I ordered some miniatures from Rebel Miniatures back when their spring sale was going on. I really wanted to get their new steampunk adventurers but I've also been interested in a bunch of the new aliens they are putting out sculpted by PF. I ended up getting two packs of the Shalur Mercenaries, some Titan Marines, and a pack of the legionnaires. I've wanted to work on some stuff that doesn't require a lot of conversion work like all of the steampunk has. I've also wanted to make some terrain that was more wild and free form. So a sci-fi setting would fit the bill perfectly.
I've been pondering what I wanted to do with them as I know there is no chance of me painting them up unless I come up with some sort of story to link them all together and to give me the hook to work on them. I wanted something kinda unique but able to throw just about anything into the setting. My plan is to do small skirmish size forces, so no need for big armies. This is the general outline I'm working with, all of this is subject to change as I proceed.
The year is 2145 and the Earth is in ruins. They said that the Ark would be the saviour of the planet, that they would be able to harness its technology and uplift all of humanity, that finally we would be able to put the Jovians back into their place. They were wrong. The scientists did not control the Ark they only activated it. Now it has begun to carry out its mission: to xenoform the Earth, to remake it for its long dead masters, and with no concern for the current inhabitants. Now humanity lives on the fringes of its own planet, forced to survive in a environment hostile to its inhabitants, hoping for salvation from scattered self contained cities, a handful of orbiting stations and colonies on Luna and Mars. Then following in the wake of the Ark came the scavengers, alien freebooters preying on the planets the Ark has remade, and the technology it used to due so. Meanwhile the Jovians have seen a chance to once again return to the planet they left behind to attempt to harness the same alien nanotech that has allowed them to reshape themselves and build an empire in the orbit of Jupiter.
|Left to Right: Praxis Security Trooper, Alien Merc/Scavenger, and Jovian Collective Synth Warrior (looking back at all of his friends still in their bags)|