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Cold Warrior05 Jul 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

Due to a lack of sleep, just made an eBay impulse purchase for a MERCS Recon full KS package. Tons of minis, game does look fun, and sold off my 15mm SF so looking for a replacement.

Any good manufacturers out there for 28mm Near-Future looking APC's and maybe a tank or two? Figure I can use the minis in a generic game as well.

Also how is the regular MERC miniature system? Playable? Enjoyable? Assume with all these minis could use them for the regular game as well.

Thanks,

CW

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

Old crow if you can catch him between jobs

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jul 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

The Tau line from GW is one. We use the devilfish APC for all kinds of stuff.

If you are looking for more than just APCs definitely head to Antenocitis.

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But they have some kick ass AFVs too:

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probably some of the best on the market.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Jul 2017 6:29 p.m. PST

The Hunchback APC and Kabardin tank from Atenocity are among my favorites.

Personal logo PatrickWR Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2017 9:10 p.m. PST

Khurasan does a handful of very nice 28mm vehicles, including my favorite: the Caiman APC, a glorious not-Aliens proxy.

Antenocitis CSR Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 1:47 a.m. PST
surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 2:26 a.m. PST

I like the vehicles from Pig Iron.

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Here is one example, but they have several:

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Personal logo cloudcaptain Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

The only thing I have read about the Mercs rules were that they are a trainwreck.

28mm Fanatik06 Jul 2017 6:30 a.m. PST

The Tehnolog tanks are dirt cheap, though they look like toys and they're from Russia which isn't exactly popular in the US right now:

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The Japanese Type 10 tank kit from Tamiya also looks very near-futuristic: auction

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Daemonscape carries a plethora of gear featuring the old GZG line: link

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Jul 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

Loved the first few MERCS figs in metal, the KEM Var especially. Played the game several times and found it tried so hard to be different and clever it wound up clunky. I backed their Myth KS hoping it would be different. No. Got lots of nice cartoony fantasy figures though.

I've seen the new plastic faction figs. They look decent, especially if you can get them on sale. Very easy to use them in a generic game system or RPG.

Despite some good ideas and game fluff, it seems MegaCon Games has relegated themselves to a backwater. They feel stagnant.

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