24 October, 2010

Doctor Who Project - Sontarans

This is the first in a series of posts on a project that I have been working on in fits and starts for years: a set of forces based on the long-running BBC program Doctor Who.  My preferred rules are the excellent Doctor Who Miniatures Game (DWMG) which are available on the internet for free at: http://www.drwhominiatures.co.uk/.  The website also has a lot of scenarios for both classic and new Doctor Who, and there is an active Yahoo Group for the game as well. 

The first force to be posted are the Sontarans.  The Sontarans are a warrior race of clones.  They are one of the older villains on Doctor Who, with their first appearance in 1973's The Time Warrior and their most recent appearance was in 2008.

My Sontaran force currently consists of 2 squads of 6.  Each squad has 5 clone soldiers, one armed with a laser rifle, and 1 leader.  All of the miniatures are 28mm from Black Tree Design.  They are mounted on slottabases, with a metal washer underneath for storage on magnetic sheeting.  All were painted in fall 2010.  Click on the pictures for a close-up.

1st Squad front:
 1st Squad rear:

2nd Squad front:
 2nd Squad rear:

The entire Sontaran Battle Group:
Next up: the Cybermen!


  1. They are very good

    May I ask who makes these miniatures

  2. Ah silly me you did say Black Tree Designs :)

  3. Yes, they are BTD slowly gathered off ebay and from BTD itself when I was feeling lucky.

  4. Look awesome, Jason! So, when is the first convention game you're running with them...hmm? Bring it to Origins next year! Perfect venue for it...

  5. Mike, I am aiming for Siege of Augusta in January.

    Keith, I do have some Daleks, but I will probably wait until they are all painted before posting them.

  6. Sontaar Ha! those are very nice.

  7. Ah the Sontarans, proof that beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes right to the bone. A good mix of helmeted and character/commander minis here, and overall it's a small but really menacing-looking force. And I think you nailed the skin tone perfectly, at least as shown in the more recent series.

  8. These are excellent, and I like how you've gone for a combination of all the Classic era Sontarans, with the wand for the commander and the Two Doctors-style laser rifle.

  9. Great blog jason. John, New Zealand.