Citadel Oldhammer Dwarf Adventurer and Stonehaven Dwarf Rogue

We’ve got two dwarves today. One old enough to quality as right proper Oldhammer, and the other quite recent.

Citadel Oldhammer Dwarf Adventurer and Stonehaven Dwarf Rogue

The first of the two, sometimes called “Dwarf Ninja” and other times “Dwarf Rogue” comes from the Dwarf Adventurers line found in the 1988 Citadel Catalogue, meaning he was released around 1887 or thereabouts. Looking through the 1987 Citadel Journal, the Dwarves in there, also by the Perry Twins are of a slightly different style to this one. I got this figure back in the day, started painting him, stopped, then restarted, did what I thought was a great job, screwed it up with a black wash, restarted and finally finished him recently. He’s got a vaguely middle eastern feel, with the scarf around his head, and so I painted his skin in a slightly different-to-usual tone compared to how I usually paint my dwarves. He also has a nice line in thieves’ tools on his belt.

Citadel Oldhammer Dwarf Adventurer and Stonehaven Dwarf Rogue

His partner in crime is another of Stonehaven’s dwarves from their 2012 Kickstarter. I’ve shared a few of these figures before now, and if I ever finish painting the lot of them I’ll do a group shot. This dwarf rogue was started a couple of years ago to represent an NPC in our very, very occasional Pathfinder campaign. She fit the bill perfectly, and so a couple of weeks ago I saw the half-painted figure sitting on my desk and finally made myself finish her off. No thieves tools in play here, just a pair of dual-wielded daggers for some stabby good times.

I think they make quite the pair.

Aside from the obvious use in role-playing games and as a character meeple in various board games, I’ve started to think about combining a bunch of the more out-there Dwarf Adventurer types into a unit for Kings of War. Possibly using the berserker stat line to represent them being a bit more reckless but a hell of a lot more dangerous than your regular dwarf. We’ll see…

13 thoughts on “Citadel Oldhammer Dwarf Adventurer and Stonehaven Dwarf Rogue

  1. Stabby, stab, stab….most excellent dwarves I say. The black turned out very well. It still reads as black without being too grey. It is nice to see more and more miniatures that are not too stereotypical if it comes down to dwarves. Sure we need our heavily armored lads and lasses, but a wizard, ninjas etc. are always welcome. Looking forward to more exotic dwarf creations!

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    • Thank you. I’ve got a fair few more Stonehaven ones to get through, plus the rather excellent ones from the RPE kickstarter last year that have many I feel like are very much spiritual successors to the old Dwarf Adventurers and others from the 1988 ranges. Then there was yesterday’s Reaper order and the actual Dwarf Adventurers from the 80’s I still have unpainted…

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