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Darklands: Savage Hordes IV - Fulfilment

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:14 pm

DARKLANDS: SAVAGE HORDES IV
FULFILMENT

Waves are gone...
We've decided to remove the "Wave" system, for the simple reason that we just try to get stuff out when we can; it's confusing for us, let alone you guys, so we're just going to give you months instead of waves.

Regardless, we will try to get everything out as soon as we can, but there's a lot to ship - and as always we prioritise orders in date sequence; i.e., if you ordered early, you'll get your stuff sent early.

What we're saying, basically, is - please be patient! We are doing everything as fast as we can without compromising on quality.

Metals will ship at separate times
The metal versions of miniatures will ship at least one wave later than the resin versions; it takes a while to get them ready to be cast in metal.

Now that we're used to working with the external casters we can give you a little idea of what goes on. Usually, it takes at least a month to get the master metal moulds from sending the miniatures to them; and then we must check these masters for errors and then either amend or okay them. Then they go into production, which takes another month.

Whilst we are using metal casters that are second to none in terms of quality, they are so busy it can take a while to get miniatures from them!

What Ships When
Here's an up to date list of what we think will be shipped when.

Resin Miniatures:
    SHIPMENT WAVE 0 (complete): Existing miniatures
    SHIPMENT WAVE 23 (August 2018): Warrior Garric - Archer Garric
    SHIPMENT WAVE 28 (August 2019): Great Axe Kaarstan - Two Axe Kaarstan
    SHIPMENT WAVE 29 (October 2019): Steinn the Bold on Foot - Steinn the Bold on Grundtroll - Hrafnen Crew, Holumann Unit
    JULY 2020: Sweorcan's Pack
    JULY 2020: Shieldwall Grey-Fur - Greatblade Grey-Fur
    AUGUST 2020: Talos - Bronn's Brood, Cocwocor Unit - Warped of Danu, Fir Danu Unit (Niall - Máire - Torin - Ruairí - Pádraig) - Raab's Warband, Great Axe Reiver Unit - Baara's Warband, Two Axe Reiver Unit

Items in green will DEFINITELY be sent in that wave as we have them in hand.
Items in yellow italics have been received from the sculptor or printer but not yet moulded. They should be sent in that wave, but it's possible they will slip into the next wave.
Items in italics are in progress and should make it into that wave, but we don't yet have the sculpt or 3d print.
Items not in bold or in italics may still make it into that wave, but may not.

Metal Miniatures:
    JUNE 2020: Sweorcan's Pack
    JULY 2020: Shieldwall Grey-Fur - Greatblade Grey-Fur
    SEPTEMBER 2020: Raab's Warband, Great Axe Reiver Unit - Baara's Warband, Two Axe Reiver Unit - Warrior Garric - Archer Garric - Steinn the Bold on Foot - Hrafnen Crew, Holumann Unit

Items in green will DEFINITELY be sent in that wave as we have them in hand.
Items in green italics have been sent to the metal casters but have only been produced in sample form.
Items in yellow italics are in mould-making progress (as we have all of the miniatures required) and should make it into that wave, but we don't yet have the first samples.
items in italics are in progress and should make it into that wave, but we don't yet have the sculpt or 3d print.
Items not in bold or in italics may still make it into that wave, but may not.

Purchasing Deadlines
There's still time to purchase everything from this project...

    Wave 0 Miniatures: complete!
    Wave 25 Miniatures: February 25th 2019
    Wave 26 Miniatures: April 29th 2019
    The Rest: until they ship!

Keep watching this list as it may well change - and if you have any issues with the above timings, please let us know and we may well be able to push the deadline back a little for you.
We reserve the right to change any of the above dates without notice.

Sculpts and Sculptors
Here's the big list of who's sculpting what and when for Darklands: Savage Hordes IV! Please bear in mind that this list may change over time, so don't take it as set in stone until the first work in progress shots appear.

New Sculpts and Alterations:
    JASON HENDRICKS: He'll be doing the Great Club Brute-Beasts.
    YANNICK HENNEBO: Yannick will do the female Demilegionarii...
    RAFAEL DIOLI: Rafael will take on any other Albainn, Atalantes, Vras and Ysians - so the Oghu Lobbers; Herakles, Khalkotes and Koríkolossi; the Rend-Vras.
    ANDREW MAY: Andrew will do the Two Club Brutes and Blade-Grigg...
    BOB PŁOCIENNIK: Bob has a bag load - but he's finished Sweorcan's Pack so it's a start. Then he's doing Berenulf Wulfshead, the Geoguth Unit, the Jutgar, the Jutboga, the three new Mound Beetles, the Dwimor, the Dromedonii, Cweld and Acweld, the Ghulas, the Ghulgaras and the Gryreghulas, the Bat Unit, the Gorgers of Khthon and Graach's Herd. Phew!
    VALENTIN ZAK: Valentin has finished the Fir Danu and will then do the Fiannagh, the Fir Bholg Beaters and Cormac Fir Danu!

