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18-01-2011, 09:05
Tomorrow's War meets Battletech. I am trying to achieve playing Ambush Alley's Tomorrow's War (http://www.amazon.com/Tomorrows-Science-Fiction-Wargaming-Rules/dp/1849085315/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308003593&sr=8-1) with Battletech based technology and units in 15mm. ;) Tomorrow's War will be re-released in fall of 2011 by Osprey Publishing. I am in need of an army to playtest and didn't know what to use until I stumbled over an old trailer for "Mechwarrior" on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orhOvbfyyJw). I checked around the net and found that most wizkids Dark Age minis would be suitable to be used with 15mm pewter figs of other source. So I decided to try converting Tomorrow's War rules in a way to resemble Classic Battletech technology and weapons. It will require a hell of a lot testing, but that's what I gotta do for Tomorrow's War anyway.

By the way, Tomorrow's War is basicly the same like Force-On-Force (see my signature for a link to the FoF related warseer thread), but with a few extras to make it Sci-Fi (robots, laser, particle weapons etc.) You can play those rules in any scale, with any model you wish, using whatever background universe you fancy. For myself I chose Battletech.

The first miniatures I have finished are the below shown troops in "Ravager" Battle Armor (=power armor) and a medium Mech "Targe" (=walker, medium vehicle). :cool: The pewter miniature is something in between as it is labelled as being 18mm (which it is exactly, without taking the base into account) and shown for scale.

The troops will be for my version of the 3rd Crucis Lancers, using 15mm miniatures of different origin for regular line troops, Mechs from various sources (mostly old toys or action figures) that will be tall enough to look good with 15mm pewter figs and some old Mechwarrior Dark Age pre-paints that will get a new dress.

More pictures, scale comparisons and WIP shots can be found in my blog. (http://smallscaleoperations.blogspot.com/)


Another one of the first units for my Battletech/Tomorrow's War cross-over :D :

House Kuritas very own heavy Battle Armor, type "Kanazuchi" (japanese for "Hammer") and another medium Mech "Targe". All of these are re-based and re-painted former wizkids Mechwarrior Dark Age minis. :angel:
They are supposed to act as 8th Dieron Regulars.

More pics and WIP shots can always be found in my Blog. (http://smallscaleoperations.blogspot.com)


I am going to add a lot more units over time, to include regular infantry, tanks, flyers, grav-tanks, "unseen" mechs etc.

18-01-2011, 13:35
Always nice to see something different, and they look great too. I look forward to more because I enjoyed reading your FoF log as well.



18-01-2011, 14:12
awesome! reminds me of the filk 'robot jox', worth watching if this is your thing!


19-01-2011, 09:01
Hmmm. I just received a packet full of light-weight Mechs (20 tons) in the appropriate scale (all are "unseen" designs =Macross, which FASA was no longer allowed to reproduce as BT Mech). Scout-lance, here we go :cool:
"Longbow" has its first layer of paint (too many hazard stripes.. :shifty: ). Stay tuned.

22-01-2011, 15:37
More Mech power... :evilgrin:

I present the former Macross action figure Spartan, now acting as House Davion's 85 ton "Longbow" long-range-missile-carrying Mech.

view of the other sides and back can be found here (http://smallscaleoperations.blogspot.com/)

Thanks for looking, keep your comments coming. Next: "Rifleman". :shifty:

23-01-2011, 19:23
Well, I got another exclusive set of pictures that Big P from GMG has given to me to release it on my blog. This is what you get to see once Osprey Publishing has re-released Tomorrow's War this year :shifty: :

Click me hard, please :angel: (http://smallscaleoperations.blogspot.com/2011/01/tomorrows-war-exclusive-preview-of-eye.html)

28-01-2011, 22:37
Another couple of days later and one more Mech marches for House Davion:

The RFL-3C "Rifleman" fulfills a heavy fire support and anti-air role for the Federated Suns. With its pair of heavy autocannon/10 it can deal a lot of damage over distance and also keep enemy air assets at bay. :evilgrin:


More pictures and details are to be found here (http://smallscaleoperations.blogspot.com/)

02-02-2011, 02:32
Pshhh. Clanner scum.

(nice work, good to see that those minis from that terrible clicky game are useful for something after all.)

02-02-2011, 09:28
Pshhh. Clanner scum.

(nice work, good to see that those minis from that terrible clicky game are useful for something after all.)

Yep, and I have put up another scale shot (http://smallscaleoperations.blogspot.com/) in comparison with 15mm figures. ;)

Whitwort Stormbringer
05-02-2011, 00:29
Love your use of the Robotech/Macross figures - they look great the way you've based them and painted them up! I have a few of those things lying around from when I was a kid, this makes me want to dig them up and find a way to put them to use.

05-02-2011, 17:53
Wow cool, it is great to see re-purposed MWDA items.

What did you base your battle armor on? I bought a hole punch for mine.. but it's too big (25mm) so I guess I will be using something else. (might even cast my own with texture)


05-02-2011, 20:35
30mm washers for Kanazuchi and GW small flying base for the Ravager

Hybrid Alpha
08-02-2011, 01:59
Great stuff. I really like where you're going with this project.

Void Reaper
11-02-2011, 05:09
You have the coolest plogs, Veritas. Very well done.

13-06-2011, 11:25
This project log is by no means dead: More Mechs - although this is very very early WIP :shifty:

"Warhammer", "Longbow", "Rifleman" and "Shadowhawk" Mechs for different Houses.


13-06-2011, 13:28
Ah robotech, loved that show as a kid. Look forward to seeing some paint on them.



13-06-2011, 23:11
Ah robotech, loved that show as a kid. Look forward to seeing some paint on them.



Well there is plenty to paint. I have Wolverines, Griffins, Archers, Scorpions, Goliaths, Wasps, Stingers, Crusaders, Phoenix Hawks, Marauders, Flims and infantry as well as aircraft to paint after those (all items two or three times for various houses) :shock:

14-06-2011, 19:30
Just curious where did you get the warhammer mech from?

Great work love the green and yellow combination.

14-06-2011, 20:57
Just curious where did you get the warhammer mech from?

Great work love the green and yellow combination.

ebay find.

15-06-2011, 22:52
I've never seen repaints of these figures, very cool! Battletech was my gateway to wargaming and I'd love to do a few lances of mechs again someday, but this is idea is distinctly more awesome.

16-06-2011, 10:32
I won't use Battletech rules (I don't like them), but I'll use the background and the weapon's terminology to convert it to be played with another set of rules. As those are in 15mm those bigger Mechs come in handy. The rules I'll be using are generic, so you can use any Sci-Fi background universe. Play with miniatures of any scale or background. I chose BT, because I always loved the Mecha stuff from Japan.

Venerable Player
23-08-2011, 10:34
So, how easy will it be to convert to Tomorrow's War?

23-08-2011, 21:12
Depends on what you want. Currently I am trying to figure out how I can make Mechs withstand more damage. I probably will have to rewrite the whole damage table for vehicles - especially because Mechs only have one crewmen. And given the various amounts of weapons and gear (jump jets) that can be damaged...
I also think I will divide groups of weapons. A single Mech carries so many weapons that standard TW rules won't be able to cope with that. Heat I want to tie into those rules, by "grouping" weapons into Main and Secondary weapon systems. That way you'll have to consider if you run+gun with secondary or if you slowly walk and fire main guns.
I will allow to "Veto" the shut-down of a Mech: that way you could for example run and still fire main guns (instead of less heat producing secondary weapon systems) - but you will have to roll TQ if your Mechwarrios stays conscious.
I have many ideas that will require some testing. :-D

Venerable Player
23-08-2011, 21:33
Okay, you're trying a complete transfer, including the "feeling". That sounds pretty daunting.

