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Glorfindel777 Inactive Member05 Jan 2019 3:27 a.m. PST

There is currently a discussion on the Pendraken Forum inspired by the Iron Harvest game (set in 1919 but with low tech, steampunk, mechs). One of the members (Noktu) has put together a fantastic army which has really sparked the imagination.

Although there are plenty of figures for infantry, cavalry and artillery (Pendraken Franco-Prussian War seem to work as they provide a suitably caricatured vision), the problem is finding suitable small scale mechs. Perhaps 6mm 15mm might work.

I wonder whether you good people have any ideas if such items are available ?

Some suggestions have included mechs produced for the Scythe gameas well as thos available from Vanguard.

I think I am too used to being spoiled by the wide ranges normally available these days…

Thank you,

Phil

Allen5705 Jan 2019 4:29 a.m. PST

Try BattleTech, CAV, or MechWarrior (OOP but available on eBay) Might be walkers in these lines which could be converted to steampunk. Miniatures from the Scythe game as you mentioned are steampunk as are those from the Dystopian Wars game (again OOP but found on eBay). There are a number of boardgames with miniature walkers, search Boardgamegeek.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa05 Jan 2019 9:53 a.m. PST

Check out Onslaught's Talos Syndicate mechs – on the GrimDark side of steampunk, but a good starting base.

DyeHard05 Jan 2019 9:57 a.m. PST

This, I hope is a link to the form discussion and photos:

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Sadly 10mm is not something I know much about, but I am a big Victorian Science Fiction (VSF) fan. Now this would be Edwardian, but let us see if we can not make progress.

This is a photo of the Scythe game parts:

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And here is a source of then alone and unpainted:
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Like:

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Now, Nokatu says "The walking panzer is from the Pendraken Scifi Humans line"
It is: SFH9 Dreadnought gun platform
https://pendraken.co.uk/sci-fi/humans

For things with tracks, consider Proxie Models' Trenchers
From:
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Things like:

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Meant for 15mm but on the small side.

Glorfindel777 Inactive Member05 Jan 2019 10:14 a.m. PST

>> This, I hope is a link to the form discussion and photos:

Thats the one. A small but perfectly formed army !

I think the Scythe mechs / machines really do look the part – thank you for that one.

This gives me something to work with. I was hoping to find at least three mech sizes (small, medium and v large). The idea is to allocate each size at a different level of the army organisation.

I understand that, at this time, a Prussian Regiment would be formed from 3 Battalions, each with four Companies of 250 men. So, I might allocate 3 small infantry support mechs at a Company level, while retaining the medium mechs at Regimental HQ. The super large would be rare and, if available, might be held at Division or Army HQ.

I also thought that I might be able to build two 10mm setups simultaneously. A couple of Franco-Prussian armies for standard historical wargaming but adding the mechs (and any other weirdness) once in a while as an Iron Harvest aside.

Always fun to plan new armies, particularly when its a totally new era…


Anyway, thank you for the input – much appreciated.

Phil

DyeHard05 Jan 2019 10:41 a.m. PST

Here are some options from Zombie Smith:
https://www.zombiesmith.com

From the Quar line both 6mm and 15mm some maybe some mixing and matching

Kryst: Gwaeyr (15mm)
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Kryst: Sothwyr (15mm)
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Crusader: Baeliog Armored Gun Tractor (15mm)
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Crusader: Ailthean Light Tractor 15mm
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Royalist: Chyweethl Light Tractor (15mm)
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Royalist: Coftyran Jeep (15mm)
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Crusader: Ailthean Light Tractor 6mm
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Crusader: Baeliog Armored Tractor 6mm
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Also:
Royalist: Paerydyn Armored Tractor 6mm
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Royalist: Chyweethl Light Tractor 6mm
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DyeHard05 Jan 2019 11:54 a.m. PST

These are about 20mm tall, so twice a man's hight is your scale:

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From Here: link

Magister Militum: 28mm so maybe 4-5 time a man's height, robots that roll on a ball:
TMP link

VSF-23 Steam Robot 'Thunderbolt' M2 and so on:
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RAFM: Again 15mm so perhaps too large
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Black Hat Miniatures: Again 15mm
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Most useful: link

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To buy it you may need to go here:
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Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 1:04 p.m. PST

You might be able to convert some of Hirst Art's Robo-Rally-esque robots:

hirstarts.com/robot/robot.html

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 1:18 p.m. PST

Oh, and Ramshackle Games has some:

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Glorfindel777 Inactive Member08 Jan 2019 12:48 p.m. PST

Thank you – some more fantastic ideas. I knew they were out there somewhere, I just had no idea where.

Thanks again. Lots to think about.


Phil

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