Saturday, 3 August 2019

The Least Effective Guards In The Universe

One of the things that has struck me in my nostalgia trips back to Eternia is that the Palace Guards really are useless.

They have one job, to guard the palace, and this is a job that they singularly fail to do in every episode where it us relevant, relying on He-Man and chums to actually deal with any threats to the royal family.

What's more, their captain, Teela, regularly abandons her post to nag off on adventures which usually involve getting herself captured.

Naturally, when the opportunity to get hold of some of these 'elites' came about, I jumped at it.


The Palace Guards are from the same source as the Horde Troopers, and as with them, I will probably pick up more when they become available again.


I've used the same colour scheme as I did for Man-At-Arms, and it was very straightforward to do. As with the Horde Troopers, Filmation did not waste animation detail on background characters and so there were no fiddly bits to paint.


In games of 7TV these guys are destined to be used as Native Guards (I think) from the 7TV: Pulp set. It's occurred to me that the Pulp profiles are more than suitable for Masters of the Universe as He-Man's adventures on Eternia bear more than a passing resemblance to Flash Gordon's escapades on Mongo, and John Carter's tribulations on Mars.

Another two added to the painted pot has that total creeping towards the magic 100 for the year.

Acquired: 157
Painted: 92

12 comments:

  1. Excellent wok on the Guards Kieron - cracking stuff! :)

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  2. Nice work dude. These and Man at Arms are what could of tempted me into this genre.

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    1. I think you've entered your own world with the Thundercats.

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  3. Useless or not they certainly look the part, cracking work Kieron.

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    1. Thanks. In the best tradition of the Praetorian Guard, they look better than they fight.

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  4. Thanks to you, I caved and bought all the MOTU miniatures from Quest. Now I envy your Palace Guards and Horde Troopers.
    Also because of you, I'm considering purchasing 7TV, because it seems like a pretty flexible rule set for almost anything. I just don't know what to get. Any suggestions?

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    1. I'd recommend the 7TV:Pulp box as it's the newest and most up to date, and it covers street level supers, gangsters, mad scientists, Lovecraftian horrors and the sort of sci-fi that can include MotU.

      The Quest miniatures are a good start. There is a Facebook group in which you can get other stuff, but I seem to remember you not doing FB.

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  5. Very nice models and a great paintjob you did on them!

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