And its a small set that compliment each other quite appropriately, the devilish fiend; Jack the Ripper, or known more simply as 'The Ripper', and the Peelers, who pursue him through the streets of old London town.
The Ripper is an interesting figure for this milieu as he actually constitutes a 'historical' entity, though for the game, appears a slightly supernatural being, as befits his actual apparent abilities to evade the law...
I do recall a fascinating documentary which narrowed down the likely true identity to a 'pseudo-doctor'... visiting from the US, and who was believed to have fled London and returned to his native US, where a series of macabre murders, that matched those in London, in manner, appeared to seal the link...
But I digress, back to the game!
Here is the Ripper, cornered by 'London's finest', outside an old cemetery...
The Ripper figure and the Peelers, are from Westwinds older range of Vampire Wars figures rather than their recent Empire of the Dead range, but the two ranges merge perfectly. The only difference being the solid cast bases of the older range.
These I cut away, and drilled and pinned the legs into the newer style 30mm round plastic bases as come with the EotD range of figures. Then the greenstuff paving layer was added to conceal the join.
I realise its perhaps hard to get excited over the paint job of these figures, which is for the most part black! But they are a required part of the back drop of Victorian London, and I do rather like them and their poses.
I love the period 'mutton chops' moustaches on these peelers, just excellent!
After that some police inspectors and London gents...
Till then dear reader I will leave you with something that believe it not scared me as a youngster and had me diving and peeking out from behind the sofa and asking my dad, if he was gone yet! ;-)
A brilliant mini series from the Two Ronnies - classic!