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One more batch of minis from the vault: MERCS

When I attended Gen Con 2010 (my last one, I think?) the MERCS skirmish wargame had just come out. A friend and I both played a demo, got excited about it, bought core books and a squad apiece, and made plans to paint our squads and then start battling each other.

I painted mine, he never painted his, we never played the game, and now I have a bunch of unused MERCS stuff sitting around in my closet. Ah well.

But that does mean I have one more set of minis from years ago that I can toss in the lightbox and share here on Yore. My friend suggested the USSR color scheme for my squad, which was a fun idea (and apropos, given that USCR is the former Soviet bloc faction). Just looking at this photo I can already see that I wish I’d carried the red/yellow thing further than, uh, one guy’s hammer.

MERCS USCR squad

These should be an interesting contrast to my BattleTech mechs because, unlike those, I used a wash on these (the Dip Method) before drybrushing.

2 replies on “One more batch of minis from the vault: MERCS”

I’m honestly not sure how painting over a sealed mini would work, but if the game weren’t dead and I knew someone with a squad who wanted to play it could be a fun experiment. Heck, maybe I’ll try it just as a learning experience.

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