I have recently been caught up in the growing trend for science fiction wargamers to move from the traditional mm size figures down to the smaller size of mm.
This has been inspired by several things, firstly mm figures are cheaper, I can get a pack of or premium mm figures for the same price as , or possibly , mm figures. Secondly, there are a whole new selection of companies that are injecting new life in to the mm Science Fiction market. Critical Mass Games, Khaursan Miniatures and Rebel Minis for example. There are also the longer running companies like Ground Zero Games and Alternative Armies 15mm.co.uk that have large selections of popular figures and vehicles.
Personally, I have been putting together a force of Critical Mass Games ARC Fleet miniatures. These armoured figures are your basic sci-fi humans, much in the "Halo" or literary "Starship Trooper" style. The vehicles are little works of art, produced in a combination of resin and pewter parts.
I have also been putting together a small force of Ground Zero Games Kra'Vak, which share some similarities to the movie "Predators"!
My gamer buddies and I have not settled on a good set of rules to use yet, as again there are a whole selection of new rules floating around to choose from. I am probably going to base my ARC Fleet figures to the size set out in the beta rules for Critical Mass Games own rule set, but we have been looking at several other sets that are out there too. These include Grunts, FUBAR and a few others that don't spring to mind at the moment.
Grunts certainly seems to be generating a good bit of interest at the moment though...
For anyone interested in watching the developments in the current mm science fiction gaming field, a couple of blogs certainly bare watching:-
In future I will prefix any wargaming article with the title Toy Soldiers:, this will hopefully make it easier to identify the wargaming articles!