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Mute Bystander11 Apr 2015 5:44 p.m. PST

Just received my Scale Creep scale figures of Tarzan/Jane/Ape/troops, I was looking for 15 mm equivalents for my 25+mm Tarzan forces for games (like but not limited to IHMN,) when I realized what I was in for – eternity.

Tarzan is immortal (see Tarzan's Quest) – fought in WW1 (East Africa), Communist Russians, WW2 (Sumatra) and just because the books stopped there doesn't mean he can't continue into our day.

Great, I think. Now the good news/bad news is that I will "need" to get 15 mm figures for "19-Teens", the 1920s/1930s/1940s and maybe beyond.

Let me hear you thoughts –

Tarzan in Space?

If Tarzan is a Brit (he is) and Jane is an American (she is although I am not sure if she didn't change citizenship based on her comment about a British lady doesn't bow to jungle tyrants late in the series,) what kind of fun gaming scenarios are possible post WW2 to today and beyond?

Vietnam (on loan as a jungle warfare expert?) or Korea?

The UN battles in the Congo?

Where else?

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2015 5:58 p.m. PST

In the case of 15mm Tarzan figures Blue Moon has a Tarzan and Jane figure in their Deep Dark Africa range. It comes in a pack called something like Jungle Lord and his Great Apes or similar.

Highlander Studios also has two sets with Tarzan, Jane, and a large ape.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2015 6:00 p.m. PST
Mute Bystander11 Apr 2015 6:26 p.m. PST

I also have the Highlander Minis and the Blue Moon ones.

Those are good links.

Realizing Tarzan is immortal raises all kinds of war game "temptations."

I foolishly thought I could stick to the late Victorian and the early 1900s eras.

zoneofcontrol11 Apr 2015 6:32 p.m. PST

He could always use a sidekick for help or even as cannon fodder:
YouTube link

Mute Bystander12 Apr 2015 1:04 p.m. PST

Any post-Victorian Scenario ideas? Say after The Jewels of Opar book?

Anything after WW2 ends?


Early morning writer12 Apr 2015 7:30 p.m. PST

Mute, sir, you are hereby required to provide further details regarding a "scale creep" tarzan in 15 mm. Is this the Blue Moon set, the Highlander Studio sets, or something new and different – or even old and different? I have the Blue Moon set, will eventually acquire the Highland sets. But I'm always looking for more items of this nature. If you please.

Mute Bystander13 Apr 2015 3:01 a.m. PST

I recently ordered from several manufactures including Scale Creep 15 mm clearance figures and Highlander figures among others (I had cash from selling 25+mm figures and made a set of orders.) It appears I confused the Highlander miniatures set contents for the Scale Creep Clearance order contents.

My apologies.

Mute Bystander13 Apr 2015 3:04 a.m. PST

The miniatures feedback is very good but not much coming back about possible scenarios for Tarzan and company post the published adventures.

Off to the historical timelines to find adventures that Tarzan might become involved in that don't require him to be a UK James Bond of the Jungle tool or adhere to a political philosophy…

Early morning writer13 Apr 2015 5:23 p.m. PST

So, Highlander Studios variation, then? And, sorry, but I can't take you further on the story line think – I pretty much stop around 1900 or so but can, for a select few games, be pushed to maybe 1925 or so.

Crow Bait20 Apr 2015 3:30 p.m. PST

Phillip Jose Farmer wrote at least 4 books about Tarzan post the last ERB book. It has been awhile, but I believe two of them had him teaming up with Doc Savage, one had him going back in time and living to the present (he is immortal after all). And one was his unofficial biography. Worth looking up if you can find them.

Mute Bystander21 Apr 2015 2:31 a.m. PST

If these are the works where it appears that violence is integral to sex than I will pass. I have had enough exposure to violence of that nature when I was in nursing plus I find such writing (much less behavior) off-putting, egregious in the negative sense, and completely out of line with ERB's character. Tarzan has flaws enough, (in the late 20th/21st Century mindset we, including myself, so arrogantly impose on authors of an earlier era,) without obsessively trying to make him an Uber-anti-hero.

I pretty much am sticking to most of the basic 24 ERB works before branching off into an alternative story line, (debating where,

1) after Tarzan's Quest so he is immortal or

2) possibly earlier around the WW1 era related stories- Tarzan the Untamed/Tarzan the Terrible/Tarzan and the Golden Lion.

These seem like natural points, to make the break.

outstandingly bad; shocking.
remarkably good.

Edit: Yes, I am sadly thinking the "future" stuff just isn't going to work for me. Even the WW2 time lines push my personal credibility a bit.

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