23-08-2011, 21:36
I want to keep the feeling that the Battletech universe wants to submit. Yet I try to make it as easy to play with TW as possible. I just don't want to "pop" Mechs just like that after they got a hit by a laser.

Easy E
22-09-2011, 13:42
Love seeing the old Robotech action figures being repurposed.

I wish they still sold those toys, I would buy a whole slew. I also remember when they were selling Battletech Mechs as kids toys. Greta times to be a hobbyist, and a kid.

30-10-2011, 00:52
This thread is by no means dead.
So what do we have this time? House Davion's SHD-2H Shadow Hawk. Another one of the "unseen" designs that came from various sources. This one is a 1/144 scale plastic kit from the Japanese animated TV show "dougram".

with the new infantry I am going to use - 10mm Mechwarrior Dark Age.

Front of the 1/144 scale plastic kit

Side view with arm-mounted Martel Model 5 Medium Laser and torso-mounted Holly Long Range Missile pack (5)

Armstrong J11 Autocannon in upright position, head-mounted Holly Short Range Missile pack (2) and the jump jets

Armstrong J11 in firing position

with his painted heavier friends


01-11-2011, 13:43
Some cool looking mecha there, Veritas!

31-12-2011, 15:40
Update. A small one. Actually, the smallest one available to the Inner Sphere. ;)

I present House Davion's recon and scouting light 20t Mech, the LCT-1V "Locust".

Based upon the unseen Mech design, primarily for scouting and recon. This was a multi-part resin kit, based upon a scratchbuilt Mech. The N-scale community demanded copies, so the creator got his scratchbuilt custom Locust casted - and I was happy to obtain two of them.

Armed with only a Martel Medium Laser and two Sperry-Browning MGs, it cannot withstand any other Mech for a long time, but that's not its purpose in the first place.

I based the Locust on some rocky surface to increase the height slightly.

I wanted a striding pose, just as in the old FASA artwork of the TRO 3025.

The Locust is currently the smallest Mech used within the Inner Sphere.
A tiny, filigrane little BattleMech - I just love that thing.

02-01-2012, 06:03
Are any of these Locust models still available? That's a sweet model and the locust is my favorite from Battletech. The later versions were not nearly as cool. Nice paint job on it too!!

Caiphas Cain
02-01-2012, 06:15
That looks so fragile, I'd be worried that I'd break it. In TW are there mecha walkers?

02-01-2012, 08:51
In TW there is whatever YOU want. That's why it is called "Generic" Sci-Fi rules. ;-)

@Nooker: no, not at this time.

03-01-2012, 21:51
Not at this time? does that mean it will be in the future? Is there a way to find out when it might available again?

03-01-2012, 22:22
It depends. See, this is in no way an official model. It was casted in commission after some guys liked another dude's scratchbuilding work, and due to being a garage kit (i.e. not professional casting) they can only run so and so many copies until the mould is destroyed. I think they had like 30 and they were sold out immediately, with plenty of copies already being pre-ordered. If there is another run, I can shoot you a private message. But it doesn't seem likely at the moment, due to other stuff having priority. There is no website or something, this is basicly a small community, running this stuff via email etc.

Solun Decius
04-01-2012, 12:34
Nice thread you've got here. It's not often I venture out into the "general sci-fi logs" but it seems totally worth it :D
The bright/blocky colors look cartoony which fits nicely with these Manga-ish Mech designs.

04-01-2012, 17:47
If there is another run, I can shoot you a private message.

I would really appreciate that!


30-01-2012, 22:28
I don't mean to thread-jack, but it seems great minds think alike sir.

15mm is the only way I play battletech!

Do you frequent any gaming conventions? I'd love to get to play against someone else who collects in the same scale. Crucis Lancers vs! .... Crucis Lancers :O jk I have other forces too.

Ill have to check out tommorow war rules, Ive been looking for something with a more combined arms focus than CBT.




02-02-2012, 20:49
It's been rather quiet on my end for some time. But this is about to change *drum roll*:
The pride of the Lyran Commonwealth, the ZEU-6S "Zeus", is the latest addition to my growing Davion forces. Some of the Mechs have found their way into House Davion's service.

Apart from the base this is an unmodified out-of-the-box built Ral Partha Europe Museum Scale "Zeus" Mech to add more heavy-weight fighting power to my Davion battleforce. As it is made from pewter it indeed is "heavy" :D

The arm-mounted Coventry Star Fire LRM-15 system gives the heavy machine a hard punch over long distances.

The torso-mounted energy-based weapon systems include the Defiance B3M Medium Laser system (center) and a larger Thunderbolt A5M Laser system (left torso). These give the Zeus a really destructive output over medium and close ranges. The decals are from Fighting Pirannha Graphics.

Note the House Davion "Federated Suns" emblem on the right knee pad and the antennas I have added to the cockpit. I really like the TRO 3025 look of the Zeus - especially this mean shot of the "business end" of the large war machine :evilgrin:

The rear of the Mech shows various ports of the heat sinks. All panel lines were washed using thinned black oil paint.

The Zeus main weapon of choice: a Defiance Autocannon (AC/5).

Off to paint more Mechs now. Stay tuned!

08-02-2012, 08:45
Another update..

Towering over her enemies, this 6-piece resin kit was a limited quantity run of an Elfbait design I was able to obtain a little while ago.

This kit resembles the 95 ton Defiance Industries BNC-5S "Banshee" with its expanded capabilities. This is going to be the heaviest of all Davion Mechs my force will receive.

The back shows the fine sculpt with all of its heat venting louvres. The panels received a pin wash with thinned down black oil paint. Note the rear-mounted twin Defiance B3M Medium Lasers that should keep all sneaky enemies at bay.

This front shot clearly shows why I spoke of "expanded" capabilities: The 5S variant has an increased arsenal of weapons it can bring to bear. A mix of missiles, energy-based weapons and a mighty Gauss rifle makes the "Banshee" a deadly opponent over various distances.

The Banshee's heaviest hitter: a mighty Poland Main Model A Gauss Rifle.

On the opposite: the battle-fist that will punch and rip about every opponent into pieces, combined with another twin-configuration of Defiance's B3M Medium Lasers.

The head shows my attempt to paint the cockpit glass (eyes) just like on all other Davion Mechs. To the left you can see the shoulder-mounted TharHes Maxi SRM-6 Rack and to left and right, just over the hip, the two Defiance 1001 series Particle Projector Cannons.
Two Defiance B3S Small Lasers (center torso and head) give the Banshee ample back-up for the close fight.

back to production and assembly lines now. :D

10-02-2012, 11:48
The latest addition to my House Davion troops is an icon of the Classic Battletech universe and hence not to be missing in my force: the WHM-7M "Warhammer".

This miniature started its life as an 3" tall plastic toy/action figure for Exo Squad, where it is known as Destroid Tomahawk. I gave it a full repaint and a minor conversion (see below).

The front shot in a dynamic pose that every BattleTech fan will recognize immdiately.

With a weight of 70 tons the Warhammer isn't the heaviest Mech of all times, nor is it on the upper end of the heavy class, but it is for sure a fearsome enemy. It stands taller than most other warmachines and its wide array of weapons left its mark on many battlefields.

