Alchemists of Dirz

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In the desert of Syharhalna rise the dark Ziggurats of the Alchemists of Dirz. Here is the realm of the felon that renounced Merin, of the heretic that ridiculed the divine commandments and who, in his incredible arrogance, claimed to have become an equal to the gods. Fleeing the holy Inquisition, he and his faithful found refuge in this hostile place, where all forms of life seemed impossible. But the life that was created here proved itself even more hostile.

Aberration (2003)

  • Aberration
  • Concept: Didier Poli
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2003 (December)
  • Note: part of the Hybrid board game

Aberration Prime (2007)

  • Aberration Prime
  • SCBO05
  • Sculptor: Stéphane N’Guyen
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • Sculpt: WIP 1
  • 2007 (February)
  • Note: Rackham’s only multi-part plastic kit

The neuromancer´s irritation grew as the water soaked through his robes. For three day now, he and his troop had been tracking down the creature in the sewers of the Free city. Two of his Centurius had already been destroyed and the Dasyatis had suffered some serious damage during the last attack. Since the loss of the five Keratis, the trackers had become the prey. The aberration prime had revealed a particularly cunning hunter; combined to the power of its muscles gorged with mutagenics, this creature was definitely close to perfection…

“The Aberration Prime.”  Cry Havoc Online 18, (20 January 2007).

Alyena (2002)

  • Alyena
  • SCSP04
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2002 (September)
  • Note: CORD exclusive

Arkheon Sanath (2000)

  • Arkeon Sanath (Arkéon Sanath)
  • SCCH02
  • Concept: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • 2000 (November)
  • Note: Dawn Warrior champion
  • Note: limited edition, 6000 printings
  • Note: This is a rare example of a Rackham sculptor who created their own concept art for their sculpt.

Belisarius Clone 1 (2003)

Belisarius Clone 2 (2003)

Belisarius Clone 3 (2003)

  • Belisarius Clones (Clones Belisarius)
  • SCVE01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2, IMAGE 3
  • 2003 (June)

The Belisarius Clones, new Scorpion Veterans, will be a source of perpetual dread for the adversaries of the Swarms of Dirz. The combination of the Mutagenic and Toxic Abilities makes these superhuman warriors reliable and unpredictable troops: within the blink of an eye this excellent warrior can turn into a beast of war capable of crushing any adversary…

Centurus Clones 1 (2004)

  • Centurus Clones 1 (Clones Centurus 1)
  • SCEL06
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptors: Benoît Cosse, MIKH Bigaud, Nicolas Normand
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2004 (November)

Centurus Clones 2 (2004)

  • Centurus Clones 2 (Clones Centurus 2)
  • SCEL07
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptors: Benoît Cosse, MIKH Bigaud, Nicolas Normand
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2004 (November)

Mail-Order Centurus Clone 1

  • Centurus Clone 1 (Clones Centurus VPC 1)
  • SCVC01s01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Benoît Cosse
  • 2004
  • Note: mail-order exclusive

Mail-Order Centurus Clone 2

  • Centurus Clone 2 (Clones Centurus VPC 2)
  • SCVC01s02
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Benoît Cosse
  • 2004
  • Note: mail-order exclusive

The dignitaries of the Scorpion have good reasons to surround themselves with Centurus clones to ensure their protection. The stats of these elite fighters are indeed enough to dissuade the bravest of assailants. Their disquieting presence is caused by the psychic signature that the neuromancers imprint them with during their conception. Centuruses and neuromancers thus form teams to combine their powers to better vanquish the Scorpion’s enemies.

