It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that I'm a sucker for free stuff.
This is a Barnabotti, an impoverished noble, from the TT Combat game Carnevale.
Carnevale is a skirmish game set in a fantasy version of 18th Century Venice. A portal, called 'The Rent'has opened in the sky. Lovecraftian Monsters haunt the canals, vampires stalk the streets and debauched nobles carry out violent masquerade purges.
I know all this from the article in the magazine.
Yes, TT Combat, your cynical marketing ploy appears to be working on me.
I really enjoyed painting this miniature...something that isn't helping me to resist buying in.
It's a single piece cast in resin, which required very little cleaning and is really detailed. The cloth takes washes very well, and the raised details are clear and easy to pick out, which suits me.
In terms of colours I went for blue, purple and gold due to the connotations of wealth, nobility and privilege. This was due to the fact that the Barnabotti are essentially henchmen in the Patricians faction and represent the ruling classes of Venice.
I'm currently very tempted to buy more of this game, if only for the painting and terrain building aspect. I don't know whether it's a game I'd get to play much, but increasingly (as with my 80s cartoon projects) that's not something that is dictating whether I buy and paint models as I really enjoy taking my time over individual, brightly coloured character models rather than churning through the rank and file.
Only one done, but none bought. That's progress.