Even before the expansion was tabled I thought "Well that's not fair... what about
the Glorious Forces of the Nihon Empire?" So on and off I've mulled over how to get this accomplished since I have little to no artistic talents.
Now, thanks to artist extraordinaire 'MadManMike', the same guy that did my PC caricature, my dreams have been realized. His photoshop expertise created a sheet of Ranger Infantry in Nihon colors. With some cropping and scaling, I printed out a number of them on 4x6 photo paper.
An advantage of being one of the 4.5K sponsors of the ODE KS is that I have a goodly number of Nihon sheets available. I didn't want to just leave the counters paper so I sacrificed one of the sheets to create full thickness, double-sided chits w/ some cutting, trimming, and stick glue.
Edging them w. maroon marker and I now have a significant contingent of Nihon special forces.
Perhaps one day 'official' Rangers will see the light of day.
Now I need Engineers.
and some NA Combine units made by scanning the original card, cropping, printing on photo stock, trimming and gluing to extra counters.
Update 2: PE Rangers added to the TO&E. I inverted the colors from the card in Paint and did a little 'cleanup' (Auto Correct in the old Microsoft Office Picture Manager).
*Totally unofficial , not for sale, trade, giveaway, etc. etc. All rights reserved to Steve Jackson Games.