The Hellbrand Fireguard

Many, many years ago, my brother was DMing a Rolemaster campaign.  Unlike D&D, Rolemaster has no alignment system.  When some of our player characters began behaving poorly, he introduced the Hellbrand Fireguard: incorruptible, plate armor clad, wielding pole arms and wearing uniform surcoats.   Sort of a mediavel Praetorian Guard.  I think they kicked us to the curb and we learned to get out of town when the showed up.  We feared the Hellbrand Fireguard, and they even showed up in other campaigns, in different games.  I recently painted a couple of detachments of them, one in red, one in black.  The figures are all converted from one design, the “Chaos Warrior” figure from BattleMasters, a Milton Bradley game made in cooperation with the British “hobby games” behemoth Games Workshop. The first figure on the left is unconverted; the rest had their weapons modified.

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  1. […] Guild Fighters: 1. Fireguard / 4. Hellbrand Fireguard / 8. Captain of the Guard / 10. General of the […]

  2. […] Taking their loot to the surface, the party found that most of them gained a level or were on the verge of leveling, so the Carousing rules finally came into play. I simplified things a little (roll d8 x 150 for GP spent, and roll under Wisdom; if you overspend or fail the Wisdom roll, you roll on the mishap table. Otherwise you gain XP equal to gold spent). Only the new guy failed his roll, and so he’s fallen in love with a married woman he met while partying. I’ll have to work out the details next week, but my gut reaction is that she’s married to a very jealous and violent member of the Hellbrand Fireguard. […]


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