Wednesday, 10 December 2014
From Curt - Donon 'Le Rouquin' Carro: Fisherman, Loyal Son and Gun Runner (5 Points)
Donan Carro is from an old, established family of fisherman from the coast of Britanny. Like many fishermen around the world, life for the Carro family has been made up of hard work, calculated risk and a bit of luck. This is especially the case for the Carros as they also smuggle contraband to 'augment' their fishing. Donan’s father, Bernez, survived Verdun, barely, and so holds little love of Germany, nor any for its new leader, Adolf Hitler. So when civil war broke out in Spain in ’36, and Franco’s forces began receiving arms and equipment from the Nazis, the Carro’s not only envisioned a great opportunity to make money, but also saw a way to resist the growing stain of fascism that threatens to overcome all of Europe. As a result the Carro family has begun the very dangerous business of running the Spanish blockade, selling arms to the hard-pressed Republicans and perhaps doing a few other shady deals on the side as well…
We see here Donan Carro on shore, wearing his yellow boat slicker, oilskin trousers and knitted watch-cap over his distinctive red hair. He’s armed with a fresh-out-of-the-crate Bergmann MP-18 SMG and looks quite ready to use it. A fairly straightforward paintjob, this is a 28mm miniature from Artizan Designs’ wonderful range of pulp adventurers. Over the coming months of the Challenge I hope to complete the rest of the Carro family along with some of their shady associates.
Oh, and another 5 points for me. Whoohoo!