Loads to crack on with!

Completed Sculpts
Here's a list of completed sculpts, in kindred order! Completed sculpts are in green; in progress sculpts are in yellow italics.

New Sculpts and Alterations:
    ALBAINN: Oghu Lobbers, Wild Oghurüc Unit
    ANGLECYNN: Berenulf Wulfshead - Helmed Berenulf Wulfshead - Youths of Stæford, Geoguth Unit - Sweorcan's Pack
    ATALANTES: Herakles - Unhelmed Herakles - Herakles on Pegasos - Warriors of Ilios, Khalkotes Unit - The Swift Ones, Koríkolossos Unit - Talos
    BRYTHONIAID: Bronn's Brood, Cocwocor Unit
    BYZANTII: Female Demilegionarii - Vul VII Iqqud, Dromedon Vulgus
    ÉRAINN: Cormac Fir Danu - Warriors of Tara, Fiannagh Unit - Warped of Danu, Fir Danu Unit (Niall - Máire - Torin - Ruairí - Pádraig) - Bholg of an Mhuirthead, Fir Bholg Beater Unit
    FOMORAIC: Great Axe Kaarstan - Two Axe Kaarstan - Raab's Warband, Great Axe Reiver Unit - Baara's Warband, Two Axe Reiver Unit - Graach's Herd, Gabrox Unit - Raad's Mob, Two Club Ograx Reiver Unit
    INFERNII: N/A
    JUTES: Warrior Garric - Archer Garric - Acwel - Cweld - Warriors of Cantwaraburg, Jutgar Unit - Bowmen of Cantwaraburg, Jutboga Unit - Degenerates of Acholt, Ghul Unit - The Wicked of Malaesc, Gryreghul Unit - Depraved of Hyrne, Ghulgar Unit - The Malevolent of Dwimorholt, Dwimor Unit - Bats of Cisel, Nihtbat Unit - The Vicious of Heardtu, Mound Beetle Unit
    KHTHONES: Gorgers of Khthon, Stóskoular Unit - Crushers, Krokokh Unit
    NORSE: Steinn the Bold on Foot - Steinn the Bold on Grundtroll - Hrafnen Crew, Holumann Unit - Jötnar of Utgard, Felljötunn Unit
    VRAS: Shieldwall Grey-Fur - Greatblade Grey-Fur - Gnaw-Maw's Den, Rend-Vras Unit
    YSIANS: Blade-Grigg, Two Club Death-Brute - Brutes of Grigg, Two Club Brute Unit - Beasts of Colcor, Great Club Brute-Beast Unit
    SELL-SWORDS: N/A

Let us know if we've missed anything, of course!
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New Hrafnen Crew

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:18 pm

There's just the one miniature to show so far, and he's for the Norse. It's early days, too, so bear with us!

HRAFNEN CREW, HOLUMANN UNIT
The Hrafnen Crew resculpt is happening because of the Hrafnen Bowmen from Savage Hordes II, which are being sculpted by Bob Płociennik, and of course that they're due a resculpt!

Vidkun the Brave, Holumann Kappi
It's early days for Vidkun the Brave, the unit's champion, but this is an early indication of how awesome the new Holumenn are going to be... All Hail Bob!

As well as the sword and shield you see here, they'll come with sword/axe and shield and spear and shield.

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These guys should be done in time for Wave 21...
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More Holumenn!

Postby Rob Lane » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:52 pm

There's three miniatures to show today, and all for the Norse. These guys are bloody awesome. Nice one Bob!

HRAFNEN CREW, HOLUMANN UNIT
The Hrafnen Crew are being resculpted now because Bob is sculpting the Hrafnen Bowmen from Darklands: Savage Hordes, and it should be noted that each will have the option to be armed with sword and shield, spear and shield, axe and shield and sword and axe. As well as that, you'll have options to pop an axe, sword or shield on their backs for a myriad combinations of weapons and shields.

