July 24, 2015 by brennon
Mierce Miniatures have plenty more models on the way for Darklands. Some huge monsters and heroic individuals are back once again and they have nicely catered to my love of Werewolves which is always a big plus to me…
We’ll start with a look at my favourite from this set of releases, the awesome Cnebba who is posed in the moment before he slices you apart with those cruel looking claws. They haven’t gone for a fully furry Werewolf here which does make it harder to paint!
Next up we’ll be taking a look at the impressive Parawn who goes in a different direction compared to some of the other Drakes in the range. I like that it’s raising up away from its enemy as if it’s just been attacked or startled.
Last but not least in the theme of monstrous beasts we have the titanic Thorrir who is a massive troll clad in armour. He might skirt the edges of being a more characterful model but I think you’d agree that he more or less fulfills the criteria for a monster.
I’m still to be won over by the look of the Trolls in the world of Darklands but I’m willing to be convinced. I think it’s the look of the facial features that is putting me off. I guess I’m used to my trolls looking a bit more ‘giant’ in their design.
I think we’ve seen a lot of Crom in the past but Dungal is something a bit new and special. I like his stance in the saddle as he’s bearing down with his spear to skewer his foe. The horse does look a bit too relaxed to be a warhorse though. I think Crom’s horse has the edge there – just look how angry it is!
Brunchaath The Vile is coming into battle aboard a Gooracx instead of a horse, a noble choice of steed. While I think the two models would work separately I just don’t think they work together. The riding position looks unnatural and the mount again seems a little too relaxed.
Maybe we could have had him with spear held high, about to stab down with it, and the Gooracx could have been headbutting a foe as you imagine it would.
Lords & Centurions
I think that Rikkard looks awesome and has a very ‘come and get me’ look to him. Durio on the other hand is a massive miss for me. I think the positioning of the head looks terrible and he looks awfully wooden I’m afraid, at least in my opinion. It’s such a shame as the Roman aesthetic could be very awesome.
What is your favourite from this months haul?
"We'll start with a look at my favourite from this set of releases, the awesome Cnebba who is posed in the moment before he slices you apart with those cruel looking claws..."