D&D Monster Manual 27: Wrath of Ashardalon – Meerak, Kobold Dragonlord & Kobold Dragonshield

D&D Wrath of Ashardalon, Meerak, Kobold Dragonlord & Kobold Dragonshields

Today it’s another hero-and-minions double-set from Wrath of Ashardalon today – Meerak the Kobold Dragonlord and his three Kobold Dragonshield Peons.

D&D Wrath of Ashardalon, Kobold Dragonshields

Since I did the three Kobolds from the Castle Ravenloft game with green skin-scales, I decided to do these ones in differering but distinctive colours to make identification on the table that much easier when/if they’re combined into the same game. It’s kinda hard to see in the photos of all of them excepting Meerak, but I’ve used both green and purple inks on their shields to create the illusion of a prismatic paint shimmer. Just something to make them a tiny touch less bland.

D&D Wrath of Ashardalon, Meerak, Kobold Dragonlord

So the hero got to be bright red, because hero. In turn, his underlings were done in a more subdued browny-red. Similarly, he got the fancy copper-bronze armour while they got the less fancy looking iron armour. (shhh.. don’t tell him about the Iron Age following the Bronze Age. he thinks his armour is better!)

D&D Wrath of Ashardalon, Meerak, Kobold Dragonlord & Kobold Dragonshields, Castle Ravenloft, Klak Kobold Sorcerer, Kobold Skirmishers

As you can see here, having three distinct colour schemes for the three types of Kobolds makes them Super Easy to distinguish. Barely an Inconvenience, one might say! Amazingly, there’s not much left now to have all of the models. (well, the villains/mobs) from the Wrath of Ashardalon box completed! Once I get the final models done and posted, I’ll clear some table space and get some group shots of the Ravenloft models, the Ashardalon models and then perhaps all my D&D models taken. Though with the latter, obviously pretty much every fantasy model I own would also count, so my Warhammer Orcs & Goblins, Undead, Ogres, Empire; LotR Orcs, Uruks and Goblins, Gondor, etc and on and on etc will be absent by reasons of space and necessity.

D&D Monster Manual 26: Wrath of Ashardalon – Legion Devils

D&D Wrath of Ashardalon - Legion Devils

Probably my least-favourites from the Wrath of Ashardalon box, both in terms of gameplay and models, we have the Legion Devils. Really poor, and ill-defined details (or lack thereof). I went with a stereotypical red skin as a visual shorthand for “Devils” and then went with green-tinted armour and items (and eyes) as a colour reference to the Fel Fire of World of Warcraft’s Burning Legion. Also because red and green are complimentary, and these figures, shit-awful as they are would look a little more interesting on the tabletop with that extra contrast. As I was getting to the end of these, I decided to leave thse models without mouths. Why don’t they have mouths? Two reasons.

  1. The detail is just that poor. There are no obvious or visible mouth on this sculpt.
  2. While I could have painted in a thin line quite easily, leaving it blank is a bit more horrifying. And they’re Devils. So… you get it.