Vidkun the Brave, Holumann Kappi
Vidkun the Brave is the champion of the Hrafnen Crew and he is suitably attired with a nice helmet and a mean expression. Not that you can see his expression, mind, but trust us, it's there...

Sword and shield...

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Spear and shield...

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Axe and shield...

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Sword and axe...

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Note that the legs are fixed on this version, and the others' legs will be the same as this one.

Snorri Snorrison, Holumann Merkismann
The banner bearer of the unit is Snorri Snorrison...

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There's only one version of the banner bearer, of course, because of...

Sveinn, Holumann Warrior
Now Sveinn is the alternate warrior version of Snorri, and he's still a cracking miniature - although we'll have to fix those legs, we think, as they're a bit okkard, as we say in Mansfield.

Sword and shield...

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Spear and shield...

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Axe and shield...

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Sword and axe...

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These guys, we very much hope, will be a Wave 21 shipment... but we'll see.
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Done Holumenn!

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:08 pm

Seven guys for the Norse, and we're all as happy as can be!

HRAFNEN CREW, HOLUMANN UNIT
The new Hrafnen Crew are completed, and we're very happy about that indeed because they are bloody awesome.

To re-iterate what you'll get, each warrior will have the option to be armed with sword and shield, spear and shield, axe and shield and sword and axe. As well as that, you'll have options to pop an axe, sword or shield on their backs for a myriad combinations of weapons and shields.

How cool is that?

Vidkun the Brave, Holumann Kappi
The champion is Vidkun the Brave! Note that you get the choice of tree stump or pile of skulls for him to stand on.

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He is brave, you know. He puts knives in the fork drawer at home!

Snorri Snorrison, Holumann Merkismann
The awesomeness of Snorri son of Snorri knows no bounds!

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Now that Bob changed his legs so he doesn't look like he's on the toilet any more. Which is nice.

Gunnar Half-Shield, Holumann Hornbori
The herald of the unit is Gunnar Half-Shield...

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...so named because he's two planks short of a six-pack.

Jan, Holumann Warrior
The lovely Jan is a warrior of the unit... here he is with sword and shield...

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...spear and shield...

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...axe and shield...

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...sword and axe...

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...how awesome is this guy!

Undrik, Holumann Warrior
Another warrior, is Undrik. Sword and shield version...

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...spear and shield...

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...axe and shield...

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...sword and axe...

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Note that all versions will have the spectacle helms shown in the sword and shield version...

Sveinn, Holumann Warrior
Sveinn is the alternate warrior version of Snorri... we showed him last time, so just a quick reprise:

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Note that his legs will match Snorri's new legs.

Ivarr, Holumann Warrior
The alternate warrior version of the hornblower is Ivarr! Here's his sword and shield version...

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...spear and shield...

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...axe and shield...

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...sword and axe...

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Now that the unit is done, we're hopeful of a Wave 21 shipment for resin and Wave 22 for metal.
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Ground Troll

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:43 pm

Only one miniature to show this week, but it's an absolute belter, and for the Norse!

STEINN THE BOLD, SEGGR OF HRAFNEN ON GRUNDTROLL
Predictably, Bob's work on the Norse goes from strength to strength, and Steinn the Bold is utterly, utterly brilliant. Or at least, the Grundtroll is - and we're very much expecting Steinn to complement this awesome monstrosity...

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Here's the Grundtroll with a man on it... not Steinn: it's our old friend Garric, not yet turned into Steinn of course!

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Now you can see how big the Grundtroll is! You'll note the Grundtroll's pose is rather more dynamic than the artwork - that's deliberate.

Now, we think this guy will be a Wave 22 shipment in resin and a Wave 23 shipment in metal (well, the foot version anyway) - really that's all down to the printing backlog, if we're honest! But he'll be with you soon enough...
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Re: Darklands: Savage Hordes IV - Fulfilment

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:50 pm

There's a few Norse miniatures to show you this week, although they all revolve around two, really...

STEINN THE BOLD, SEGGR OF HRAFNEN ON FOOT
Bob's work on Steinn the Bold - both on foot and on Grundtroll - is, we think you'll agree, nothing short of outstanding. But don't take our word for it... have a look yourself!

Here's the shieldwall version:

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There is a two axe version now, too:

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There is also a great axe version and a spear version, but he's not quite right yet so we'll wait to show him when he's sorted.

He should definitely be a Wave 23 shipment.

