Five Parsecs from Home

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.

Raiders, Pirates, Anarchists, Abandoned, Vigilantes, Isolationists, Colonial Militia, Gunslingers
Working on it. Possibly a mix of Stargrave kits.

Cultists, Zealots

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.

Brat Gang

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

Working on it. I am really puzzled on what to use for K'Erin. Help!

Skulker Brigands, Skulker Mercs.

Luckilly, I already had a small band of Spaven before picking up Five Parsecs.

Tech Gangers, Tech Zealots  Rogue Mechanicus

Working on it. Not Dark Mechanicus. Just rogue Mechanicus.

Enforcers, Corporate Security, Guild Troops, Unity Grunts, Black Dragon Mercs, Rage Lizard Mercs, Blood Storm Mercs, Renegade Soldiers, Unknown Mercs

...and also...

Working on it still. Will probably have more than one. Satyr Art Studio's sister marines will end up here too.

Black Ops Team, Secret Agents, Assassins, Bounty Hunters

Working on it. Not sure if these need to be different from the category above.

War Bots, Security Bots

Cheap, speed painted plastic toy robots. Maybe I will replace them, maybe they will grow on me 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. Looking forward to building & painting these.


Working on it. I may try converting some hybrid figures that have both medieval & more modern/futuristic features for a unique look than "medievals on different bases". Or maybe just a bunch of space hobbits. Until then, I already have other figures I can use if required, such as:

Precursor  Eldar Exiles

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. A couple didn't survive the mail so well, I hope to be able to bend the thin ankles back without snapping them.

Soulless Task Force, Converted Aquisition, Converted Infiltrators

Working on it. Sort of. These may all end up lumped together. But I have no idea what figures to use. I don't want to use the same figures for each, the Converted seem like they should be more grotesque.

Planetary Nomads
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.

Salvage Team

Working on it. Skull & Crown's Thorngrim and Company figures will (appropriately) be filling this role. Part of the crew in the photo below.

Abductor Raiders

Working on it. Sort of. I like the abductor concept, but probably not going to follow the description in Five Parsecs. At this point, not sure what figures to use.

Swarm Brood

Until I find more "alien" type bugs, these Spiders From Mars will do. Or I may just keep these, as I'm growing fond of them already.

Razor Lizards, Carnivore Chasers  

Sand Runners

Working on it. Or these may get replaced with alternates that fit my available models & setting better.

Void Rippers

Large Bugs  Purple Worms
Six painted so far. I will probably need to add a couple more, but this is all I had for now.

Vent Crawlers  Astro-Zombies

"Prime directive: exterminate the whole human race."


Inter-dimensional victims of teleport accidents?

Supporting Characters

Other figures.

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  1. How are there no comments here?! This is bad f'ing ass, well done 👏👏👏

    1. Thanks! I just uploaded a new pic above & hope to keep updating until I fill all of them... And probably more

  2. Great work with this list, saw it on an FB. I'm slowly building my enemy collection, so this will be useful.

  3. This is so amazing! This is the kind of unstoppable creativity that every wargame company needs to understand! I especially love the robots, do you happen to know where you found them?

    1. Thanks! The robots are from a variety of sources (and a couple are kitbashed from junk & bits). If you click on the "Robots" tag (doesn't show up on mobile) I usually mention manufacturer in the post where I first painted them.