Back in the very early days of Kings of War, before the game we currently know and love was fully fleshed out, Mantic was making miniatures. (answering the eternal question - which comes first, the miniatures or the game?). They had elves, dwarves, orcs and undead, with hard plastic sprues and some metal heroes.
Then ten years and two months ago, in April of 2011 (still two years before the kickstarter for the 1st edition hardback rulebook finished), Mantic released their drakon riders. There were a pair of metal models, and a third single model for the Lord on Drakon. (Looking at them, they are actually wyvern riders (i.e. dragons with no forelegs).
The box contains everything to make the three drakon riders and large cavalry (i.e. 50mm) mdf bases for them.
Like all of their resin releases lately, the resin 'sprues' are all marked with id codes. For these, there are four groups - riders A, B & C, then the D sprues for heads that can be mixed between the models.
When I went through the sprues, I found I was missing EDRB6 (Elf Drakon Rider B 6) - but quickly deduced that was the body without a sprue (as EDRA6 and EDRC6 were both bodies).
|I can't help but think of this as the speeder bike view :-)|
Assembling them is actually not hard, though I ran into a couple of little gotchas.
For all of the models, I started with attaching the rear legs to the bodies.
|Better trimming of the legs and better positioning means fewer and smaller gaps.|