Clone of Dirz (2003)

Clone of Dirz (2003)

 

Clone of Dirz (2003)

 

Clones of Dirz (2003)

  • Clones of Dirz (Clones de Dirz)
  • SCRG02
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Yannick Hennebo
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2, IMAGE 3
  • 2003 (February)

Clones of Dirz (2004)

  • Clones of Dirz (Clones de Dirz)
  • SCRAG1
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptors: Nicolas Normand, Nicolas N’Guyen, and Olivier Nkweti Lafitte
  • 2004 (January)

Vargas Metatron reviewed his new troops. A regiment of clones fresh from the tanks was standing to attention before him. The warriors had passed all the physical and mental tests and then went through basic training. Would this be enough to confront the wrath of Merin’s hounds?

Vargas moved among the ranks. The copper-colour of his skin contrasted with the ivory-colour of that of these fighters. “They will burn,” he thought, “but they will become used to it.”

Suddenly he began shouting. “Welcome to a world without mercy, warriors. Each one of you will get his regulation equipment. Then you will undergo more training. Tomorrow we will go and fight against the orcs. Show yourselves worthy of Dirz, our creator!”

Crimson Servant (2006)

  • Crimson Servant (Servante Pourpre)
  • SCSP07
  • Sculptor: Elfried Perochon
  • 2006 (November)

Cypher Lukhan (2001)

Cypher Lukhan (back)

  • Cypher Lukhan
  • SCHE01, SCCH03
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2001 (June)
  • Note: Keratis champion

Dasyatis Clone 1 (2003)

  • Dasyatis Clone 1 (Clone Dasyatis 1)
  • SCCR04
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2003 (March)

The Dasyatis Clones are monsters made of flesh and steel, the perfect hybrids between humans and the greatest marine predators. Showing a rare ferocity, yet completely subject to their creators, the Dasyatis Clones will give substantial support to the Alchemic Swarms when the time has come to take over Aarklash.

Dasyatis Clone 2 (2003)

  • Dasyatis Clone 2 (Clone Dasyatis 2)
  • SCCR05
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2003 (May)

This 2nd Dasyatis Clone’s future will be as blood-filled as that of its predecessor. This creature, which can just as well play the role of pillar as that of ram within the Scorpion army, dominates all the fighters on the battlefield by its sheer size… and no warrior worthy of this name can ignore the threat a Dasyatis Clone becomes when it has undergone the Atlas Treatment, which is available to all Syhar fighters!

Dawn Warrior 2 (2000)

Dawn Warrior 2 (back)

Dawn Warrior 3 (2000)

Dawn Warriors (2000)

  • Dawn Warriors (Guerriers de l’Aube)
  • SCEL01
  • Concept: Paolo Parente
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2, IMAGE 3
  • 2000 (October)

When fleeing the Empire of Akkylannie, the Alchemists of Dirz took some of the Griffin’s best-kept secrets with them. Among these were the production methods of Akkylannian armour. Over centuries this armour was modified and improved. It now equips the Dawn Warriors, the dark heirs of the fighting saints of the Griffin. The Dawn Warriors make up a reliable army corps for the Empire of Dirz. Their stronghold, Danakil, guards the entrance to the Desert of Syharhalna…

Dirz Biopsist 1 (2001)

Dirz Biopsist 1 (back)

  • Dirz Biopsist 1 (Biopsiste de Dirz 1)
  • SCGM01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2001 (June)
  • Note: Warrior-mage (Initiate)

The group of Dirz scientists that study and modify the flesh are the Bio-Surgeons.  Among them, the Biopsists have made it their specialty to search for samples of tissue and body fluids for them to study.  Their tracking talents are as good as those of the terrifying Wolfen, and they like to compare themselves to the greatest predator of the Syharhalna Desert: the Tiger of Dirz.

