This post is part of a series pointing readers to good sources of Gamma World miniatures for their PCs. I do not own all these minis, so please check with the manufacturer if you’re unsure of their size.
So, I get it. Swarms, while being a strangely iconic foe that break the mold defining the word “monster,” are kind of hard to play as a character. And I will admit (confession time) that swarms are my least favorite of the Gamma World origins. I could certainly go on for several more paragraphs on that, but I will spare you. Suffice it to say, there are ways to play a swarm that don’t involve what we traditionally think of as a swarm. Use your creativity. Or, if you insist, use one of these minis…
- Rat Swarm, Beetle Swarm, Demonweb Swarm, Snake Swarm, Hoard Scarab Swarm, Rot Scarab Swarm, Swarm of Spiders – D&D Miniatures
- Beetleback Mass, Gutsoup Golem, Hellshrieker, Iron Thug – Dreamblade
- Skaven Rat Swarm, Tomb Swarms, Jungle Swarms, Tyrannid Ripper Swarm, Scarab Swarm, Scarab Swarm (2) – Games Workshop The scarab swarm especially has a futuristic look (it’s from the Warhammer 40k line)
- Rats (swarm wave) – Trollforged Miniatures This one is probably my favorite, for a traditional rat swarm. You have to scroll down to find it.
- Rat Swarm, Rat Swarm (bigger), Bat Swarm, Bat Swarm (2), Scarab Beetle Swarm – Reaper
Well, sorry the list is so short, but that’s about it for swarm miniatures. And that wraps up the origins from the first Gamma World book. Next time we’ll tackle some general issues before we dive into Famine in Far-go’s origins with: Gelatinous