These beautiful miniatures by noted fantasy artist Amanda Kahl are the ideal addition to any sort of tabletop fantasy RPG or wargame and can be used to enhance encounters or even serve as the basis for them.
This set of downloadable Cardstock CharactersTM miniatures contains 10 different figures, including seven Myrmidons representing members of various iconic classes, a Myrmidon cavalier mounted on a giant beetle, a "Myrmidog" war beast, and a giant ant pack animal. Multiple copies of some figures are included on the page to round it out, and a horizintally-flopped version of the entire set is also provided to allow for additional variety.
In Classical mythology, Myrmidons were created by Zeus to repopulate a land where nearly everyone was killed by a terrible plague after its ruler, the only survivor, prayed that his country be made as populous as a nearby ant colony. Its inhabitants were, accordingly, transformed into people that were manlike in form but which remained antlike in many other ways. Myrmidons are generally tall, and often proportioned like Olympic athletes, but there their similarity to Humans ends. In place of skin, Myrmidons are covered with bronze-colored chitin that resembles full plate armor of an ancient style, and this is often augmented with paint, crests of feathers or horsehair, and other decorations.