Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chaos Thugs

I have been under the weather this weekend but did organize some figures for future projects. One group of figures are my Marauder chaos thugs with bows I plan to use as Ungor archer proxies. The painted ones are some of the first models I ever bought back in '89 or '90. I originally used them as followers in my Slaanesh Warband. I guess it was third edition warhammer fantasy battle and we were playing a campaign using the first volume of the Realms of Chaos books. Yes they look like a group of barbarian aerobic instructors in all their pastel glory but no longer. I put them in the simple green and once they are cleaned up they will join the rest with a new paint job. The middle group are plastic chaos archers from the Battlemasters game that I have traded for over the years. The back group is more of the Marauder models I picked up off of Ebay a few years ago. I planned to use them as back rankers for my Kislev allied detachment but that project was side tracked. Now I will field them as Ungor archers.
A bad story goes along with these guys. I originally had sixteen of the chaos thug archers. At the time they came eight in a box from Marauder. I needed ten, so I bought two boxes. At the time I was living in Louisiana and volunteered to run a demo game for a game shop in Lake Charles. I had a great day and showed a bunch of people how to play the game but when I went to pack up four of the thugs were gone, a standard bearer, a champion and two archers. It was the first time I had models stolen from the table and unfortunately it wouldn't be the last time. I had no idea who took them and I didn't do any demo gaming for a long time.
It still bothers me but the worst part is I doubt they took them to game with they just took them because they could.
The good part is they will see the table again.

3 comments:

The Belgian, said...

Lol, finally found the manufacturer of my first miniature ever!!!

It's a chaos thug(with bow and mohawk by GW!

Thanks!

Greets,

The Belgian, said...

Sorry not GW but battlemasters or is that a game from GW?

I also had a minotaur of the same brand (pity I lost him :()

Greets and sorry for the double post

ColKillgore said...

The metal thugs were made by Marauder. It was a company that made models for Gammes Workshop.

The Battlemasters game was made by Milton Bradley ( I think, I am not sure) but the figures were produced by Games Workshop for them.

I also have some of the plastic knghts that came with the game. I use them as my proxy knights in any army that fields knights.