FUBAR is a great rule set and all, but lately I've found myself playing more games of Forge of War. So, in the hopes of resurrecting this section: here's the workup for my latest 15mm army.
The Shadow Worlds are located on the furthest reaches of known space. They were discovered late during humanity's colonization frenzy. Their name comes from the first impression of the star systems - so many moons and planets that the colonized worlds seemed to be in perpetual eclipse. But the Shadow Worlds quickly diverged from most of their human counterparts because of a key discovery. The planets were home to numerous alien artifacts - so technologically advanced that they had a near-mystical quality. Mankind had generally shied away from these artifacts, preserving them, slowly analyzing them, and trying to integrate them into our own scientific advances. But the Shadow Worlders used these artifacts openly and directly, with little real understanding. War was inevitable, and warriors from the Shadow Worlds were the stuff of nightmares.
Here's the army so far. More pictures and details here: http://basementgamingbunker.blogspot.com/2012/01/growing-skirmish-force-into-full-army.html
The core figures in this army are from the Laserburn Redemptionists line. Some of you have seen these before - I used them as Enemies Of Man when we were playtesting ItEN. I've fleshed out a bit of background for them now. They are now the Inner Circle of the Shadow Worlds - individuals who have studied in the ruined temples and learned to wield the ancient alien weaponry.
They are often accompanied by Enforcers (Laserburn Redemptionists in Dreadnought Armor). The Enforcers are the personal guard of the Shadow Worlds' rulers.
I used Ground Zero Games Islamic Federation troopers for the Shadow Worlds' rank-and-file soldiers.
And for their armor: Ravenstar Studios' Stalker Tank. These are big and intimidating compared to my other MBTs, so they seemed like a good fit for this army. Much like the AT-ATs in Star Wars, these were designed more for terror than for battlefield efficiency, but are extremely lethal in combat.
Is this the type of post that should be in this section? Is it helpful or inspirational to anyone?