Saturday, 3 July 2010

The Pirate Princes of Háida Pakála

Cavalcade Wargames Wako Pirates
- used with permission.

With the order of battle for Tsolyánu alone totaling some 90 legions, it is readily apparent that making miniature figures to cover all the possible Tékumel subjects is an impossible task. One must accept the use of proxies at some point or other, to represent the more obscure troop types.

Cavalcade Wargames recently released their Wako Pirates line.

Personally, I think they might make good proxies for the ruffians found in the service of the lords of Háida Pakála - or possibly Tsoléi. I've ordered the "collection" to see how they look up close.

They won't be perfect, of course, as the Source Book puts the males in "loose, knee-length trousers" and doesn't mention them using bows - seemingly preferring slings. I'm willing to accept these differences, however, as the Source Book has a number of contradictions in it's pages. And - in the end - it is My Tékumel I am gaming in, after all - YMMV.*

I am considering taking greenstuff (or more likely, brownstuff) to the sword blades so they are not so katana-like. Ditto for the yari. I think the bows look fine, but will probably scrounge up some slingers from somewhere.

I haven't seen them in the flesh, of course, but I am hoping they will show up this week. The only thing that is bothering me - just a little - is that there are several guys with only one eye; and it is always the left eye they are missing! Why is that? Punishment for thievery, perhaps?

Anyway, I'm looking forward to these figures. I recommend you guys check them out also. And it seems they are running a sale until July 15th. I'll be sure to post a report when I have the figures, in case anyone is wondering about sizes.

* Your Mileage May Vary


  1. Thanks for that Howard, they should work well.

  2. They look somewhat Samauri-ish.