 

Dirz Biopsist 2 (2003)

 

  • Dirz Biopsist 2 (Biopsiste de Dirz 2)
  • SCGM02
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2003 (January)
  • Note: Warrior-mage (Initiate)

Dirz Crossbowman 1 (2000)

Dirz Crossbowman 1 (back)

Dirz Crossbowman 2 (2000)

Dirz Crossbowman 2 (back)

Dirz Crossbowman 3 (2000)

Dirz Crossbowman 3 (back)

Dirz Crossbowmen 1 (2000)

  • Dirz Crossbowmen 1 (Arbalétriers de Dirz 1)
  • SCTR01
  • Concept: Paolo Parente
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE1, IMAGE 2, IMAGE 3
  • 2000 (September)

Dirz Crossbowmen 2 (2005)

  • Dirz Crossbowmen 2 (Arbalétriers de Dirz 2)
  • SCTR02
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Nicolas N’Guyen
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2005 (September)

Dirz Halberdier 1 (2000)

Dirz Halberdier 2 (2000)

Dirz Halberdier 3 (2000)

Dirz Halberdier 3 (back)

Dirz Halberdiers (2000)

  • Dirz Halberdiers (Hallebardiers de Dirz)
  • SCRG01
  • Concept: Paolo Parente
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2
  • 2000 (May)

Dirz Musician (2000)

Dirz Musician (back)

  • Dirz Musician (Musicien de Dirz)
  • SCMU01
  • Concept: Paolo Parente
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2000 (May)

The Heresiarch’s Spawn (2003)

Jadharis Clone 2 (2005)

Jadharis Clone 3 (2005)

Jadharis Clones (2005)

  • Jadharis Clones (Clones Jadharis)
  • SCEL08
  • Sculptor: Nicolas N’Guyen
  • 2005 (November)

Jadharis, a technomancer of Shamir, developed a series of prototypes that bear his name.  These biomechanical warriors are currently undergoing testing in real conditions.  The Jadharis clones are elite Constructs endowed with good combat values.  They can use the DIS of any Scorpion neuromancer nearby and can also be bound to the laboratories of Inuka or Shamir to get additional powers.

Kassalis Vanin & Sidiamie (2006)

  • Kassalis Vanin & Sidiamie
  • CD51
  • Concept: Gary Chalk
  • Sculptor: Juan Navarro Perez
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2006 (September)
  • Note: Salon du Jeu 2006, later a mail-order exclusive

Kayl Kartan (2000)

Kayl Kartan (back)

  • Kayl Kartan
  • SCMA01
  • Concept: Geoffrey Stepourenko
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2
  • 2000 (May)
  • Note: Champion (Initiate)

Kayl Kartan spends most of his time on a project that is as mad as it is ambitious: to pierce the secrets of the mind in order to be able to better control it… After having found the grave of a being that, according to legend, had the power of influencing the mind, he discovered the Skull of Souls. This artefact with hypnotic powers becomes terrifying in the hands of this treacherous Technomancer.

Keratis Warrior (2001)

Keratis Warrior (back)

Keratis Warrior (2001)

Keratis Warrior (back)

Keratis Warriors 1 (2001)

  • Keratis Warriors 1 (Guerriers Keratis 1)
  • SCSP02
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2
  • 2001 (May)

Keratis Warrior 2 (2001)

Keratis Warrior (back)

  • Keratis Warriors 2 (Guerriers Keratis 2)
  • SCSP03
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2
  • 2001 (May)

Keratis Warriors: The Dominators (2004) with the second incarnation of Cypher Lukhan (top)

  • Keratis Warriors: The Dominators (Guerriers Kératis, les Dominateurs)
  • SCBO03
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Benoît Cosse
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2004 (September)
  • Note: Includes the second incarnation of Cypher Lukhan

Lady Claudia Nessalith (2006)

  • Lady Claudia Nessalith (Dame Claudia Nessalith)
  • SCFI02
  • Concept:
  • Sculptor: Elfried Perochon
  • 2006 (December)

Nefarius Clone (2006)

  • Nefarius Clone (Clone Néfarius)
  • SCBO04
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton and Didier Poli
  • Sculptor: Stéphane N’Guyen
  • 2006 (January)
  • Note: 1000th miniature

Nemesis Clone (2004)

  • Nemesis Clone (Clone Nemesis)
  • SCCR08
  • Concept: Didier Poli
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2004 (April)
  • Note: part of the Hybrid: Nemesis board game

Neuromancer (2004)

  • Neuromancer (Neuromancien)
  • SCSP06
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Yannick Hennebo
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2004 (January)

The Scorpion Neuromancers are Special troops who are equally efficient in hand-to-hand combat and at a distance thanks to their crossbow and good combat characteristics. In addition to being able to become a Leader of any Scorpion Unit in Rag’Narok, the Neuromancers are gifted with impressive psychic powers that they can use to improve the characteristics of their camp’s fighters, or to diminish those of an enemy.

