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Painted 28mm Tcho-Tcho Gang from Black Cat Bases

Figures from Black Cat BasesThe first batch of Tcho-Tchos are finished, and I must admit, I'm rather pleased with the result. I decided to use a mix of US army green and Chinese grey for the trousers, as though the gear was scavenged.  I leave the details of that to your imagination...Here's another pic of recent finished figures for height comparison:Left to Right: Crooked Dice, Black Cat, ReaperUntil next time...Ω

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28mm Tcho-Tcho Men

Some Tcho-Tcho men arrived by Royal Mail yesterday, from Black Cat Bases.The Tcho-Tchos are a race of cannibals, best described as nasty, brutish and short, driven from the Tsang plateau in Tibet to the dark fastnesses of Burma, at least according to various writers of the latter-day Lovecraft Circle. I'm planning on adding them to a 7TV 1st Ed./Witching Hour gang for an urban Pulp Horror game that's in the works.The first piccie is a group of hand-weapon-armed Tcho-Tchos, on a 1" grid. In 28mm scale, that puts them at about 4' tall, which is okay, but they should probably have a few minis that are smaller, since it is intimated that only the tallest Tcho-Tchos reach 4'.That aside, it's pretty neat that Black Cat Miniatures is offering them, considering from what obscure fringe these come. The hand weapons consist of baseball bats, long knives (look a bit like wakizashi), and a hammer - just the sort of equipment to suggest to nosy investigators that their questions are best asked elsewhere.28mm Tcho-Tcho Men

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Animal tokens

For a long time I have been wanting to do some animal tokens. Now I finally had the time to do some.The basic idea is to have a number of "empty" bases that accompany my normal miniatures. Obviously, they have to be the same bases as usual so they are, as always, from Fenris Games:25mm DS round Innsmouth Cobblestones (Fenris Games)25mm round Deep Recess (Fenris Games)Over the years I have collected a number of animals. These are the ones I used:Chicken flock (Black Cat Bases)Cats (promotional miniatures from Black Cat Bases)Animal set (Stronghold Terrain)So what to do with these bases? In a number of scenarios that we play, the characters can move across the board unseen. Sometimes they hide as civilians, sometimes they move as shadows or street animals. For each of my pirate crew members I have one respective character marker on a 25mm round plywood base. These markers are secretly placed under Civilian models or under these new animal tokens.Character markers for my pirate crew members

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