Five Parsecs From Home
This page is the public part of my attempt at planning and organizing a collection of figures for sci-fi skirmishes. I'll be using Five Parsecs From Home as my starting point. So below is a list of various options for opponents (some overlap with crew options) and my progress in collecting and painting the figures. There will be a lot of overlap with some options. For example, military/mercenary types will use the same pool or figures. But if one group becomes recurring or notable, they may get their own unique figures at some point. I'm also working on a heavy modification of the "Roving Threats" table, to fine tune it to the setting I've got in my head and the available figures.
Not included below are crew, unique and supporting characters. I'll expand with those later. Right now I'm focused on building a pool of adversaries.
Gangers, Punks, Hulker Gang, Roid Gangers, Starport Scum
I have a decent mix of figures, but I'm sure I will add more as time goes on.
Goblins... in spaaaaace! Legend says their origin is related to the Melkor Event and the catastrophic planetary transformation in the Thandgorodrim system. But this is just conjecture.
Anarchists, Abandoned, Vigilantes, Isolationists, Colonial Militia, Gunslingers
Working on it. Possibly a mix of Stargrave kits.
Working on it. No idea what to use for these yet.
These will be figures reused from other categorizes. Ex.: Psycho Militia, Psycho Scrappers, etc. depending on the circumstances.
Working on it. I love the idea, and good opportunity for unique figures. But probably low on my priorities.
Gene Renegades, Feral Mercenaries
Working on it. I'm thinking about merging these two for simplicity. Kitbashing some Northstar gnolls seems the easy road. Khurusan has some kitties, but they are really heavily armored.
K'Erin Outlaws, K'Erin Colonists
I initially had different idea for my take on the K'Erin, but although I liked the test figure, I've had no motivation to assemble and paint more. So I have changed my mind. I've wanted to buy & paint some of the Die Hard Miniatures sci-fi Eru-Kin since they first appeared. Eventually I caved in and bought a small force, figuring a small number would be good for Five Parsecs. I may still change my mind back to the Hadross figures, as I think I had a good concept - in fact, they fit the concept better. But the Eru-kin will probably get painted first. This will probably be muddy ground for a little while.
Skulker Brigands, Skulker Mercs.
Luckilly, I already had a small band of Spaven before picking up Five Parsecs.
Working on it. 40k/Alt-Trader stuff. Not Dark Mechanicus. Just rogue Mechanicus. Mechanicus with no loyalty to the Emporer, nor to chaos.
Enforcers, Corporate Security, Guild Troops, Unity Grunts
I'd like to have more than one option for figures, to indicate the different factions. But for now, this will be my proxy for all.
Black Dragon Mercs, Rage Lizard Mercs, Blood Storm Mercs, Renegade Soldiers, Unknown Mercs
I need to sort this section out a little better. Maybe just develop my own mercenary factions using the ones in the rulebook as a template. But for now, there's this, from Skull and Crown ...
...and also... Satyr Art Studio's sister marines will end up here too.
Black Ops Team, Secret Agents, Assassins, Bounty Hunters
Working on it. Not sure how to differentiate these from some of the other groups above.
War Bots, Security Bots
Cheap, speed painted plastic toy robots. Maybe I will replace them, maybe they will grow on me (like the Spiders from Mars) and stick around. But for now they are a quick and cheap way to get another squad into the pool of figures available for gaming.
Working on it. Will either finish painting some old Vor Neo-Soviets that I already have (cyclops & chem-grunts). Maybe use Stargrave kits to convert a bunch of weird figures.
After some consideration, I decided the easiest thing to do would be to utilize some Oathmark humans along with some old Citadel bits for some mar variety in heads, and a couple of "brutal melee weapon: specialists
...and now also alien primitives!
I've got more than enough painted Eldar pirates. But I do have plans to paint scouts at some point (half are primed & ready for paint, shown in the last photo), so they may make an alternate "exiles" themed group at some point.
Swift War Squad
These figures from Khurasan Miniatures seem to fit perfectly. One with a weapon swap.
Soulless Task Force, Converted Aquisition, Converted Infiltrators
Found them! Before I even got Five Parsecs, I had two bot figures that I got in a random eBay purchase and loved, but all attempts at getting more lead to a dead end (no longer produced). Eventually, Heresy Miniatures not only picked up the old range of figures, but added some new ones! At some point I may find or kitbash some different figures for Converted, but for now these will do.
These can also double for raiders, vigilantes, or generic scavengers, partisans, etc. Figures sculpted by Mark Copplestone, a mix of old Grenadier "Future Wars" figures and newer Copplestone Castings figures.
Working on it. Skull & Crown's Thorngrim and Company figures will (appropriately) be filling this role. Part of the crew in the photo below.
Reaper alien greys. Plastic and a little bendy.
Razor Lizards, Carnivore Chasers
Working on it. Or these may get replaced with alternates that fit my available models & setting better.
I went with something a little different and think it works well!
Six painted so far. I will probably need to add a couple more, but this is all I had for now.
"Prime directive: exterminate the whole human race."
Inter-dimensional victims of teleport accidents? Aight. These seem creepy enough.
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