Razheem the Insane (2001)

  • Razheem the Insane (Razheem l’Insensé)
  • SCLV01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2001 (December)
  • Note: Living Legend Champion

Razheem was the first clone of this kind of strength to emerge from the vats of Syharhalna and was made to command the armies of Dirz. Gifted with exceptional strength and resilience, his true value shines in the middle of titanic battles. The simple appearance of the Insane’s silhouette in the middle of a sandstorm is often enough to make an indescribable terror grow in the hearts of his enemies.

Salias Yesod (2000)

  • Salias Yesod
  • SCAV01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2000 (July)

Sasia Samaris (2001)

  • Sasia Samaris
  • SCMA02
  • Concept: Paolo Parente
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2001 (April)

Sasia Samaris (2004)

Sasia Samaris (2004)

Sasia Samaris (2004)

  • Sasia Samaris
  • SCMA03
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptors: Aragorn Marks and MIKH Bigaud
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2, IMAGE 3
  • 2004 (June)
  • Note: Second Incarnation

Born in a cloning tank, Sasia Samaris is a technomancer and an Adept of the Scorpion. She uses a forbidden science and the magic of Darkness to fuse flesh with metal. The implacable cruelty she shows towards her enemies has become legendary, for the one they call the Rose of the Desert feeds on blood.

Scorpion Oriflamme (2000)

  • Scorpion Oriflamme (Oriflamme du Scorpion)
  • SCPE01
  • Concept: (Paolo Parente)
  • Sculptors: Arnaud Boudoiron and MIKH Bigaud
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2000 (May)
  • Note: Living Legend

Sentinels of Danakil (2004)

  • Sentinels of Danakil (Sentinelles de Danakil)
  • SCBO01
  • Concept: Didier Poli
  • Sculptor: Yannick Hennebo
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2, IMAGE 3, IMAGE 4
  • 2004 (February)

The Sentinels of Danakil are elite troops for the army of the Scorpion. These Dawn Warriors, still carrying their faithful sword-axe, have received special training making them even more formidable than their peers in hand-to-hand combat.

The Sentinels make up the guard of the Pillars of Danakil, the most powerful Dawn Warriors, of which the terrifying Thissan Ka is a member. This elite commander leads his warriors in combat with time-tested efficiency. Meriaghen’s Shield, a priceless alchemical artefact, lets him tirelessly fight the Scorpion’s enemies by granting him the Regeneration ability every time he eliminates an opponent during a Counter-Attack.

Sethin (2004)

  • Sethin (Sethin, la Guerrière de l’Aube)
  • SCCH04
  • Concept: Didier Poli
  • Sculptor: Yannick Hennebo
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2004 (May)
  • Note: Limited Edition

Sîn Assyris (2003)

  • Sîn Assyris
  • SCAV02
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2003 (May)
  • Note: Champion

Skorize Warriors (2000)

  • Skorize Warriors (Guerriers Skorize)
  • SCSP01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2
  • 2000 (December)

The Skorize Warriors form the vanguard of the Alchemic Swarm, eliminating pockets of resistance and sowing doubt among the enemy troops. Equipped with particular gear that makes them fearsome, they breathe toxic gases identical to those that are found in their generating vats. Their bodies, saturated with these substances, have a superhuman resistance to wounds!

