Monday, 11 January 2021

Tox Troopers


Taking a short break from Napoleonics, I started work on some ‘Tox Troopers’ from Edinburgh Miniature Company*.

I love these metal figures. They are simple but full of character, with nice, easy-to-paint detail.

I acquired a complete range of them, and my plan is to have them perform multiple functions. First-and-foremost, I have always wanted to a do a 'Lost and the Damned' army for Warhammer 40K 5th edition. This is a characterful army list is found in the classic Eye of Terror campaign book. I plan to use these tox troopers as the standard foot-troops for the army. They should make a perfect counterpoint to my Demon Hunters.

I also plan to use them as the pirates in my games of Stargrave.

I painted these two guys first to make sure I was happy with the paint scheme. I decided to make them followers of Nurgle, mainly because I thought I could paint an appropriate symbol on their shoulder pads without it looking terrible! I also imagined that they have verses from the ‘Litany of Corruption’ painted on their armour – that’s all of the little white dots – an effect that works much better when seen live at 28mm instead of blown up for a photo! Still, it adds a nice bit of contrast to the figures.

I’m looking forward to diving deeper into this force, and will show off more figures as I painted them!

* The company is currently closed for the holidays, but should be back in the next few weeks.

6 comments:

  1. They are rather nice - great work on the painting too!

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  2. Nice one Joe, appreciate the shout out! As soon as you wrote about the pirate classes for Stargrave I looked at these guys in the cabinet and started thinking of how to use them.

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  3. Just curious, is that the same guy who sculpted the Anvil Industry's Tox Troopers?
    They look very similar, except that these are heroic 28mmm and Anvil's are true 28mm?

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    1. Yep that's me. I used to license production rights to Anvil for a lot of stuff.

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    2. Great, I was always keen on the Tox Troopers but didn't know they exist in heroic scale!

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