Over the next two posts I want to show you a set of 28mm scale figures that I sculpted about 20 years ago. They are all part of an extremely violent Hispanic criminal gang, who operate out of East Central Los Angeles, USA, and are known as the Kill Krazy Kommandos. The origins of this gang are unusual. The Kill Crazy Commandos first appeared in Dark Future, a not very successful Car Wars type of game designed by Games Workshop. I believe they should have produced the game's vehicles and figures in 28mm scale but instead they opted for 20mm scale. A big mistake, in my opinion. Of all the gangs that appeared in Dark Future the Kill Crazy Commandos were my favourite. I changed their name to the more alliterative Kill Krazy Kommandos. Some of the figures that I made were copies of the Citadel 20mm scale figures, whilst others were based on this rather nifty illustration from the rulebook.
Standing next to him is Leon Hedoya, his trusted second-in-command. Leon is responsible for over 20 murders, mainly of negro gangstas. He often smokes in "no smoking" areas just to provoke a reaction. He is armed with a 9mm Heckler and Koch MP5A1 Sub Machine Gun and a Knife.
At the far right is Chico Rivera, one of the gang's founding members and a very close friend of Ricardo Santana. He and his partner, Linda Velasquez, run a back street repair shop for the gang, well away from prying eyes. He is armed with a 12g Franchi SPAS12 Shotgun and a .50 calibre IMI Desert Eagle Big Ass Pistol.
Next up is Hector Lopez, who works a pizza delivery man. Although he likes being out on the road, he hates being told what to do and where to go. It is only a matter of time before he gets fired. He is also armed with a 12g Franchi SPAS12 Shotgun and a Flick Knife.
The final figure on show is Diego Callazo. He could be wounded, he could be smashed out of his skull on drugs or alcohol or he could just be taking a rest. The weapon that lies alongside him is a 66mm M72A2 Light Antitank Weapon. The Kill Krazy Kommandos have an impressive arsenal of weapons at their disposal.
I have used this gang quite a few times in various games and more than half of them have fully developed GURPS character record sheets. Ricardo is a particularly powerful NPC in GURPS, costing 500 points. To put that into perspective, most starting PCs have just 100-200 points. It wouldn't be too difficult to move this gang to Mayhem City for my ATZ campaign. I suspect they'd survive very well in a zombie apocalypse.