Post by bigjackbrass on Feb 3, 2013 10:31:36 GMT -6
Many of you will know of the Tom Moldvay game / scenario The Future King, in which a typically Moldvayian group of trans-temperal personalities team up on an Arthurian quest of sorts. I'm thinking of running it at our annual gaming gettogether later this year and thought it might be nice to have some minis of the characters. This has not proved quite as straightforward as I expected.
There are six main characters:
Cyrano de Bergerac Nostradamus Harald Hardraada Owen Glendower Bruce Lee Doc Holliday
Of these, I already own a Doc Holliday figure and know of a good Bruce Lee one. Harald Hardraada and Owen Glendower are fairly easy to source too, as there are plenty of historical miniatures ranges featuring suitable options, but Cyrano and Nostradamus are causing problems. Does anyone know of suitable miniatures for these characters? The rest of the minis are the oversized 25mm scale common these days (so actually more like 28mm or 30mm for a six foot tall human), which unfortunately rules out a few possibilities I've found as all of the figures need to look reasonably in scale; older or more authentic 25mm figures inevitably look like children next to modern minis. There must surely be scholar, priest and swashbuckler figures out there with a resemblance to Nostradamus and Cyrano, mustn't there?
for Cyrano, I'd recommend some of the Gloire line of miniatures produced by Brigade Games. You may have to modify a fig with sime green stuff to make a proper proboscis! As for Nostradamus, I'd check rennaissance lines from historical figure makers.
Post by bigjackbrass on Feb 4, 2013 15:30:02 GMT -6
I was looking at some of the Brigade minis yesterday, as it happens, certainly the most promising in terms of scale and style, although let down for me by having only partial distribution in the UK and not selling the figures I'd like as singles. Next move is to scour possible suppliers over here. The nose doesn't trouble me, as I assumed I'd have to adapt a figure slightly, although it does seem surprising that nobody appears to make a mini for such a famous individual / character.