Monday, June 21, 2021

Faun Troupe for 'Moonstone'

Yes, the 'Moonstone' fever rages on with another faction for the game to explore. Today we have the Faun who populate the forest glens and green meadows of the world of Taubur.

A little more rustic than the Humans and Goblins, the Faun provide a very characterful contingent for the game. These are not the crude, brutal Beastmen seen in Warhammer, but rather are more along the lines of Shakespeare's 'Puck', or the 'Faun' from del Toro's 'Pan's Labyrinth'. 

In game terms they are a relatively resilient, quick-moving faction, utilizing magic that manipulates nature and summons animal allies to assist them.

These three 35mm figures are cast in resin and compose the 'Hunting Horns' box set. 

'Hoff' is the leader of this group. He's quite solid in close combat (with a ferocious charge ability), and can also give his fellow Fauns a movement boost by giving a blast on his hunting horn.


'Jayda' is a straightforward soldier type. Fleet of foot (hoof?), great with her bow, and also can be quite nasty in close combat.

'Mr. Toodles' (his name cracks me up) is the classic faun, more along the lines of what you'd encounter in Greek mythology - all about booze, music and merrymaking. He's essentially a healer, but can cause all kinds of mischief with his flute and various 'elixirs'.




Next up will be an update on the Gaming Studio and some nifty buildings for Moonstone.

Thanks for dropping in! I hope you're having a terrific day.

-Curt

20 comments:

  1. These are really lovely. Great job on them all!

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    1. Thanks Simon! I'm really enjoying your 7TV work as well.

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  2. I've had some rough encounters with "elixirs" myself...
    Great work dude. I must say, the subtle differences in colour on the skin tones really are awesome, especially on "Hoff". Excellent stuff.

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    1. As have we all. And I don't even have an excuse of having a Faun foist them on me - all self inflicted. :) Thanks for the thumbs up on them, dude!

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  3. Love these figures Curt, very Narnian.

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    1. thanks Peter. Yes, they do have a Narnian vibe, don't they.

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  4. these really are interestingly brilliant sculpts. As usual exceptional painting

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    1. Thanks Martin, they are great fun to work on.

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  5. Lovely figures which you have done more than justice to. I look forward to seeing them in action.

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  6. These are great, really like the skin tones and they aren’t helping me resist the game….

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    1. Cheers Jamie. FYI there was a recent kickstarter and I think you can still get in on the late backing pledge:

      https://www.moonstonethegame.com/the-arising.html

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  7. Lovely, characterful sculpts and splendid painting!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks mate! I hope you're having a great start to your summer.

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  8. That's some beautiful work Curt!

    Christopher

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