Thursday, 15 November 2018

Serpent Fantatics Tomax and Xamot

Another firm favourite of mine from the Cobra high command are the Crimson Twins Xamot and Tomax.


The Paoli brothers speak in notable accents which show they are from Corsica. The brothers were at some point members of the Unione Corse (Corsican Brotherhood), served in the French Foreign Legion's 1erREP in Algeria, then as mercenaries in Africa (Congo, southern Africa) and South America, before changing careers and becoming bankers in Zurich, Switzerland. happy with the world of corporate finance, the brothers found the opportunities available in international terrorism far more suited to their abilities, and joined Cobra. Their specialities are in infiltration, espionage (military and industrial), sabotage, propaganda, and corporate law.

Like the Crimson Guard that they lead, Xamot and Tomax also lead the "respectable" corporate face of Cobra as the founders, owners, and CEOs of Extensive Enterprises. When not engaged in terrorism, they efficiently manage Cobra's business affairs in shirt and tie. Their preferred mode of attack is through brains over brawn, using the law to serve the purposes of Cobra. They have covered their paper trail and connection to Cobra so well, that it is thought to be impossible to prove a connection between them and the terrorist organisation.

The twin brothers are mirror images of each other; Tomax's hair is parted on the right side of his head and Xamot's on the left;, the piping on their uniforms goes up the opposite side on each twin; the brothers' names are mirror images of one another. The only distinguishing mark between the two is a scar on Xamot's right cheek. Tomax and Xamot share an empathic connection commonly known as "The Corsican Syndrome" in which identical twins are believed to be psychically bonded, in a manner similar to The Corsican Brothers. While this is often useful, as it allows them to communicate wordlessly and finish each other's sentences, it is also a liability as they feel each other's pain







36 comments:

  1. Brilliant Simon! These were two of my favorites of the "bad guys" too ­čÖé

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    1. Thank you Ivor. Yes mine to probably more so than some of the high command characters.

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  2. Really nice! I love that last pic :)

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  3. Excellent additions to your growing collection.

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    1. Thank you so much Bryan. The Cobra side had leapt on a bit now in numbers.

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  4. Great renditions Simon, they fit perfectly with your Crimson Guard

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    1. Thank you very much Dave! I had considered doing them Red to match but the red sashes still tie them together.

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  5. Bravo! Will you do a Baroness model? She was my favourite among Cobra's Euro-trash. Also, check out the Cobra/GI-Joe parodies in The Venture Brothers if you haven't already.

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    1. Thank you Michael! Yes I already did the Baroness.

      http://brummieswargamingblog.blogspot.com/2017/08/serpent-fanatic-baroness.html

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  6. Great stuff! Love the article and the painted minis. I really liked the revised version of the twins in the Chuckles story arc of the comics.

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    1. Thanks man! Yeah the Twins in that story are brilliant

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  7. OMG I totally remember these guys! Awesome figures.

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    1. Cheers Stew. I always remember these two. I just forget who has the scar...

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  8. Lovely work on the Crimson Twins mate. :)

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    1. Cheers buddy :) We need to sort out that game soon!

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  9. Not my kind of thing. BUT that is one of the joys of wargaming we can all do different things and it harms no one else! Well painted and I must admit although not my kind of thing a pleasure to see.

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    1. Thanks Clint. Yeah these are a niche within a niche so get that totally :)

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  10. such dashing bastards they are

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  11. Ah yes, I have fond memories of these action figures.
    Love the miniatures you picked and painted up.

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  12. Solid mate! These twins commanded my "massive" force of (6) Crimson guard ruthlessly.

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    1. Thanks dude. I love the CG's even more so having read the comics and seeing how much they are part of the storylines.

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  13. Solid work mate!

    These twins commanded my Crimson Guard mercilessly as a boy.

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