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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat.

What a wise Indostani proverb and so true. I have already spent way too much time (and money) on these hairy Foundry goats, which will basically act as counters for the following random event in Sharp Practice. (Click the images to enlarge)

Damn and Blast! Scared by the firing some local livestock have escaped, moving 2D6” away from the group each turn in a random direction. They will disrupt any Formation that they contact, leaving it unformed. They will halt once 9” or more from any humans.

When not disrupting the soldiery they will of course make for some nice scenic diversions to all the musket smoke and dust. As goats go they are probably not the best selection for an Indian setting, but a goat is a goat, to me at least. I have a couple from Magister Militum that are the short coat and floppy ear type, but the hairy ones will more than suffice. Next up are a couple of hat counters for the lost hat random event - I kid you not (get it? Kid you).
Hairy goat counters.
Peak hour - Indostani style.


  1. Very nice goats. Like the random event, should be fun and SP is the perfect game for this sort of thing.

  2. Well I like your goats quite a bit, sir.

    -- Jeff

  3. A very nice rendition of a very useful creature. (They look like Nubians, BTW ;) I do like the random events in SP, and look forward to what you'll make for the Hat.

  4. I don't know what Indian goats look like, but I think these will do just fine.
    Whatever anyone says just don't let them get your goat...

  5. Thanks for all the nice goat comments. AJ, I had no idea you were a goat virtuoso - well done to you!
    And Fitz-Badger found this on "get your goat": A commonly repeated story which purports to explain the phrase's origin is that goats were placed with racehorses to keep them calm. When ne'er-do-wells who wanted the horse to race badly removed it, i.e. they 'got someone's goat', the horse became unsettled and ran badly. Well I never.

  6. Curious... there is a saying in Spain:
    "Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda", roughly:
    A silk dressed monkey, still a monkey is.

    Nice goats!!