It's not often that I show any of my 28mm Doctor Who miniatures. Mainly this is because they don't get used in many games and so they languish in half-forgotten storage. It takes me some effort to find them, so it's usually easier to present something else.
This time I was determined to catalogue my Sea Devils, so I made the effort to uncover the correct box and get them out. Indeed, I did this twice since the first batch of photos were all badly focussed - I only realised this when transferring the pictures from my camera to the computer after putting the models away for the first time. Ah, the troubles I go to for you lot...
The bulk of this force consists of 7 regular Sea Devil warriors. Why 7? Well, because the models come from Black Tree Design and that just happens to be the number of figures in one of their sets, though you can buy them singly as well.
There are 2 poses amongst these models, though both are quite similar to each other. Each Sea Devil is holding up its "heat ray", though they look very much like 1970s car headlamps to me!
There are 2 Sea Devil models in heavy armour available from Black Tree Design. I use these figures as leaders, though I suppose they could just as well be assault troops or elites of some kind.
Again, the models are quite similar to each other, though not identical.
In the 1970s episodes, the Sea Devils had a pet/ally/slave creature called a "Myrka". It has very thick hide and is therefore resistant to bullets and other projectiles, though it's sensitive to light and can be driven into a mindless frenzy by the smell of blood.
While the concept is reasonable enough, this isn't one of the better-looking monsters from the Doctor Who show. Indeed, it looks very much like a pantomime horse: 2 men in a bad costume. No doubt some 40 years ago small schoolchildren found it a lot more scary than the pantomime animal!
So, I think I have enough Sea Devils for a reasonable skirmish game, especially if I add in the Master or some Silurians to control them! What's stopping me so far is my lack of appropriate terrain, as I don't have any coastal scenery or suitable buildings/vessels and fittings. Hmm, how big would a model of a lighthouse need to be to go with 28mm figures, I wonder?