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Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 10:28 a.m. PST

Hi!

I about to launch myself into a new project, to collect a force for Void 1.1 for the princely sum of 10 per month!

At present I am still trying to decide on which force to collect and was wondering what other folks favourite forces were! I am also looking for pictures of folks painted models for inspiration!

I've been over on the scotia Grendel void forum but thought I'd check here too!

Here's a link to my blog:

leutenantbrittan.blogspot.com

As I mention on my blog I wanted to have a bash at supporting the game a bit as its a bit of a forgotten gem which deserves a little bit of interest!

All the best!

billthecat17 Nov 2011 10:56 a.m. PST

I like the Syntha and the Junkers. Void (esp. 1.0 IMHO) IS a fantastic game. My favorite rules for small unit skirmish (platoon sized) battles: a nice blend of 40K style turn sequence WITHIN an alternating units system (faster and cleaner than VOR or No-Limits (and with the d10 you get nice numerical variety in skills and equipment)…perfect! Of course, I got rid of my Syntha ages ago, but I still think about re-writing the rules into a more 'generic' form sometimes… it really is a forgotten gem (and as I recall, it died out pretty fast, remember i-Kore?)

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:06 a.m. PST

Hi!

I know! The rules were really nice and streamlined and the figures were pleasingly anime inspired!

I think that the failure of iKore had a lot to do with void being forgotten. As scotia Grendel still produces the miniatures it's been a projec give fancied having a bash at for a while!

All the best!

CmdrKiley Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:12 a.m. PST

I enjoyed Void as well. Haven't played it in a long time but still have all the models. Like billthecat said, it's a great large scale fast play game with alternating activation.

I got into playing Urban War as like the smaller scale skirmish games better than the big battle games. When I tried out Metropolis, I found it to be a better more refined version of Void where it addressed some of the loopholes in the old rules. The nice thing is that probably 70-90% of the Void models can be used in their respective faction for Metropolis.

I've found Viridians to be all-around good army to play in Void. Lots of firepower with these guys. Always loved the Commandos.

I've also had fun playing with VASA too. Not as tough as Viridians but generally faster.

Syntha had some good tough models that could pack a punch but you had to watch your control range for your Synths.

I never got around to playing Koralon or Junkers with Void, but did play both of them with Metropolis rules. Koralon are damn fun with the Warp Gates just getting in your opponents face. Unfortunately Metropolis doesn't have any rules for vehicles (yet) so the Junkers buggies are of no use there. They certainly look fun to play. I've amassed a lot of Buggies and Sand Runners to make an very awesome and mobile Junkers Legion.

ordinarybass17 Nov 2011 11:12 a.m. PST

I really like the Junkers. I think that they're the most distinctive human faction that Void 1.1 had. Sci-Fi Greco-Romans are pretty cool! I'm currenlty building a Junkers army for use in WarEngine, Tomorrow's war and other games.

Here's what I've got so far
TMP link
I've also got two squads of Legionaires and a squad of Praetorians just about finished. I'll post them up at the end of the month.

The army started with a squad of Urban War Gladiators, given to me by a friend, but after that I've been acquiring exclusively Void Junkers.

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:16 a.m. PST

Hi!

Lovely collection! I was tempted by the Junkers but wanted something more high tech!

All the best!

John Leahy17 Nov 2011 11:20 a.m. PST

Yeah, the rules were actually pretty good. We played a lot of it. The Company crashing killed a good set of rules. I initially played Koralon. The warp gates WERE really cool to use. I later started picking up Junkers. I was planning on getting Syntha but the game died before I jumped on them. There were conversions for using Warzone factions with the rules that I tried too.

Thanks,

John

CmdrKiley Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:22 a.m. PST

I think the failure of i-Kore had more to do with some aggressive expansion plans that exceeded their income followed by the realization that one of their salesmen was selling stock on eBay and pocketing the money. Probably didn't help when the tools for the plastic figures were made at 3x the size due to some miscommunication with the Chinese supplier which resulted in a delay in the boxed set coming to product (missing the Christmas season) and I'm sure someone had to fork up some cash for that mistake. Also several sets of Koralon greens being made and then scrapped.

After all that they filed for bankruptcy and then reorganized as Urban Mammoth. The Void game was re-introduced as Urban War but in a smaller scale with an all new look. I wasn't too crazy about the new look but the poor sculpts of the original UW releases didn't help much either. The Post Apocalyptic look grew on me, but I've always been fond of the clean anime'ish look of Void. Later sculpts were quite good and I really got into liking UW.

CmdrKiley Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:29 a.m. PST

That's some awsome work Ordinarybass! The Junkers and Gladiators are probably the most characterful models in the Void / UW line. I've really enjoyed painting them myself now that I got around to them.

Here's my collection of Void / UW models.

link

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:32 a.m. PST

Hi!

To be honest I prefer the old Koralon sculpts to the new ones!

The chaps over at scotia Grendel seem to be slowly re releasing the entire void range including the Korolon! I do think that iKore shot itself in the foot with its somewhat aggressive attitude and the plastics and the thieving employee was a real shame!

I found the urban war sculpts a bit of a disappointment with the fussy sculpts and change in feel from anime to post apocalyptic. It's almost like they went a bit Warhammer.

