|Ground Zero Games, Slap Miniatures, Darkest Star Games, Ravenstar Studios|
The figures are very nice. The riflemen are carrying a scoped rifle with what appears an under-slung grenade launcher. The figures are wearing helmets and a bit of what is probably meant to serve as ballistic armor. Poses are widely varied, with standing, advancing, kneeling, and shooting all included. One or two of the poses are a bit odd with how weapons are being held, and one pose in particular is standing with one hand practically holding his crotch - perhaps another weapon being held? This is my rifle, this is my gun....
The proportions are superb, and casting is super clean. The figures are cast with a round 13mm base that is probably large enough to forego any other basing needs, although I will be adding a Litko 15mm base to my grunts.
The weapons team has one figure I will not be using, and that is the assault trooper. Looks a bit too much like fantasy sci-fi with his bladed weapon. But as I was a Kickstarter supporter I did receive a couple of extra figures, including an extra machine-gunner, which will work nicely with the unit organization I came up with. The weapons team also includes a rocket launcher, auto grenade launcher, a sniper, and a comm figure. The comm figure will serve as the squad's CO, with the sniper as part of the squad HQ and the other weapons parsed out to the fire-teams.
|Ground Zero Games, Slap Miniatures|
The other complaint is retail cost. A pack of thirty figures (each one unique) is $22.43, making each figure .75 cents! That sort of price is more in line with the larger 18mm figures, not smaller 15mm figures. However, based on the fact that one probably would not buy more than a pack of infantry or a pack of specialists, the one time hit is not as shocking to the wallet. I would like to see Slap offer fire-team and squad sized packs as this would probably help overcome the sticker shock some may have with pricing structure.
These are fine figures, and once Slap comes out with an opposing force, figures that are probably worth the investment.