Or rather six of the big buggers!
I've had these irascible chaps in my collection for a while yet but no clear idea as to what I might do with them, other than a little dungeoneering perhaps. They will no doubt be appearing down some murky tunnels some time in the future, however, I was rather pleased that they'd fit right in on a Journey to the East with my Hobgoblins.
|Lao Er - The oldest of the three siblings - certainly the biggest and ugliest at any rate.|
Although Bugbears aren't strictly speaking of the Warhammer World, I have no problems with a bit of a D&D crossover - who's to say what goes on in the mysterious lands of Cathay...
|Xiao Didi - the middle one - not quite an adolescent yet but certainly big enough to spoil your day.|
For those not overly familiar with Bugbears, they are considered to be the largest and only hairy species of Goblinoid. They live in small tribes and tend towards a quiet life of hunting, drinking and ambushing unwitting strangers - and eating them. The more adventurous among them seek the life of a mercenary and enjoy lording it over the smaller, greener and balder Goblinoids.
|Lao Touzi - the Head Honcho...|
This particular family group, the Guifang tribe, found themselves in somewhat of a predicament after the demise of their matriarch (the true power behind any Bugbear Warlord), Lao Mu by natural causes. Natural causes in her case involved choking to death on a Dwarf femur which had been left in the stew.
|... and wearer of the hat.|
With no other females in the group to organise things, conditions in the squalid encampment deteriorated rapidly, even by Bugbear standards. Finally the males were forced out by the stench and found themselves on the road - even the youngsters.
|Ru Xiu Wei Gan - the smallest and most obnoxious of the three brothers.|
|A face only a mother could love...|
|Chusheng - a bit of a beast!|
|The nose bone doubles up as a tooth pick...|
|Ai Er Wei Si - you don't want to know what he puts in his hair to keep that quiff up...|
|Shakin' all over!|