The detail shot of the upper torso reveals the shoulder mounted Shannon SRM-6 rack and the O/P 1500 ARB tracking system on the opposite side. Below, just over the hip the muzzles of the two Martell Medium Lasers.

The left side arm-mounted Fusigon Longtooth Particle Projector Cannon has an extended range capacity. Visible above the PPC, mounted to the torso, you can see the gatling gun of the Anti Missile System.

The other arm bears the same PPC, increasing the deadly firepower significantly. Above, on the torso, the 7M variant bears a Lindblad LFN Machine Gun which enhances the anti-infantry capabilities.

This back shot reveals the details of the Magna 280 engine and heat sink grilles.

This pic shows a ship-mounted "Phalanx" gatling gun system. These are mounted on modern-day naval vessels to destroy incoming missiles before they hit the ship. My inspiration came from this pic to realize something similar on my Mech.

The picture reveals torso details of the unpainted Exo Squad toy. As you can see it has two dome-shaped barrels to resemble the original 6R variant's two small lasers. I cut off the one marked with the red X and used the other as radar dome of the Anti-Missile-System. I bought 1/48 scale Minigun barrels made from resin that normally go onto an aircraft (AC 130 Spectre Gunship) and added one next to the "radar". See the results below:

Note the torso mounted (right side of the pic) Lindblad Shotgun Anti-Missile-Sytem. The white dome resembles the radar and the minigun is my proxy for a rapid firing defense system that will destroy incoming missiles in mid air before they hit the Warhammer. Hope you like its look 'cause I think it looks awesome.

Easy E
10-02-2012, 14:09
Nice addition.

14-02-2012, 20:24
Next Mech coming off the the assembly line is Brigadier Corporation's 80 ton GOL-1H "Goliath" four-legged Assault class weapon of destruction.

This is a rare plastic kit. It was available in 1/200 and 1/144 scale and is known as Abitate Crab Gunner or Tequila Gunner (there was a variant with infantry platforms) from Fang Of The Sun Dougram. The kit shown below is the larger version in 1/144. It is taller than any Mech I have built so far, although it is only marginal taller than the Warhammer I finished a couple of days ago.
decided to add the rear legs the other way around. Normally the upper part would face the same direction as the frontside legs. I thought widening its stance by putting them on the other way around looks much nicer.

This dramatic shot of the Goliath striding shows my modification to the rear foot. I had to cut it off to make the strinding motion look more natural.

Somehow the Goliath really is an ugly piece of machinery. But then, on the other hand - its a four-legged tank chassis. Whoever came up with this idea did so a long time before "Dust" and other WW2 Mecha games became popular.

Weapons of destruction: the hull mounted twin Holly LRM-10 systems, a Ramsey Machine Gun to keep infantry attacks at bay and its main system: the turret (head) mounted Rand Particle Projection Cannon.

The rear shot reveals the massive height of this Mech. It stands 3.5 inch tall !! But I guess it wasn't called "Goliath" for no reason. ;-)

Up to the next two Mechs (already built and based)...

Solun Decius
23-02-2012, 09:17
Very nice man! This four-legged stomper really looks the business, still with a bit of cutesy Japanese Mech feel, especially on the legs and feet.

26-02-2012, 09:40
Some work in progress from last week:

If you combine this with this you end up where? :)

exactly - HERE:

Archer with missile racks that open, Crusader with dynamic pose. :twisted:

26-02-2012, 12:35
And there it is: yet another Mech has been finished. This one is a modefied 1/200 scale Macross "Spartan" kit which I combined with parts from a Gashapon action figure from the same TV show.
Weighing in with an impressive 70 tons, the ARC-2R Archer is a heavy-hitting assault Mech, bombarding defenders over long distances with salvos of long-range-missiles.
This front shot shows my modifications to the upper torso (left and right). I cut off the original missile bays (cause you can't open them) and replaced them with those from an action figure from Macross.

Looking at the back of the Archer, you see no real difference to the original 1/200 kit.

Now here is what does make the difference: the Archer with opened missile bays.

Left and right, mounted into the battle fists, the Archer is equipped with Diverse Optics Type 18 Medium Lasers.

The main weapon system however is the twin racks of Doombud Long Range Missiles (LRM-20) mounted in the left and right torso.

In between the two missile bay doors you can see the barrels of the rear-mounted Diverse Optics Type 18 Medium Lasers. These aren't sufficient to sustain enough damage to any attacker but they are a nasty surprise nonetheless.

Ample bombardment for a long time period... the Archer feels at home in siege battle.

...off to the next one.

27-02-2012, 18:25
Great stuff! :cool:

I got Tomorrow's War for my birthday and I was interested in your take on how you are going to stat the missle pods. I have a bunch of clicky-mechs and I'm thinking starting off some starter games with the stuff I already have. :)

27-02-2012, 21:58
@Lithian: There is a thread on AAG forums regarding my conversion of BT into TW. I haven't made any progress at this time due to some family situations needing my full attention. All I got finished recently is a bunch of figs every now and then.

11-03-2012, 21:19
Well, next on the table: the Crusader.

Ok. I lied. :D

Next is something totally different.

Tiny little things. A first work in progress batch of House Kurita standard foot soldiers. Conventional infantry. These are re-based old Mechwarrior Dark Age infantry miniatures that were removed off their base (they come in groups of five per base) and based individually.

As you can see their new bases bring them into scale with my Mech forces.

This should give a good impression on how tiny they really are. Their base is the same coin (1 Euro cent) that I placed next to the SRM gunner. To the left you can see a WH40K Space Marine shoulder pad for scale...

I repainted all of them, using the coloured picture of a female Kurita trooper (found one in the Mechwarrior Roleplaying Game core rules) as a guideline. Sand coloured boots, a maroon coloured jumpsuit with leather coloured body armour and dark red shoulder pads / helmets. The tiny bright red dot on the shoulder pad is supposed to resemble the House Kurita badge of the Dragon.

And yes - I even painted on some gloves. :wtf:

As you can see the little troopers still come with lots of detail: even backpacks and power cells for the support weapons like this shoulder-launched SRM of the trooper on the right.

These were only some test pieces. Tell me what you think, please!

11-03-2012, 21:51
Yikes those are tiny! Lovely additions though :D

Do they even impact the game compared to a mecha though? :confused:

11-03-2012, 22:00
Yikes those are tiny! Lovely additions though :D

Do they even impact the game compared to a mecha though? :confused:

Well, you can't sabotage an ammo dump with a Mech, can you? Or snatch the enemy Colonel in command? Mechs do have their share of the fight in the Fourth Succession War and also during the Clan invasion, but as this thread points out to, I am using Tomorrow's War rules - and these are mainly infantry action. So yes, the infantry will also see plenty of action in my games. They are screwed when even the lightest Mech shows up though. :D

11-03-2012, 23:22
Well..... A well placed missle can sabotage anything :D

I see they are carrying missle launchers though, but they cant even defeat a light mech? :cries:

12-03-2012, 00:49
I see they are carrying missle launchers though, but they cant even defeat a light mech? :cries:

They can defeat a light Mech. If lucky, they can even destroy a medium sized one. But it requires them to come close enough for attacking its vulnerable leg joints (resembled with a close attack). The missile launchers will hurt if enough of them fire at once. You only see me first test pieces in those pics. There will be laser equipped infantry, mortars, heavy missile launchers and towed field guns as well as tanks and helicopters. Take these force multipliers into account and yes, they definitely can tackle a Mech.

