First we have the newest addition to the Tyrian freehold's arsenal, Power Armor! (the sculpts are NSL PA, from GZG awesome toys!)
The full squad, 5 mean machines. the official designation for the suit is the Goliath Combat Suit.
(I managed to lose the close-up of the regular grunt, I'll try to get some new ones when time permits)
Primarily used for AT duty, the missile launcher is also useful against other PA targets.
The challenger I spoke of is a force I painted up to use with No Stars In Sight, to give the Tyrians some alternatives to fighting the same foe every time.
They are the New Imperial Japanese Army or NIJA for short.
A platoon, minus the armored support, since they are still in the mail.
At last we come to the humble rifleman. Backbone of the NIJA, they have an advanced armor system with neural-net links, giving the access to real-time battlefield data. The standard weapon of the armed forces is the Type 12 modular assault rifle. A bullpup rifle designed to fire 2mm caseless ammo, the Type 12 can be equipped with various optics and trageting packages, as well as Micro-grenade launchers and shotgun attachments.
Next in the painting queue is some more terrain, possibly along with a few more space opera types in 15mm. I have just received the new terrain pieces from the Ion Age as well, so I imagine they will be popping up on the blog before long as well!