Since I’m priming my Mutant Hounds right now, I started to think about how I want to present them. Do I want to name each one or simply number them for reference on the field of play?
The dilemma I find myself in is this: If I start naming generic characters for play, then I have OCD and will HAVE to name everyone. That can be a lot of extra work with over 200 models, but I think in the long run it would be worth it.
So, to the meat of this post. I’ve been thinking briefly about naming super mutants. Quite often they have one word names, simply things that imply strength of violence. Those are easy, Hammer, Fist, Stone, Strong, Bash, Crush, Clobber, Boom, and I could go on for quite a while before I actually had to stop and think about it.
The mutant hounds have less of a defined pattern to their names though. I was thinking about being part traditional, part silly with it. I’ve seen people naming their models Biter, Fang, and similar in the same tradition as the Super Mutants, but I think it would be fun to take a slightly different approach.
I have a total of 11 Mutant Hounds, so far the names I have are as follows:
All of those are from the Scooby Doo universe, but I see no reason to limit myself to that (Being a fan of the series, they’re the first thing that came to mind.)
Does anyone have additional name ideas? I’ve been thinking I might maintain a cartoon theme, add Astro, Dino, Muttly, and similar, but I’d love to hear thoughts from other people before I start to commit myself to anything.