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Smokey Roan Inactive Member10 May 2017 3:17 p.m. PST

Pecking for finishing detail pieces for a Camerone for a TMPer today, went through my boxes of "A Shadow Over St. Lucie Village".

Its a long time project. 15mm. Set in 1890 something, at St. Lucie Village on the Indian River on the Fort Pierce/Vero Beach County border line.

It's where Beezer lives, and where the 3rd Seminole War started on the Torpy Disc Golf Course.

The Chamberlains, after the ACW, started a development there ( Beezer lives on "Chamberlain Street"). C Thomas Howell took to drink, and made a mess of it, but the original mansions survive (and cost 900k, thus why I dont live there).

My vision:

The settlers of St Lucie Village, suffering after the malaria epidemic of 1870, somehow started worshiping Dagon. Lets face it, I will worship Dagon if it means I catch more fish, so we can't blame them. (Curiously, there is a "Church of Dagon, God of the Living Water" nearby to this day. Serious. Always wanted to attend a service there. Their might be naked pagan women?)

The village prospered, but became reclusive. Nearby Seminole Indians called it "The Village of Man Fish".

Anyhoo, weemen and chur'ren started disappearing from nearby towns. Investigators visited the village, and never returned. :O

The local militia, backed by a company of regulars, plus a unit of British who happened to be nearby on their way to the Bahamas, and Chief Slapaho of the Seminoles decide to raid the village and find out what is going on.

The Table: 5x10 St Lucie Village, including the reever on one side. Lots of trees, palmettos, and buildings.

The Units:

1 Unit US Regulars
1 Unit British Infantry, plus a Naval detachment of artillery piece and crew
2 Units local militia/civilians
1 Unit Seminoles under Chief Slapaho (get it? Florida State football reference? Hee hee)

The Bad guys:
4 Units of impromptu armed townsfolk (I modified Blue Moons
"Angry Villagers" sets.
2 10 man Units Cultists (Rebel Minis)
4 8 man units of Fish men (They get lots of melee
modifiers, they are hard to kill)
? Units of mutated townspeople (I NEED MUTANTS! Help me?)

So, what do you think? Cool?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 May 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

A "pet", something with tetacles to reach out of the river

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

How about a old schooner from the Marsh refining company, to help back up the locals.

Gone Fishing10 May 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

I've always been tempted by a quirky project like this, though in 20mm (C-P and Elhiem have such great stuff).

Out of curiosity, which figures would you use as the fishmen?

Smokey Roan Inactive Member10 May 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

Gone Fishing:

Rebel Minis makes a GREaT Deep Ones Pack in 15mm. They will work for 20mm, definately! BTW, 20mm? Like 1/72 scale? The Orion and other makers "Pirates" plastic figs would be EASY mutant conversions! Heat up and stretch arms and legs into tentacles! They already have many sea dog sculpts, with wooden legs and such. Add stretched sprue tentacles to faces, and add number 9 shot (shotgun shot) bug eyes, or even round candy cupcake topping bbs.

LOL Wackmole, I forgot that.

Yes, some local fishing boats, and a fish man gun boat.

Why not have the Brits arrive by frigate as well?

I want the game to be Lovecraftian, a mystery.

They units converge on the town, not knowing what they might find. They go building to building. The Deep Ones activate later, and the good guys BETTER have the Twon secured when the fish men emerge, 'cause they are tough. I figure a +2 melee modifier and a 4-6 on a D6 saving throw from shooting hits (I base that on experience, trying to kill 6-10 foot sharks with gaff, spear and Enfield .303. Takes a few good blows to tyake the fight out of a big shark, tuna or wahoo, and if they were bipedal and had arms and weapons, they'd be tough indeed in melee)

Got to come up with some supernatural elements. maybe the Cultists summon some special powers, and I would think, for a piece de la resistance, Dagon himself can emrge.

I need 15mm mutants! Any Innsmouth types available?

Maybe I can modify some Rebel/Blue Moon/etc civilians? How hard would it be to add a burlap sack with eyeholes around a head, add a cane or a crutch, turn an arm or leg into a tentacle or claw? And why can't Mikey at Rebel, or the Blue Moon guys, make a set of mutants? :O

Smokey Roan Inactive Member10 May 2017 4:32 p.m. PST

Oh my! I forgot! Rebel Minis Captian Nemo's crew!

Those are GREAT figures, two sets, one underwater and one on land.

I MUST figure out how to get these guys in!

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2017 7:20 p.m. PST

This makes me happy.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member10 May 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

Happy enough to make some palmetto and cabbage palm stands for me?


Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 5:12 a.m. PST

" Curiously, there is a "Church of Dagon, God of the Living Water" nearby to this day. Serious. Always wanted to attend a service there."

Oh, Bless me, Bart, you REALLY MUST !!

skinkmasterreturns11 May 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

To set the tone for the mystery,everyone should question why there are hordes and hordes of stray cats wandering the streets.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 6:55 a.m. PST


I've been working on some of my own based on TSATF and would be interested in seeing what you have come up with.



Gone Fishing11 May 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

And I hope we'll be getting some photos as the project rolls (shambles? hops? oozes?) forward!

Smokey Roan Inactive Member11 May 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

Yep. Pics coming

V carter, ill fish out the rules and sample unit stats from de box

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

If you add a "Gill Man" then the Creature from the Black Lagoon can join in the fun.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member12 May 2017 3:39 p.m. PST

I wish, genew49. If I could find one in 15mm, he would be in!

Its the mutant townsfolk I need. I want shambling ones like in the movie "Dagon".

Looks like I will have to convert figures. I'm thinking a soldering iron, a file, and styrene sprue, which can be melted and stretched into tentacles and such.

I have units of colonial Egypt/Sudan "zombies", for TSATF and Blue Moon's Mummy horror gaming. I used OG15 figures (flag bearers, artillery crew, and casualties ie people upright getting shot) I think hose type figures would ork for conversions. Just have to peruse sites and find civilians who are easy to "Fishify"

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