Today I placed an order from GZG for some additional OutRim Coalition forces, which will be my proxy figures for a Sword World force. The mix of packs will allow me to field mission specific units by adding in numerous support weapons and higher command.
I've also ordered the Traveller Sword Worlds book to obtain a bit more detail and background info.
Just a short entry as I play around a bit with creating a new faction for my Tomorrow's War project, using 2300 A.D. as a guide...the Scandinavian Union Defense Force.
Taking a hard look at the Ground Zero Games Scandinavian pack, and after obtaining a bit of info as to what the figures in that pack are actually carrying in terms of small arms (as you can see from the picture it is a bit difficult to discern what the figures truly look like), I have decided to add a cold weather force to my science fiction gaming.
The SUDF is organized into 28 man platoons, built on eight man sections with a command element of four men. Each eight man section has a section leader, five riflemen, a SAW (or MG) gunner, and a man carrying a missile launcher. Weapons are as follows:
G4 7mm Binary Assault Rifle (Gevär Model 4)
MG4 7mm Binary General Purpose Machine Gun (Maskingevär Model 4)
In looking at this picture of Polish troops in Chad, the overall tan effect with some splotches of what appears to be gray along with green webbing, and dark green Rosomaks, might be how I paint those nice Terrain4Games Poles I picked up a few months ago. The pictured soldiers are wearing caps, while the miniatures are in helmets, but I can live with that difference.