UNIT to the Rescue

The Brig and two UNIT troopers
The Brig and two UNIT troopers

This weekend I finally got around to painting some of the Crooked Dice figures I ordered a couple of months ago.  These are UNIT troopers for Dr. Who games.

UNIT heavy weapons
UNIT heavy weapons

I don’t know if I got the uniforms correct — I didn’t do my historical research.  I went with a simple khaki and green camouflage pattern.  I think that looks better than plain black or something sinister like that.  I figure Greg will paint his correctly, so when I put mine on the table, it will be easy to separate them at the end of the game.

UNIT troopers
UNIT troopers

I wasn’t sure about the headgear.  I went with a blue that is meant to be reminiscent of the blue berets worn by UN peace keepers.

Who You Gonna Call?

The Ghostbusters!
The Ghostbusters!

A couple of months ago, Greg and I put together a big order from Crooked Dice.  While I have had the figures filed, primed, and based for many weeks, this weekend was my first change to paint any of them.  I plan to work these figures into my zombie game in a shopping mall next weekend at Historicon.

Who you gonna call?
Who you gonna call?
A final view
A final view

10mm Magister Millitum Chariots

10mm Magister Millitum chariots
10mm Magister Millitum chariots

I have been using Roman Circus for light chariot racing games.  The rules are the right balance of beer and pretzels as well as what seems to be a good representation of chariot racing.  I have been using reproductions of Marx Ben Hur play set chariots in 54mm (see a previous post on this subject).  I wanted to replicate that game in 10mm for easy transport on airplane flights, etc.  While there are a number of manufacturers of accurate racing chariots in 10mm and 15mm, I was wanted that Ben Hur look.  When I found the right looking chariots, they had the wrong drivers and vice versa.  I sent an Email to Richard at Magister Millitum.  He combined chariots from one catalog item with drivers from another.  I finished painting them this weekend, and made two tracks for them:  and typical oval one and one in a figure eight.

10mm Chariots
10mm Chariots

These were inexpensive enough that I even ordered six chariots without horses or drivers to make wreck markers in the game.  All of this will fit into a single Really Useful Box, so I will likely bring the game with me to Historicon next weekend for pickup games.