Sadly, there aren't many sci-fi non-combatants, and precisely zero ranges of sci-fi rioters. I figured that for the purposes of my game, modern rioters would suffice - players' focus will be on ensuring their gangs (Terminator squads) survive.
I ended up plumping for the Offensive Miniatures rioting mob. An investment of £50 landed me with 39 rioters, plus a dog (and a pair of wheelie bins). The figures aren't perfect (not sci-fi, a touch small), but they have the major advantage of being cheap. They also perform the required function of looking like a suitable horde of angry civilians.
|The mob runs riot through the port, catching an unfortunate squad of law-enforcers!|
My approach to painting all of these figures was quite different to my usual method of individually painting each figure - I knew I simply couldn't afford to spend 3-4 hours per figure, so instead opted for a quick and basic system.
|Vid screens and catapults - the weapon choices of the masses!|
I'll leave you with a final shot of the masses, ready to take on the hired guns, bodyguards and gangs in a few weeks time.