STEINN THE BOLD, SEGGR OF HRAFNEN ON GRUNDTROLL
The Grundtroll version of Steinn is bloody ace. Just look at it! Look!!

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The right arm is a little awkward so we're going to sort that for next time. Again, you'll be able to have him with two axes, great axe and spear on the Grundtroll. That's a 100mm base, by the way.

We think he'll be a Wave 23 shipment, on time!
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Wocors of Coc

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:12 pm

It's all about the Brythoniaid this week, specifically the Powys realm...

BRONN'S BROOD, COCWOCOR UNIT
The Cocwocorau are massive stubby-winged flightless bird-things with crushing beaks, a deafening shriek and a nasty temperament to boot. Bronn's Brood come a bit keen on the battlefield!

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Bronn ap Banbronn, Pencocwocor of Powys
Bronn's been around for a while now and was one of Bob's first sculpts for us, but it's worth showing him again of course!

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Still a cracking miniature!

Glach ap Diglach, Cocwocor of Powys
His name's Glach ap Diglach, and he's got a curly tongue!

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Perhaps it's some kind of noise ulululululator or something.

Pedr ap Pedroc, Cocwocor of Powys
Now Pedr ap Pedroc, he's not bothered about noise, he just wants to bash you over the head with his flinty stone blade thing, and then swallow you whole. No subtlety, some people.

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Well these guys are done, and looking amazing of course, but our printing queue is so long we reckon it'll be October by the time he's winging his way to you guys...

What's Next
Next up for this project in terms of sculpts is probably a way in the future, so we're hesitant to predict, but Jason Hendricks will be doing the great weapon Brute-Beasts at some point in the near future. With Bob heavily into Savage Hordes III currently, he'll probably not drop onto this project again until later on this year, but we'll probably give him the Wulfas first...
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Reivers that are Great, Fur that is Grey

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:13 pm

We've eight miniatures to show this week, for the Fomoraic Reivers of the Eye and the Vras Three-Claw...

RAAB'S WARBAND, GREAT AXE REIVER UNIT
The awesome Stéphane Camosseto has been cracking on with the alterations to the Reiver Hunters, and first to get the treatment are the Great Axe Reivers!

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Raab, Great Axe Reiver Gultain
The champion of the unit is Raab...

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...not C Nesbitt, but close.

Paad, Great Axe Reiver Warrior
Now the banner bearer / herald will be done last, so here's Paad...

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...the first warrior.

Kaalun, Great Axe Reiver Warrior
The second warrior, a lady, is called Kaalun...

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She looks a bit miffed about something or other!

Niall, Great Axe Reiver Warrior
Niall is the alternate of the banner bearer, Aalek...

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...or maybe it's the other way around.

Oraag, Great Axe Reiver Warrior
The last warrior of the unit is Oraag...

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...again, she'll be the alternate of the herald.

There's a way to go on these guys - the banner bearer and herald need doing of course - but it won't be long. Later on in the year though for shipping.

GREATBLADE GREY-FUR, VRAS-CHIEF
So here's Grey-Fur, a lovely Vras-Chief for the Vras, with a Greatblade.

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Now the artwork had the blade pointing the wrong way so whilst Rafael Dioli did it that way first, we changed it so that it's now pointing the right way!

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Rafael will also be doing Grey-Fur with spear and shield, so that won't take long for him too.

Later on in the year for Grey-Fur!

What's Next
Stéphane Camosseto is finishing up the Great Axe Reivers (and after those it's the Shieldwall and Two Axe Reivers of course), and Rafael Dioli will be doing Shieldwall Grey-Fur. Next up for this project in terms of sculpts is probably a way in the future, so we're hesitant to predict, but Jason Hendricks will be doing the great weapon Brute-Beasts at some point in the near future. With Bob heavily into Savage Hordes III currently, he'll probably not drop onto this project again until later on this year, but we'll probably give him the Wulfas first...
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Reivers, Reivers and a Vras

Postby Rob Lane » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:24 am

We've fifteen miniatures to show this week, for the Fomoraic Reivers of the Eye and the Vras Three-Claw...

RAAB'S WARBAND, GREAT AXE REIVER UNIT
Stéphane Camosseto has come up trumps with the Great Axe Reivers, 'cos they're finished! You've not seen two of these, but we'll just reprise the rest...

Raab, Great Axe Reiver Gultain
Champion:

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Raab...

Aalek, Great Axe Reiver Tusk-Bearer
Banner Bearer:

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Aalek...

