HW055 Beast of Gevaudan is a HorrorClix 1.5 monster designed by BLG as part of his HowlingWood custom set.

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55. BEAST OF GEVAUDAN Beast, Werewolf, Legend
For months this animal panic-struck the whole region of Languedoc, and is said to have devoured more than one hundred persons. Not merely solitary wayfarers were attacked by it, but even larger companies traveling in coaches and armed. Its teeth were most formidable. With its immense tail it could deal swinging blows. It vaulted to tremendous heights, and ran with supernatural speed. The stench of the brute was beyond description.
-Montague Summers, London Magazine, 1765

This monster is inspired by historical events, in which an enormous wolf-like creature was responsible for over 200 attacks on people in rural France from 1764 to 1767. The Beast was supposedly killed, but the large grey wolf that was eventually stuffed and presented to the King did not match the eyewitness descriptions of the creature:

Reddish brown with dark ridged stripe down the back. Resembles wolf/hyena but big as a donkey. Long gaping jaw, six claws, pointy upright ears and supple furry tail- mobile like a cat's and can knock you over.
-1764 poster

-and that's what the double-base miniature would show (...and not a lion in armor, re: Brotherhood Of The Wolf!).
Points: 80
Range: 0/
Plot Twists: +0
-05-04-03-X Leap/Climb
A:10-10-09-09-08-08-07-X Tail-Lash (Sweep)
D:16-15-15-14-14-14-13-X Tough Pelt (Stamina)
D:03-03-03-02-02-02-01-X Chomp (Slash)


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