Prowling Pack of Ghouls

The other day I completed the remaining figures from Heresy Miniatures’ Ghoul Tribe, sculpted by Paul Muller. I’d originally bought them just because they are such characterful sculpts, then started painting them as part of a long term project to collect a range of creatures fitting into Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.

I’ve also since read Brian McNaughton’s The Throne of Bones, following a recommendation by Somet. He wasn’t kidding when he said it makes for ‘often uncomfortable’ reading, but it indeed provides many intriguing layers to the background of ghouls that most fantasy settings would rarely venture into.

Two snarling ghouls, holding a heart and a severed head and sickle respectively
Ghouls with packed lunch
Two ghouls, holding a severed leg and cutting open a cadaver respectively
Ghouls preparing dinner
One ghoul with a meat cleaver, a second ghoul on all fours, ready to jump
Ghouls feeling peckish
A pack of seven ghouls in a ruined city scape
Ghouls out hunting in the derelict part of town

15 thoughts on “Prowling Pack of Ghouls”

    1. Thanks! The base colour is Rakarth Flesh, shaded with Carroburg Crimson, then highlighted with a mix of Rakarth Flesh and White Scar (all Citadel). I like to keep things simple.

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    1. Thank you! The edges are Gorthor Brown (Citadel), and the grass is a mixture of Scorched Grass (Citadel), dry grass (Army Painter I think) and some mostly green fine flock (some model railway brand I believe) with a smattering of red bits (of unknown origin).

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    1. I rarely game, just collect and paint, so I haven’t thought much about a suitable rule set. These I originally bought to add to my WFB Ghoul King army (which is more of a vision than a reality), but then found they don’t really fit into that setting of massed battles. At the moment I see this ghoul tribe as opponents for a group of 1920’s era paranormal investigators.

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