Tag Archives: Cadwallon

ANAKRON, Le Goelier de Cadwallon

Anakron recently shared this preview of his entry for a painting contest in France, “Le Gaelier of Cadwallon” (Jailer of Cadwallon).  This is a combination of stock Rackham models and some unique elements designed specifically for this piece (i.e. the tentacles).

Anakron’s work ceases to amaze me, and I wish him all the best at the contest.

CADWALLON, City of Thieves: The King of Ashes

Fantasy Flight Games recently published an updated preview for the forthcoming expansion to Cadwallon: City of Thieves:

The King of Ashes expansion for Cadwallon: City of Thieves brings some exciting changes to the standard rules, and adds in a whole host of new mechanics to liven up your thieving experience as your gang skulks the streets of Cadwallon. When we announced the expansion, we only hinted at the wealth of new content for the denizens of the City of Thieves. In this preview, we’ll take a closer look at the both the brand new and the revised mechanics that will add to your experiences in the Cadwallon: City of Thieves universe!

MINIATURES ARCHIVE, Concord of the Eagle Finished

Admittedly, the Concord of the Eagle was an easy series to complete for the new wiki, being that Rackham only ever made one model for the faction: Archon of Faathi.  The entry for Archon also includes some product and game information, and may represent the way I pursue other entries going forward.  If so, the Alchemists will need an update, but such are wikis: they’re never done.

I’ve started on Cadwallon, and will chip away at the Elemental, Familiar, and Mercenary pages at the same time to help break things up.  There’s more to come.

MINIATURES ARCHIVE, Alchemists of Dirz Half Complete

I just uploaded the page for the Kassalis Vanin & Sidiamie blister in the new wiki archive.  With that the Alchemists of Dirz catalog is half complete.  I’m getting pretty fast at this, so the second half should not take as long.  That being said, this is a very manual process, and the old archive (see column on the right) is still there for now.

For what it’s worth, I’m also making a small dent in the companies entries.

LEGACY MINIATURES, Isabeau

CoolMiniOrNot has updated the product page for the Legacy Miniatures Nobles of Cadwallon box set with a photo of the correct version of the included Isabeau.

CADWALLON, Isabeau, O, Isabeau

(from the left) Werner Klocke’s Isabeau, MIKH’s Isabeau, and the C:CoT Isabeau

A little over a week ago Legacy Miniatures, in conjunction with CoolMiniOrNot, released three more sets of models formally produced by Rackham: Nobles of Cadwallon, Bodyguards of Cadwallon, and Griffin Pack 1.  The pattern for this release followed that of the others: each set was comprised of models previously available from Rackham (and still ubiquitous in the aftermarket) and one or two rare or never-before-released models.  It’s the latter that usually makes the sale (it has been in my case, anyway).

I’ve been hesitant to buy any of these three sets.  My gut tells me I’ll eventually give in and buy the two Cadwallon sets, but I’m not quite there yet.

During some downtime, today, I checked the CMoN site to see if there were any reviews of the models, as some have no doubt been delivered by now.  In the announcement for this release, one customer wrote the following:

There is a problem with this release.
The Isabeau miniature that is provided is neither the original sculpt (thats shown) nor the WK…. Instead it appears to be a recast of the pre-paint figure thats available in the Cadwe FFG hero set.

Really?  I began in investigation immediately.  It didn’t take long, because as fortune would have it the customer who wrote that comment on CMoN posted a comment here when I was in the thick of my search.  After a brief exchange via email, he pointed me to his post on the UK:CORD forum, which included a photo of the model in Legacy’s Nobles of Cadwallon set.  Sure enough, it is indeed a resin cast from the same sculpt used to make the board game piece for Cadwallon: City of Thieves.

I’m not entirely surprised to learn this.  Sculpts and masters, especially if they’re resin, are prone to breakage unless they’re cared for properly.  The only reason I can think of for including this sculpt in the set, is that the others were lost or damaged beyond repair.

As to why they advertised the set with a photo of a different sculpt, I blame this either on human error, or because painted models lead to better sales and they had access to a great studio photo of Isabeau.  Why not just use a photo of the model in the set with an updated paint job?  Because Legacy Miniatures is a side project for Dust Studio/Games, and their resources are largely devoted to the game universe they’re currently developing (Dust) as opposed to one from their past.  And thank god for that.  Artists create, they don’t dwell.  Ever forward, boys–ever forward.

NOTE: MIKH’s version of Isabeau was released in 2006. Werner KLOCKE’s version (together with Rafal ZELAZO) was released in 2007 as a free promo for subscribers to the French edition of Cry Havoc!.

CONFRONTATION, Viress Cards Available

The cards for Viress and her weapon bearer, exclusive Cadwallon models for the 2007 Paris GenCon, are now available for download here.  The zip file contains both the French and English cards.