The fact that scotia has the rights to void 1.1 could leave open the possibility for more void sculpts!

All the best!

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:33 a.m. PST

Wow! That's an impressive collection!

CmdrKiley Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:43 a.m. PST

I actually liked the UW vintage Purestrain Koralon. The Geigeresque look to them looks great. I need to pull these guys out of storage and shoot them again. For some reason I've lost all my photos of them. Keeping with the Geiger look I went gloss black and getting creative with some acrylic water effects did some great drool and splashing water around the bases. I didn't care too much for the UW vintage hybrids and had tons of araktons on hand which I use for my hybrids.

Overall the Triads have been my favorite faction. They're sort of a spin off of VASA with a bit more close combat feel to them. When I played VASA with Void I played with lots of Arch Angels, when I play Triads I almost always have to have some Dragonflies on hand.

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:45 a.m. PST

I just wish that they didn't change vasa into soviets!

All the best!

RobH Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:53 a.m. PST

I had a 1st ed Koralon army that I traded on here a few weeks ago. Never got to use it for VOID, but did see them on the table as Salamanders in D&D, Chainmail and SoBH and a Reptilian army for No Limits.

Lovely sculpts, IMHO better than the current ones.

link

picture

CmdrKiley Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:54 a.m. PST

You'll find that the same guys who did Kryomek also did Warzone 2nd Edition and then Void and Urban War. You can see lots of similarities in the game mechanics, units and even fluff.

Lots of the models will work well to proxy for each other. In fact I recall reading on a forum that when Target closed down, there was a number of sculpts in the works for the expansion of the Warzone and Chronopia armies. These eventually became minis for i-Kore's Void and Celtos lines. From what I recall, the Viridian Marines were originally supposed to be Capital Freedom Legionaires but were reworked (no shoulder pads and new rifles). I think the Syntha Marines were intended to be Cybertronic People's Volunteers.

I infact use my Viridian Marines to supplement my Capital Troops. I also mix my Celtos Gaels and Chronopia Sons of Kronos together for either game.

Anyways, what goes around comes around as I use my UW Triad models to supplement my Warzone Mishima and my Void Militia figures for Cartel Agents. Those militia figures are great for any sort of cyberpunkish gangland skirmish game.

CmdrKiley Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 12:01 p.m. PST

The VASA change to VA3A was a mixed bag for me. I always thought the original VASA seemed to lack a unified look (sort of mix of Japanese anime meets ancient Greek). I looked forward to the Neo-Soviet look of the new UW VA3A as I was a big Neo-Soviet player for Vor: The Maelstrom.

However the initial sculpts were pretty Bleeped text-poor and lead to a lot of disapointment. Also playing them out, the UW Suppressor really sucked compared to the Triad Retainer (lower RC skill and now CC weapon as a backup). I like the look of the later models however. I never really got much of them however, but intended to use them with my Vor stuff if I did. Whenever I played VA3A in UW or Metropolis, I used my old Void vintage stuff.

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 12:15 p.m. PST

I did always wonder about the similarity between some of the void and Warzone factions. I was aware that they were all developed by the same team but it's good to know that in a roundabout way by collecting void, I am also collecting Warzone!

It's also heartening to see that void still has people who remember it fondly!

What would it take to get folks interested in collecting or painting it again?

All the best!

PygmaelionAgain Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 2:36 p.m. PST

I applaud your concept.
The idea that you've got a reasonable amount of limited cash to grow your hobby has always been one I liked reading about.

As far as forces I'm eager to see more of? Syntha (since I've had an independent resurgence in interest for that figure's models as of late).

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 3:33 p.m. PST

Hi!

Well I've placed my order with scotia Grendel for a squad of tactical androsynths and a biomech!

That takes me upto my total of 10 for the month! I will post pictures and a review on my blog once they arrive!

All the best!

Personal logo Dr Mathias Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Nov 2011 8:09 p.m. PST

I bought the box set about two months ago :)

ordinarybass17 Nov 2011 10:07 p.m. PST

Good stuff Cmdr! You've got quite the collection of well-painted Void universe figs!

I just picked up a couple more figs tonight from my FLGS bargain bin including a Vassa Terrasaur (the small dino with howda) that will get a crew change to make it a Junker's vehicle.

Tim White18 Nov 2011 12:56 p.m. PST

I did have a lot of fun with VOID back in the day. I had a sweet little syntha force. Unfortunately when I-kore went under, the game tanked locally. Too bad the rules were definitely a cut above the competition at the time.

-Tim

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member20 Nov 2011 9:33 a.m. PST

Hi!

It's interesting to see that it was the end of iKore that sealed the games fate so to speak.

I'm interested to hear what folks think now that scotia grendel is producing it!

All the best!

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member20 Nov 2011 10:38 a.m. PST

Right!

I've begun a project log over on my blog:

link

I am looking for other folks who might be willing to take up the challenge of collecting a Void force for the meagre sum of 10 a month!

if you are then pleas feel free to post either here or over on my blog!

All the best!

PedroCantor29 Jun 2017 11:41 p.m. PST

Hi there folks.

This forum comes always up when searching for void 1.1 . So I wonder is there here people that still have a passion for Void. If so come to see the Facebook group Void 1.1 Nexus , and let's give the old game some love.

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