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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2012 1:32 p.m. PST

What scale alien centipede creature would make for a more fun game?

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"SMALL"???

A swarm of several the scale this 2.5-foot prop here (about 8mm or so on the table):

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If done in a comparative scale next to 15-18mm human figures:

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BIG???

Nigel meets 9-foot Arthropleura (about 27mm or so on the table):

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For scale, check this out:

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BIGGEST???

The 15 to 20-foot ones here, in "Centipede!", a 2004 film (about 45-60mm or so on the table):

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Other cool ones of that size:

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Dan
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Kyn ell Inactive Member29 Sep 2012 2:31 p.m. PST

I would opt for every size imaginable, small swarms of even smaller "infant" ones, bigger for juvinile, and bigger still like in the pics for an adult. If you want bigger, go for some gargantuan ones for a giant insect B movie feel!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2012 4:49 p.m. PST

To have the most fun game with a big one, you need to have some interesting tactical capability or weakness for the 'pede. If it is just another big close combat monster, the game will play like just another big close combat monster fight (not that those aren't fun once in a while).

Swarms of small ones are fun, too. Especially if you don't know how many are in a pile until you get close…

Wellspring29 Sep 2012 8:02 p.m. PST

I agree with etotheipi on this one.

Most manufacturers opt for "Huge and Strong" bugs over "Small and very fast ones" (for good financial reasons, I should add) Most 15mm bugs look like they should stomp or creep along, rather than darting and scampering.

But in a gaming/sci fi context, the zergling horde is far more dangerous than the big ultralisk lumbering around.

Just by way of illustration, my old Tyranid 40k army consists of pretty much Hormagaunts and melee-only Warriors. And that's it. I keep some other models for specialist battles, and try to stay melee-only on those, but for the most part try to stick to a cast of thousands racing across the board. I don't play 40k anymore, and even when I did the army didn't do all that well, but it always got admiring comments for its sheer intimidation value.

AVAMANGO29 Sep 2012 10:37 p.m. PST

I have some old GW Millisaurs that would make great large, armoured and very vicious looking centipedes for 15mm gaming.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2012 12:27 a.m. PST

Avamango,

How big are those?

Thanks,

Dan

AVAMANGO30 Sep 2012 12:54 a.m. PST

Approx 1 inch

Eclipsing Binaries30 Sep 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

I have a giant centipede as part of my spug/chewke faction, pictures here…. link
Colin

Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2012 10:13 a.m. PST

Otherworld Miniatures does some

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Scorpio30 Sep 2012 1:12 p.m. PST

How big are those?

I love seeing these requests when I am actually at home and have some free time:

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Let me also suggest a few offerings from Monsterpocalypse, for alien excitement:

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Figure identification on my blog here:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2012 6:58 p.m. PST

Oooo, I like that "corruptor"!!!

Dan

Personal logo Wargamedownloads Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Oct 2012 7:23 p.m. PST

Here is a picture of a game I put on at Recruits using some Monsterpocalypse figs.

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Insomniac02 Oct 2012 1:26 a.m. PST

What about this one?:

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Scorpio03 Oct 2012 3:35 p.m. PST

The Tomb Stalker is nice, but a little huge and expensive?

melfortuk05 Oct 2013 1:18 p.m. PST

in the first post there is a tool for indicating model size, what is it called, where can these be purchased, or at least who makes them.
Malcolm

Lfseeney Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2013 6:13 p.m. PST

I have a card, used the samples for kitchens to etch it shows 6 10 15 20 25 32 mm sizes and fits in my wallet.
When I get back home will post pic.

If I do not post on Sunday please feel free to send a msg to remind me.

John Bear Ross05 Oct 2013 6:22 p.m. PST

Still huge, not so expensive… ;)

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link , under "15mm Stikks, Alien Insectoids"

Best,
JBR

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