October 9, 2015 by brennon
Diehard Miniatures have now begun their Kickstarter project to raise money for a whole range of ‘Oldhammer’ style miniatures for use in your mass battle games and role-playing adventures. There are a good deal of their factions and models already sculpted and painted but they have plans for a lot more…
Below you’ll see each of the factions with their first miniatures. All of them have their own backstory and names so if you’d like to know more you can get stuck into their Kickstarter page for more details…
The sets contain three miniatures and my favourite so far has to be the Human one. While there are loads of great looking miniatures in the other factions I think the Half-Giant from the Human set is one of the best miniatures I’ve seen in a long while.
He’s a bit like of Geralt of Rivia got a bit more buff and started Witching after some extra time at the gym.
One of the most interesting sets however that might draw people in is the Eru-Kin set. These Lizardmen are looking great and would be neat for using as singular bad guys in adventures. I love that there is even the twist of the ‘alien’ about the Eru-Kin with Meztli the Tech-Mage
As you can see the range is certainly one to take note of and they have a lot more to come if they reach their stretch goals. Dwarves (yay!), Dark Elves and Elves are on the horizon. You can see some of their tests for these various factions over on the Kickstarter as well as concept art too.
Stepping away from the core factions they have also started work on a range of Beasts for you to drop into your collection. The Hawkman, Harpy and Dwarf Centaur are the first to pop up…
I think they’re all neat although my favourite has to be the Hawkman who is a homage to Brian Blessed’s character in the ever campy but ever awesome Flash Gordon. You’d need to put on the voice if you were flying him around the tabletop.
What I like most about this campaign is that they have so much of it already set and ready to go in terms of miniature design. It’s not just all concept art and renders – it’s proper models.
They have a hefty target to hit but I hope they make it.
What do you think?
"While there are loads of great looking miniatures in the other factions I think the Half-Giant from the Human set is one of the best miniatures I've seen in a long while..."