Been an annoying week this week. I have painted up a bunch of a figs (some of which I've had to wait for the ok to post pics of) but I'll be damned I can't seem to take any decent pics due to the crappy lighting and weather grrr.
Heres a few of the 'ok' pics that I've taken (out of what seems to be around 50 pics!) I'm hoping to get some more proper ones done at some point that show all angles. Anyway without further ado onto introductions and there official backgrounds. This is the next gang scheduled to be released by the guys at Dead Earth Games of which you can now buy all the current range as the kickstarters have shipped! The exact release date is tba but its some time in December. I was again lucky to get some of the first run of castings and have had to keep my lips sealed as I've been painting them. They have now been show on Facebook in the Across the Dead Earth Gaming Group so the pics are out there now!
Unlike the previous Gangs the models are not all single pieces and most require the use of super glue to assemble them. They are also the first miniatures to be sculpted by someone other than Andrew May, having been sculpted by Kamil Milaniuk.
They’re great looking miniatures full of character however they are quite different in style to the three Gangs sculpted by Andrew, being noticeably slimmer and slightly smaller in general. I don't think this detracts from them though they match in height. I'll do some comparison pics when I get around to taking the pics. Anyway here we are
The Sisters of Acquisition
Mother “Bloody” Mary
Mary founded the Sisters of Acquisition from perhaps unlikely beginnings: a brothel. Whilst working in the oldest profession, one both profitable and in high demand across the Dead Earth, Mary was frequently asked by her clientele to acquire other pleasures, cigarettes and cigars, wine, whisky and liquors, instruments for binding and even torture…
…Mary became an expert in the acquisition of rare and exotic “loot” and left her former profession behind, although some say she is not averse to relying on certain tricks of that trade to get what she wants. And Bloody Mary always gets what she wants. The Sisters of Acquisition now work as privateers, tomb raiders and bounty hunters under Mary.
The lovely lady in the centre is Mother Mary
A born adventurer and thrill seeker, Cara shuns the affections of others in search of glory and loot. Running into Mary as competition when searching for artwork in the ruined London museums, the two formed an uneasy alliance for their mutual gain. Cara is fit and athletic, able to leap and bound across ruins with ease.
On the left is Cara Loft
One-Eyed Sister Sue
One-Eyed Sue gained her moniker and lost her eye to a drunk and abusive “suitor”, who shortly after lost his ability to “suit” and then lost his life. Preferring to keep her clientele at a distance from then on, Sue developed a fondness for ranged combat, and found that the loss of one eyed helped her focus the other.
The somewhat imposing, or as she likes to put it, Amazonian, figure of Sister Sledgehammer often attracted a certain type of client when she worked under Bloody Mary in their former profession, the type of client who enjoyed receiving pain. This suited Sledgehammer just find, as she quickly grew to enjoy doling it out with gusto. Now she lives for little else and is the first to get up close and personal with any enemy and would follow Bloody Mary to the ends of the Dead Earth.
Penny was another of Mary’s “girls” and, alone amongst the Sisters, sometimes misses their former life. Penny has a soft spot for men, thinking them simple and pitiful creatures that need looking after, rather like puppies. She also misses the outfits. Combining these two interests, Penny dressed herself as a nurse and armed herself with a first aid kit. Although she may have a tenderness for her victims, Penny is, like Sledge, fiercely loyal to Mary, and shows no such mercy when called to fight for her.
One of the earlier in the week pics I managed to do of Sister Penny
The complete gang!