D&D ̶M̶o̶n̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ Hero Manual 53: Wrath of Ashardalon Heroes – Keyleth, Elf Paladin & Heskan, Dragonborn Wizard

Dungeons and Dragons Wrath of Ashardalon Heroes - Keyleth, Elf Paladin & Heskan, Dragonborn Wizard

A pair of D&D models today – two of the heroes from the Wrath of Ashardalon board game I finished the monsters from awhile back. And yes, this pair’s completion was indeed motivated by getting them done and off the desk. Since both were about 60%-70% done it wasn’t too bad to just knuckle down and move them on.

Dungeons and Dragons Wrath of Ashardalon Heroes - Keyleth, Elf Paladin & Heskan, Dragonborn Wizard

They’re not great models by any means, but as older D&D board game models go they’re not the worst, either. I went for somewhat stereotypical colours for the Paladin, and a slightly more Strange-ly inspired scheme for the Sorcerer

Dungeons and Dragons Wrath of Ashardalon Heroes - Keyleth, Elf Paladin & Heskan, Dragonborn Wizard

I don’t have anything else especially witty to add here. They’re done. Obviously they fit well into FRPG gaming, especially D&D/PF but they may even stand a chance of seeing the tabletop once we get back to those D&D board games down the road..

…and of course – Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got Challenge.

21 thoughts on “D&D ̶M̶o̶n̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ Hero Manual 53: Wrath of Ashardalon Heroes – Keyleth, Elf Paladin & Heskan, Dragonborn Wizard

  1. Both colour schemes work very well on these models. The dragon kin looks like a better sculpt and has nice contrast going. The paladin suffers a bit in the facial region, but the well rendered tunic and hair make up for it.

    All in all nice paint jobs on average miniatures. That said very serviceable for boardgames.

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    • Yeah, she basically has no real facial details. More like impressions of where her details are supposed to be – and tiny on top of that! Her armour is much the same. At least her hair is sculpted relatively nicely enough!

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  2. Being a comic nerd, I immediately picked up on the Strange colors. They look nice! I’m guessing that isn’t freehand on his robe, but if it is, sweet job!

    Yea, the female heroes face looks a mess, but you have to do what you can with those casts. I think I’d swap that one out with a Nolzurs mini myself. Though the Nolzurs minis tend to take me a lot longer to paint than most stuff.

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    • Haha thanks Faust! I was wondering if/who would pick that up. The robe patterns are indeed sculpted on. When we played using those characters, both were subbed by painted Citadel models – the pally became a (male) High Elf Sword-master-something, and the Strange Lizard was that Reaper Shaman-or-rogue model I painted ahile back.
      I’ve gotten a bunch of Nolzurs’ since then, but for whatever silly reason I’m now wanting to knock out a bunch of the crappy original models. More to just have the full boxes done, I guess!

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  3. Nice job as always taking board game minis with some subpar details and making them look as good as you can. I like both these sculpts as they have character but also are cool generic fantasy characters. I think the head/face on the Lizardman is probably my favorite part. One of these days you’re going to have to paint some GW Lizardmen/Seraphon after all these D&D ones! 🙂

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    • Thanks Kuribo. I’ve got a small army worth of Lizardmans/Seraphon here, but they’re just nowhere near the painting desk. I’m still somewhat hoping to kill off the piles of part-painted models and then give myself the “freedom” (more mental than anything else, admittedly) to then paint anything I like.

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    • Thanks Dave. I do enjoy a good “proper” tabletop game, but boardgames are pretty fun as well much of the time (depending on which ones, obviously!) I’d love to do some wargaming again, but with current circumstances it’s more army building than gaming with them for the time being….

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