my recent session of old-school Dungeons & Dragons, the adventurers came across a wounded gnoll. I have a ton of prepainted minis that I'm using for the game (mostly from Heroscape), including orcs, goblins, and bugbears, but digging through the container, I couldn't find an actual gnoll.
I proxied him with no problem, but I was on the lookout for a gnoll mini when I hit the game stores last weekend. Reaper has a gnoll mini in its Bones line, but that figure was huge even compared to other heroic 28-30mm minis, so I passed on it. Later, when I came across these Mage Knight gnolls on eBay for a cheap price, I went ahead and grabbed them. It was a good deal--and after all, that wounded gnoll may have friends.