Tuesday, 3 November 2015

And now for something completely different

Four-ish years ago when I started this blog I was playing in a semi-regular Gamma World game.  It's always struck me as odd that that became one of my jumping off points for documenting my hobby time because as anyone who is a miniature gamer and has played Gamma World knows it is one of the worst systems to try to find miniatures for.

For those of you unfamiliar with Gamma World it is(was?) TSR's and then Wizards Of The Coast's weird post-apocalyptic take on sci-fi.  As a role playing game one of the things that made it great was that it was filled with truly unique settings and creatures that made it feel entirely different than many similar themed games.

As is often the way of things for miniature gamers I searched high and low for good figures to use for the game but didn't find the right stuff until after I had left the campaign and really didn't have an immediate need for them anymore.

Fast forward to now.  I've been looking into a skirmish wargame called This Is Not A Test and have decided that rather than doing a gritty down-and-dirty band of Mad Max or Fallout style survivors I am going to dig out my collection of models for Gamma World and finally get some paint on them.

My first stop is humanoid-chickens called Gallus Gallus in Gamma World.  These could also sub-in as mutants in Judge Dredd or Necromunda if you play with a sense of humour.

These awesome models are the work of Interloper Miniatures and for any fans of the genre I highly encourage you to check out Legion's fantastic and unique models at Interloper Miniatures

The goal is to get theses 6 done tonight so I can move on to some equally silly and fun stuff this weekend.



  1. Wow, I remember loving the look of those mutant chickens when I saw the art by Tim (Scout/Grimjack) Truman in a Gamma World module back in high school! After showing the players the illustration, one of them said, "Dibs on the hat..." and than every subsequent encounter needed descriptions of what the combatants were wearing. Sigh. http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltp0hu95Mp1qzr8nao1_500.jpg

    1. The look has stayed consistent for 30ish years so you know it struck a chord with more than one designer/artist.

      If you checked out the Interloper site than you've also seen the Hoops....they're next up after these guys.