September 22, 2016 by brennon
A new Icons Of The Realm collection is now available for you to start snapping up from WizKids for your Dungeons & Dragons adventures. See what you think of their massive Giants and some smaller (yet mighty) heroes.
Now, I know what you’re going to say. “Boo! WizKids pre-paints are terrible”. Well, I would normally say the same but this selection, especially the Giants, have come out alright!
There are male and female versions of most of the new Giant designs based on artwork from the Monster Manual (and of course the new sourcebook).
While some of them aren’t masterpieces I think they’d work as functional gaming pieces for use when you’re playing out your new D&D adventures.
I particularly like their massive Frost Giants but then again being massive Vikings I think it was somewhat obvious that would be the case if you know me!
As well as the Giants they also have a range of character models which are also part of the set. I picked out a few…
Once again while they aren’t the best of the best they do actually look reasonably good this time around. I like the schemes they’ve used and the detail actually shows through in places. I mean, look at this Githyanki.
All you’d need is a wash of soft tone or something like that over the models and it would bring out the details a bit more.
This is by no means all of the collection but I think that WizKids have actually done themselves proud with most of this new Icons range. I would actually be tempted to pick some of these up, even if it was just the Giants.
As a cheaper alternative to picking up other ranges this might be a good stop for someone who is new to role-playing games and just wants a nice visual representation of their characters and foes on the tabletop.
Drop your thoughts below!
"There are male and female versions of most of the new Giant designs based on artwork from the Monster Manual (and of course the new sourcebook)..."