My 15mm 'Op4' (the faction is still to be named) arrived this morning from Critical Mass Games; 1 platoon of recon troopers, 1 platoon of droptroopers, a pack of 'Command' recon troopers and a pack of 'Recon Infantry w/ Laser Cannons. This should give me enough Recon Troopers to build two small platoons, each with 1x2 man command team, 3x4 man teams w/ small arms, 2x2 man teams w/ grenade launcher and 4x2 man teams w/Laser Cannon, oh and a couple of sniper teams left over. I did forget to account for a CO and 2iC so thats a bit of a bummer, I'll have to pick them up at Salute.
Here's some pictures, one of each pose, from the above sets to show what you get and a few words on quality, poses etc. A bit further down I've dones some comparison pictures with minis from CMG, GZG and Old Glory to show scale. Hope this is some use.
|Laser Cannon troopers, for some reason the design of the LC in the middle pose is different to the other two, not sure why... Also, I think they look a little like they want to get the LC as far away from them as possible for some reason.|
|Some of the Droptrooper poses, not entirely sure about the Grenadiers, look a little awkward.|
|The rest of the Droptrooper poses. Again, not the best imo.|
|Recon Troopers w/ Sniper Rifles.|
|Recon Troopers w/ Grenade Launchers. Really like these sculpts.|
|Recon Troopers Command pack.|
|Kneeling Recon Trooper pack. Again, nice poses on these.|
|The Standing pack (couldn't find the other pose...)|
- Sharp sculpts.
- Good design (I think!)
- Fairly priced, for Sci-Fi - £14.99 for recon platoon (43 figures), £9.99 for Droptroopers (27 figures), 8 man packs for £3.70. Also, if in UK, no import duties!
- Well cast - few mould lines (mainly on helmet visors and shoulders pads/legs), little/no flash, no miscasts or air bubbles.
- Pose variety - sufficient.
- Poses - some of them, especially the droptrooper line, look a little awkward. However, generally good.
- 'Scale Creep' - Recon Troopers are 16.5mm, Drop Troopers are almost 18mm (although they are wearing light power armour, so this is ok). This makes them look a little odd next to Praesentia line.
Verdict - Solid.
In the comparison below the RAL is exactly 15m from eye to foot. Beware integral bases when comparing!
|Left to Right: CMG PhaseShifter, CMG Praesentia, OG German infantry, CMG Droptrooper, CMG Recon Trooper, GZG Spider Drone, CMG Droptrooper, OG German Infantry, CMG RAL, GZG Drone.|
All in all it looks like my new Human faction are a tad on the tall side, must have come from a low gravity world it seems!