With my interest in Fallout recently reignited I decided to keep the momentum going by expanding the New California Republic Forces that my girlfriend will be fielding against my own Brotherhood of Steel faction.
I have previously painted her a number of both 'Civilian
' and 'Veteran Rangers
' from the Fallout: New Vegas
setting and so this time around I decided to augment these existing forces with the addition of some slightly more generic 'Patrol Rangers
The background for these guys originates from 1998's Fallout 2
, but their history and imagery was really solidified in the aforementioned Fallout: New Vegas
which was released by Bethesda in 2010. Their iconic feature is the unique 'Smokey the bear
' hat coupled with light combat armour.
After a lot of searching I was finally able to source some suitable miniatures from World's End Publishing
; these models are entitled 'Peacekeepers
' and are designed to be used with their own post-apocalyptic game which is called 'This is Not a Test
The models are lovely sculpts with a lot of detail crammed onto their 28mm frames, I chose to purchase a few variations in order to add some diversity to my force. I ensured that I painted them in suitably muted colours so as to reflect their survivalist background as I felt anything too bright or garish would not really fit in with their overall concept.
I am pleased with the look of these guys and I am keen to see how they perform on the battlefield against my Brotherhood Troops. There are a few more photos on my blog: http://classicastartes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/fallout-4-ncr-patrol-rangers.html
My Retro 40k blog can be found at the link above - Enjoy!