Friday, 13 September 2013

Victorian zombie ladies of the street - why not!

The 2nd edition of Malifaux is fast approaching on the horizon, so I thought it was time to present for your viewing pleasure, my own 1st edition force. What attracted me to Malifaux is the bizarre and highly creative world that the game is set in...

To borrow the wording from Wyrd miniatures own site "Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, Victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and power-hungry politicos"

The game is a skirmish type game using 32mm miniatures and with factions that include the undead, a "Guild" of human mercenaries, Victorian Magic users, Creatures born in children's nightmares and other crazies far more twisted all set in a semi steampunk victorian wild west.

What is more the game uses no dice, just a set of gaming cards..

I couldn't avoid getting involved and elected to get hold of a Resurrectionists gang. Those that know me will not be suprised that I built around a "Jack the Ripper" type character and his troupe of undead zombie ladies of the night.

The first figures I painted were the afore mentioned Rotten Belles.

These girls come in three poses and I brought two packs. I therefore elected to modify some to make them all look a bit different..

The blue yellow and green ladies are painted as they come from the box. I have kept to a single colour scheme for each girl to simplify game play. Much easier to talk about a blue lady than say "that one there" (whilst pointing wildly).

The second group of three girls have been converted.

The brown lady started life as the same model as the blue lady. I have removed her brolly and slightly straightened her arm.

The grey lady was the same as the green lady, but I have removed her fur shawl, and have bent her arm across her as far as I thought I could get away with. I have also twisted her leg slightly to have her stepping off a kerb. After all she is a street walker...

The lady in Red started as the Yellow lady. I have brought her arm in closer to her body and I have taken her brolly and replaced it with a more aggressive weapon.

In my usual style, here are the pictures of the pretty ladies, but from the back...

Hope you enjoy.

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