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04/12/17
Treasure Hordes for 20 to 30 mm Role-playing and War Games
Filed under: General, Fantasy, Pulp, 25-28 mm, Pirates, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 9:13 am

A bit of a departure from our usual fare. Although not exactly a miniature figure, these small scenery pieces are pretty related to our regular topic so I hope you find them of interest.

Treasure! Gold, gems, magical items!  It’s what every adventurer hopes to find!


These custom-made painted scenery pieces can be used as objective markers for your 20-30mm fantasy tabletop war gaming such as Warhammer Fantasy. They can also be used in many role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

The base of each treasure measures about 1-1/4 inches (32 mm) in diameter. Here is one of the treasure hoards shown with a 25mm scale miniature to give you an idea of size.


These treasure piles and other miniature scenery pieces can be found at my store along with my painted figures. If you have an interest in miniature scenery and terrain, you can find much more information on my Universal Terrain blog.

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01/30/17
Rat Man Shaman Cleric with Staff and Sword Fantasy Miniature Figure 25-28mm Scale
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 9:17 am

Rat men populations can be found in many fantasy gaming worlds. These intelligent creatures form fairly complex societies. This individual is a shaman for his nest.


He carries a staff in his right hand. This is a symbol of his leadership position in his clan. The staff is adorned with various religious totems including an ancestral skull and a small metal bell.


Unlike the religious members in many human societies, the rat man cleric is not prohibited from the use of blade weapons in combat as proven by the nasty sword he wields in his left hand.


Rat men can provide interesting encounters in many fantasy role-playing games. In fact, for those game systems that allow it, why not include a rat man in your adventuring party of Player Characters for some different player interactions?

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01/13/17
Greater Orc Warrior With Sword and Shield 25mm Fantasy Miniature
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 3:30 pm

Let’s start off 2017 with this big nasty fantasy character!


Larger than man-size, Greater Orcs make for fierce opponents on the fantasy battlefield. Their size and strength often lets them simply overpower lesser fighters.


This Greater Orc warrior carries a sword and shield into battle. His shield is wooden faced with metal plates.


He wears studded leather armor over a chainmail coat. Additional protection in battle is afforded by his spiked helmet with chainmail side coverings.


He also carries a curved dagger in a sheath on his belt.


The sculptor has really captured the offensive and frightening character of this Greater Orc fighter with the primal battle roar coming from his wide open mouth.

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11/07/16
Female Druid Spellcaster 25-28mm Fantasy Miniature
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 1:10 pm

Unnatural winds rise, billowing her cloak and clothing around this female druid as she prepares a to call upon arcane forces.


She holds a ritual dagger above her head.


A scroll tube hangs from her belt hinting at her spell casting abilities.


The sculptor has done a nice job in capturing the flow of movement in the figure.


This 25-28mm scale miniature figure could appear in many fantasy role-playing game scenarios including Dungeons & Dragons® and Warhammer Fantasy®.

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08/25/16
Pair of Armored Foot Knights for 25-28mm Fantasy Miniature Games
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 9:45 am

Your adventurers will encounter all sorts of folk on the roads of the realm. Among them may be wandering knights. Some of these warriors may be in search of personal glory, some in pursuit of protecting the righteous. Others may be fighters who have been on the losing side of battles and looking to replace lost their patron. A few even may have lost their way and now simply seek treasure for themselves.

This pair of armored foot knights wear chainmail armor under their tunics. Plate mail on arms and legs add to their protection. Both carry footmen’s shields.

Our first fellow wields a longsword as his weapon of choice.


The second warrior prefers a sturdy mace, although he also carries a longsword in the scabbard on his belt.


These 25-28mm scale figures could appear in most fantasy role-playing games and table top miniature war games.

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08/15/16
Traveling Wizard with Owl Familiar 28mm Scale Fantasy Miniature
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 11:56 am

This wizard is prepared to be off adventuring down the open road. He has donned a heavy traveling cloak along with a peaked hat to protect him from inclement weather.


In his left hand he carries a stout enchanted wooden staff which serves as a focus for his arcane powers.


