VLE10 Uncle Rogipoos Set
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This tenth code in the Very Limited Edition range is, like the others, limited to 250 numbered packs only. The pack contains three white metal one piece miniatures in 28mm scale. An Orc Officer, an Armidillo and a female Orc nurse. Perfect for many scenarios and a character addition to your Orcish army for Flintloque and Slaughterloo. It is not often that a fellow manages to barge in and steal a rush on the schedule of releases at Alternative Armies but then there are few as verbose and forward as Uncle Rogipoos and his posse. Stealing the hearts and laughter of all on the Notables Yahoo Group these three have featured in many adventures and have regaled us all with tales of them much to our delight and enthralment. Thusly it was only right and proper that the many calls for these characters to take to the gaming table in miniature form was answered. So we present to you the Crazy Uncle, the Invisible Animal and a Nurse that will certainly carry on…VLE10!
Whenever the "Cornetto Raid" is mentioned the name of Uncle Rogipoos always comes to mind. His father, the Umpteenth Lord Willorcs of Coldgood, his mother the daughter of the famous clan-rat chief Lord Gorge Gordon. His mother was rather disappointed that neither he, nor his brother Crustyforc displayed any signs of their rat ancestry. Educated in Joccia, Rogipoos showed a talent for languages, history and culture. It was at school that he met his great friend Harry Oliphaunt who has shared many adventures with Rogipoos. On leaving school Rogipoos and Harry embarked on "The Grand Tour" visiting most of the countries of Urop and Aegypt. During this time they saw the great sites of anitquity, ate interesting food and shared several adventures. At times during the trip the friends were in peril of their lives. Once in Isstanbal, where a misunderstanding caused them to stray into the Sultan`s harem, and in Lyonesse where only Rogipoos` quick thinking saved them both from the guillotine.
Rogipoos obtained a commission with the 45th Foot and served with distinction in the Kooruna campaign gaining the M.C. (Medal for Craziness), Emperor Mordred`s purple silk combinations, an armadillo, the Eagle of the 4th "Sant-Ders" dragoons, his horse "Cocoa" (also "borrowed" from Col. Sant Ders), and the hand of Alisorc, daughter of the Duke of Oldcastle. Rising to captain`s rank Rogipoos was named "Uncle" by the troops because of his care towards them, and "Crazy" because of his sometimes unorthodox tactics, was made a.d.c. to Surjon Moore. When the army returned to Catalucia Rogipoos, now a major, was appointed to the staff partly because he was the only orc who could understand what his uncle General Hamish Gordon was saying. During this time he became friends with a hussar officer, Johnny (Later Lord) Rorcchester who taught him how to become a deadly shot with a pistol and a skilled swordsman. After Tarrenvera and his father`s death "Crazy old uncle Rogipoos" returned to Albion becoming the Twelvetieth Lord Coldgood and Colonel of the illustrious "Robbyng Hoodie" Fencibles which he led on the famous "Cornetto Raid". It was here that he captured Col. Leonardo Di Pizza of the Neapolise Regimente Gelato. Held on parole at Willorcs Hall Leonardo has become a close family friend. Although sometimes called to the House of Lorcs, Rogipoos is still on hand when his country calls for him. His life is not all action. Rogipoos enjoys wearing slippers, drinking cocoa, eating ginger buscuits, walking Jose his armadillo, and a flagon of "Pongo" at "The Willorcs arms". He also has a considerable library and collection of small metal soldiers. Rogipoos interest in tecnology has resulted in his home Willorcs Hall When in Londinium he may be found at his club, "The Notables" where he enjoys the fine food and wines, the "Salon de Flintloque" and is a skilled player of "Whacky Families" at the card table. Huzzah!
1 Orc, 1 Female Orc, 1 Armadillo. Find him in our titles or ask directly for details.
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