I’ve been sick for the last week or so, and not been doing much painting at all! I started working on the big batch o’ Hobgoblins for Mike… but then somehow got a little distracted by these…
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I think these were made for Pinnacle Entertainment Groups Deadlands… but I’m not sure by whom…?
They’re supposed to be American Steam Rocket troops or something. Now, I’m not about to make any American historical or VSF forces, so I thought these might sit in the bin collecting dust forever. I suppose I could have used them in some Weird Wild West adventure scenarios… but then I remembered a Painting of the Battle of Ridgeway which depicted the Fenians in uniforms that looked very America but with Green coats, Grey trousers and Grey Kepis. Not entirely how accurate that painting is… But this is VSF, so WHO CARES!? Anyway, these chaps have thus become Fenian Steam Raiders and might just show up to battle the colonial British wherever they may be fighting… Mars…? Canada…? Zululand…?
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
As I mentioned I’ve been working on Hobgoblins – I was trying to do them as one big batch… but that’s proved a bit overwhelming so I’m going to break it down and do them in smaller batches, the first of which should be rolling off the workbench shortly.
Also polluting the workbench and causing considerable distraction are Martians of different sorts (an Oenotrian Legion and a unit of Parhoon Rifles), Zulus, British, and some Star Wars figures?! The kids have been all about Star Wars lately so I’ve been picking up a few of the old Grenadier/West End Games Star Wars figures and planning to try a little Savage Worlds Skirmishing with them.