The largest miniature in the Silver Tower boxed game is this rather threatening looking gent.
A yokai in Japanese folklore, the term “oni” translates as something like demon, devil, ogre, or troll. As the definitions of those sorts of things in miniature wargames and role playing etc go, “demon” is probably the most appropriate description.
A primary goal while working on the contents of the Silver Tower box has been to paint as many of the miniatures as possible to fit in with my Shonen Knives force. That means looking at the various models and seeing where I can fit them in conceptually with the rest of pseudo Japanese types.
The Thaumaturge here fits the oni description pretty seamlessly.
In Silver Tower the Ogroid Thaumaturge is the Gaunt Summoners lieutenant, a sub boss that shows up and can potentially wipe out a party very rapidly.
The model is a beautifully designed kit with a threatening, raging pose that I like. I was indecisive when painting the figure, going back on some colour decisions and generally making the whole colour scheme up as I went. This was a mistake as much of the model didnt turn out quite the way that I wanted it to in the end.
All the same, its a large, fun and unique looking model. I plan to use it in a variety of games, not just Silver Tower.