December 5, 2014 by brennon
The Hobbit: Strategy Battle Game gets another week of pre-orders in the run up to the films release next week from Games Workshop. As many of you will know by now the miniature releases for this week include the massive Smaug himself alongside Bard the Bowman and a few Laketown extras for you to marshal for battle…
Once again it’s an impressive piece and there are only 200 of them available on the webstore, at least for this side of Christmas anyway. 200! As we guessed it is made of the same stuff as Forge World use so you’re working with some expert resin.
“This magnificent 42 piece miniature is hand cast using the highest quality resin (the same used by Forge World), and the most advanced techniques to produce a model with extremely fine detail. Every scale, horn and battle-scar has been expertly reproduced to create a beatifically authentic collectors piece.
Weighing in at 2.4kgs, the height of the miniature from the bottom of the base to the tip of Smaug’s™ wing is 8.4 inches (or 21.4 cm). The base is 9.2 inches (or 23.1 cm) long and 5.4 inches (or 13.3 cm) wide.”
As well as the mighty Dragon Smaug we also have Bard the Bowman alongside Laketown Bowmen, Spearmen, Swordsmen and a Captain much like with the other offerings we’ve come to see over the past two weeks for the Elves…
Once again it looks like an awesome selection of actual sculpts but the paint job appears to be letting some of the actual infantry down which is a shame. A couple of the Spearmen and Bowmen look a little odd as does poor Bard’s face. I’m not a big fan of him with the Windlance either but I’m sure it’s something that will be more or less reserved for a scenario in the game book.
Get it if you want it, they are going to go quick I imagine!