I received some Hinterland figures in the post yesterday, and found myself admiring the Medics pack.
It contains a rather nice dog, which I found myself admiring, and comparing to the other dog models I have.
It was then it dawned on me what a lot of dog miniatures I have.
My Inquisition agent for Dark Heresy has a dog, my officer from my old 40K Imperial Guard army has a pack of dogs (rather nice huskies from Copplestone). Canine companions seem to have featured in most of my old role-playing parties (we used miniatures for combat to save arguments over movement etc.). I have over 30 dog miniatures from various manufacturers. Big dogs, small dogs, even chaos hounds (and lets not even start on the number of wolves I have)
My VSF Queens Electrical Rifles have a regimental mascot that's a goat, but that's a different story..
Now that I think about it, I seem to collect more livestock generally than is absolutely necessary (donkeys, mules, cattle etc), as most of my forces have some kind of baggage element, although none of the rulesets I use require them.
So, I now realise I seem to have a bit of a miniature animal obsession, with the emphasis on dogs, :?
I'm not particularly a dog lover. I don't have one, and haven't had one since I was a kid.
So why my miniature dog obsession?