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18 Mar 2017 10:23 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2016 9:29 a.m. PST

Do you have a circus for the tabletop?

For me, I have a decent sized menagerie (in 28mm) for a Victorian circus (people, animals, and some wagons), but not a full up proper one and no Big Top terrain piece or smaller stages and buildings. I do have an amusement park hex-map that the circus folk frequent (as such performers are really not period- or genre-bound).

Mostly they fill the Scooby-Doo villains, Something Wicked This Way Comes types, or Victorian Super Hero team roles. Once they had a parade in a modern setting.

Grignotage20 Sep 2016 9:45 a.m. PST

I don't but now that you mention it, I feel an intense need to collect one for my sci-fi games.

It would be cool for my 15mm sci-fi slum gang warfare to have a travelling space-circus set up next to the shanty town.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2016 9:50 a.m. PST

We have a range…


thorr66620 Sep 2016 10:33 a.m. PST

Knights of dice have carnival and circus rides

War In 15MM20 Sep 2016 12:42 p.m. PST

The only 15mm size circus pieces I have found are by a company with the unlikely name of International Resource Services. They made two or three nice resin circus vignettes… similar to the things that Hawthorne Miniatures makes. For my 28s I have been pulling things together for a circus for years. The Brigade Games figures are a lot of fun. Reaper makes some as well. Horrorclix also made some circus figures. O gauge circus wagons (a wide variety) were once made by K-Line and can still be found on eBay. For my carousel and ferris wheel I got lucky and found a Christmas circus layout (plastic/a music box) that was not covered with snow and other Christmas decor at the swap meet… it is just right for 28mm. For bumper cars I bought some of the bumper cars made by Matchbox… just right for 28mm, and I got 3 for $5 USD (including shipping on eBay. Thanks to thor666 I just checked out Knights of Dice and will be adding some of their pieces to my circus as well. As for tents and side show game stalls, Lemax made a number of really nice circus side show game stalls in resin, and for my larger tents, I bought some nice toy big tops at the swap meet. The tents will need a little modification but should work out well. I sorry that I can't offer a manufacturer for those because since they were effectively "broken toys" when I bought them there was no manufacturer name attached.

snurl120 Sep 2016 10:28 p.m. PST

Tents may be old MARX circus parts.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2016 4:18 a.m. PST

my 15mm sci-fi slum gang warfare to have a travelling space-circus

In a space traveling genre that has aliens, it's hard to imagine 'stuff' weird enough for a circus, but the other side of the coin is a slum/post-apoc/whatever might be primative enough for just about anybody with crude facepaint to be a circus performer.

For VSF, on the other hand, almost any creature, the fouler the better, could be an exhibit. AND, a VSF circus could hide so much, from a League of Extraordinary, to a vile cabal.

I can imagine a tall, skinny undertaker running a Phantasm show, for a bit Gothic example.


War In 15MM21 Sep 2016 7:00 a.m. PST

I need to amend my earlier posting. I said that my bumper cars are by Matchbox. In fact, they are by Hot Wheels. My only excuse for the error is that this weekend I picked up a really nice 1919 Walker truck by Matchbox at the swap meet so Matchbox was probably on my mind.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2016 8:50 p.m. PST

Right, Terrement, and Zombie Clowns are the most evil.

Phil DAmato22 Sep 2016 9:01 a.m. PST

But Nazi Zombie Clowns are even worse.


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 5:40 p.m. PST

Well, still Zombie Clowns, those.

If you're going to be specific, never forget the Cthulu-spawned Nazi Zombie Clowns… *shudder*

Oo, I think I lost a san point.


Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 11:26 p.m. PST

My guess is you are the only one.

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