Sunday, 17 August 2014

IHMN - The Nautilus Crew - Westwind Productions

My Nautilus crew sourced from the superb West Wind Productions, Empire of the Dead range. If you haven't seen them this is a very large steampunk range that could have been made for IHMN.

I bought the Crew of the Nautilus set, £25, the Captain Nemo character £4, a Steam Cannon £7,  and a Gyrocopter, £20.

The miniatures are high quality beautifully sculpted small 28ml, about the same size as the Warlord-Empress Rourke's Drift models or the North Star IHMN miniatures.

Total cost of the army was £56 - £36 if you exclude the gyrocopter which was a bit of a luxury item.

So, the stats and points, courtesy of Lady Kate’s Marvellous Maniacal Enumerator.

 From left to right we have:

Captain Nemo - 79pts
Pluck 2+, FV 5+, SV 3+, Sp +1, Duelist, Fearless, Leadership +2, Inspirational, Magneto-Static Waistcoat, Pistol, Sabre, Breath Preserver.

 Bosun Pengelly - 31pts
 Pluck 3+, FV 3+, SV 3+, Sp 0, Leadership +1,  Brigandine, Pistol, Sabre, Breath Preserver.

Professor Pierre Arronax - 49pts
Pluck 4+, FV +2, SV +3, Speed 0, Engineer, Lined Coat, Pistol, Grenades Explosive x3, Bricklane Bottle x2.

Harpoonist Ned Land - 33pts
Pluck 3+, FV +4, SV +3, Speed +1, Lined Coat, Spear, Sabre.

Atlantean Merman - 46pts
Pluck 5+, FV +4, SV +4, Speed +0, Duelist, Terrifying, Anti-Venom, Scales (chain shirt), Sabre, Breath Preserver.

Steam Man - 28pts
Pluck 4+, FV +0, SV +3, Speed +0, Strongman, Brigandine, Steam Cannon, Breath Preserver.
The steam cannon is used to clean off the Nautilus but it doubles as Weapon which functions just like a flamethrower.

Nautilus Sailor2 - 18pts each
Pluck 5+, FV +2, SV +2, Speed +0, Strongman, Brigandine, Carbine, Combat Knife, Breath Preserver.
Nautilus sailors are equipped with  powerful electrically powered  'dart pistols' that function as carbines.

Pilot Budgie - 79 pts
Pluck 4+, FV +4, SV +0, Speed +0, Mechanic, Brigandine, Congreve Rocket Gun, Grenades Explosives x5, Breath Preserver, Gyrocopter.
The gyrocopter functions as an ornithopter.

This team is a highly specialised one. I assume submarine crews will not be equipped with long range military gear but the sort of weapons that might be used when boarding a ship or in a dockside tavern brawl.

Total Points 417 if I use all the figures.


  1. I absolutely LOVE it. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Excellent! I have the same set but have only painted Nemo! Thanks for the IHMN stats - more likely to use those than EotD rules!

    1. I've never seen the EOTD rules but the IHMN set is a scream.

  3. Aren't you supposed to be at Worldcon? :)

  4. Great idea I do love the miniatures. I have a few on the paint table at the moment. But thats not going to put a big dent in those waiting to be started lol

    1. I'm making a real effort this summer to clear the backlog of unpainted minis by painting or selling them.

  5. Fantastic stuff John - love it!
    You might want to consider giving the Professor access to some of the academically based traits. That would give him some flexibility to exploit some of the scenarios

  6. There's certainly some nice figures in the EotD range, really what to pick up that gyro.

    1. The gyro is just the sort of thing the Nautilus might use for scouting.

  7. Some great miniatures there John and I love the gyrocopter.

    1. I just couldn't resist that model, Steve.