Back at the end of 2017, the excellent Zealot Miniatures ran their Twisting Catacombs: Minotaur Horde Kickstarter. Along with the huge and beautifully sculpted minotaurs, the Kickstarter also included the Villager's Prison - a small scenic piece (I assume used to keep the minotaur's food fresh).
I figured that the prison was pretty genre non-specific, and would be suitable for post-apocalyptic and sci-fi gaming, so I picked one up to use as a scenic item and objective piece.
I'm really pleased that I did, having got round to painting it up. The prison is supplied with four resin walls and a roof, detailed on the external facings (and the roof underside). The pieces are really nice and close fitting and excellently cast.
Each of the four sides reveals a selection of poor unfortunates, crammed into the cramped confines of the prison. Because of the nature of the piece, there is no genre-specific clothing on show - just a selection of rags.
I went for a pretty quick and simple paint job - block colours, washes and drybrushing, aiming to make things look grimy and dusty. After that it was just a case of picking out the odd detail like the hair and beards.
The roof is weighed down with this enormous block of stone, which also has a nice amount of texture sculpted onto it. All in all this is a really nicely sculpted and cast little piece of terrain. It will be the ideal objective for nefarious slavers and heroic freedom fighters to battle over.
|Hellsreach slavers assess their latest consignment of captives.