Sykho Volesterus (2002)

  • Sykho Volesterus
  • SCFI01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2002 (May)
  • Note: Champion (Devout)

Tarascus (2005)

Tarascus (alternate studio paint scheme)

Tarascus (alternate head)

Tarascus (2005)

  • Tarascus
  • SCTI01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptors: Sean Green, MIKH Bigaud, and Olivier Nkweti Lafitte
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • Sculpt: WIP 1
  • 2005 (December)

Tiger of Dirz 1 (2002)

  • Tiger of Dirz 1 (Tigre of Dirz 1)
  • SCCR01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2002 (February)

Reputed as being the most terrifying predators of Aarklash, the Tigers of Dirz are among the Alchemists’ oldest creations. If you can hear their roar, then it is already too late. Of unequalled strength and brutality, the Tigers of Dirz never stop hunting except to devour their prey.

Tiger of Dirz 2 (2002)

  • Tiger of Dirz 2 (Tigre of Dirz 2)
  • SCCR02
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2002 (March)

Hidden in the shadows, the Tigers of Dirz usually hunt in small packs. Two of them let forth powerful roars, guiding the frightened prey to an area where the rest of the pack awaits them. Terrorized, their victims are caught in an inescapable trap. Within a few minutes the hunt is over, with the victims killed and devoured.

Tiger of Dirz 3 (2002)

  • Tiger of Dirz 3 (Tigre of Dirz 3)
  • SCCR03
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2002 (March)

When hunting, the Tiger of Dirz does not distinguish human from animal, as either one quenches its thirst for blood. Only a strong genetic conditioning and constant control make these creatures devoted and obedient to the Syhars, their creators. Though of a formidable ferocity toward their prey, they can be extremely docile toward a sufficiently strong and intelligent master.

Vargas Metatron (2000)

  • Vargas Metatron
  • SCCH01
  • Concept: Paolo Parente
  • Sculptor: Arnaud Boudoiron
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2000 (July)
  • Note: Halberdier champion

Vicar of Dirz (2002)

  • Vicar of Dirz (Vicaire de Dirz)
  • SCMG01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptor: Aragorn Marks
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2002 (November)
  • Note: Warrior-monk (Devout)

Warrior-Monks of the Scorpion, the Vicars are a source of fear for their peers as for their enemies. Their worrisome silhouette awakens the desire to win in Syhar Characters, who are careful to prove themselves in front of these eminences of Arh-Tolth. Under the inquisitive eyes of the eminences of the Alchemic god, the Characters transcend their limits and rival each other in bravery and ardour in combat, for their survival depends on it.

War-Staff of the Scorpion (2005)

  • War-Staff of the Scorpion (État-Major du Scorpion)
  • SCEM01
  • Concept: Edouard Guiton
  • Sculptors: Nicolas N’Guyen (Musician and Porte-étendard), MIKH Bigaud (Champion and Porte-étendard)
  • 2005 (May)

The clones of the Scorpion, born of Darkness and a counter-natural science, are created for only one goal: the subjugation of Aarklash. Clone 66U184, called Kheris, leads his soulless brothers to victory in the name of the Scorpion.

Ysis, the Viper of the Desert (2003)

  • Ysis, the Viper of the Desert (Ysis, la Vipère du Désert)
  • SCHE02
  • Concept: Yannick Hennebo
  • Sculptor: Yannick Hennebo
  • Art: IMAGE 1
  • 2003 (December)
  • Note: Champion
  • Note: This is a rare example of a Rackham sculptor who created their own concept art for their sculpt.
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5 responses to “Alchemists of Dirz

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  2. Thissan Ka, SCCH03, is in Sentinels of Danakil – not sure if was also released separately but did have own code in catalogues.

    • Under the Mountain

      Thanks so much for letting me know about this.

    • Under the Mountain

      I just realized something: every model had its own code in addition to that assigned to the box set it came in. I’m going to hold off making a single entry for Thissan, until information about a blister single comes along. 😉

  3. Under the Mountain

    I’m in the progress of moving this content to the wiki.

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