12-03-2012, 02:11
Ooo awesome :D

Ive never played this game or seen infantry in mechwarrior games so dident know what to expect ;) thanks for clearing it up :)

12-03-2012, 10:34
Can't wait to finish my field guns (although these are Davion, not Kurita) and my heavy tank lance for Kurita. This game is based on a Mech universe but not necessarily including Mechs only or all the time. ;)

14-03-2012, 15:32
I was just thinking you must be running out of cool mechs to paint for your Kuritas...

Those are very nice infantry. Incidentally, if you can swing it rules wise, I seem to remember the old infantry supplement having flamer troops in among the force organisation charts... until the heavy tanks arrive to support them your infantry could try taking out the mechs by overheating them...

14-03-2012, 17:35
You are talking about "battletroops" and the "clantroops" supplement. I have both of them, in fact - its what I use for T,O&E.
Heat isn't of importance in my plans (basicly because it is too hard to resemble with my rule set). I will have enough other stuff to worry about in Tomorrow's War. If you want to take something out, you make sure you beat or shoot it until it doesn't get up. :D I have plans of including flamer/Inferno troopers but their effect on Mecha will be using a slightly different approach.

I just finished another group of infantry. Now I need to order some more, as I am running out of NCO figures.

25-03-2012, 01:32
Chevalier Light Tank

I was able to get these from people around the Battletech forums: they are small 1/144 scale plastic vehicles that originated from the Crab Gunner kit from Dougram.

Although not exactly the "Chevalier" design from Battletech, I was able to add a view details that allows me to field them as the latter nonetheless. I will call this one "Chevalier Mk.1b" and its going to support the infantry component that I have planned for my 3rd Crucis Lancers.

The full lance of 35 ton Chevalier light tanks in all its glory.

It's a rather tiny vehicle as you can see. Here, next to a Kurita infantry NCO and a coin for scale. Consider this a vehicle used for scouting and recon, just as the mid-80s German Bundeswehr Spähpanzer Luchs.

You might notice that one barrel looks slightly different - that's due to one kit missing the original part, so I had to replace it with something that looked similar.

My lance (=squad) commander, unbuttoned in its turret. For this one I had to cut away the hatch and glue it back into an open position. The figure is a Dougram Mecha pilot in 1/144 scale.

Though the Chevalier's armament is weak compared to modern designs, it has an extremely ammunition-efficient design, allowing it to stay in the fight for longer than other vehicles from the same weight class. For long range, it mounts an Large Laser in its turret. A pair of forward-mounted Streak-SRM-2 allow it to exploit any holes it may have made in an opponent's armor.
The SRM rack was salvaged from Mechwarrior Dark Age vehicles, its not part of the original kit.

01-04-2012, 11:54
Its April and here we go with another update for Davion: The 3rd Crucis Lancers' infantry (6th Crucis Motorized Infantry Regiment) is now backed-up with heavy firepower. A whole platoon of Gauss Rifles that can be towed into battle and deployed to overcome the armor of most enemy units.

These are Mechwarrior Dark Age repaints mounted on coins (5 Eurocent).

The whole platoon and their field guns. Note that the missing troopers are considered to be the crew of the towing vehicles.

Details of the Gauss Rifle. I wanted the barrel look like the magnetic field accelerators are active.

The crew member aiming the gun does so with a computer. He has a flat screen to zoom onto target and get his sights on.

The whole gun is protected by a large shield to give some protection from small arms fire.

A Mk.1b "Chevalier" light tank tows the Gauss Rifle into battle.

Gun detached and deployed, ready to engage.

The Federated Suns emblem is a decal from the same sheet that I use for my Mechs.

03-04-2012, 09:39
House Kurita's infantry now has a platoon of Laser weapons to deploy.

The standard size of an infantry platoon within the Inner Sphere is 28 men. How they are spread among the platoon you can see below:
Kurita Portable Laser Squad, 7 troopers. There is three such squads in a platoon. They are all euipped the same.

Fire team 1: rifle, light support weapon (blazer), semi-portable laser

Fire team 2: rifle, rifle, light support weapon (blazer). The NCO would attach himself to one of the fire teams.

Kurita Portable Laser Support Squad, 7 troopers. There is one such squad in a platoon. Instead of the NCO its lead by a junior officer that directs the whole platoon in combat.

Fire support team 1: rifle, light support weapon (blazer), heavy semi-portable laser

Fire support team 2: rifle, light support weapon (blazer), heavy semi-portable laser

The heavy semi-portable laser weapon system requires at least two men to carry it. It is quite heavy due to its power cells.

While not the fastest weapon to deploy after movement, in a good fire position it poses a great threat to enemy armored units.

To safe weight, it does not have cooling systems. Instead the weapon fires with alternating barrels to reduce problems of overheating in battle. The gunner aims and fires it remotely by targeting with his binocculars.

06-04-2012, 13:40
Oh wow! Infantry have gauss rifles? No wonder they can take on mechs! :D

Can they also take PPC's? If so they could prove a huge threat to mechs :) and having one of the franchises most awesome weapons on your side doesent hurt either :p

06-04-2012, 20:45
Oh wow! Infantry have gauss rifles? No wonder they can take on mechs! :D

Can they also take PPC's? If so they could prove a huge threat to mechs :) and having one of the franchises most awesome weapons on your side doesent hurt either :p

they do. Well, sort of. Its a towed weapon. So you would have these in an ambush position, ready to fire, as soon as the first Mech steps into sight. After that, they can only rely on good camoflage and luck when rolling dice for cover saves.
The laser troops are more useful as they won't be stuck in place and can move around (at least with tactical speed) and still fire some of their better weapon systems.

PPCs are available although only in another towed version (think of WW2 field guns or PAK). This certainly is no hand-held weapon.

07-04-2012, 14:32
Not really a big update today. I have finished one of the infantry specials for Kurita - a mortar team. I love to base weapon teams on a larger base instead of single bases for every team member. That's an exception to my normal habits, but allows to build small diorama-like scenes.

Once again these are re-based Mechwarrior Dark Age minis. The base is an 5 Eurocent coin.
a medium mortar plus crew of two.
I am going to add a few of those infantry specials to each of my armies. There should be snipers, combat engineers etc. soon.

20-04-2012, 19:19
Clan Wolf, Beta Galaxy Elemental Point.

My first clanner unit are a Point (5 troopers) of elite infantry in Elemental battle armor. Repainted and re-based Elementals from Mechwarrior Clix.


Elementals are the armored infantry troopers of the Clans. Elementals are genetically bred to be the largest and strongest of the three common Clan warrior phenotypes. They wear battle armor that gives them tremendous strength, protection, and mobility. The armor also allows groups of Elementals to damage, or even destroy, 'Mechs. Elementals are some of the best soldiers in existence. They follow difficult training, which differs from one Clan to another. Only a few members of each sibko "test out" to become true Elementals

A size comparison with regular infantry of the Inner Sphere (Kurita trooper):

The Point Commander (with Clan Wolf decal to identify him during gameplay)

Elementals carry a SRM-2 rack on their back, jump jets and a main weapon system. The latter mostly consists of either a (light) Laser or a (heavy) machine gun, depending on mission.

