Friday, 9 November 2012


So, here's how it is. Cthul-Who. The Doctor and his Companions, along with the brave troops of UNIT (1970's of course) under the command of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, combat the combined dark alien forces of the Daleks, the Mi-Go, the Cybermen, Shan controlled Autons, Sutekh and the Serpent People and the true 'Masters', the Great Old Ones.

As I have now reached a point that I am happy with on my main projects of late (see Gjallarhorn and A Project Too Far) I am now planning my next ones for the new year.

I have been picking up various 7TV books and useful figures for some time now and have recently been bitten with the 'Spy-Fi' bug. Add to this my obsession with all things Lovecraftian, especially the Strange Aeons game and my recent discovery of the Doctor Who Miniatures Game (thanks Matt) I thought, why not combine all three? Of course I still want to pursue each game individually but the potential for cross-over seems really great fun to me! I am sure I am not the first to think it but the idea of the Doctor battling with 'Sea Devils' allied with Deep Ones really appeals...

First up, my small selection of figures for 7TV - a mix of Copplestone and Crooked Dice.

The Good Guys.
The Bad Guys.
Yep, definitely pretty Bad. But wait 'til you see the next guy...
My recent Black Tree / Harlequin purchases include the obligatory Davros below, plus a small army of Daleks, Ogrons, Cybermen and Autons. A good smattering of 'Doctors' and companions plus a few extras from Crooked Dice and Hasslefree, plus a handful of UNIT troops round out the good guys. Of course, it has to be 1970's UNIT - they have that great 70's 'Action Man' look, carry classic L1A1 SLR rifles and wear the distinctive tan beret with the round UNIT badge. I am thinking of topping up my small Black Tree force with a few Gripping Beast Mo-Fo British soldiers, that have a nice generic look to them and could be used for lots of periods, even from the 1950's to the 80's. A horde of spear armed Deep Ones might stand a chance against them.
As far as other figures go, this can lend itself to a great variety. Rob (GM) has a fair few of the Doctor Who minis already (get painting Rob) and the ZM has loads of Cthulhu monsters. Spy-Fi and pulp figures could also be used (such as pulp types in Pyramid of Mars) especially Artizan. I would think you would only need a handful of UNIT troops, no more than 20 odd. Scenery and terrain can be pretty generic and multi-purpose, one of my favourite things! The time travel aspect opens it up very nicely...

Davros and some mean looking Ogrons.
A veritable horde of Daleks.
The Minion of Sutekh and some Robot Mummies. Where's Sutekh?
Prof. Kettlewell, the Master and Weng-Chiang.
What next? Lots of painting I guess.

Further thoughts? How about Tintin meets Cthulhu???

Guillermo del Toro's next film? Or not.
Tintin, Snowy and Jolyon Wagg.


Thantsants said...

Very cool - Dr Who is what got me back into gaming. Those hard hat minions make good IE thugs for Vaughn to boss around - if I ever get round to gaming The Invasion...

Looking forward to seeing how this develops.

I take it Dr Who stocks are still fairly healthy at Blacktree - I've been mulling over another order to them...

wardy-la said...

Yes, quite excited about getting this started! Got some more good guys (including a couple of Doctors and companions) but havent taken any pictures. Will post when they gradually get painted!
Black Tree stock seems ok at the moment but I do notice the occasional figure disappearing...