I don't know what the weather's like where you live, but I'm looking out my office window at a gorgeous, sunny 71-degree day that feels a lot like summer. The forecast calls for rain this weekend, but after two beautiful Spring weeks on vacation in France and the sun beating down on me for five days in a row here in Seattle (!), I'm ready to declare the end of the winter season for real!
That's convenient, because today also marks the final preview blog for Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter, the newest set of prepainted fantasy miniatures from Paizo and WizKids! The set supports our popular Reign of Winter Adventure Path, which puts the player characters in Baba Yaga's Dancing Hut as they venture across the worlds. That's given us the opportunity to include more weird monsters than in any previous set. And we have three left to reveal today!
Before we do so, however, I should deliver the news that the official release date for the Reign of Winter set has shifted back a bit due to international shipping from the factory. WizKids now has the set slated at a June 4 release. I do not expect that date to change again.
And now, on to the last three miniatures!
First up this week is the Centaur Scout, a great “troop builder” type of figure that works perfectly for a rank-and-file centaur. He comes from Pathfinder Adventure Path: Maiden, Mother, Crone, and works great in encounters with the set's other centaur, the Centaur Archer. The Centaur Scout is a Large, uncommon figure.
Brandon Hodge's adventure Rasputin Must Die! is the gift that keeps on giving as far as this set is concerned. Not only did it include a madcap concept that's come to define the world-hopping weirdness of entire Adventure Path, but it also included a ton of really great character and monster images that just begged to be turned into miniatures. This guy—a Russian vampire priest, basically—is one of my absolute favorites. WizKids did a great job on the figure's sunken eyes, which really jump out from what's otherwise a pretty simply painted figure. In the adventure, the Nosferatu Brother is one of three, which in part justifies his uncommon rarity. The Nosferatu Brother is a Medium figure.
Last up this week (and for the entire set!) is Zorka, a strange fey creature known as a kikimora. Kikimoras are house spirits, and this particular one inhabits Baba Yaga's Dancing Hut, where she serves as housekeeper. The look of this figure was simply too insane not to include, especially since folks have been asking for more fey. Definitely one of the weirdest monsters we've published, let alone made a miniature of, Zorka is a Medium, rare figure.
And that's it for the Reign of Winter set! Tune in next week for the big reveal of the next set, as well as a look at some of its coolest miniatures.
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See you next week!