Oddział Ósmy (Unit Eight) is a small company from Łódź which makes 3mm WW2 and modern minis (and they have just released their first 3mm sci-fi vehicles) as well as 15mm sci-fi minis. Today I'm going to review one set from this last line. It's called the AP Team and it's quite an unusual set, as it represents sci-fi versions of people involved in the making of the PMC 2640 game... including me. It's kinda strange to review a miniature version of myself, but I'll try to be fair nonetheless.
As with all 15mm sets from O8, for 13 PLN (or 4.25$ at PicoArmor) you get 6 miniatures. In case of these sets, they are (quoting from the Assault Publishing website):
"From left to right:
- Sgt. Pogodyn - heavy equipment specialist,
- Lt. Sarmor - EW specialist and famous translation officer,
- Col. Gerkovith - shareholder and commander in field of MKG Inc.,
- M.K. - legendary commando and saboteur,
- Tomash K. - renegade commander,
- Sandra "Savannah" Brooks - freebooter sniper and assassin"
Now, Col. Gerkovith is a miniature version of the author of PMC 2640, Tomash and M.K. are from Oddział Ósmy, and the remaining three are the playtesters of the game.
Taken straight out of the box... bag, that is, the minis had thin pieces of metal attached to their bases. These are found quite often on O8's miniatures, but thankfully are very easy to break off, even with your own fingers.
All in all, the AP Team is a fantastic set, which can be used either to add some special characters to your existing army, or create a group of misfits to roam the galaxy in search of adventure.
For more detail on Oddział Ósmy, visit their Facebook page.
If you want to buy O8's minis, visit Assault Publishing (in Europe) or Picoarmor (in the US).