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khurasanminiatures12 Jul 2012 7:17 a.m. PST

We're pleased to release the first two codes of our extremely xenophobic salamandroids, the Meso-Nai. The first code is Reach Force troopers in power armour, five models in unique poses.

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The second code is a Reach Force Sectionmaster and a Photon cannoneer, the heavy weapon of the section, a versatile weapon that, depending on the setting, can unleash a storm of small bursts, or one mighty burst powerful enough to break a tank tread.

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They are available now, here:
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All Meso-Nai wear power armour when outside their equally heavily protected vehicles. There are four vehicles to start -- two variants of the
Grampus superheavy APC and two variants of the Hellbender tank. These vehicles place almost their entire emphasis on protection, the Grampus having armour as heavy as a Siler, and the Hellbender even heavier! They are virtually featureless, even sensor arrays being smooth hemispheres.

As the Meso-Nai are amphibious and have a slight preference for aquatic environments, their vehicles reflect that mindset, and surface detailing resembles a submarine rather than a tank -- the vehicles in fact appear to be broad squat submarines!

If there is sufficient interest in the line, we may have their core lance complex designed -- machines planted on a targeted planet to interfere with the planet's magnetosphere and thus render the planet uninhabitable. It would be the central lance itself, bolted onto the surface of the planet, then guard towers with cannon stations manned (salamandered?) by Meso-Nai.

When all of the other sentients put aside their considerable differences to deal with the Meso-Nai menace, they found once they made planetfall on Cripto-Branq, the Meso-Nai homeworld, that a surprising proportion of the population still lived in savagery. These stone age tribes were seen as especially devout worshippers of their god, Urodela, and thus revered by the Meso-Nai who had chosen the path of civilisation -- a sort of holy innocent. These fought with special savagery against the invaders. Accordingly our codes of Salamen can be used as savage Meso-Nai, as they are physically identical to the Reach Force troopers.

Stay tuned for updates on the line!

J Womack 9412 Jul 2012 7:29 a.m. PST

Cool stuff. I am still working on my Salamen, slowly.

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jul 2012 7:40 a.m. PST

Great looking alien race! I really like that power armor.

Samulus12 Jul 2012 7:41 a.m. PST

Good stuff, be nice to see some in body armour as well to get a mixed force going.

ThorLongus12 Jul 2012 7:46 a.m. PST

are these also tied in to the cult of andromeda?

GregFarrell12 Jul 2012 7:49 a.m. PST

These are now right up there with my favourite 15mm Aliens.

Excellent job.

khurasanminiatures12 Jul 2012 7:51 a.m. PST

No, extreme xenophobia means that you hate and fear all other species so they would not be allied to Andromeda. They will immediately expend great national effort to wipe out the cult, just as they attempt to wipe out everyone else.

(I make fun of others)12 Jul 2012 8:07 a.m. PST

That flexible tubing running up their backs is brill.

ThorLongus12 Jul 2012 8:11 a.m. PST

oh , thought there were some naga/ salamander headed cultists in the works

khurasanminiatures12 Jul 2012 8:37 a.m. PST

The nagas are cobra-headed. That lines been a bit delayed because spacejackers stuff is still sailing 'bout the globe! grin

(I make fun of others)12 Jul 2012 9:15 a.m. PST

Am looking forward to the release of those, what is the range composed of? Are there vehicles?

RTJEBADIA12 Jul 2012 10:44 a.m. PST

Very cool.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian12 Jul 2012 11:15 a.m. PST

No heretics allowed, eh?evil grin


Leland R. Erickson

(Jake Collins of NZ 2)12 Jul 2012 11:33 a.m. PST

Any chance of a figure with a launcher of some sort – missile/rocket/whatever?

khurasanminiatures12 Jul 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

No heretics allowed where Leland?

Porfiro, the Cult would not have vehicles manufactured purely for them, but they would collect vehicles from worlds they have "visited."

