Since August I have been watching the progress of Eli Arndt’s tiny Fleet Scale Mecha designs and I am pleased to be able to say that Eli giving me the chance to get them into production has turned out brilliantly. This month will see them released in their own part of the 15mm.co.uk website along with a special Barking Irons Online article for them all about their presence in USEME and how to make best use of them overall in gaming.
FS01 Fleet Scale Mecha or 6mm Power Armour
FS06 Fleet Scale Mecha or 6mm Power Armour
These are some of the smallest wargaming pieces I have ever dealt with and on average each of them is 6mm or less in size. That said some clever mold making and production sees them in white metal which was then painted by Eve Hallow. They will be released as single miniatures and as value sprues which are a little cheaper. There are nine different, and they are different, mecha and from the paint schemes I asked Eli for Eve has done a super job (I heard him gibber when he handed them over that never again…too small!).
O.G.Joel has a draft of a 6mm rules set for USEME and these will fit in lovely.
Well done Eli!
No books left…..
This morning I gave the nod for 15mm.co.uk to include an update for the Alien Squad Leader 2.0 game system. This update was to mark the book for the game system as out of stock. Essentially the last couple of dozen copies were polished off in the free postage offer that has just ended. So where now for ASQL2.0? Well the market has changed in the three years since the book was released and even in the last year since a new run was printed. ASQL has been a success for the company and for Alex Self its creator and it is still a very powerful and unique rules system but more and more wargamers are asking for it as a PDF download paid for title and not in print.
I am speaking to Alex over the next week and a choice will be made. Print or PDF or both? We will see. If you have an opinion then email me on the address to the right or post a comment below.
The Space Cockroach (as Omer Golan Joel refers to himself online) is a busy man indeed. On top of his gaming interests and work he writes USE ME series titles and as of this week he and I agreed that his next project will be USE ME 6mm. Covering World War Two, Ultra-Modern and Science Fiction this planned new rule set will be in the usual format and will feature all arms from infantry to vehicles, aircraft, orbital support and so on. You can read more about his plans over on this post on his blog.
I am looking forward to this set of rules since O.G.Joel and I both feel that the ‘engine’ of USE ME is well suited for adaptation to 6mm and that the wargaming market is in need of a fast, easy and tactical set of game rules for this scale and setting. More of this when the time is right but I think 15mm.co.uk might well be publishing this title at the end of the year or early in 2013.
Expect another posting on the talented Space Cockroach on an ultra-modern theme soon.