|Venturan Trooper, picture from Eureka USA|
To be honest, I really like the Eureka figures I have purchased in the past (historicals and the sci-fi Germans). They are always well-sculpted, proportionally correct, and animated, no matter who the designer may be. The Venturans in this case look a lot like what I have seen for Traveller's Zhodani, so these will be figures I can see being used for more than just one project.
My order was small, but with Tomorrow's War I like to keep the amount of figures appearing on the tabletop on the low side. My tentative TO&E will be as follows:
1 x Officer
1 x Anti-Armor Team
1 x Auto Cannon
4 x Fireteams, each with
1 x Leader with assault rifle
2 or 3 x Riflemen with assault rifle
1 x SAW
The anti-armor team and auto cannon will be optional assets. The variable fire team size is because of the kneeling figures included with each infantry pack. I am not a huge fan of kneeling figures if the rest of the team consists of moving and upright poses.
Transport for the Venturans is a question swirling about in my mind. I do like the Top Gun Marketing vehicles, they have a Zho feel to them. Some of the Combat Wombat Miniatures grav vehicles look pretty slick as well. Whatever I settle on should be small enough to be affordable, yet should be able to "hold" 8-10 troopers. If that is the case then I would need three transport vehicles, one for command and assets, and two for the four fireteams.
The Germans are covered in terms of transports. I have a few of the very nice RAFM Imps (in German they would be called Kobold - for you D&D players out there).
Now I just have to get crackin' and start painting!