28mm Warhammer 40K-esque Space Rangers from Nexus. These came in boxes of 5 troopers including a sergeant/NCO/leader and a choice of standard weapons and heavy weapons (a flamer, a plasma cannon and a heavy bolter/blaster) so that a standard squad, heavy weapons squad or mixed squad can be formed.
In the fictional universe of Warhammer 40,000 created by Games Workshop, Space Marines are genetically modified superhuman soldiers, the elite warriors of the Imperium of Man. These have been block paintedin green, in anticipation of a Dark Angels chapter. I'm not holding my breath though.
Here are a few artillery pieces in HO with some figures. The guns are pretty rudimentary and are crew by a single gunner. These came with some china-made AFVs. The standing soldier came from a micro machines set.
I was lucky enough to find a box of the ESCI French Foreign Legion in 1:72. The box was old, creased and a bit yellowed but the box art isn't faded. A plus for me since I dig good box illustrations :)
These figures have been elusive for me since I had refrained from buying them when I was a kid since they didn't fit in the WW2 genre that was - in my mind - more popular. That is, until I got interested in 19th century adventure stories, especially with the aura of mystique that shrouded the French Foreign Legion.
Beau geste, anyone?
I was hooked! Sadly though, this set had vanished from local stores until recently when a collector decided to unload his set.