Blood on the Streets aka Village Pack 1 bought us those wonderful cardboard buildings that graced many a tabletop in the late 80s and 90s. They later appeared in the Townscapes book. I guess I should have used those as a backdrop, but this page is about the miniatures, not the buildings. For now these Tabletop World ones, painted by Rusty Gouldman, will have to work.
The boxed set appeared in October 1985 following up on Blood Bath at Orc's Drift. The enclosed booklet featured illustrated counters representing the characters of three villages in the Riding, a part of the Eastern Marches of the Empire. The images were based on many of the then recently released C46 Villagers and C26 Men At Arms.
When the miniatures deal was offered in mid 1987, not all the counter characters were shown and a couple had been substituted. The list of pieces for each deal do seem to be complete.
See the 1987 Terror on the Streets Flyer
The counter and booklet illustration for the Grey Man is based on the solid based C04 Assassin used for Grimwald Calaco in the Terror of the Lichemaster, not the Wizard shown on the offer sheet. Rolf Gumby was likely the C46 Villager eating a chicken leg. The original for Old Mother Parma was a C02 Wizard - Veteran, and Dr Silas Phulowe the C46 Alchemist.
Oscar Lupentaal is identical to Honest Joe Gutbucket, both based on the C46 Landlord figure. Heziciah Shipstrong's counter matches that for Sam Bird, the C46 Old Man (almost anyway.)
The females seem to have got mixed up. The image of Sigrid Lupentall is closer to the C46 Maid figure used for Betty the Barmaid, than that of Betty herself , who, along with Helga, were probably based on the C46 Female Villager model used for Nancy Goodbody. Nancy’s counter is more like the C46 Libertine model.
The prototype for Ignatz Lupentaal and Hood Nelson and his Apprentices is less obvious, all suggestions are welcome!
Maxi Costales López, Rob Wheeler, Adam Skinner. Andrew Taylor
Miniatures painted by Maxi Costales Lopez, Rob Wheeler and Andrew Taylor, buildings by Rusty Gouldman
The counter and booklet illustration for the Grey Man show the C04 Assassin, not the later 1987 C02 Wizard Pedregar. The counters for Pegleg's Thugs show the club in the right hand not the left, so either the C46 Villager or C04 Thief may have been the original.
The counters are clearly based on the models shown below, but these weren't included in the offer flyer.
The counters and the miniatures seem confused. The counter for Betty and Helga seem to show the same miniature, but in a different colour dress. They look most like th C46 villager in a long sleeved dress used for Nancy Goodbody. Nancy on the other hand seems to have bare arms and be much closer to the C46 Libertine. Finally Sigrid is shown as the C46 Wench model with a tray of drinks used for Betty!
Ignatz Lupentall plus Hood Nelson and his apprentices look to be the same model, but which?