Female Cannon Fodder

  • Anyone else hyped for the upcoming female Cannon Fodder?

    Love this.  For those not hip with modern AK gun running:  The charging handle on an AK/AKM/AK-74 is on the right side of the weapon.  In order to keep the right hand on the pistol grip and retain control of the weapon/get in the fight again faster all weapons manipulation is done with the left hand.  One ejects the expended magazine by pushing forward with the fresh mag (in left hand) against the magazine release.  The magazine ejects.  The fresh mag is inserted with the left hand.  The firer than reaches under the weapon with their left hand and racks the charging handle in order to chamber the first round.  (The reach under is illustrated in the above pose - nicely done WGA).

    The cover art looks good so far.

    My take:


  • What are you planning to do with these kits?

    I'm going to plus up my Rogue Trader era Necromunda Regiment.  Add plasticard shoulder pads and a little disk on the left breast and you're at a 80% solution.  


    I found this art online yesterday: 

    And immediately thought the female Cannon Fodder would be great for representing BSG pilots.

  • @Grumpy Gnome 

    Nice.  Yup, that would work.

    Maybe steal a doggo from the WGA German Sentry kit?


  • Update as of 11 MAR 22:

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    Plus female Cannon Fodder = Awesome Space Opera Adventure.

  • Battlestar Galactica seems like it could be a fun idea - I bet that Stargrave rules would be perfect for some skirmishing in that setting, and the Iron Core Isenkern figures seem to me like a "close enough" fit for Cylons.  Sadly, I don't think any of the classic spacecraft scale models are in print anymore, and they would have been in a fairly impractical 1/32 scale, but Moebius seems to make some kits in a more tabletop-friendly 1/72 scale for the reboot series spacecraft, as long as you don't mind them being a bit small - these might work for tabletop scenery (crashed spacecraft as goals to retrieve data or whatever from, for example.)

    Those Bombshell space helmets look fantastic!

    I really think the Cannon Fodder are the best thing out there right now for retro-scifi style multipart figures for pulp-inspired mid- to late-20th Century science fiction franchises like Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, The Forbidden Planet, Star Wars, Planet of the Vampires, Space: 1999, and so on.

    I think I might soup up some sort of home-brew game of some sort that runs on Stargrave rules, loosley based on the "Spaceship Zero" RPG, using Cannon Fodder for human crewmen, and any of the excellent variety of Lovecraft monsters available from Reaper and others for aliens.

    Sadly, I'm feeling a distinct lack of appropriately "raygun gothic" style spacecraft, ground vehicles, and "Robby the Robot" style robots in the right scale....

  • @Yronimos Whateley 

    Some great ideas there.  That would be a fun game/campaign.

    Are you familiar with 7TV game from Crooked Dice?  It kind of captures the feel you are going for.  

    Crooked Dice has some nice aliens and robots miniatures that might support what you are going for.

    Giant Ants!

    Not Cyclons!

    I'm very happy with the quality of the Crooked Dice miniatures I got.

    For instance I have their not Xenia Onatopp mini.

    I have no idea what I'm going to use it for, but when you find a 28mm Xenia Onatopp mini you buy it.