Thick and still hardy,
Captain Illick has a dark complexion and long thinning salt and peppered
hair.As a youth, he was a dashing
figure astride his mount often leading the entire caravan even then, as a
scout.With age, his natural skill with
animals and diplomatic abilities became apparent and he soon became the
He is a gruff but
passionate task master always with the tribe’s best interest in the forefront
of his scheming goals.
Captain Illick and his troupe of gypsies play a large
role in the Virthorne Campaign mainly due to the large amount of hooks that can
be explored by association. His caravan
is need of guards for more dangerous treks.He will pay well for live monster specimens (and dead if they are preserved
and exotic enough) for his carnival.And
the troupe’s independent activities puts them in conflict with both the
authorities and the thieves guild.
2 of these minis are Ral Partha (11-109 Gypsies); Capt
Illick has the pipe.The other 2 minis
are also Ral Partha (01-251 Corsairs - Raiders of the Eastern Seas).
Notice the common blue sash that notes their affiliation to their tribe.
I'm about midway through painting this Grenadier boxed set: 12 miniatures, painting guide and some dried up paint (I'm currently using Reaper paints with a few Games Workshop supplements - mostly washes).
I'm also currently reading D20 and original Wilderlands of High Fantasy material; these figures seem to go perfectly with the setting due to creation timeframe and resonating OS vibe of both.Gritty. Low. Dungeoneers.
I am a 200$ backer for Center Stage’s Kickstarter, “The Tome
of Horrors Complete.” I have been trying
to match miniatures with the TOH creatures for years (see my post from March
2013: http://verminfield.blogspot.com/2013/03/ll-boxed-set-2.html ) so this
project was right up my alley.I have
been going through virtually every miniature companies line to do so.
Here’s the link though it’s well past the closing date:
So, since I have dropped so much scratch on miniatures that
are not estimated for shipping until December, I am forcing myself to not make
any mini purchases, unless it is a good deal for some old miniature that I have
been shopping for years.
This should allow me to make a goodly dent into my lead pile.I think the mini painter has the same “roving
eye” problem that most DM’s do; you see something shiny and new and get urges
to paint it or to play it.I think I
will enjoy rifling through my old lead pile with an exclusive eye on playing
The TOH will create quit a
lead pile of its own once it’s shipped!
With that in mind, here are the LL Boxed set orcs that I mentioned
in a previous post that I was probably not going to paint do to my 3e orc
surplus – both metal and plastic.Now
that it’s done I am glad as I have a full boxed set painted.
It’s now post move everything back to some normalcy though it took
longer than I had expected.Here is the
boxed Grenadier set of Hirelings.Never
owned any of these in the day. Most of
our gaming miniatures where bought loose in the bargain bin box at the FLGS.
I am flirting with starting a group with people who have never
played.I thought if we do go forward we
can start using rules light LL with some house rules to keep it simple for new
With that in mind I decided to paint up this hireling box so as we have
retainer miniature as I will stress their need.
Just starting to chip away at the Otherworld’s Labyrinth Lord Level 2
Boxed Set; nothing fancy here, mostly dry brushing.The Ghoul is actually painted to represent an
“Encephalon Gorger” from Necromancer Games The
Tome of Horrors II.
I have to order some gloss varnish to coat the green slime to give it a
wet, slimy appearance. The pot I had
gummed up significantly and I didn’t know how to get it back to the right consistency.If anyone knows another technique for the slimy
look or how to get the right flow on gummed gloss varnish, please post.