Tuesday, January 10, 2012

15mm Sci-Fi - Khurasan Control Battalion - Single Bases

Do not taunt Control Battalion....
Another post with single-based sci-fi troops, this time featuring Khurasan's amazing "Control Battalion" troops (which I think are now listed on the Khurasan site as 'evil').  The Control Battalion figures are some of my absolute favourite sci-fi models, so there was no way I was going to leave them out of the single-based figure project.

They do seem evil...what is under the mask? On second thought....leave it down....


A "Leaderthing", with a drone controller (to the left) and one other "riflething"
The paint scheme for these guys was very easy, as I have already painted a bunch for my existing Federal Army sci-fi force. I painted the ammo pouches on the belts the same white/khaki as the armour, but otherwise they are almost identical to the ones I have put on Flames-of-War-style group bases.

As with the "Red Faction" troops, the detachment is small due to lack of bases (my test pack from Litko evaporated in no time).  It comprises a command group and a pair of squads.  Each squad has three "riflethings", a "SAW-thing" and a drone with some heavy weapon support.  I hope the Control Battalion will get some more models with heavy/support weapons, but then having drones for that sort of things fits the perception of the troops very well - after all, their superiors would probably want to limit access to heavy weapons, in the event of, er, "out of Control Battalion"....


Control Battalion fireteam - the "SAWthing" is on the right, and the drone is in the back

Unlike my "Red Faction" guys, there is no issue for vehicles - They will also make use of the "blue" vehicles from Khurasan and Old Crow that I have already painted.

Second fireteam, ready to restore "order"....
The shipment from Litko with more bases should arrive by early February, so hopefully we can put these suckers into a game sometime in the late winter.  They will be joined by a few other factions as well.

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Quick update - here is a link to Khurasan's back story for the creation of the Control Battalion models.  While we use a different setting, it still captures the sinisiter nature of the troopers perfectly, which in turn is perfectly suited to these amazing sculpts!

3 comments:

Kobayachimaru said...

Great painting job!

david

Jay said...

Very nice, Sir. Santa dropped some of these same troopers on my modeling desk just a few weeks ago!

Mats Lintonsson said...

Really nice paint job on both the red and blue factions! Got me inspired! Had to check out Khurasan Miniatures - they had a wide range of very nice figures in many eras and scales. Some very unique.