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Brigands! (77707), feat. Cadwalon (02044). Calbach Greatclub (03231), and Dreadmere Tortoise and Drayman (44053)


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"There was an old woman who had three sons, 
Jacob and James and John,

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One was hanged and one was drowned,
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One was lost and never was found,
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And that was an end of her three sons,
Jacob and James and John."

                       ----old nursery rhyme

There's always room for brigands in any D&D or adjacent game, and these three ne'er-do-wells sure deliver.
Well, in a manner of speaking. Mostly they make other people stand and deliver. Like these honest-ish merchants:

 

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Leaping from trees and various emboskments, as one does in an ambuscado, they surround their prey.

 

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The waylaid merchants are surrounded, tied up, bludgeoned soundly, and thrown into a thornbush.DSCN9321.thumb.JPG.b5b429bb2ca6800a0ea9b7b7ec4ad366.JPG

 

and the crew make off with their ill-gained spoils! 
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Speaking of spoils, click below on the spoilers for more pics of the crew, including the burly Calbach Greatclub (03231) and the utterly vile Cadwalon (02044). 

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Calbach is a lot of mini for your money! An excellent sculpt, both for NPCs and champion Fighters alike. The sort of character who has a +2 Board with a Nail In.

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Cadwalon is just the worst. You can tell that knife will give you some horrible infection. Covered with pus-oozing boils, distended, ill-mannered, and filthy, Cadwalon is here to slit throats and steal gold teeth. Is he a remarkably tall halfling? Stunted human? Dwarf with no beard, doubtless due to some scrofulous skin condition? He's not a goblin by species, but goblin is also a state of mind, you know? Who else would carry a bag marked "DIRT"? This is a beautiful sculpt and you should consider it for all your awful wretch needs.

 

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Golly gee this Brigand is my favorite. That axe, and axe-crazy grimace. The leather hood! What a horrible two-bit thug. Dregs of Ankh-Morpork, or the local hive of scum and villainy. 

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The eldest Brigand I think, and certainly the one that I feel is the brains of the operation. Could work as a good Little John or Will Scarlett type if you need a band of merry men.

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Notes: I did go back and finish up the Drayman's eyes. You'll notice his pack tortoise and the camel (80075) are both extra laden. The extraneous chests and packs are from Nolzur's Adventurers' Campsite set. Chests on the cart are Mantic, I think. The tortoise also has some bottles from a Hobbit action figure, but not very visible at this angle. 

The Drayman is gloved and with arm outstretched; he is supposed to be holding reins or a carrot on a stick perhaps, but it looks like a great falconing pose. So I gave him one of the vultures from the Tree of Despair.

Guest appearances from Esme, Dicarus Darksword, some Gremlins, and a Dark Dwarf Pounder. They either have or will get their own posts later. 

I see I should probably go back and darkline the Brigands a bit more. 

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Thanks, all! 

On 4/27/2021 at 8:43 PM, Chaoswolf said:

That's a really good looking crew of ruffians you've got there!

 

On 4/27/2021 at 8:10 AM, jdizzy001 said:

Love those ruffians!

They're great picaresque sculpts! Cadwalon in particular needs his own time in the spotlight.

 

On 4/27/2021 at 2:54 AM, Glitterwolf said:

I just love the way you showed off that nursery rhyme!

Great job!

Thank you! I've got a whole list of nursery rhymes that can be turned into early modern adventures. The Crooked Man and his crooked cat and crooked mouse are pretty clearly angle-obsessed creeps after the tradition of Keziah Mason, a Hound of Tindalos, and Brown Jenkin from "Dreams in the Witch House." The House that Jack Built, with its malt and rats and aggressive animals, seems like a case of ergot-contaminated grain poisoning the community--with a possible Skaven subplot. Needles and Pins? Sympathetic magic and moppetry, a vengeful jilted lover getting her revenge. 

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