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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2022 6:10 p.m. PST

Aside from a couple false starts, I've largely ignored science fiction games. In the past few days, I've started wondering about getting into science fiction. I would be looking at skirmish level or even individual level games.

Having enthusiastically ignored SF figures all these years, I'm not familiar with the science fiction lines out there. Who makes good science fiction figures? I'm familiar with a couple companies, like Reaper or Copplestone (with their near future figures), but I think there are folks out there who specialize in science fiction. While I usually take a dim view of dystopian futures, I think I am leaning more that way than towards the Star Trek bright and sunshiny future, as far as style goes.

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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2022 6:11 p.m. PST

Aside from a couple false starts, I've largely ignored science fiction games. In the past few days, I've started wondering about getting into science fiction. I would be looking at skirmish level or even individual level games.

Having enthusiastically ignored SF figures all these years, I'm not familiar with the science fiction lines out there. Who makes good science fiction figures? I'm familiar with a couple companies, like Reaper or Copplestone (with their near future figures), but I think there are folks out there who specialize in science fiction. While I usually take a dim view of dystopian futures, I think I am leaning more that way than towards the Star Trek bright and sunshiny future, as far as style goes.

Grelber

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2022 11:12 p.m. PST

For military science fiction miniatures in 25mm, you might start with looking at Denizen and Ground Zero Games. I think they also have 15mm lines.

Londonplod18 Feb 2022 2:59 a.m. PST

CP Models have a nice range of 28mm sci fi figures, Crooked Dice are worth a look as well along with Pig Iron.

45thdiv18 Feb 2022 3:49 a.m. PST

You should look into this game. The figures are very nice, the terrain is fantastic and it sounds like it meets your interests.

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I own the game and it is pretty fun.

Matthew

alexpainter18 Feb 2022 7:10 a.m. PST

Now you can try these generic plastic troopers (& metal) from Northstar Miniatures
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this sells also single sprues
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There's also Infinity from Corvus Belli, but it isn't cheap
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Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Feb 2022 6:50 p.m. PST

Hard to really answer this question without a little more focus. There's a lot of different aspects to science fiction. We could be talking about pulp science fiction in which case hydra miniatures or killer bee games miniatures are really good it could be as some others have said military Sci fi.

It would be good to know if you're looking at humans versus aliens, or humans versus humans or maybe both. It would be good to know if you want near future sci-fi or distant future sci-fi where are you have very powerful man portable weapons. If you want to go military sci-fi you've got a lot to work with. You got warlord gates of Antares, you've got Mantic, you've got alternative armies, You've got hassle free, and then if you really want to go out in left field, you have Zombiesmith's quar.

If you want skirmish level 5-20 figures per side you have Core Space or Judge Dredd or Aliens or Fallout Wasteland Warfare and so on. Some of these are faction based.

Huscarle19 Feb 2022 4:34 a.m. PST

You might like to take a look at the starship crew from Matakishi matakishi.net/shop.html or Heresy Miniatures link
Hasslefree also have a good range link
Alternative have the old classic Asgard figures + others link
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Wargames Atlantic do some new plastic sprues link

joedog19 Feb 2022 5:32 p.m. PST

Not sure if you prefer metal, resin, or multipart plastic.

I like multipart plastic kits, because they are easy to modify and customize.

Wargames Atlantic has some great multi-part plastics, and they go well with the stargrave multi=part plastics.

Both are pretty affordable.

Maelstrom's Edge also has some nice multi-part plastics, not all of which I like.

Gates of Antares and Mantic are a bit more hit and miss for me – but I am able to mix and match all of these – as well as (looks over shoulder and lowers voice) Games Workshop.

For metal minis, I have always liked the old Metal Magic Space Lords minis (currently produced by someone else)and the Vor minis from Iron Wind, also Pig Iron.
Regiment Games makes some nice "Drantak" aliens, and I also like some of the aliens from Khurasan.

QUATERMASS01 Apr 2022 1:32 p.m. PST

Northstars stargrave range is great its both plastic and metal.
And the rougestars line is also cool also through northstar.
By the way both rogestars and stargrave are awesome games and skirmish style games and are miniature agnostic.

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