Big post with lots of pics today! Im very happy to welcome these newly painted dwarf reinforcements into my burgeoning Moria Dwarf colony. They are Ratnik Miniatures from Lead Adventure. As most of you know I am a TMP stalwart, yet I have lurked in the Lead Adventure forum for many years. No more lurking! I have recently joined their forum as a member, and am proud to be among such an illustrious and talented community of painters and hobbyists.
These figures match
in size very well with Reaper and GW dwarves, which you can see for
yourself in the comparison shots at the end of the post. They are
pleasantly plump and full of character. The details are sharp and catch
paint with delight. These 17 new arrivals (3 were lost in the mail,
somewhere over the Atlantic!) I have divided into 3 groups: a) the
commander and his 8 Household Guard, b) the Wizard and his 2
apprentices, and c) 5 Cave Explorers.
Onwards with pics and text...
Gorman: "All we know is that there's still no contact with the colony, and that a xenomorph may be involved."
Gombur the Scribe: "Day 2 since entering the Mines, we are lost and there is no sign that the first wave of the Reaper Dwarf clan was ever here. Repeat, first wave was ineffective.
Capt John Miller: "First wave ineffective. We do not hold the beach, repeat, we do not hold the beach."
Wait, its not cave pig, its our Reaper clan brothers!
So there ya go! 17 Ratnik clan dwarves join 30 Reaper clan dwarves and 4 gnomish tunnel fighters. Im not resting on my laurels though. I just prepped and based 20 Heartbreaker dwarves, sculpted by Kev Adams. Busy brushwork from the Mines of Moria! Until the next post...