Review paint: Fireforge Folk Rabble

Here follows a brief review of the FireForge Folk Rabble. There is a speed painting guide at the end too.

The FireForge Folk Rabble is a great set of figures for anyone looking to add a classic angry mob to their collection. With a mix of male and female figures and a wide assortment of gear, these miniatures capture the essence of the Frankenstein-inspired angry mob. The figures come unassembled and without integral bases, which means you can customize them to your liking and fit them on any kind of base you prefer.

Assembly of plastic miniatures was never a joy for me. But these went together quite quickly.

One of the standout features of this set is the mix of male and female figures. In a genre that is often dominated by male figures, it’s refreshing to see a set that includes a good balance of both genders. This not only adds diversity to your collection, but it also allows you to create more realistic and varied scenes with your miniatures.

Brown is a good option for peasants – a lighter brown suits later stages with washing

The gear included in the set is also well-done, with a good selection of pitchforks, firebrands, and other classic angry mob accessories. However, there is one downside to the gear: the lack of instructions for the two-handed weapons. It can be a bit tricky to figure out how to assemble these weapons and match them with the right arms, which can be frustrating for some hobbyists.

Blocking in the base colours. Brown, brown, brown… all the leaves are brown!
I went for a wash.. .on a winter’s day! Army Painter Strong Tone is only for the strongest!

Another potential downside of the set is the use of digitally sculpted plastics. This can give the figures a slightly “computery” appearance, which some collectors may not like. However, this is a common issue with digitally sculpted miniatures, and it’s not necessarily a deal-breaker for everyone.

A gently dusting and these are all but ready – barring the bases. They will be part of my Bretonnians, hence the rusty equipment.


An angry mob of peasant miniatures could be used in a wargame to represent a group of non-combatant civilians who have become enraged and turned against the players or their enemies. This could add an interesting twist to the game, as the players would have to deal with the threat posed by the mob while also trying to achieve their other objectives.

In a historical wargame, an angry mob of peasants could be used to represent a real-life event, such as the peasants’ revolt in medieval England. In a fantasy wargame, the mob could be a group of disgruntled villagers who have been pushed too far by their oppressors and are now rising up in rebellion.

In either case, the use of an angry mob of peasants as a wargame scenario can add an element of unpredictability and chaos to the game, and can provide players with a unique challenge to overcome. It can also add a layer of realism to the game, as non-combatant civilians often become involved in wars and conflicts, either willingly or unwillingly.


Overall, the Folk Rabble is a solid set of figures that will help you create a truly menacing angry mob on your tabletop. While there are a few downsides to consider, such as the lack of instructions for the two-handed weapons and the use of digitally sculpted plastics, these are minor issues that shouldn’t detract from the overall quality of the miniatures. If you’re a fan of the angry mob genre, this set is definitely worth checking out.

Painting guide

  1. Start by priming the miniatures with Armypainter Desert Yellow spray. This will provide a good base for the subsequent layers of paint and help the colors to pop.
  2. Next, block in the main colors using grey, brown, and yellowish shades. These will serve as the base colors for the different parts of the figures.
  3. For the steel parts, such as weapons and armor, paint them with a chocolate brown color. This will help to create the illusion of rust, which will be built upon in later steps.
  4. Once the base colors are in place, use Armypainter Strong Tone to wash over the entire figure. This will help to blend the colors and add depth to the miniature. Allow the wash to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  5. After the wash is dry, use a light drybrush of Vallejo Dark Sand to highlight the raised areas of the figure. This will help to create a realistic, weathered effect.
  6. For the weapons, stipple on some Bloodtracker Brown, followed by a drybrush of Fiery Orange. This will create a fiery, glowing effect on the weapons, making them look dangerous and intimidating.
  7. Finally, use Flayed One Flesh to highlight the faces of the miniatures, and a wash of Carroburg Crimson on the noses. This will add some final details and bring the figures to life.

This technique is a great way to quickly paint miniatures, as it uses a combination of spray priming, washes, and drybrushing to achieve a realistic, weathered effect. By focusing on the key areas and using bold colors, you can create beautiful miniatures in a short amount of time.

Disclaimer: Except for the captions I didn’t write any of this. I simply passed my idea on to an AI.


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