They do however have spirit engines that fly at a hover, and mount a deck gun that is crewed by a cultist. Andromeda herself rides one of these but it doesn't have a deck gun. It carries something much more powerful. grin

the trojan bunny12 Jul 2012 12:20 p.m. PST

Ooo, these are great! I can see them going nicely with my Space Demons.

Mako1112 Jul 2012 2:06 p.m. PST

Nice looking figs.

Looking forward to seeing the vehicles.

RTJEBADIA12 Jul 2012 3:21 p.m. PST

They almost look like Krogan from Mass Effect…

But they look too short for that.

Lion in the Stars12 Jul 2012 4:06 p.m. PST

'Oh, hey, a new post from Khurasan is up.'

*thump…rattle-rattle*

Yup, there went my wallet diving back under the bed again…

Think I'm going to hold off until the vehicles are out. Or at least concept art for the vehicles is posted.

Gunner Dunbar12 Jul 2012 4:23 p.m. PST

Wow, these are great, another brilliant release.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian12 Jul 2012 4:41 p.m. PST

No heretics allowed where Leland?


Why, in the Jasmine Throne Foreign Battalion, of course!evil grin

I for one can see a lone Meso-Nai "heretic"/madman (madsalamander?) who has come to the unsettling conclusion that the real universe is full of sentient life, the Meso-Nai are just one among many, and the delusions are only in the minds of his people.

So where would such a religious outcast run to to avoid being burned at the stake for his heresy? Why the Jasmine Throne's very own Legion Etranger, of course!evil grin


Leland R. Erickson

republic of tolworth12 Jul 2012 4:56 p.m. PST

Either that or the lone salamanda thinks he's one a one amphib mission. All the others in the unit are part of his growing delusion.

A bit like Rogue trooper, with bagman etc.

AWuuuu14 Jul 2012 4:51 p.m. PST

Any chance of size comparision photos with felids and other stuff ?

Gunner Dunbar14 Jul 2012 7:26 p.m. PST

Hi Jon, thats actually a good idea, you should have a size comparison pic area on your site, with pics of all of your stuff next to each other, maybe a bit of work though.

Eli Arndt19 Jul 2012 3:37 p.m. PST

Just got mine!!!

Oh boy are these pretty figs. Lots of character in them. Just an evil looking alien menace.

-Eli

AWuuuu19 Jul 2012 3:47 p.m. PST

Post size comparision Eli please !!

Eli Arndt19 Jul 2012 4:03 p.m. PST

Here ya go –

Left to right, not including the Meso-Nai themselves -
Old GZG, New GZG, Rebel, Khurasan, O8

republic of tolworth19 Jul 2012 4:16 p.m. PST

very handy, thanks.

Eli Arndt21 Jul 2012 10:20 a.m. PST

These figs are really nice. The Meso-Nai are just one of those pants-peeing sort of aliens you just don't want to run into on the battlefield.

No slobbering fangs and spikes or whatever. Just a lot of heavy duty, big gun troops.

-Eli

khurasanminiatures21 Jul 2012 1:43 p.m. PST

Especially because they are out to blow up your star and/or send your atmosphere drifting off into the void of space. grin

Glad you like them Eli. I think they are fun and they make a fitting opposite to their long-term enemies, the Hauk, who have great speed and agility and powerful weapons but little armour (just a armoured vest really).

The Meso-Nai have sturdy, slow tanks with very little surface detail, looking more like subs than tanks really. The Hauk have a jet bike that is basically one big cannon, covered with surface detail, and a medium mech that also will have lots of details. More to come on these items in the coming months….

Eli Arndt21 Jul 2012 1:54 p.m. PST

Sounds fun, Jon.

Definitely bringing us fun aliens.

BTW, another thing I note is that your pack setup is pretty cool on the Meso-Nai. 3 packs gets you two solid squads. 6 will get you a platoon worth.

-Eli

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