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Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 8:47 p.m. PST

I watched District 9 The other day and got intrigued about doing it as a Miniatures game. Lots of action, trucks helicopters, three sides.

I tried to search back threads in TMP but the search engine didn't work for Me on either my iPad or desktop. Have there been postings on this?

I would very much like to know if anyone else has it ever done this as a game. What figures, vehicles, terrain, etc. I am always happy to build on other peoples work :-) I don't feel the need to invent everything.

Thanks much.

Delta31418 Jan 2018 9:23 p.m. PST

Your not alone, I've tried a few searches also that didn't work. Good luck on your project.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 9:51 p.m. PST

We use the Infinity rules and figures for a background much like District 9. It works pretty well.

The best part is that for vehicles and such like you just make a stat line like that for a T.A.G. increasing or decreasing stats as you see fit and it works perfectly into the game.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 12:09 a.m. PST

I could not get TMP search to work, so I did a Google and found this
TMP link

Lots of very useful ideas from back in 2010. Any new figures since then?

Pictors -- what is Infinity figures, do you mean the Disney ones?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 12:32 a.m. PST

You could also do it in 15mm, using GZG's "Crusties".

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Dan

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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 6:18 a.m. PST
haywire Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 8:39 a.m. PST

GZG even has the mechs

Jakar Nilson19 Jan 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

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Might as well push my DIY multi-scale shanty town buildings, inspired by the Flash "District 9" game.

cloudcaptain19 Jan 2018 7:38 p.m. PST

The human AFVs are combinations of Rooikats and Ratels:

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Lion in the Stars19 Jan 2018 10:35 p.m. PST

Yeah, Infinity the Game is about perfect for cinematic small unit action. Game is written for 10-20 models per side, each model activates (or can pass it's activation to another model, there's no limit on number of activations per model other than tactically leaving a model exposed and overextended).

Rules are free to download, too! (Yes, I am a fan of the rules. I post as Section9 on the Infinity forums.)

McWong7320 Jan 2018 12:43 a.m. PST

15mm GZG crusties essentially are District 9 bugs. Not sure of any in larger scales.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 11:38 p.m. PST

Doesn't Reviresco (tin soldier) have some pretty close bugs in 25mm ?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

From memory, those would be the Dreenoi, right?

Dan

Legion 421 Jan 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

IIRC the Dreenoi looked like big ants with what looked like big "teeth" kind of … mandibles I think they are called ?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

Here are some pics I found.

Dan
matakishi.com/starguard1.htm

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Legion 422 Jan 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

Yep ! That's them ! My buddy had a whole force of them. We played an SST type game with the Starguard Human Infantry that they also made. I usually played the bugs … evil grin

John Leahy01 Feb 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

I used my Dreenoi as Mercenaries (they get all they can eat after the battle) in a true 25mm scifi game. Battletech infantry, Grenadier, Heritage, Gzg, Weg Star Wars and a few others.

Back to the original question I use the Gzg Prawns as part of my Bug army. I bought 3 Dreenoi Cockroach tanks to use with them along with Pendraken Tripods and 8 legged bio machines. lots more bugs.

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