My latest alien race for Q13 are the Chuhuac: velociraptor-like beings from Loud Ninja Games (available in the UK from 15mm.co.uk). These are fantastic models, full of life and animation, that paint up really nicely as well. Highly recommended.

The Loud Ninja OB has the Chuhuac fighting in big units, so I have organised figures into 'platoons' of two 12-man squads. I have used different camouflage patterns to differentiate between platoons: one platoon is in jungle camouflage, one in desert camouflage, with the Spec Ops platoon in an urban grey camouflage. Each platoon rides in Sirrus APCs, although I haven't acquired the ones for the Spec Ops teams at the moment as I might substitute another form of transport...a dropship perhaps.

The core infantry are supported by heavily armed battlesuits (which I've stat-ed as armoured-car like individual vehicles rather than superheavy infantry), a wing of gravbikes, and a platoon of Vasseth strike tanks. Each platoon also comes with its own cyberform spotter, so good EWSO technology throughout. This is a fast-moving light infantry force that overwhelms quickly through good intelligence and speed rather than firepower.

Finally I have decided to add Loud Ninja's Ikwen in as support staff. The range is originally conceived as a low tech planetary militia, but I like the idea that the Chuhuac employ the Ikwen as technicians, logisticians etc, and that when the going gets really tough, those salamander-like cooks and bottle-washers pick up their rifles (and a mean set of 'faust-like rocket launchers as well) and head for the sound of the guns!

The Chuhuac

Company HQ

  • 1 x Herdmaster in Sirrus APC
  • 1 x Specialist with Heavy Combat Cyberform Scout

1st Platoon (Jungle)

Platoon HQ

  • 1 x Big Man
  • 1 x Specialist with Cyberform Scout
  • 1 x MAWP(T) with Rotary Cannon

Infantry Squads 1-2

  • Squad 1:  12 x Chuhuac Infantry
  • Squad 2:  12 x Chuhuac Infantry
  • 4 x Sirrus APC

Platoon Support Units

  • 1 x Battlesuit Section (6 Battlesuits)
  • 1 x Grav Bike Wing (9 Gravbikes)
  • 1 x Vasseth Strike Tank Platoon (3 AFVs)

3rd Platoon (Special Forces)

Infantry Squads 1-2

  • Squad 1: 9 x Chuhuac Infantry
  • Squad 2: 9 x Chuhuac Infantry

Platoon Support Units

  • 1 x Vasseth Strike Tank

 

2nd Platoon (Desert)

Platoon HQ

  • 1 x Big Man
  • 1 x Specialist with Cyberform Scout

Infantry Squads 1-2

  • Squad 1:  12 x Chuhuac Infantry
  • Squad 2:  12 x Chuhuac Infantry
  • 4 x Sirrus APC

Platoon Support Units

  • 1 x Battlesuit Section (6 Battlesuits)
  • 1 x Grav Bike Wing (9 Gravbikes)
  • 1 x Vasseth Strike Tank Platoon (3 AFVs)

Ikwen Technical Support Platoon

Engineer Squads 1-2

  • Squad 1: 12 x Ikwen Combat Engineers
  • Squad 2: 12 x Ikwen Combat Engineers

Platoon Transport

  • 1 x Horizon Logistical Support Ship
 

Company HQ & Specialists

1st Platoon

If you go down to the woods today...

2nd Platoon

it's a dry heat...

Special Operations

Go on: fire the yellow ones!

Go on: fire the yellow ones!

Support