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Pathfinder Battles Preview: One More Look at the Bad Guys

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 11th is the official release date for Pathfinder Battles: Heroes & Monsters, our first big set of prepainted miniatures produced in cooperation with WizKids! That means we have only two more chances to show off the final sculpts of minis we've previously revealed only as digital renders or pre-production samples. A few commenters on last week's preview blog also suggested some size comparison shots, which we've thrown together below.

Two weeks from today, we'll begin to reveal some of the amazing miniatures in store for our next set, Rise of the Runelords. We now have photos of paint masters for about half of that set, so you can expect to see some amazing, full-color images pretty much immediately.

But that's the future, and the first set isn't even out yet. It deserves just a little bit more time in the sun.

Once again, these are photos of actual miniatures from the Heroes & Monsters set. Enjoy!

Up first we have the Zombie, a common menace that can't wait to sink its teeth into your player characters. As I chronicled several preview blogs ago, this guy started out with a kind of goofy "dancing" pose, but his revised look is more of an undead lunge, and I'm really pleased with how he turned out.

This rare Werewolf retains very little of his original clothing, and almost none of his humanity. The black paint scheme perfectly matches the common Wolf in this same set, giving you both bestial forms of a lycanthropic menace.

This haunting fellow, the rare Spectre, is enormously spooky. The detailed sculpt of his wispy bottom half looks really great in-hand, as many of you will no doubt discover only a few days from now.

Here we have the uncommon Venomous Snake, looking like it's slithered directly off the page of the Pathfinder Bestiary. Ssssssweet!

Speaking of snakes, who better to accompany the Venomous Snake than the rare Medusa, one of the best sculpts in the set? WizKids did a great job capturing the likeness of this iconic creature, and I'm willing to bet she becomes one of the break-out favorites of the set.

And here's my absolute favorite of the bunch, the rare Ettin. I don't think there's ever been a better prepainted mini of this two-headed giant, who absolutely towers over the other figures in this set.

Don't believe me? Check this out:

See what I mean? This guy is huuuuuge. Ok, he's actually Large, in game terms, but he really pushes the envelope, and is sure to elicit gasps from your players when you plunk him on the table!

Of course, the special promotional Huge Black Dragon (who actually is Huge) is the real masterpiece of the set. Here he is standing next to the Medusa, who really ought to start fast-talking soon. Acid breath cuts right through stone, so I imagine it does a good number of filmy white cloth and slightly scaly skin...

That's it! The final look at the monsters of Heroes & Monsters. Next week, we'll take one more look at the heroes, and after that, we're off to Varisia to take a very early peek at the Rise of the Runelords!

Only five days until the official release of Heroes & Monsters! Order your copies today before they are gone forever (something I suspect will be happening sooner rather than later)!

Erik Mona
Publisher

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Lantern Lodge

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That's it! The final look at the monsters of Heroes & Monsters. Next week, we'll take one more look at the heroes, and after that, we're off to Varisia to take a very early peek at the Rise of the Runelords!

That is my favourite part of the post, here I thought mini Friday's were done for a few months.

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5 days? Can't wait!

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I really love the ettin and the dragon. Giants and giantkind have always been a favorite of mine for minis. So this guy works so very well for me. And well, dragons are just dragons and generally awesome.

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The medusa is definitely my favorite from the set.


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Uhm... why is today's blog dated "Friday, January 5th"? Today is Friday the 6th, is it not?


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Image gallery has been updated accordingly:

www.pathfinderminis.com

Erik, also please don't forget about the Orc Brute in next week's "Heroes". I'm glad to see more people are accepting orcs as heroes :)

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

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D'oh! How did I ever forget the Orc Brute!

Oh, well. I hear he was thinking of changing alignment, anyway.

Dark Archive

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Looks absolutely amazing!

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sykoholic wrote:
Uhm... why is today's blog dated "Friday, January 5th"? Today is Friday the 6th, is it not?

I type in that number manually, and my robot brain doesn't work sometimes :)

Should be fixed now!

Grand Lodge

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Sara Marie wrote:
The medusa is definitely my favorite from the set.

From everything I have seen, and without having them in hand, I have to agree. She is a great sculpt. She may be the real prize in the set.

Later,

Mazra

P.S. Thanks Erik for a truly excellent job with the previews.


thanks erik for another great preview. just two more days until mine are suppose to be here.


Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper wrote:

Image gallery has been updated accordingly:

www.pathfinderminis.com

Erik, also please don't forget about the Orc Brute in next week's "Heroes". I'm glad to see more people are accepting orcs as heroes :)

Yup! And in my homebrewed campaign, my players saved off a large group of goblins from slavers and they now reside in a small part ot their hometown!

Grand Lodge

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Looking good there Spectre :)


I am looking forward to boxes being cracked open and the singles being sold off. Will you ladies and gents be doing that over here at paizo.com? I know it is my favorite way to shop for minis. I am sure ill buy my shar of boosters, but having a definite buy on hard to gets and things I wnat multiples of is super helpful!?

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gnomewizard wrote:
I am looking forward to boxes being cracked open and the singles being sold off. Will you ladies and gents be doing that over here at paizo.com?

Yup, they plan on having them on the 11th.

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I'm really looking forward to the packs. I need more goblins!


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Purchased a few at the comic store today (couldn't wait until my case arrived) and I lucked out and got the ettin. He looks great. I have the two WotC ettins and the Paizo one is beefier!! The Paizo ettin does look similar to the first WotC ettin (inhuman faces, grey skin) but is much bigger making the WotC ettin look like the kid brother of the family. I took a pic of all three together. My other catches were the city watch and the elf wizard. They do look very good and the watch is supposed to be common. He looks fantastic!!

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