-cyberpunk anti-terrorist setting, along with 28mm power-armor and the like….)

Anyway, some cyberpunk/Joe-vs-COBRA style mercenary/paramilitary models – and, for that matter, Shadowrun style cyberpunk-meets-fantasy stuff (cyberpunk orcs and trolls!) would really touch a niche that doesn’t seem to get much attention out there….

AJ - September 8, 2020

Would love to see western U.S. Cavalry in winter attire and Native American tribal warriors in winter attire as well. I’m surprised no one has made such figures yet given that there were a number of winter campaigns in the 1865-1880’s period. Buffalo skin coats, fur caps, etc.

Will - July 17, 2020

I’d be very interested in Russian Civil War minis, or definitely Warlord China stuff; both are parts of the interwar period that have really cool content and concepts, which at times sorely lack minis.

Warren - July 15, 2020

I like to see more 1870-1930 military/civilian (freedom fighters) miniatures or Zulu tribesmen, Italian, Indian soldiers even Pulp style miniatures.

Mitch - July 15, 2020

USMC anything, Very different than Army throughout History. EX;
USMC had security detachments on ships prior to Modern era, they were referred to as “Sea Going Bellhops” because of Posts that the Dress Blues were Worn, this would work well for Embassy Duty Guards Box Set from 1980’s-Modren, ETC.

Max Hoelz - July 15, 2020

Generic Interwar Miniatures to be used in Civil War (German, Spanish, Irish, Russian, Very British) would be awesome. Throw in some WWII Weapons and they could used as Resistance, Partisans or even Volkssturm.

Richard Cowen - July 14, 2020

Private military contractors would be awesome, particularly if they could also double as 2nd Amendment militias types. A torso or two with a beer gut would be more than welcome as well.

Silvio Rinaldi - July 13, 2020

IMHO two to four sets covering USA / European / Middle East / Russian armies of our days should meet a vast interest from players and modellers alike.
They could be used for their Historical setting or,easily "converted fora a semi historical/futuristic/apocaliptic settings

Alejandro Rivera - July 13, 2020

A kit in style “OTAN” or American or maybe Warsaw pact. With 3 boxes (and many heads) you could built up any army from 1950-to the present. Because American and Sviet helmets were relatively “static” after WWII and many armies employed AK or L1/FN-FAL as standard weapon.

James - July 13, 2020

I have scoured the internet for METRO 2033 themed miniatures and Nato/1980’s Russians is probably the closest I could get to that in plastic. But if the wonderful people at Wargames Atlantic would fancy putting out some nebulous Russian/Cold War/Post Apoc miniatures, the world would be appreciative ;D

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