The Iron Brotherhood was the third in the Shadows and Steel line of boxed sets, which appeared around 1985, sculpted for RAFM by a talented young artist named Bob Murch. Bob is better known now for his work on RAFM's Call of Cthulhu line and his astonishing Pulp Figures series, but his early work on sword and sorcery subjects is no less enjoyable. Each of the four Shadows and Steel sets contained a little warband of six or seven figures, with D&D compatible statistics for each character, a small tactical map and a roughly sketched campaign world in which you could unleash your little gangs of psychopaths upon each other.
Box contents as shown on the back label. The campaign setting was a haunted vale reminiscent of Bram Stoker's Transylvania and inhabited by the Vampire Lord Tandaloor and his cronies. You could play as the vampires or as one of the three bands of apparently equally evil and derangedT adventurers seeking to storm Tandaloor's castle and make off with his valuables.
The more of sets you bought, the more details of the background story and the gaming environment you got.
The evil Champion Zakasar, leader of the Brotherhood and his lion Tamurlane.
Drakar Dubledeath the Warband's resident berserker, one of my favorite models in the set.
and standard bearer Galgulum. Really seems like he should be sitting on a horse behind Thulsa Doom in a snow-clad Spanish forest, but I guess I'll take him as he is.
I need a real Armadillicus of my own to walk past the neighbor's window of an evening, to sit on the stool next to me at the bar, to watch my stuff while I'm playing a game at Enfilade, etc. Hey I can dream, can't I?
"Kill, Armadillicus, KILL!!! YAHHH HAAA HAAA HAAA!!"
The Iron Brotherhood assembled and ready to take on the Vampires of Tandaloor...or whomever! Yarrr!!!!