A bit of a special set of figures for this round, as it is the limited edition entry set from the past Crisis wargame show we organised at TSA.
models, sculpted by Paul Hicks, where available in two different
manners on the event. Tijl was the model that was in the goodie bag,
and at the event you could buy the remaining two in a special
commerative box with a printed scenic base.
a trickster figure from German medieval folklore, later versions set
him in the days of the Dutch Revolt against Spain.
in Damme near Bruges, Tijl joins the Dutch cause against the Habsburg
rulers together with his girlfriend Nele and his best friend Lamme
first a goodhearted prankster playing jokes on the Spanish, over time
he becomes a hero and symbol of the Revolt. he even cheats death,
rising from the grave before his grieving friends, promising them more
adventures to come as they embody the spirit of the Low Countries.
folkloric figure was the inspiration for a series of graphic books,
named "De geuzen" (though the names where changed a little) and even a
cartoons series in the early 80s, though there he was more a green
dressed, flying, magic wielding leprechaun then a symbol of
revolution... but yes, together with his actual book, he was seemingly
everywhere in the 80s and 90s... which, as I am from 1978, is full on in
my childhood, hence why I picked him.
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