Recently I treated myself to some figures from my favourite range of old figures: the 1990s vintage Copplestone designed ‘Future Skirmish’ now sold by Moonraker.Back in my teens they got used when I used to run RPG sessions of Cyberpunk 2020*; I always loved their ragged post Apocalypse look.
Here they are painted:
The figure on the left is more modern: a Casting Room cultist with a weapon swap that I have done to use as a medic/ Rougue Doc (he is painted red and white with a Plague Doctor mask so works for me) in Necromunda.
I’ll add them into Necromunda as hired guns or use them in other Sci- Fi games that come along.
A nice trip down memory lane….
* Which will return as a tabletop RPG to tie into the release of the Cyberpunk 2077 computer game.
I was in the shed the other day and noticed that a box that was resting on the floor had got a little damp. At this point I’ll point out that due to a quirk of micro geography that side of the shed where the box was stored is effectively 90cm underground, due to the shed also having a rough unsealed concrete floor I try to raise everything up but had neglected to do so with this box… It contained my old GW and Science fiction figures from the 90s. Having not looked into the box in over 10 years and not wanting to lose the contents to damp I pulled it free and took it inside for further investigation.
This is what I found:
In a plastic bag was the contents, barring the figures, of a copy Space Hulk.
A bashed and worn but complete set of the 80s Judge Dredd floorplans.
A few odd bits of resin.
A mix box of old Cyberpunk and Post Apocalypse figures.
My necromunda collection.
Old Eldar Harlequins.
My old Eldar army and a few odds and sods.
This pretty much all that is left of my formative gaming years. What was quite telling was my lack of any emotional attachment to it. I was more excited by the SF/PA figures and floor plans- I can see gaming potential there, but the army I fought through high school and college with just left me cold. Even the Necromunda stuff I had enjoyed so much… guess it’s going to be hawked off.