Sunday, October 28, 2012

King of the Prehistoric Woodlands

For the Prehistoric Pulp setting, I'm planning for the game to be more than just faction vs faction.
That is how most games work: you bring your army your opponent brings theirs and your two armies clash.

This works fine for most historical and quasi-historical combat, where humans are at the top of the heap and safe from anything other than rival human groups.  But Prehistory is much more dangerous than that.
Not only are there many species in evolution-fueled struggle for dominance, but none have such advanced technology and culture that they are not still tucked within the food chain, rather than high above it.

So this game will have threats beyond your opponent: ones that view you both the same: invaders into their territory, or perhaps as lunch.

So here is one of the creatures to be feared by everyone: the king of the woodlands, Gigantogorillini.




These, the largest of the primates, are solitary lords of the woodlands, though, secure in the safety of their great size, it is not uncommon to see them venture out into the grasslands.  Larger even than members of the Yheti tribe and Gigantopithecus tribe, these massive creatures are hard to mistake.  Perhaps the only thing preventing this species from becoming a greater dominating force is the fact that they are few in number and live solitary lives, only coming together to mate. Youths do band together, but these avoid conflict when possible.  The same can not be said for the adult males.  Nearly twice the size of females, and formidable at heights up to 4 meters and arm span even greater, they are left alone by all but the largest of the ancient predators.  Smaller creatures, even the sentient tribes hold deep respect for these giant primates, and healthy fear, for they are omnivorous.  Some tribes have even been known to worship them as gods. 


10 comments:

Paul of the Man Cave said...

He has come out beautifully!!

Michael Awdry said...

What a great job, definitely going to have to put this on the 'to have' list.

M R Lee said...

Great work on it! Will be quite the beast to deal with in campaign games I reckon!

The Angry Lurker said...

Beautiful beastie!

Brummie said...

Lovely looking beast. Nice work sir!

Jay said...

Nice painting. He looks like he's coming right off the base after another meal!

Anne said...

Love that figure Ferret. The leaves and branches sticking to his back are a nice detail. I'd so love this game!

DFlynSqrl said...

That's a really cool looking figure and you've done a great job him.

Ray Rousell said...

A great job, you certainly wouldn't argue with him!

Laughing Ferret said...

Thanks everyone, I appreciate it :)
I wish Pontoonier made a lot more primates! I do have their 2 'bigfoot' minis, which will be the majority of the Gigantopecus tribe. So more to come :)

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