Today’s post shares a group of four heroes from different D&D Adventure Boardgames. We have Vistra, Dwarf Fighter (Wrath of Ashardalon), Barrowin, Gold Dwarf Cleric (Temple of Elemental Evil), Catti-brie, Human Archer (The Legend of Drizzt) and Thorgrim, Dwarf Cleric (Castle Ravenloft). Now two of these models are decent boardgame models (Vistra and Barrowin), one is a …passable boardgame model (Thorgrim), and one is complete trash (Catti-brie).
I honestly wouldn’t have gotten any of these four done if not for Fembruary. They’ve all been sitting on the painting tray for a long time.. since we got into playing the D&D games which was around the middle of 2020.
The two female dwarves are detailed nicely enough, though they do appear to be from either two different fantasy races or from two entirely different miniature ranges. Barrowin looks like a halfling compared to Vistra – who in turn has an odd hunched-neck pose almost as though she’s a Citadel orc.
After completing those two, I decided to knuckle down and basically get rid of the other two heroes from the Tray. Thorgrim is basically an uninspired model that I just had to force myself through, and Catti-brie has to be the worst model sculpt I’ve made myself paint in years.
I did my best to smash that one out, though I’m not entirely sure why I bothered – one more towards completeness for that set and OCD, I guess. I know that the Drzzzzzt books are very popular out there (I read and enjoyed the first couple, but I don’t remember a lot about them besides Driders) and as such, Catty-Bree is pretty popular, but this model is pure trash and there’s no easily-accessable good model of her out there for some reason.
There does now seem to be a decent prepainted one up for pre-order, so I’d probably get that set if there were an unpainted/pre-primed version available.