Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Citadel's Fiend Factory - George The Giant
Fe Fi Fo Fum...
Game of Thrones has Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun...
the Greeks have their Titans,
the Irish - their Fomorians,
the Norse - their Jotun
But Citadel's Fiend Factory has George the Giant!
Now this blog has a painted Giant too!
Regular readers of this blog are used to the mandatory C Series Citadel Code in my posts.
But this time I will also provide the Fiend Factory Code!
George started with the Fiend Factory code: FF64-2
And later re-released in the C Series under C28 Giants
Of course, his love of raiding Bugman's Beer Cart caravans, doesnt help his beer belly.
Oldhammer has plenty of great figures for Giants...
"C Series" Giants are classic, the Marauder Giant is iconic.
But George was among the first few in their early pre-slotta Fiend Factory line of miniatures.
Along with George, FF also had a Hill Giant and a Cyclops.
It was a series of articles that introduced strange new monsters made for Dungeons And Dragons by UK gamers.
My copy of Fiend Folio is still in pretty good condition.
So, yes, for those that werent aware, Citadel and Games Workshop's genesis was tied into the early history of D&D.
In fact, in the back of the Fiend Folio there is a list of the monsters and who created them.
Early Games Workshop owners - Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson are listed there for a good number of the monsters.
Ian Livingstone notably had the Grell and the Hook Horror.
So George is a Mountain Giant.
And in my Middle Earth campaign, lets just say George calls the Misty Mountains his home.
Yes, that is Hieronymous - Fire Wizard of Altdorf, Boromir - Steward Prince of Gondor, and Gladius - Heroic Fighter of the Known World.
I wonder what quest it was that brought together that brave band of heroes?
While some folks know of the official 80s D&D line from Citadel, they might not know of the older Fiend Factory connection.
I always loved the Fiend Folio for its weird vibe.
Little did I know then, that early GW was connected to it.
In the future I will have more Fiend Folio monsters and their Citadel miniature counterparts.
Battles are indeed coming, folks.
The year will not pass without determining the fate of Bree and Moria itself!