November 19, 2015 by brennon
Mierce Miniatures are back with a massive bundle of new releases for Darklands. If you’re looking to spy out some brutally dangerous looking monster and a few hardy warriors then you might be in luck. See what you think of the miniatures on offer this month…
Mounted For War
First up we have some mounted warriors atop some very impressive looking mounts. First up is Ciniod here who appears to have embraced the Oliphant strategy from Lord of the Rings and will be plowing away foes with those massive tusks.
Now that is a very impressive sculpt and I love how much work has gone into the way the beast looks. It’s certainly a change to see a mount be the focal point of a sculpt! I particularly like the shields and other bits of armour hastily strapped onto the top.
Following along from him we have the equally brutal looking mount for Erebius. Where Ciniod’s mount looks like it has embraced the thinking behind a forklift truck the behema that Erebius is mounted on is the battering ram. See what you think.
I think you’ll agree that that will most likely be ramming down the gates of some city or other as he proclaims himself lord of all he surveys.
We also have the mounted Brunchaath The Vile. While he doesn’t have as big a mount as the other two he is certainly a force to be reckoned with on the tabletop.
I think the goat mount itself is a little bit ‘long’ looking but that might just be me over thinking things!
Stomping along without the support of a herder or a rider we also have some big monsters to contend with. First up is the Hydrakh known as Khallas.
I like that they’ve gone with an interesting bird look to this hydra-like beast rather than keeping it within the realm of the reptile. I think it adds a new feeling to the sculpt and you can almost imagine it being a bit more skittish and quick with its movements.
Following on from that we have a quite different beast in the form of Gore-Fang. I’m sure this particular beast would be welcome on most tabletops as an addition to a Skaven army.
This is a mash up of metal and flesh, which is something a bit different for Darklands. You’ll see more of the Rat-men later in this piece.
Wolves & Wings
Hot on the heels of these beasts we have two units for you to look at as well. First up are the Wolfborn who tick a lot of boxes for me. They have the Viking/Dark Age look, big fur cloaks and the world wolf in the name.
Taking to the skies we also have the Corpse Takers who are dangerous looking bird-like creatures that swoop down from the skies to strike at their foes with hit and run attacks I would imagine.
Overall some great looking units and while I would love to say that the Wolfborn are the better of the two I think the sculpting for the Corpse Takers is top notch.
Last but not least we have the rat-man that I promised. Master Converter Kemp Kemp skitters into the world of Darklands armed with his cruel looking instruments and barbed whip.
Once again he would make a great addition to a Skaven army if you weren’t interested in using him for Darklands.
Which is your favourite?
"First up are the Wolfborn who tick a lot of boxes for me. They have the Viking/Dark Age look, big fur cloaks and the world wolf in the name..."