Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Whats that coming over the hill?*

*Should probably read "Whats that going through the forest?" but the reference to the Automatic's song would have been lost . . .

28mm werewolf fantasy gothic horror

      I picked this figure up at the weekend from Wayland Game's sale section in the back of the shop. I have no idea who the manufacturer is, what game it is intended for or why it was even produced, but any half useful model, that is this good a sculpt, especially for the princely sum of £1, has to be picked up. It's just a pity the rest of the rack were really obscure sci-fi models that I have no idea how I would use, and my lead pile looks bad enough as it is.
      The picture on the blister pack shows this model with green fur, another thing that makes me wonder if it was supposed to be something really specific, but hey, I liked this model for what it should be, a proper fantasy werewolf.

open combat wargame second thunder werewolf 28mm figure

      This guy just screams combat machine, something my Open Combat undead warband were always going to struggle with. I don't think I am ever going to start him on the board in club games, but what he can do is, if the human adventurers are having too easy a game, it will be his job to come on and ruin their day. I want this guy to be able to go toe to toe with the full on tanks, and at the very least give them a run for their money.

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13 comments:

  1. That is a nice model.

    Incidentally, I used to sing that song to our last dog (well, the chorus at least). Poor thing was dying so it was the least I could do to cheer him up.

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    1. Thanks Roy.

      I'm sorry to bring that up if it stirs up bad memories for you. It's odd the things you do with pets, they become such a big part of your life.

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    2. Oh no, no bad memories. If anything it makes me smile.
      :))

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  2. This guy could also be singing "In pitch dark I go walking in your landscape/Broken branches trip me as I speak"... :) Marvellous job, loved the mini and the set! Greetings!

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    1. Thanks.

      There are so many songs I could (and probably will) use in the future. They always make for great post titles :)

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    2. "If you go down to the woods today. You're sure of a big surprise..."
      I always loved it when Dad's Army played that song in between scenes.

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    3. I'm saving that one for any bear model I paint up! I just need a bear model now. Hmmm

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  3. Nice werewolf dude! He looks badass.

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    1. Thank Bob. He is a bit of a monster.

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  4. That's an insanely good model for £1! Cracking work Sir.

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    1. Thanks Michael. The bargain bits of a model shop are always worth a look through, always.

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  5. This is a great figure! Looks brilliant appearing from the woods.

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    1. Thanks Chris. I might have got carried away playing with my toys there . . .

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