July 22, 2015 by brennon
Gale Force Nine have turned to the element of fire with their latest miniatures for the Dungeons & Dragons Collectors Series. The latest include Vanifer & Fire Priest alongside one of their summoned minions, the Fire Myrmidon…
The first of the model sets is Vanifer and the Fire Priest which follows a pattern that we’ve already seen established with the rest of the line. In this set you get Vanifer the Tiefling and that rather warm looking robed chap too.
“Vanifer is the fire prophet of the Elder Elemental Eye, and the leader of the Cult of the Eternal Flame. Vanifer’s rough childhood has hardened her heart against others. The word is a corrupt, painful place, she thinks, and the only way to cleanse it is with flame.
Her ruthless ambition and practiced manipulation has enabled her to establish the fledgling fire cult under the noses of those in Little Calimshan, who only see her as a simple dance instructor.”
In this set I don’t mind the look of both the models but I think that the paint jobs aren’t quite how I’d paint them. By that I do of course mean to say that I don’t have the skill of other painters out there but I think the choice of colours is a bit off, especially on Vanifer.
Now for the creature that they’ve summoned from the realm of fire. See what you think of the Fire Myrmidon who comes resplendent in some coal black and bronze armour and with an angry temperament to match…
“Elemental myrmidons are elementals conjured and bound by magic into ritually created suits of plate armor. In this form, they possess no recollection of their former existence as free elementals. They exist only to follow the commands of their creators.”
I think this model is probably the best of the Myrmidons we’ve seen far and the sculpting work that has gone into the flames especially has come out very well indeed. I’d be almost tempted to just pick up all the Myrmidons to use in other games, nevermind for D&D!
What do you think?
"I think this model is probably the best of the Myrmidons we've seen far..."