Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Royal Phobosian Quar Mechanic on Lunar Expedition

The campaign for Earth's Moon is underway, with the Earth nations of Britain, Prussia, Belgium, Northern United States, Kingdom of Danemark and the Quar nation of the Grand Dutchy of Phobos sending major expeditions to the planetoid.  Other Earth nations are also making themselves known in various ways.

For background of the campaign and the news reports check out Armored Ink where Alfrik reveals what he's willing to about the behind the scenes.

This campaign has some new additions from the Venus campaign, including a more expanded yet muddled diplomacy... which is both realistic and gets one thinking about the campaign more often than when just sending orders.  I have to say, Earth is showing how primitive and xenophobic their race is, as it seems there is more aggression being leveled at the Quar than the human nations.  It is almost as if these humans think they have more rights to Luna simply because it orbits their planet of birth!  As the Quar of Phobos can tell you, the Barsoomians thought that about their moons and found out how wrong they could be!

This campaign also sees a lot of new character types to add to military forces.
I've built, -some converted- 10 new Quar minis for such characters.
One of them is this one, an inventive mechanic, called a 'Spark' in the setting.

I have to assume a Quar Spark is known as a Quark.



The mini is one of the Quar tankers which, in obligatory VSF fashion, I converted by sculpting some goggles for him.  For painting I went with simple & messy, since he's likely going to be dirty from his work. 

The base still needs some grass on it- I'm going the bases to match the rest of the army -not going to redo all the bases for the moon just because of the campaign!  But I may wait to add the grass until the campaign is over. 

10 comments:

Dr. Willett's Workshop said...

I really like these weird models. The conversion is neat!

Anne said...

I like this guy, way cute he is. Great job on the conversion too Ferret!

Jay said...

Sweet job! Great mech-interpretation even w/o a bit of a work-rag hanging below his rolled-down coveralls! (:0)=

Brummie said...

Cool figure and paintjob. I do Like the Quar figures very characterful

Michael Awdry said...

I really have fallen head over heals with these guys, just wonderful.

DFlynSqrl said...

Really nice job on him. I've always liked the Quar.

Scott said...

Fun little fella!
I get the VSF background though have not heard of the Quar before...

What rules will you be using for your gaming?

Laughing Ferret said...

Thanks all :)

I'm addicted to Quar, I love their character, their humor & the quirky tech they have.

Scott:
Quar are from Zombiesmith. a race descended from an anteater-like creature, with a tech around WWI- their world has been fighting the 'long war' for centuries- imagine if WWI just never ended. I think they're a good fit for non-humans in a VSF setting, especially the Royalists- since their uniforms are more traditional- more 'Franco-Prussian war' than the more WWI looking Crusaders.

the combat rules are from Black Hat miniatures rules 'Martian Empires' -it's very similar to warmaster. then the group modified the rules to have one big list of troops & warmachines for all groups. the campaign is loosely based on mighty empires, but heavily modified. there isn't a winter retreat and there's all kinds of political & diplomatic stuff going on. and resource collection from mining the moon.

Scott said...

Thanks for info, sounds fascinating. I have certainly enjoyed both Warmaster and Mighty Empires in my time - I'll watch this with interest...

Simon Q said...

Hope your ok mate, been missing your posts!

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