Having more-or-less shaken off the flu bug, and managed to get the St Austell gig done on Saturday without feeling too worn out after the 6oo mile round trip, I've managed to put together this pre-amble in advance of my first game of Witchfinder General : Days Of Revelation, using a reworked version of the first scenario in the rule book, "Punish Them!", and included the latest characters off the (currently clear) paint table.
I've decided to set the campaign in a fictional region of the Erewash Valley, and I'm using The Perfect Captain's 'Battle Finder' map system to determine the geography - here's a section of the map showing the areas where the following action occurs, so the narrative should make a bit of sense.
It all started when old Tom had gone over to Crimbledyke to fetch his herd back from grazing the common land on the valley slopes. He'd not long started back towards Bradshaigh when he met up with a group of three gypsy girls chattering away in a foreign tongue, who then started dancing and singing around him!
Luckily their trail was easy to find, but unluckily the tracks were heading towards Fernbeck - the plague village. Tom quickened his step, hoping to catch them before they wandered too close to the dread place, but just as he was thinking things couldn't get any worse..... they did.
When he caught up with them, he saw that his precious beasts weren't wandering off towards the plague village, but they were being herded towards Fernbeck House by a bunch of "the foreigners" armed lackeys!!
Once he'd he'd got back to Bradshaigh, he told a gathering of folk what had happened - little realising that Violet Rathmore was evesdropping around the corner.......
Night was falling, and Mikhail and Milyena were out in the grounds at Fernbeck with Jenya Ohlendorf, (another vampyress who had joined the couple as they escaped across europe towards England) when Violet arrived with news of the approaching mob.
Nicholas Delcroix is another Black Cat Bases miniature, and was a very quick paint job thanks to his long 'drover's coat' with its upturned collar.
The cattle are from the excellent value Pegasus Hobbies 1/48 scale 'Farm Animals' box set, and after a bit of research on the web for 17th century stock, I chose the 'English White' native breed as a close enough match to the models.......
I think she's supposed to be an Orc, so the facial features on the mini make for a suitably 'inhuman' looking vampyre
As well as the WfG stuff, I also managed to cobble together a base of dismounted dragoon horses from some very old (Hinchliffe if memory serves me correctly) nags and a reworked plastic pikeman from Warlord Games
Here's how the guys look "in action"
Unfortunately, the next post won't be until the back end of the week due to work commitments, but hopefully we'll see how the "reception" for the villagers of Bradshaigh goes.