Wednesday, August 27, 2014

IHMN: La Société du Docteur Marot

Herein, I present La Société du Docteur Marot, a Parisian company for In Her Majesty's Name.  Headed by Dr. Marot, a mesmerist, assisted by the insane dwarf Pierre Trilloubette and One-eyed Jacque the Sailor, the company pursues Marot's nefarious goals, often by deploying Blackie, a giant Sumatran ape.

Controlled by Marot's mesmerism abilities, Blackie strikes fear in the hearts of those opposing Marot's will.  Blackie occasionally escapes his cage, and is known to have a thing for attractive ladies.

Miniatures by West Wind and Parroom Station.

Pierre Trilloubette, aka"
le mannequin", is a brilliantly insane artist of limited talent but great cunning. He often directs the day to day activity of the company, while Dr. Marot is otherwise engaged.

Acting as Marot's foot soldiers, while trying to keep out of Blackie's way, are the rough sailors from the more
déclassé areas of the Paris docks.


Miniatures by West Wind, Brigade Miniatures and Parroom Station.
 
La Société Marot
often clashes with the Sureté, Gendarmerie, and Cabinet Noir, as well as the Comité de Vigilance de la rue Voltaire.


La Société du Docteur Marot


Type
Pluck
FV
SV
Speed
Talents and Powers
Special Equipment
Cost
Dr. Marot
3+
+1
+2
+0
Fanatic, Mesmerism,  Meticulous Planning
Pistol
39
Pierre Triboullet
3+
+2

+0
Duellist, Erudite Wit, Stealthy, Meticulous Planning
Sword cane
28
One-eyed Jacque
4+
+3
+2
+1
Tough,Part o/t Crowd
Pistol, Whip
26
Rough Sailors
5+
+2

+1
Tough
Fighting Knife, Lined Coat
14
Rough Sailors
5+
+2
+2
+1
Tough
Pistol, Lined Coat
16
Sultan the Gorilla
6+
+5
n/a
+4
Terrifying,
Armour 8, Talons+1
32
Blackie the Giant Ape
3+
+5
n/a
+0
Terrifying, Berserker
Armour 9, Talons +1
45
 

Note: this company is inspired by an amalgam of several "Rue Morgue" films, especially the 1957 "Phantom of the Rue Morgue" and the 1971 "Murder in the Rue Morgue".

I tend to strip out the majority of "steampunk" from IHMN, reserving it as a special plot device or special effect, as I find it less strains the bounds of believability. A single clockwork cybernetic weaponised arm on Otto Bismark is clever and amusing - a squad so armed is somewhat tiresome. 

I hope to have Sureté and Gendarmerie finished soon, followed by the Voltaire Street Vigilance Commitee and some disgruntled Communards later this fall.

 - finis -

3 comments:

  1. Some of the miniatures are from the BrigadeGames Victorian Age range (and we sell Parroom Station as well) www.BrigadeGames.com

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  2. Thanks Lon, sorry about the omission. I've updated the photo credit. FWIW, when the River Pirates were first posted, I gave Brigade the proper credit and a link to your website.

    Regards,
    Keith F.

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