One of the old projects I once looked into was a Sci-Fi game, letting me do something totally imagination-based and creative. However, once I had drawn maps and made rules: nothing. I had no figures!
The idea of purchasing some floated around on the 'to do' list for ages, but something else always came above it. The time, the expense: I couldn't invest it. However, things changed as of last night, when I was doing a bit of internet-browsing.
There's an outfit called armor grid games that do a game and figures for Mech-style combat, where you use models assembled from paper - suddenly, I had the inspiration I needed. I could use them, printing as many as I needed, all with a quite astoundingly low cost in time and money relative to models! Plus, they also looked pretty good!
I scooted over to wargame vault and discovered that not only was it a download-right-away setup, but it was also extremely cheap (around £7 for a whole bundle of stuff!)
Last night saw the first initial experimental construction, which is pictured above. I printed off some infantry onto photo-paper, cut & glued as instructed, then got busy with the craft-knife. The results are two squads of heavy Terran Federal infantry, one with a Machine Gun support-weapon. Infantry seem to be okay to assemble, if a little fiddly to cut out, and all other vehicles & mechs should be easier by comparison!
Overall, I feel pretty pleased with this little discovery, and thought I'd share. :-)