Sunday, May 19, 2019

28mm Tcho-Tcho Men

Some Tcho-Tcho men arrived by Royal Mail yesterday, from Black Cat Bases.

The Tcho-Tchos are a race of cannibals, best described as nasty, brutish and short, driven from the Tsang plateau in Tibet to the dark fastnesses of Burma, at least according to various writers of the latter-day Lovecraft Circle. I'm planning on adding them to a 7TV 1st Ed./Witching Hour gang for an urban Pulp Horror game that's in the works.

The first piccie is a group of hand-weapon-armed Tcho-Tchos, on a 1" grid. In 28mm scale, that puts them at about 4' tall, which is okay, but they should probably have a few minis that are smaller, since it is intimated that only the tallest Tcho-Tchos reach 4'.

That aside, it's pretty neat that Black Cat Miniatures is offering them, considering from what obscure fringe these come. The hand weapons consist of baseball bats, long knives (look a bit like wakizashi), and a hammer - just the sort of equipment to suggest to nosy investigators that their questions are best asked elsewhere.

28mm Tcho-Tcho Men from Black Cat Bases

The second pic is a scooter-mounted Tcho-Tcho, wielding a chain ("Taste the chain!"). Admittedly, this sport bike is a bit too modern for my 1970's campaign (sport bikes not appearing until the middle 80's), but I thought it was just too cool not to buy. It came with a dismounted driver, armed with a pistol.

28mm Tcho-Tcho Men from Black Cat Bases

Black Cat Bases also has a set of firearm-wielding Tcho-Tcho men, which I plan to pick up once this first set is painted. My Tcho-Tcho Triad will be almost complete....