A leather pouch containing various spell components and personal items hangs from his belt. In addition, a metal-tipped wooden wand dangles from the belt within easy reach should he need to cast a spell quickly.


Perched on his right wrist is his faithful traveling companion, an owl familiar.


This 28mm scale game miniature could represent a wandering mage encountered by the player characters in many fantasy role-playing games.


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08/08/16
Giant Cavern Worm Dungeon Monster for 25-28mm Fantasy Miniatures Games
Filed under: Fantasy, Horror, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 1:27 pm

Deep in a dark dungeon, a party of adventurers pauses to survey the dim corridor stretching in front of them. Even in the flickering glow of their torches, the way appears clear and inviting. Cautiously they move forward in search of treasure. A soundless vibration moves through the passage, a too brief warning… Suddenly, the surface of the corridor cracks apart, flat floor stones shifting and rising. A large creature bursts from beneath the floor of the corridor, scattering stone and dirt in all directions! Rearing above the adventurers’ heads, the giant cavern worm senses its prey. Its large mouth opens to reveal rows of sharp fangs that can impale its prey and draw the unfortunate victim into the creature’s stomach.


I chose to paint the monster in grub-like colors. Not unlike some of the small grubs that inhabit our lawns, feeding on the tender roots of grass.


To give the impression of the creature rising from a dungeon corridor, I crafted a base with flat floor stones being pushed up and falling away at all angles. I also added soil and rocks sliding down the worm’s sides as it rises above the floor.


This miniature provides a great large monster to confront the player characters and NPCs in a fantasy role-playing encounter. It could also be used in a horror or science fiction scenario. The figure stands 2-3/4 inches (70 mm) so it towers over the average 25-28 mm scale miniatures. The base measures 2 inches (50 mm) across.

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02/23/16
Miniature Knight Cleric in Platemail with Sword and Shield 25-28mm Confrontation Fantasy Figure
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 7:00 pm

This fantasy warrior is well equipped for combat.


He wears a full platemail suit of armor and carries a shield for additional protection.


His main weapon of choice is a large longsword in his right hand. A footman’s flail hangs from his belt at his back.


However, it appears he has more options than just simple weapons. A holy symbol hangs from a chain on his front. Also, he possesses a scroll and bound book. It would be reasonable to expect that they contain clerical spells which adds a whole new dimension to this fighter.


This is another nicely sculpted metal miniature from the Confrontation™ fantasy table top war game line.

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11/05/15
Goblin Archer Warband 25mm Scale Fantasy Miniatures
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 1:49 pm

Goblins, those ever annoying little fighters, can appear in many fantasy game campaigns. Individually, a goblin usually does not present much of a challenge to the average adventurer. But, put them together in a larger group and they become more than just an annoyance. Arm them with ranged weapons such as bows and they can do some serious damage to your party.

I recently completed a commission project that included a decent sized warband of Goblin archers. Here are some sample figures from the group.

Goblin archer #1:


Goblin archer #2:


Goblin archer #3:


Goblin archer #4:


For smaller scale miniatures, these goblins possess a good level of detail. The sculptor has done a nice job of giving each its own distinctive face and clothing. These 25mm-scale figures could find a place in any fantasy role-playing scenario or as part of a troop force in table top miniatures war gaming.

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10/29/15
Rat Men Warriors 25mm Scale Fantasy Game Miniatures
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 11:33 am

Rats are common in nearly every fantasy game world. But some worlds allow their basic rats to evolve into something much more interesting — rat men! Yes, these creatures represent a grand step for ratkind. These creatures acquire human-like language, wear rough clothing, even fashion and use tools (including weapons). Social creatures with individual personalities, rat men can provide some fun fantasy role-playing encounters for your adventuring heroes.

Our first rat man warrior wears a hooded cowl and wields a wicked curved sword. He uses a small round shield for protection.


This rat man has decided to use a bow in combat. He also carries a dagger sheathed at his belt.

Here is another fighter who uses a sword. He also has a wooden shield reinforced with a decorative metal plate.

Our last rat man warrior carries a bow along with a dagger. He wears a distinctive leather cap.

These 25mm scale game miniatures have nice details including distinctive facial features. I have based them with my basic woodland material plus some static grass tufts

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