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Monday, May 11, 2015

Heartbreaker Dwarves - Tale Of The Evil Eye

Welcome dear readers to another episode of the Moria Reclamation Project.  In this tale of bravery and probable woe, we introduce dwarves sculpted by Kev Adams back in the day for Heartbreaker Miniatures.  While Kev is universally known for his Orcs and Goblins, I have to say, these characterful dwarves are full of everything that is dwarfy and good!  Pics and words follow, on to the adventure!

 Twenty doughty warriors from the Heartbreaker Clan

 The pointing fella is Prince Helfast of the Heartbreak Hills, and behind him is his perpetually pipeweed smoking counsellor, Thadar the Wise.

 The other pointy fellow here, is scout Garric the Ham-fisted.

Scout Garric:  "Prince Helfast, Moria is thataways!  The clans have taken level 1 and 2.  They report little resistance, but have sighted greenskins and night elves watching them as they build their colony."

Prince Helfast: "Thadar, assemble the troops and prepare to march to Moria!"

Counsellor Thadar: "Time for roll call!"

Counsellor Thadar:  All right, heartbreakers, you're a team and there's nothin' to worry about. We come here, and we gonna conquer, and we gonna kick some, is that understood?

 That's what we gonna do, sweethearts, we are going to go and get some. All right, people, on the ready line! Are ya lean?

 Get on the ready line, Marines, get some today! Get on the ready line! Move it out! Move it out, goddammit! Get hot! One, two, three, four! Get out, get out, get out! Move it out, move it out, move it out! Move it out, move it out, move it out! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven! Yeah, absolutely badass! Let's pack 'em in! Get in there!

 What's this?  Its Prince Ulther with a very precious shipment of beer.  And not just any beer, its Bugmans Beer!  The dwarves greet each other warmly! 

 With such a mighty escort of warriors, surely the Beer Cart will make it to the Mines of Moria!

 But wait, what is the monstrosity ahead!  Alarms!  Fear, Fire, Foe!

 Its a Beholder!  A dreaded Eye Tyrant, an aberration from another dimension.

Prince Helfast orders some brave troops forward.  The Eye Tyrant uses each eye to cast devastating spell powers.  Some dwarves are disintegrated, while others are turned to stone!

 Prince Helfast:  "Prince Ulther, your mission is more important.  We Heartbreakers will remain behind and hold the creature here in this narrow pass, while you escort the Cart!  Tell them at Moria, of our deeds here, in defense of beer!"

Prince Ulther :  "No, I will do no such thing, gallant friend!  We will kill this beast together!  Let us surround it!"

 And so they fled before the beast, until they reached a cliff side where both clans could strike at the Beholder in unison!  But will their combined attack succeed against such reckless hate?

 Prince Ulther leads the charge!  From their highground, the Heartbreakers pepper the Eye Tyrant with crossbow bolts, spears, and rocks.

 The Beholder is slain!  Prince Ulther's and Prince Helfast's combined forces drive the beast over the edge of the ravine.  Onwards to Moria, we must seek Floi and tell him our story... another page to add to the book of Mazarbul.

Next post, rumors of Gimli heading towards Moria with some vintage 80s citadel Lord of the Rings dwarves.


1 comment:

  1. That was a lovely read! Great work on those Heartbreaker guys.