The other arm has a manipulative BattleClaw that is strong enough to tear armor plates off any vehicle, even a Mech. Mounted on the same arm are small arms, mostly a SMG or an assault rifle.

The SRM rack

22-04-2012, 10:13
Here is another update on Clan forces. This Mech is more or less a test piece. I tried the paint scheme for Beta Galaxy with the paints I had at home (a mix of GW, Vallejo and oil paints) only to see how it would turn out. It's not the best miniature - a re-painted Mechwarrior miniature - but I am pleased with the choice of colours. Looks as expected (at least to me).

30 tons of Clan OmniMech power

from Sarna.net

The Kit Fox is a light Clan OmniMech with long-range combat as a primary focus, earning it the Inner Sphere codename of Uller, after the Norse god of archery.

Alternative configuration "A" as shown on the miniature carries a Gauss Rifle. A pretty nasty surprise given the weight of the Kit Fox.

The other arm carries two Medium Lasers. Those are powerful enough to deal damage in significant amounts.

Back detail of the torso. I decided to put the Mech on top of some rocks to increase its height. For my opinion it was too tiny compared to other light Mechs i have in my collection.

The Kit Fox A in comparison to the Elemental point I had finished recently.

23-04-2012, 16:29
An Uller! Nice! :D They held a pretty kick in the mechwarrior games (at least im sure they were in....Otherwise a mech was that looked an awfull lot like it :p) as your showing here... A gauss rifle, whoah....

Also those elements were a pain to deal with in mech commander. They hardly were worth the trouble to shoot at but if you dident they would do some damage! I thought the inner sphere had them at as well at some point though? (not really up on the lore of the mechwarrior universe, just the games :D)

25-04-2012, 19:26
I concur - my instinctive reaction upon seeing your Elementals was to recoil in revulsion. I could never hit them in MechWarrior 3 and they were a total pain in the bum in MechCommander! Wish my PC could still run those games, it seems to be too advanced now?!

I really like this new scheme you've done - it looks good so I hope you'll do a few more. Your log is making me want to branch out into mecha and 15mm, I really like all your work on this stuff.
It seems difficult to source actual mech models on evil bay etc - I seem to remember you built up your collection over time?

Keep up the good work - if you ever fight with these guys I would like to see how Tomorrow's War works for them.


floyd pinkerton
26-04-2012, 20:36
I simply love this thread, really got me looking into Battletech itself. Jealous of your elfbait mechs, they're something special.

If I were to get into Battletech itself, I'd probably try and get Robotech/Macross N-scale toys like yourself, but they seem really rare on eBay. Have you bought them all? :D

27-04-2012, 18:37
Probably. :D
Its not hard to find them, but you got to import a lot from overseas. I don't mind doing that, I also don't care about the price tag if I really want something. The latter doesn't mean that I don't check average prices before actually purchasing something though ;)

03-05-2012, 21:12
I used to have some of these models, but in 1/48th scale (done by Revell), I miss those days :)
Good fun!

10-05-2012, 09:51
The second one of my finished Ral Partha Europe Museum Scale Mechs is the "Mad Dog" Clan OmniMech.
It's going to reinforce the Clan Wolf Beta Galaxy with some long range firepower. This model is a re-based multi-part pewter miniature.


The Mad Dog is a heavy Clan OmniMech used for long-range indirect fire support. With hunched shoulders, a protruding head, and reverse-jointed legs, the Mad Dog resembles a vulture, so much so that it was codenamed Vulture and Hagetaka ("Vulture" in Japanese) by the Inner Sphere forces which first encountered it. The name also fits the battlefield role of the Mad Dog; the main role of the Mad Dog is to act as a support 'Mech, and it often holds a hill maintaining constant watch over the entire battlefield, like a vulture waiting for its prey. With its ample firepower and decent speed of 86.4 km/h, it makes a highly mobile firing platform, and as such has spread to near ubiquity among the forces deployed by the Clans.

I really like the Museum Scale pewter kits as they have an awesome amount of detail and really nice panel lines. This kit was painted, using a combination of GW colours and oil paints.

This side shot reveals detail of the arm mounted combo of Large and Medium Pulse Lasers.

Mounted to the shoulder, left and right of the cockpit are the huge LRM-20 racks.

The Mech's pilot has a rather small cockpit, but mounted high on top of the torso it also provides a good view over the battlefield.

The Mad Dog's back shows the large ammo storage in its shoulders the heat sink ports.

10-05-2012, 12:37
woot! I love it! The moment I saw it i said vulture out loud :D

Then I saw mad dog and went awwwww and re-read vulture as codename and went yay! :D :)

I love your log ;)

01-06-2012, 10:07
Time for the next minor update on Clan forces. Another Kit Fox (Uller), this time in configuration "B". This is a heavily converted former Mechwarrior Clix figure that I have re-based.

With only 30 tons this Mech sports an enormous AC/10 Ultra in its right arm, combined with a SRM 6 launcher. The arm is a combination of various Mechwarrior Dark Age Mech parts.

Details of the AC/10 Ultra.

The back doesn't look any different compared to my Kit Fox "A".

The business end of the Clan Mech shows the broader shoulders compared to the "A" configuration.

The laser arm is the same as on version "A". It contains a Medium and a Small Laser.

31-07-2012, 16:38
Time for an update. Had some time to paint due to being sick at home. :evilgrin: It's not yet finished though....

I always wanted to finish one force before beginning to paint the next one - however, I just couldn't resist painting the mightiest of all Inner Sphere Mechs: The "Atlas". And boy, it is HUGE. :eek:

House Kurita elite "Sword Of Light" regiment's AS-7 D ATLAS. (Still work in progress as I am short on decals needed to display the "Sword Of Light" regimental insignia).

This kit is an (all-metal) so-called Museum Scale Mech from Ral Partha Europe. I converted it a little bit though.

A sashimono (back banner) has been added, taken from a 1/72 Zvezda Samurai warrior. The Kurita crest is a decal, the kanji are written using a fineliner. The Sword Of Light regiment's warriors are strictly following the code of the Samurai - as such, I wanted them to look a little like their ancient forefathers. The shoulders looked a little empty so I added a cherry-blossom painting on both sides.

The side reveals another detail bit I added: the Autocannon/20 barrel was extended with a barrel from a Wh40k Meltagun.

A little bit of warning decals here and there to break up the overall red appearance. Back details of the fusion reactor core and heat sinks.

Solun Decius
31-07-2012, 17:06
Excellent minis you've been painting lately, and the banner looks great!

05-08-2012, 22:35
Excellent minis you've been painting lately, and the banner looks great!

Thanks! Latest add-on to my forces:
Next Mech ready to deploy (apart from Sword Of Light decals not yet added): 80 ton HTM-27T "Hatamoto Chi".

Left arm sporting a Tiegart PPC. Note the back banner that I have added, using a plastic part from Zvezda's 1/72 samurai box.

Detail of the right arm: Katana sword (custom variant, the HTM-27T normally doesn't have one) and a second Tiegart PPC.

Details of the back include the banner (sashimono) and sword+flame emblem of House Kurita's elite regiments.

Front shot reveals the two torso mounted Bical SRM-6 Missile Racks and the cherry blossom theme that I am trying to add to all Kurita Mechs so they don't end up being simply painted red all around.

Off to the painting table. The Coordinator needs more war machinery!

