If you’ve been watching elsewhere, I’ve been looking at proxy models for Raiders until Wave 2 comes out. This post is going to be about Raiders in general (Along with links to the stuff I’ve found so far for the faction.) but with an emphasis on the Forged.
I think that the Forged would make a really great sub-faction. They could do two packs for them. One for a pair of named characters: Sl ag and Pyro. The other would be a raider expansion pack with six characters like the planned Raider expansion (Could do a couple with flamers, one or two with Molotov, and a couple with upgraded equipment to reflect the upgraded equipment this group usually has)
Now, I’ve been looking around for models that would make passable Raiders for the game. I’ve actually found quite a few that I feel would supplement the upcoming models very well.
So, for the Forged:
These looked like they would have a lot of promise. I figure that with the proper colors they will fit well with the other raiders. This is an all female mercenary band, but two of them have flamers and all five models have a nice gritty look to them that I expect will work well.
This second batch has two models I think would work well. The male with the fl amer looks great. The girl in the group looks like she could be painted up as a regular raider fairly easily. The man with the pistol I’m not so sure about though. Guess we’ll see what I come up with for that one.
NOTE: I’m not familiar with the Dust Tactics game, but the models look nice and the scale is listed as 1/48, so they should be pretty close in size.
For regular Raiders:
With these guys, many of the models from the linked faction look really good. I have the following models on order and will share pictures once I have something to compare them with: Tov, Riot Grlz, and Rabble. I think Goliath looks like he’d be fun to play, and the Picketers look like they could be good if you wanted to clip their signs and microphones and replace them with weapons.
NOTE: These come on square bases, so if you pick them up you’ll want to find some round bases for them.
Afterglow has some really great stuff. Love their entire Wastelander range. I picked up their core game along with the Tradesman and Rat 1 characters:
NOTE: These come with some really nice battlefield markers that might be useful. Their map looks nice, a little narrower than the one we get with the starter, but it looks about as long. Overall their starter box looks like a pretty good value.
The last one I have is Brother Vinni. I ordered the Raider Girl and Nuclear Rascals from their Nuclear Sandlot line.
NOTE: This line is 28mm. That means they models are going to be a bit shorter than your standard 32mm. If you don’t mind having a couple of models on the table who are just a little shorter than the rest of your models, then Brother Vinni makes some really great models. I just figure some people are shorter than others and use that to explain away the height difference.
Hope people find this at least a little useful.
Do people have other suggestions for Raiders? If so. please share them!