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repaint22 Mar 2022 10:48 p.m. PST


Anyone has a suggestion for 28mm plastic Picts to be used in a Conan world?

I am still searching and haven't found anything really convincing.

Warlord's woodland Indians? Perry miniatures' Zulus (modded)?

What do you think?

thank you

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2022 1:19 a.m. PST

Monilith game board game Conan had plastic Picts. 3 types warriors, Archers, hammers. lots on e-bay


Prince Rupert of the Rhine23 Mar 2022 2:42 a.m. PST

Always felt they were prehistoric in nature maybe something from Lucid Eye's savage core range. They have several different prehistoric tribes my personal choice would be the corelocks


Dervel Fezian23 Mar 2022 5:02 a.m. PST

You could also go with American Indians pre-metal. the Picts during Conan's lifetime were stone age and had to steal any metal. Early American Indians or cavemen would work well.

These guys for example from Flint and Feather:

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2022 5:59 a.m. PST

There is not a lot out there that is suitable, IMO. If I had to use plastics, Woodland Indians would be a place to start. The rest of the stuff doesn't resemble Hyborian Age Picts at all. Picts are pre-contact American Indians.

The Flint and Feather range noted above came to mind.

I also like the Footsore Skraelings.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2022 6:14 a.m. PST

Howard says "a white race, though swarthy" and says they're ancestors to the Irish, and the stories show a strong woodland Indian influence. I'd go woodland Indian--not all pre-metal, but none with gunpowder weapons, to get some hatchets in the mix--and from as many manufacturers as possible to get a nice tribal irregular feel. (My Bossonians or Gundermen might be single-sourced.)

repaint25 Mar 2022 2:42 a.m. PST

what about these guys:

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2022 7:00 a.m. PST

Nice, repaint! But we're back to the usual Conan problem of affording enough enemies to make it interesting.

I think if I were running a Hyborian RPG and using miniatures, there would be a rule that the party had to stay in Pictland, Stygia or wherever for at least a year so I didn't go broke buying terrain and sword fodder.

repaint25 Mar 2022 9:02 p.m. PST

there would be a rule that the party had to stay in Pictland, Stygia or wherever for at least a year so I didn't go broke buying terrain and sword fodder.

haha. I am with you Robert.

I am going for warbands between 5 to 10 figures, mostly because I like painting themed figures. But in the end each figure will represent either one individual or 5 guys.

brave face28 Mar 2022 11:40 a.m. PST

Prince Rupert, those look cool but to my mind they should be called "Morlocks" from the original Time Machine movie.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine29 Mar 2022 1:36 a.m. PST

Yes that's what they are meant to be. I guess Morlock is copyrighted? Hence the name. I think they would work for any setting where you need some debased human protagonists though.

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