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Mulligan06 Sep 2006 9:39 a.m. PST

A long time ago back in college (feels like centuries, now), I used to run the occasional Gamma World campaign. I had the first two editions of Gamma World, plus a boxed set of miniatures (Grenadier, I think). The miniatures were ok at the time, but crude by today's standards. I was just wondering whether there were any other Gamma World aficionados out there in pulp land and whether any other miniatures were produced specifically for Gamma World.what current miniatures people might feel would work for Gamma World. Yes, Gamma World isn't pulp, but to me at its best if played like pulp.

Mulligan

Mulligan06 Sep 2006 9:53 a.m. PST

Oops! Must be suffering the effects of too much radiation from scavenging in the strontium-strewn desert that used to be the pine barrens of New Jersey. I apologize for the typos. The last part of my posting should read: "…I was just wondering whether there were any other Gamma World aficionados out there in Pulp Land and whether any other miniatures were produced specifically for Gamma World, as well as what current miniatures people might feel would work for Gamma World. Yes, Gamma World isn't pulp, but to me at its best it played like pulp."

Thank you. We now return you to your regularly scheduled postapocalyptic wasteland arena fight.

Mulligan

Dan Cyr06 Sep 2006 10:26 a.m. PST

Did anyone ever put out figures for "Fallout", or "Wasteland"? Be the same thing.

jpattern206 Sep 2006 10:31 a.m. PST

There are no recent minis licensed for Gamma World, but there are literally thousands of appropriate minis out there, and generally much better sculpts than the old Grenadier ones (love them though I do).

There are many modern, near-future, and far-future humans, as well as many other alien races that would work as mutants of one sort or another.

There are anthropoid minis available of just about any species you could name – cats, dogs, turtles, rats, fish, birds, dinosaurs, insects, and so on.

There are monstrous creatures of just about every size, shape, and description.

I've been slowly putting together a mixed-species high-tech starship crew that would also work as a Gamma World exploring party. So far, it includes the following minis:

o Some of the Copplestone Future Warriors and Foundry Street Violence minis, plus some humans from other sci-fi lines.

o Various Hasslefree Human Adventurers, Bohkin, Grymn, plus the very handy lab tech: link

o The Alpha Forge Hydrissian Tech: link

o The Hasslefree Stalks: link

o A Star Wars Rebel Storm Ithorian Scout: link

o Some old Traveller Hivers from Grenadier: link and RAFM: link

o A few old humanoid robots from various companies.

o A bunch of other sci-fi minis from many different companies.

Mulligan06 Sep 2006 10:54 a.m. PST

Thanks, jpattern2.

I was thinking along similar lines in terms of general adventurers, cultists, and robots. I know the Savage Worlds line from Old Glory has some octopus-people that would be perfect for Gamma World. Various Heroclix figures might work too with moderate conversion. Gamma World did have a few specific species that I was interested in which might be harder to come by, such as (if my memory isn't too faulty) Hoops (mutated man-size intelligent rabbits), Sleeths (human torso and arms, serpent head and body), Arks (tall, intelligent mutated dog-people), etc. I may need to get out the Kneadatite and make some conversions.

Mulligan

jpattern206 Sep 2006 12:30 p.m. PST

Some ideas…

Hoops – Team Frog Critter Commando Rabbits: picture (they're a little cartoony, though)

Ral Partha also did some anthropomorphic rabbits, but they're long OOP (or has Iron Wind Metals made them available again?). Here's one pack: auction

Sleeths – RAFM Reptiliads would work, but they're also OOP, I believe. There are some pictured on this page: link

Arks – Team Frog again: picture

HistoriFigs06 Sep 2006 1:23 p.m. PST

Our Blasted Planets – blastedplanets.com – figures work well for Gamma World – Old School sculpting, but some nifty critters in the group (more rleases coming soon).

GypsyComet06 Sep 2006 1:47 p.m. PST

More primitive Arks could also be converted from the various Reaper Gnolls.

blackscribe06 Sep 2006 8:53 p.m. PST

The RP rabbit moulds are done for. At least that's what I was told and they're pretty good about casting stuff up.

tima113 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2006 12:23 a.m. PST

You get the satisfaction of knowing you contributed.

tima113 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2006 12:27 a.m. PST

Bitten by the Bug!

I orignally mentioned the pack of Trent Miniatures sci fi human troops I picked up at Historicon this year. I don't remember which vendor I purchased them from, but a 10 pack was ~$15. I purchased them for post apocalypse games as they remind me of scavengers. They had 3-4 packs of ci fi troops available including 1-2 of sci fi females.

Broadsword07 Sep 2006 5:31 a.m. PST

@ tima113 – Would you happen to have a photo you could post online of the Trent Miniatures human sci fi troops? Or a link to a picture that's already out there? Pleeeeeeease?

Al | http;//www.rivetsandsteam.com

Farstar07 Sep 2006 9:37 a.m. PST

The Thumper moulds are kaput? That's unhappy news.

Of course, most of the Thumpers were slightly furry conversions of the old RP Greco-Roman Orcs. A great set of minis and my standard for orcs for many years.

Mulligan08 Sep 2006 5:52 a.m. PST

Thank you for the tips, one and all, my merry mutant brothers!

Mulligan

(Oops! I think I just ticked off the Knights of Genetic Purity again!)

Farstar08 Sep 2006 5:52 p.m. PST

"Again"? You need to bottle and sell whatever you did to quiet them down the first time. I'm sure you'll have buyers…

alien BLOODY HELL surfer14 Sep 2006 3:52 a.m. PST

following jpattern2's link to the DinD site (the sleeths link) – there is a figure that says it's sculpted by Werner Klocke and R Murch – called Vanir – anyone know if this became available? She'd make a great evil sorceress/weird devil worshiping goth rock chick :-)

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