Last year I started working on my Black Squadron Security forces for Broken Contract. My thought at the time was that I would both use them as Peacekeepers for This Is Not A Test and that eventually I would actually play some games of Broken Contract. Well "eventually" is now five days away and I realised tonight that I never painted the last 2 models for my faction.
First up is Xer the Gen-Mod (genetically modified). Gen-mods are artificially enhanced troopers and workers that are physical behemoths. Xer is on a 40mm base and is roughly twice the size of a regular figure. At the time I started painting Broken Contract figures I knew Xer would be the last figure I painted because I didn't have an immediate use for him for This Is Not A Test. In hindsight I regret putting him off, he was definitely the figure in the collection I've enjoyed painting the most. He's got a great deal of texture and is both extremely well sculpted and extremely well cast.
Smythe is an overseer for the security forces which basically means his job is to oppress miners. Smythe is another nicely detailed figure with manacles, and a low-profile headset.
Part of moving Broken Contract back to front-of-mind for me was that the game's creator Nick Baran has just launched a Kickstarter for the rulebook and game collateral (which is also another great opportunity to buy these awesome figs).
Check out his Kickstarter at:
Nick is a great guy and I hope you'll all take a minute to check out an emerging product from a legitimate start-up company trying to find their place in our awesome hobby.