06-08-2012, 09:27
Very nice mechs mate! Shame they are Kurita mechs ;)

Can you do some Steiner mechs when you are done with Kurita? Im dying to see what gorgious mechs you will churn out for them :)

14-08-2012, 22:24
Very nice mechs mate! Shame they are Kurita mechs ;)

Can you do some Steiner mechs when you are done with Kurita? Im dying to see what gorgious mechs you will churn out for them :)

I'll see what I can do. Lyran Guard blue+white scheme would be a nice idea. Thanks!

Ok, just like I said - the last pics in my other two blog entries were "work in progress". They were, cause I had no access to the necessary decals to finish the two Mechs entirely. Thanks to Ennis A. (Father Ennis, whom I know from another forum) I got a whole decal sheet of "1st Sword Of Light" emblems in the mail today, and the Atlas and Hatamote Chi can now be considered DONE!
The Atlas also received a large scale Kurita crest for his giant torso armor. Somehow I figured something was missing for the commanding officer's Mech... the large dragon emblem fills the blanks nicely (decal is normally supposed to go onto an Armorcast 1/60 scale Atlas).
The "1st Sword Of Light" traditionally fields a white dragon emblem on their Kurita crest and bear those on the left shoulder: Hatamoto Chi and Atlas with their "ivory dragon" emblems. Thanks, Ennis!

16-08-2012, 08:34
The DRG-1G Grand Dragon. One of House Kurita's very own designs, produced by Luthien Armor Works, reinforcing my Sword Of Light units.

Offensive capabilities are based upon a center torso mounted LRM-10 launcher.

Back details include unit insignia, heat sink vents and back banner.

Left arm, sporting unit insignia (ivory dragon crest) and a Victoy 23R Medium Laser.

Right arm bearing a Lord's Thunder PPC.

Details of the upper torso: once again with the cherry blossom theme and a sashimono (back banner). Left and right of the cockpit are another pair of Medium Lasers.

Off to the painting table for more mechs...

16-08-2012, 14:57

I love it! :D One more mech to finish the lance right? :)

16-08-2012, 21:18

I love it! :D One more mech to finish the lance right? :)

One more to finish a lance. It's not the lance as these won't go together, I really just painted up what I was liking the most or what I grabbed out of the bag of unbuilt stuff at that time. There is a whole stack of unbuilt mechs, infantry and vehicles still waiting.

18-08-2012, 11:03
Great collection of models there mate. Reminds me of how underrated 15mm can be

11-10-2012, 09:54
Wow, I agree - its been a while. :p

Another repainted 3" Exo Squad figure, now acting as House Kurita's "LGB-0W Longbow" Mech.

Compared to House Davion's Longbow I decided to have this one's missile bays closed. That allows me to show off with some really nice, large scale Kurita dragon crests.

The left "arm" sports the Sword of Light emblem. The huge tube-like arms include a Sian/Ceres LRM-20 system.

The back shot reveals various heat sinks and the Sashimono back banner which I add to all of my Sword Of Light Mechs.

The Longbow is a popular missile support platform, bombing the enemy lines from a great distance. Not really made to go into a fight face to face with enemy Mechs, it rather stays behind and fires salvo after salvo of long ranged missiles. With 85 tons the Longbow is one of the heavier Mechs I plan to use with my Kurita force. Bear with me, more units are on the painting table! So many figures - so little time :(

11-10-2012, 11:32
Fantastic! Have you played many games with these yet and, if so, have you written up any battle reports we can read?


28-10-2012, 21:53
House Kurita still relies on the fast 20 ton "Wasp" for its recon lances. Created back in the days when the SLDF was still around, these venerable designs have received some updates to face the invading Clan forces.

Light-weight, fast and maneuverable - the miniature is based upon a converted 1/200 Macross Valkyrie plastic kit.

An Intek Medium Pulse Laser in combination with an Irian Armorworks SRM-2 launcher doesn't deal a lot of damage, but that's not the job of a scout unit anyways...

The pose of the miniature is based upon the artwork of the unseen "Wasp" as depicted in TRO 3050/52.

The original "Wasp" design was inspired by the Valkyrie suits of the Macross animated series. These had a large number of plastic kits produced in Japan, varying in scale and content. Based upon the 1/200 scale plastic kit, combined with arms of a Gashapon action figure (also from Macross) I created this N-scale "WSP-3M Wasp" and used a pose as it was seen in the first print of TR 3050.
The artwork of these early FASA products did catch my attention back in the day. Its how I see the CBT universe - full of what nowadays is called "unseen" Mechs. I could imagine my whole recon lance is going to contain nothing but those early Mech designs and sub-variants... ^^

floyd pinkerton
30-10-2012, 00:13
Lovely stuff as usual man, as usual the range of kits you have massively impresses me!

30-10-2012, 11:31
Lovely stuff as usual man, as usual the range of kits you have massively impresses me!

You have only seen the tip of the iceberg. I think I have roughly 40+ more Mechs of various designs in N-scale to build. Not to mention some repaints of MW:DA stuff. Thanks for your comments.
@precinctomega: Nope. Sorry, but no game report yet.

05-11-2012, 17:35
And there goes the next one...

Some more Davion love, to be added to my recon lance:
WSP-1A Wasp, based upon another Macross kit in 1/200 which works fine in N-scale. Compared to my previous Wasp for Kurita, this one resembles the early Succession Wars Wasp model with the SRM launcher still mounted to the left leg.

Diverse Optics Type 2 Medium Laser

Not much to say about this Mech apart from having created the pose as seen in TRO 3025 (Kurita's Wasp was based upon the TRO 3050 artwork).

Whitwort Stormbringer
06-11-2012, 14:32
Love the Valkyries! Though a huge fan of the cartoony-ness of Robotech, it's very cool to see them in some toned down, more realistic palettes. I like the modification of the right arm to replace the hand with the rifle barrel, as well. Is that how they are depicted in the Battletech material, or is it a modification of your own devising? Either way, cool idea.

06-11-2012, 16:10
The mods reflect the design as it is set up in Battletech. Thanks for your kind words.

08-11-2012, 11:26
another conversion:

STG-5M Stinger with tech-update to face the invading Clans

Thanks to weight-saving Endo-Steel the updated Stinger has more armour and received some new weapons to replace the Machine Guns of the older 3S model.
Main weapon remains the Omikron 3000 Medium Laser on the right arm.

The left arm now carries a FlameTech Flamer to engage infantry and light Mechs.

The updated configuration now also has a Lindblad "Shotgun" Anti-Missile-System, whose radar dome and multi-barrel gun can be seen mounted underneath the wrist of the right arm.

The back and chassis apart from the head is more or less identical to its cousin, the Wasp.

Solun Decius
12-11-2012, 11:03
Excellent man! Great to get a regular dose of this very different log from all the other logs I usually look at.
I love the chunky one with the ridiculously big missile arms.

14-11-2012, 19:19
STG-3R Stinger - another light 20 ton Mech for my Kurita recon lance.

Sharing most of the design features of its cousin (the Wasp), the Mech had been produced already en masse during the age of the Star League.

While the pilot within the head suffers from a cramped cockpit, the Stinger has the same agility and almost nearly as much firepower as the Wasp.

Main weapon of the 3R variant is the Omicron 3000 Medium Laser that is held in the right hand. Note the light battle damages to the shoulder (or me being unable to notice what the glue had done.... *wall bash*)

Left and right forearm bear Linblad Machine Guns to engage infantry.

