These guys are a small gang of bandits in my current AD&D 3.5 campaign. Basically they’re a group of highwaymen infamous for beating the hell out of the folks they waylay. The fellow in the middle is their leader, Quin Payden. The guy to the left of him is Karg, his lieutenant. Both are nasty fellows.
I rolled some strips of green stuff and cut off the tips, then painted them to look like coins, which I scattered on Quin’s base. I think I stole that particular technique from Cool Mini or Not. I like the end result.
The miniatures are all from Reaper. Quin’s miniature is Dub Bullock, Rogue (03026). Karg is Mack Hardwick, Mercenary Captain (14332). The fellow to the right of Quin is Calbach Greatclub (03231). The guys on each end are Thugs (14329).
Here is a rear view of Quin and Karg. I love the Dub Bullock miniature with the knife behind his back.
In the game, my players decided to fight rather than hand over their money (of course). They killed two thugs and badly wounded a third. Quin was wounded as well, but not before he got a chance to backstab the cleric and take the bard hostage. He escaped with most of their money. Karg got away, too…unscathed.
Bandits rarely change their ways, so there’s a chance they may cross paths with the party again. My players would love some payback.
Smoky opium dens and shady waterfront characters abound in Limehouse. Here are a few.
First up, the main bad guys. The burly fellow on the left is White Tiger, from East Riding Miniatures’s Golgo Island Legends line. Because of his striking resemblance to a famous Chinese bodybuilder/actor, I had to own him. The other two miniatures are the Sinister Dr. Koo and his enforcer, Chang the Iron Fist, from Bob Murch’s Pulp Figures line. Dr. Koo is out of production while Bob works on a new sculpt. I can’t wait, although I like this one a lot.
Next up: the cannon fodder. These Waterfront Characters are from Rattrap Productions for use with their .45 Adventure game. I like them, and I can always use more goons. I painted them all at once with similar colors to get them done quicker. I’m happy with the result.
Lastly are these two ‘ard lads, from Killer B Games’s “Geezers…Shut It!” line. I don’t play Geezers, which is a miniatures game based on 1970’s British cops and robbers, but I found these two miniatures to be good for any period, particularly pulp. Not the best picture, I know. They look like a couple of tough guys who might cause trouble in a seedy section of town like Limehouse.