Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Wargaming Planet of the Apes
It's a well known fact I am a sucker for the quirky, so how could I resist the latest release from Crooked Dice Miniatures - Simian Minions. I had my eye on the Eureka offering from several years ago for their Planet of the Apes range but missed the chance before they withdrew the line.
Many postings ago I posed the question about what drives gamers to buy figures? these definitely fall into the category of nice castings and 1970's TV memories, perhaps a fun club game using Two Hour Wargames Rules, my fellow Wyvern Gamer Paul has an excellent collection of Cavemen, which could make for a useful "Man" hunt... see this blog Move along now nothing to see here
"Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"
With separate heads available including a rather fetching officer head, very much like Urko, the Chief of Security in the TV series. I can see a few more be added to the collection with a few head swaps especially with Salute fast approaching...
Just a minor distraction from the other planned projects, lets hope the guy's over at Crooked Dice sell enough so they make some Minions on Horseback.....