.... and how right I was. I haven't played anything else in the couple of months since I got it and we're hooked! These are the first 6 characters that players can choose.
I say first 6 as there are another 12 or so characters, but you don't get to play them until you "unlock" them within the game. Indeed, they all come in sealed boxes so I don't even know what they look like!
The premise of the game is that you're all mercenaries wondering around the Gloomhaven world, uncovering plotlines and new locations. You then go to the new locations, batter whatever is there to death (or get to the exit, or close extra-dimensional portals) and that gives you XP, gold and whatever else you may need to advance.
There's no GM, the whole game is run by a very clever set of 95 scenarios which you follow and choose from the list of available scenarios (those you've uncovered) and go from there. Given the branching nature of the storylines, I suspect you can play anywhere from 30-60 of them in one play through, as some of the scenarios you'll only play if you make certain choices.
Fairly quick paintjob and I'm happy with the figures but not the bases.... thought I'd be clever and freehand flagstones, but they look about as rubbish as my school artwork always did despite multiple layers and cursing, so I'll pinch Curt's idea and move them onto clear bases if they look bad when we play.
6 28mm figures, so 30 points if my calculations are correct.