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By Rob Dean
So, in the course of loading my miniatures onto the storage shelves last weekend, I opened a box of partially painted figures to find this group. Sold by Archive in the late '70s, I've owned these since then. My original paint job on them was unappealing enough that I didn't end up rebasing them in the great rebasing I undertook in the late '90s, and they languished until I started reworking vintage fantasy stuff from my collection around 2015. Unfortunately they have been languishing again since then, so when I found them this weekend, I decided to dry brush the heck out of them and base them up for gaming.
So, as I mentioned, I was given a pristine old Grenadier set of Champions supervillains for Christmas.
On the cover is a little splash logo: “FREE Starter Scenario Game Aid and Figure Accessories”
The “Starter Scenario Game Aid” is just a folded piece of paper with a hex map on one side and some suggestions on the other.
But the “Figure Accessories” are two actual, substantial molded pieces: a pair of rockets and what I think is a hover-scooter.
You can see them in the middle row on the far right, between two figures, here:
These two pieces are not pictured on the box art, nor are they listed in the set description.
They definitely go with the set. The box was sealed when I received it.
They are not mentioned nor shown on the Lost Minis Wiki page of the set:
Question: Should I document and upload pictures of these accessories to the wiki?
By Rob Dean
Finally varnished these guys today...as noted last weekend, they amount to a packet of Broadsword P11 and P12 each, and were acquired in a couple of different eBay purchases.
Since they had some fun and interesting figures back in the day (~1980) and I didn’t have any of them, I conclude that none of my local hobby shops carried the line.
By Rob Dean
My significant other is in a songing competition this weekend, and I’m along for moral support.
Knowing that I would have some quiet time, I brought my travel paint kit and some miniatures. On the left are five Broadsword rangers, and on the right three Minifigs true orcs. The orcs are part of my Mythical Earth warbands project, but the Broadsword figures are a one-off.
I didn’t have any Broadsword back in the day. Apparently none of the hobby shops I visited stocked them. My first encounter with them was in larger eBay lots while fishing for other old figures. I ended up with four of these archers in a large lot early in my eBay history, and then went looking for the command/personality pack later.
I painted the swordsman/captain and the ranger-bard last summer.
Now that they are almost all done, I hope to get them out as a unit of scouts in a Dragon Rampant game soon.
So I spotted what looked like a sweet little wolfman, unpainted but inked a little over the metal and glued to a square of wood in a comics shop some while ago and bought it and took it home and pried it off the old base and discovered it said "Grenadier 1987." Score!
Turns out it is a werejackal, coded MM93, and was first released as part of the set "Monster Manuscript Vol. XI" which also included the one Nosferatu-type vampire I didn't have in zer old days from the set of three I painted recently.
Anyhow, I cleaned it up and painted it like a black-backed jackal 'cos they look cool.
There is no WIP thread.
Also I had a picture book of Zimbabwe and decided to play a little bit with backgrounds.
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