While looking around at a hobby store the other day I stumbled on to some pre-primed plastic models that Wizkids does for fantasy RPGs. Included in the sets were a two-pack of Oxen for about $4 USD.
The first thing I noticed was that these are actually true-scale beasts of burden. Not the anemic metal castings of yore.
|I can't recall the manufacturer but you can really see the difference here.|
The models painted up fairly easy with a leather brown base coat, brown wash, highlights and then some minwax. They will make some excellent scatter terrain for some skirmish games, and I may pick up a few to replace my other draft animals in my 28mm Landsknecht project.
Also on-hand were some treasure pile tokens. Mason has been designing his own board games of late, so I figured I would nerd out and do some scatter terrain.
This of course inspired me to dig out a couple of Armorcast grave stones that have been languishing in the bits box for the better part of 20 years:
Hey, you got to take inspiration where you can find it.