10-12-2012, 22:31
The RVN-3L was House Liao's attempt to create a Mech specificly for electronic warfare. With the on-going border clashes between Liao and the Federated Suns, a few have fallen into House Davion's hands.

The miniature is a MW:DA repaint with some minor modification, like the SRM-6 launcher that I have added to the right torso.

This front shot reveals the Harpoon SRM-6 rack that I have added to the right torso. The grey areas underneath the cockpit (the "beak" of the Raven) are supposed to resemble Active Probe and ECM domes.

I had to add some rocks to the base to give the Raven a little more height. The MW:DA miniature is nice, but a bit small.

Main armament of the Raven, whose function is to shield its accompanying Mechs from enemy sensors, are two Ceres Arms Medium Lasers and a Harpoon SRM-6 rack.

With the Apple Churchill "Guiding Light" NARC beacon, the Raven provides a magnet for LRMs launched by friendly units, while the nose mounted TAG helps targeting Arrow IV artillery accordingly.

Since the introduction of ECM into the PC game Mechwarrior Online, the RVN-3L has become quite popular. Everyone seems to run one now. As I kind of liked the look of the Mech provided in TRO: 3050, I was happy to find the MWDA miniature being not too much off.
I think the Raven will serve my recon lance perfectly.

Solun Decius
11-12-2012, 16:24
Like the effects and stickers on the windshield.

12-12-2012, 23:04
MON-66 MONGOOSE scout lance leader (MW: DA repaint with minor conversions)

Designed to replace the old Locust models, the MON-66 is a deep-recon Mech.

Thanks to a Beagle Active Probe, the MON-66 picks up enemy targets fast and can relay that information quickly to its accompanying lance.

With two arm-mounted and one centre-torso mounted Sorenstein Medium Lasers, combined with a head-mounted Starflash Plus Small Laser, the Mongoose packs quite a punch for a light Mech

Sashimono back banner as usual on my Sword Of Light units

Some details of heat sink ports on back and legs

13-12-2012, 17:45
Clearly there is no stopping you. Have these guys taken to the tabletop yet? I'd love to see some pics of them in action.


13-12-2012, 17:52
Nope. I have ordered plenty of gaming mats (for rivers, concrete and lakes) to be used with those miniatures. Once I have them there will be a bat-rep., I promise!

Easy E
17-12-2012, 20:51
Dang. These things keep multiplying!

Very innovative work!

18-12-2012, 19:40
My Sword Of Light regiment's upgraded Locust light Mech, the LCT-3M, is my final addition to the light recon lance of House Kurita.

Based upon the original LCT-1V, the 3M variant replaces the Sperry Browning Machine Guns with four Light Lasers from Magna, while it does retain the Medium Martell Laser.

Ferro-Fibrious Armor increases the protection of the 3M upgrade, while Endo-Steel chassis reduces weight. The new light weight inner structure enables to mount a Voelkers Parasol Anti-Missile-System.

The radar dome of the Voelkers Parasol AMS, the Sashimono back banner and Sword Of Light regiment insignia add more detail to my Locust conversion.

30-12-2012, 20:12
Hey ho. Probably the last post in 2012. Some people were asking for group shots and you shall receive.

I've been busy with creating tree stands for my games recently and can annoucne that so far 16 have been accomplished. I try to assemble and paint always in groups of eight bases. That's three stands of Light Woods and one stand of Heavy Woods per four bases created. I am looking for a total of roughly 40 of these bases.
On a tabletop of 1.20m x 1.80m (48" x 72") that will create enough forrest to resemble a single CBT mapsheet in N-scale.

I have also carried my completed lances and the first few of my buildings over to my best mates' house and took some pics of the Scout Lances in actual terrain (note that I still haven't received my ordered hexmats).

a small engagement

House Davion Recon Lance advancing

House Kurita Lance advancing (sorry its a bit blurry)

House Davion Scout Lance complete


House Kurita Scout Lance complete


Mechwarrior Dark Age infantry re-based works perfectly with N-gauge houses

11-05-2013, 17:08
Its been a while since I finished the last Mech. This time I have kit-bashed an Armored Valkyrie kit from Macross with a Gashapon action figure off ebay. Torso and shoulders are from the kit, legs and lower arms from the action figure. The lower arms and shoulders can re-posed as I did not glue them on.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/Crusaderaction_zps6fc2ef3a.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/Crusaderaction_zps6fc2ef3a.jpg.html)
House Davion CRD-3R Crusader Mech

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/Crusaderfront_zps01d9babc.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/Crusaderfront_zps01d9babc.jpg.html)
"The Crusader has a well-deserved reputation as a reliable, versatile Mech. Commonly found in command and fire lances, the Mech is equally at home
alongside Marauders and Thunderbolts in close-assault units. Some versions
have even served as scout Mechs, but this is rare."

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/Crusaderside_zps5d72b63c.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/Crusaderside_zps5d72b63c.jpg.html)
arm-mounted Magna Longbow-15 LRM 15s, Intek Medium Laser, M100 Machine Guns

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/Crusaderback_zps92c20062.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/Crusaderback_zps92c20062.jpg.html)
note the hip-mounted Harpoon SRM 6s

11-05-2013, 18:08
Holy crows! That's awesome.


15-05-2013, 12:50
Great work! This was one of the reasons I decided to get into 15mm.

floyd pinkerton
16-05-2013, 22:01
Amazing as usual man! Are you picking up anything to do with the new Robotech RPG kickstarter or are they not the right scale? The "longbow" and "warhammer" (I forget the Robotech names) models look almost like a recast of the toys you have used rather than new miniatures.

16-05-2013, 22:28
Maybe. Depends on how well those are looking in reality and how tall they actually are. But since every starter box is having useless stuff in it (Zentreadi apart of the Glaug and useless rules that I would have to find a buyer for), I'd only go for the Archer/Longbow and Rifleman/Warhammer miniatures sold in "upgrade" sets.

Easy E
17-05-2013, 16:42
I really, really want to see a AAR report using these!

21-06-2013, 08:59
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaRiflemanaction_zps424a9717.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaRiflemanaction_zps424a9717.jpg.html)
House Kurita's 60 ton "RFL-3N Rifleman" ready for action. Another repainted ExoSquad action figure.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaRiflemanfront_zps86d8f094.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaRiflemanfront_zps86d8f094.jpg.html)
Business end: two Imperator Class A AC/5s and two Magna Mk. III Large Lasers.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaRiflemanside_zpsaa35e244.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaRiflemanside_zpsaa35e244.jpg.html)
I added a samurai flag and cherry blossom paintings to make the Rifleman fit in with my other Sword Of Light Mechs.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaRiflemanback_zpsc8f4fabc.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaRiflemanback_zpsc8f4fabc.jpg.html)
Having only 10 heat sinks, the RFL-3N is inadequate for constant fire. Most of its dissipating heat is vented on its back, using large grilles.

09-07-2013, 18:30
Since my internet and phone line broke down last Friday evening I had a little time (read: no distraction) and spent it on the painting table, cleaning and priming 10 more 40k Space Marines and paint up the Mech shown below. Ok, the Mech really only has gotten a quick paintjob without too many details being available on the miniature to begin with - but I kind of like it anyways. Maybe because I am an Archer fan?!

