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War Monkey28 Sep 2014 6:35 p.m. PST

Okay I'm getting the "Bug" for pulp gaming and just wondering, I see a lot of games in 28mm, but is anyone really gaming pulp games in 15mm?

I like the idea of 15mm range for there is a lot one can get in 15mm range plus I already have plenty of buildings and stuff in 15mm

I plan to get "Pulp Alley" rules plus some of their other add ons the first of the month.

Are there any other rules one would recommend?

Added bonus my wife mentioned she might be intrested in playing pulp games

infojunky28 Sep 2014 7:04 p.m. PST

Savage Worlds/Showdown is my goto rules set still…. Plus there is lots of support for Pulp sorts of games out there.

Pulp Alley28 Sep 2014 7:14 p.m. PST

We did lots of our early Pulp Alley playtest games in 15mm, just because we had more miniatures and terrain in 15mm at the time.

Pulp Alley plays great in 15mm, but I wrote the game. :)

Pulp Alley

War Monkey28 Sep 2014 7:30 p.m. PST

I just ordered my first two set of pulp figures from Brigade Games their only two set in 15mm they seem to have, and will be working on others, Eureka is next on the list they have WWII sailors and officers in the Pacific that I want

Cyrus the Great28 Sep 2014 7:58 p.m. PST

Don't forget Khurasan Miniatures.


Twoball Cane28 Sep 2014 8:28 p.m. PST

And rebel minis

Etranger28 Sep 2014 9:24 p.m. PST

Peter Pig have lots of interesting bits and pieces, particularly in their AK47 range. link Splintered Light have a decent range too. link

Blue Moon (from Old Glory) also have a suitable range, although I don't have any of them. link Blue Moon'

Exploring that lot should take you a while!

Cacique Caribe28 Sep 2014 10:14 p.m. PST

You MUST get these Brigade Games sets too:


I really love my Cairo Adventurers set from Rebel Minis:

That Rebel Minis set has one of my all-time favorite Pulp figures, ever:


Check out these comparison pics too:



And, if you need some merchant sailors to escort you across Skull Island to rescue a young damsel that was kidnapped by a giant gorilla …



War Monkey29 Sep 2014 1:34 p.m. PST

Did you file off the sailor caps then putty in watch caps?

I plan to get a set maybe two now of those sailors, one set I will keep a US Navy sailors, the other I may change them to merchant sailors

Cacique Caribe29 Sep 2014 3:25 p.m. PST

Yep, sure did! I cried the entire time I was applying the file. Those sailor hats were magnificently sculpted. But I didn't want them to look like they were troops though.





The Filipinos are nice too:



But, again, I had to make some alterations to keep them from looking too uniform. The crew that went ashore on Skull Island to deal with Kong (to be destroyed by Kong, more likely) was the look I was after:

TMP link




I still haven't found any camera filming crews of that era and done in that scale:




War Monkey29 Sep 2014 5:06 p.m. PST

Well from those pictures I believe you hit the mark, those are going to be great once painted.

My plan is to use the sailors and officers as part of a US Navy PT Boat crew.

My plan is to have a mix of "McHales Navy" and "Tales of the Gold Monkey" need to make a PT Boat, and still looking for a Gurmman "Goose", already have a lead for a 1/100 scale DC-3 Dakota.

Cacique Caribe29 Sep 2014 6:16 p.m. PST

"Tales of the Gold Monkey?"

I had no idea what you meant. I had never heard of the show. Had to look it up. Looks like it must have been loads of fun though.

PS. Ever hear of TaleSpin?
YouTube link

War Monkey29 Sep 2014 6:31 p.m. PST

Talespin! Sure have heard of it! Need to see if I can score the whole set on dvd. trying to get the Tales of the Gold Monkey on dvd too.

deflatermouse29 Sep 2014 11:32 p.m. PST

War Monkey
I'm doing the WWII Eureka figures that CC posted pics of. As in the US sailors.
They can also do special missions with the Australian and Ghurkha officers from Eureka also.

I'm flying them around the Pacific in 1951. From Korea to Tibet to the Philippines and the Marshall atolls.
They are using a 1/118 Revell Martin PBM-5 Mariner.


I was going to use a PT boat as in McHales navy but tried to figure how to get them to Buddhist monasteries high in the Himalayas to fight Communist infiltrators and hidden Nazi enclaves maybe near Nanda Parbat.
So I had them fly from Manila to the 2 Holy Lakes near Ladakh. Easy in range.

As it will be fast skirmish style games when the action breaks then Pulp Alley looks and sounds the best.

I was looking at a review for Atomic-Age Cthulhu last night. A review said cthulhu seems to be stuck in the '20's.
Seems to be similar for Pulp but it seems the rules could easily cross into the '50's. A lot of the protaganists would be the same: Japanese (left behinds), Nazi Subs, Bolsheviks and Yetis.

If you never heard of "Tales of the Gold Monkey", you must have missed that bit of TV in 1982, before "Raiders of the lost Ark" came out. Lots of ideas there.

War Monkey30 Sep 2014 1:28 p.m. PST

My general plan is the "Hero" will be the one guy flying around in the "Goose" as a privateer, the PT Boat crew and officers are his buddys of whom he had rescued and thus when ever he is in trouble they are at his aid ;D

Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Oct 2014 5:23 a.m. PST

I loved Tales of the Gold Monkey! When I was a kid that was the Bomb! We even got a Jack Russell Dog :)


War Monkey02 Oct 2014 2:48 p.m. PST

We have Rat Terriers (3)

I'm planning to get an extra Navy Officer to do a head swap on another figure that I really think would make for a great "Hero" character and look the part, it's the hat shape that I'm going for really.

Plus I may have to build a merchant ship too!

Cacique Caribe04 Jun 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

Here are some excellent characters:


War Monkey04 Jun 2018 9:22 p.m. PST


Are those 15mm?

They will be great, if they are.

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