Merry Christmas! And as a special Christmas treat - lets take a look at all the miniatures for the new Dungeon Saga: Origins Legendary Edition
So let's start with what comes in the basic box - and with the Heroes.
We have the same 4 heroes as the Original version, but the sculpts are significantly improved, and much larger. I believe these are 32mm scale instead of the original 28mm scale, and it shows.
Let's start with Orlaf the Human Barbarian
Like I said they are bigger - so let's take a look at the original version.
All I can say is WOW! I mean seriously - the original models are good, but these are a head and shoulders above them :-).
Next is Madriga the Elf Ranger. Again, where exactly is her back? That aside, once again a beautiful sculpt. Unfortunately she has that 'female' pose on one leg attempting to look more dynamic, but her cape comes all the way down to make this a nice, solid model, so standing on one foot won't be a problem with the model breaking. I do ask why they picked that pose. Ok, it is a beautiful sculpt - but just feels completely unrealistic. She is shooting more than 90 degrees from the way she is running. It would seem to be to be a bit better to have her left leg flat on the floor turned toward where she is shooting - more stable and a better shot. Plus for the entire range she is the ONLY model in such an
awkward dynamic pose. (Why am I assuming that the sculptor was male as well?)
The old version had her reaching into her quiver with her bow down - this is better, just a bit weird for my taste.
The older version was still casting, but his non-staff hand was empty (instead of a fireball). The staff is also significant beefier.
Finally is Rordin the Dwarf Fighter. Not sure why his leg is up, but it is at least on a rock.
So who are they going up against? Why the undead of course.
First up are the base skeleton warriors - two sculpts. Again larger, but they are both very similar - one with an ax and the other with a sword, but having the same shield and clothing.
This in comparison to the original set - which had a clothed skeleton warrior with shield and sword, but the second one was naked with a scythe. They just didn't fit well together. These two sculpts definitely belong with each other.
Then there is the single skeleton archer. Again, he now looks like he belongs with the other skeletons (just no cape as that would get in the way of keeping his quiver on his back. I think the larger models really work better for a board game vs. a wargame as well.
Then comes the dwarf revenant. I have always liked this one - because why are all the undead (formerly) human - why not the other races in Panithor? So dwarfs, elves, salamanders, orcs can all be undead as well.
First is the Biggit
Finally the Neophyte Glaive
These we can compare with the hard plastics - unfortunately these scuplts are smaller than the hard plastics, and simply not quite as menacing either.
Then there is Yzariel Duskweaver - that uses thecrone body, but replaces the head and right arm. Changing the angle of the head really helps to make this look like a different figure.
First it the Butcher Fleshripper. This guy will really rip into you.
Saulion of Tarkis - Human Paladin (he actually looks a lot like the Paladin you get in the Barroom Brawl game)
So some awesome models. More to add to my near infinite pile of things to paint.
Stay tuned true believers, and next time we will check out what came in the Ultimate Pledge Extras box. Same bat time, same bat channel.