Thank god f#+!ing Telekom fixed my phone line so I am back and connected to all of you! I missed the forums.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArcheraction_zps238fde64.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArcheraction_zps238fde64.jpg.html)
House Kurita's ARC-2K Archer - another repainted action figure

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArcherfront_zps8a623e4c.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArcherfront_zps8a623e4c.jpg.html)
Minor reposing to resemble the look of the CBT scale plastic Archer.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArchercherry_zps361617ce.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArchercherry_zps361617ce.jpg.html)
Two LRM-15 launchers in the torso and two Large Lasers mounted in its arms.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArcherside_zps924bb6f9.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArcherside_zps924bb6f9.jpg.html)
Sashimono Samurai back banner and cherry blossom on the lids for the missile bays.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArcherback_zpse1e8b4f4.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaArcherback_zpse1e8b4f4.jpg.html)
The action figure lacks a lot of the detail that plastic kit has, but at least its closer in scale with my other heavy Mechs.

21-07-2013, 19:50
I posted a small game report with my recon class Mechs over on my BLOG (http://smallscaleoperations.blogspot.de/2013/07/last-mech-standing.html) for those interested. Here is a random pic...
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2415_zps3412d189.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2415_zps3412d189.jpg.html)

09-08-2013, 21:40
So, its done. Only one thing remains to do: decals for FRR and the 1st Tyr unit markings. Both are ordered but will take their time until they arrive at mine. I will post an updated picture once they are applied.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/1sttyrriflemanaction_zpsd01c14dc.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/1sttyrriflemanaction_zpsd01c14dc.jpg.html)
Free Rasalhague Republic's 1st TYR Rifleman 3N.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/1sttyrriflemanabove_zps8dfcdc8c.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/1sttyrriflemanabove_zps8dfcdc8c.jpg.html)
I love how the "glowing barrels" have turned out - I think I need to repeat that with some other Mechs!

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/1sttyrriflemanback_zps346d1d89.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/1sttyrriflemanback_zps346d1d89.jpg.html)
The Rifleman's weak side with basicly non-existant amor *g

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/1sttyrriflemanside_zps7a97055d.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/1sttyrriflemanside_zps7a97055d.jpg.html)
So, its done. I hope my best mate likes how it turned out. After all its going to be HIS Mech :-)

12-08-2013, 19:30
Next WHM-6R work in progress.. :evilgrin: (http://smallscaleoperations.blogspot.de/2013/08/tomorrows-war-meets-battletech-house.html)

17-08-2013, 22:55
So, I spent some hours painting this Saturday:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaScorpionaction_zpsfc3a130e.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/KuritaScorpionaction_zpsfc3a130e.jpg.html)
SCP-1N Scorpion for my 1st Sword of Light.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/Scorpionfront_zpsc59bd284.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/Scorpionfront_zpsc59bd284.jpg.html)
Anderson Armaments PPC and Marvel Six-Load SRM launcher.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2439_zps1f179418.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2439_zps1f179418.jpg.html)
Some people hate Quad-Mechs - I have yet to field one to find out why. :-)

..and some random shots of the Kurita Whammy:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2444_zps9e061e7c.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2444_zps9e061e7c.jpg.html)
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2442_zpsabf5df55.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2442_zpsabf5df55.jpg.html)
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2443_zps8d3dfb7b.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/Plasmasturm/media/Tomorrows%20War/DSCF2443_zps8d3dfb7b.jpg.html)

Easy E
26-08-2013, 20:12
Amazing updates. Always nice to see "more bigga" BT!

16-12-2013, 00:05
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/11393133053_8511c6e66d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393133053/)
Kurita vs. Davion, bringing all IS units that have been finished so far

Best mate and myself have enjoyed our first game of Alpha Strike today. We love it. We already like CBT very much but this is just awesome. Alpha Strike enables us to play with large quantities of Mechs (even in our bigger scale) without too much book keeping.

We brought all units that I had painted up so far, in total 135 vs 136 points.


Kanazuchi Battle Armor
Hatamoto Chi



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After two or so rounds: both sides closing in on each other

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Davion's Raven spotting for Longbow indirect LRM attack: my Kurita Locust gets a shower of high explosive love

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/11393057406_e249a02759.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393057406/)
My Warhammer gets if from all sides. Banshee, Goliath and a recon lance pounding it with fire.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/11393052606_d7b2556665.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393052606/)
Zeus and Warhammer get into position to await my Atlas' assault on the center frontline.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/11393071374_ca0db35cdf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393071374/)
A Davion Stinger jumped over the building in an attempt to kill the Whammy (one inner structure point remaining) but missed its shot! My Warhammer returns the favour and blasts it to pieces.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/11393030355_021d538823.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393030355/)
My attempt to stop the LRM fire attacks of the Crusader end with my recon Locust being shot to a burning wreck.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/11393026425_dd317b48da.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393026425/)
My assault and heavy mechs keep up the pressure, steadily advancing.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/11393055294_fc0bf79215.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393055294/)
The city turns into a scrapyard: my Rifleman gets shot by the Banshee but in turn headshots (rolled 12 on critical hits!) the Zeus :-) A little later the Banshee gets wasted by the Atlas.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/11393049624_7213e24853.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393049624/)
Having taken out the Banshee and Zeus on the right flank, my center force is backed up by Hatamoto and Atlas. Ready to steam roller attack the Davions.

16-12-2013, 00:06
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Kanazuchi Battle Armor got casualties by Raven fire and is wiped out by Crusader missile strike.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/11393014666_c15cabb4bc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11393014666/)
The Atlas walks through the Davion line and leaves behind burning hulks of twisted metal. My Archer got missile bombed by Longbow and Crusader and killed with the final shot: by a Locust!

The game ended with a Kurita victory. Last Mechs standing on my side: Atlas (nearly fresh), Longbow (heavily dented), Warhammer (only held together by sheer willpower), Stinger (only one point of structure). Mechs on Davion side still standing: none.

Can't wait for the next weekend for another match!

Easy E
22-12-2013, 02:31
That was really cool! I wish I could have been there. Consider me interested in Alpha Strike.

22-12-2013, 20:21
More Alpha Strike!
Me and the best mates were meeting again today to have our usual Sunday-afternoon battle. Since Alpha Strike was well received, we picked to play with our Mechs again.
One of my friends hasn't played AS yet so he was eager to give it a try. I decided to let the boys handle my two painted armies and acted as advisor/referee - in other words, I had to flick through the rules if we didn't know something ^^
Anyway, the same figures as last time were used and Kurita once again kicked Davion's a$$. I did not take pictures throughout the whole match but here are some for fun anyways:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3701/11501524104_945eb1087f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501524104/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7439/11501581083_f22462ae0e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501581083/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/11501550946_19efa9b995.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501550946/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5479/11501544546_c7755c610b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501544546/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/11501502194_38cf96fd04.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501502194/)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/11501556133_e8ec70b4e4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501556133/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/11501457835_c87bf8098e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501457835/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/11501545283_8f067a6fb8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501545283/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5529/11501515026_8a0ab470c3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11501515026/)

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28-12-2013, 13:11
Finally... the Beast has arrived! 85 ton "Stalker". I got four copies of this huge Mech, this one goes into line with my 1st Sword Of Light Kurita forces, one will be 3rd Crucis Lancers RCT (Davion), one 1st TYR Regiment of Rasalhague and one is going into House Steiner's service. *evil grin*

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/11602657753_17acc40389.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11602657753/)
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/11602762354_8a107ac4d0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957074@N06/11602762354/)

11-11-2014, 19:06
This is awesome- I'd love to try and make a Dragon like this, how was it made? What kits and stuff did you use?