Moraag, Great Axe Reiver Hornblower
Herald:

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Moraag...

Paad, Great Axe Reiver Warrior
Warrior:

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Paad...

Kaalun, Great Axe Reiver Warrior
Warrior:

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Kaalun...

Niaall, Great Axe Reiver Warrior
Warrior:

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Niaall is the alternate of the banner bearer, Aalek...

Oraag, Great Axe Reiver Warrior
Warrior:

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Oraag...


BAARA'S WARBAND, TWO AXE REIVER UNIT
Stéphane's also been hard at work on the Two Axe Reiver Unit, led by Baara... you've not seen any of these before, so bask in their hairy angry glory!

Baara, Two Axe Reiver Gultain
Champion:

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Baara...

Aal, Two Axe Reiver Tusk-Bearer
Banner Bearer:

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Aal...

Maadra, Two Axe Reiver Hornblower
Herald:

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Maadra...

Aadrac, Two Axe Reiver Warrior
Warrior:

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Aadrac...

Kaarana, Two Axe Reiver Warrior
Warrior:

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Kaarana...

Aalni, Two Axe Reiver Warrior
Warrior:

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Aalni...

Maadana, Two Axe Reiver Warrior
Warrior:

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Maadana...


SHIELDWALL GREY-FUR, VRAS-CHIEF
So here's Grey-Fur, a lovely Vras-Chief for the Vras, with a spear and shield this time...

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Done by Rafael Dioli in an awesome way!

What's Next
Next up for this project in terms of sculpts is probably a way in the future, so we're hesitant to predict, but Jason Hendricks will be doing the great weapon Brute-Beasts at some point in the near future. With Bob heavily into Savage Hordes III currently, he'll probably not drop onto this project again until later on this year, but we'll probably give him the Wulfas first...
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A Ratty Report

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:49 pm

The first update of 2020 for Darklands: Savage Hordes IV is here - and it includes some long-awaiting rattiness!

Metal Production

As some of you are aware of, metal production has kind of stalled over the last year or so - for the simple reason that we've been trying to get metal production in-house. Why? Relatively simple reasons: cost, time and convenience!

Well, after jumping through many council- and licence-related issues in 2019, we've got the equipment set up and ready to go - with one problem: metal moulds. Our Tim and the boys have enough on their plate printing and moulding for resin miniatures, and we can't afford to hire a metal moulder, but what we can do is get someone to do the mould-making for us on an ad-hoc basis. We've finally found someone (we hope) and that means, after a little training, we can get started on metal production very soon.

Be warned - we will start with the most important metals (i.e., the ones that have sold most) first, such as the Sávrar or the Reiver Hunters or the Sword-Melusines - but we will be getting around to any old metal production after that. Either way, we're confident that - as long as the mould-maker stays true to his scheduling - we can clear any outstanding metal versions of miniatures that have been produced in 2020, and after that, any new miniatures should have metal versions at the point of release.

The first moulds should be spinning in February, we think, but we'll probably only start getting proper production going in March.

It's been a long, hard road - but we always do get there in the end.

Now we've no miniatures to show this week, but we do have some artwork, specifically for the Vras kindred and the Three-Claw realm...

GNAW-MAW'S DEN, REND-VRAS UNIT
We've finally got some artwork for the Rend-Vras!! The Gnaw-Maw's Den, Rend-Vras Unit will be a reality at some point in the near future!

Gnaw-Maw, Rend-Vras Kill-Fang
The champion of the unit is Gnaw-Maw, of course...

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Look at the size of that chopper!

Black-Claw, Rend-Vras Warrior
The first warrior is Black-Claw. You can't see it here, but one of his claws is black.

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He's a brute!

Mangle-Fang, Rend-Vras Warrior
We were going to call Mangle-Fang "Joe Mangle-Fang" but only Neighbours watchers from the 80s and 90s would get it.

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So maybe quite a few people in Britain and Australia, but no-one else!

Wrong-Tail, Rend-Vras Warrior
The question is, has he really got a Wrong-Tail?

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Looks like it!

Tear-Jaw, Rend-Vras Warrior
He tears jaws, does Tear-Jaw! We're not sure what with, though.

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Now these guys have some artwork I'll be updating graphics and whatnot over the next week or so. They will eventually be sculpted by Rafael Dioli, please note!

What's Next
Valentin Zak is, reportedly, starting the Fir Danu soon but we'll see. Regardless of that, Jason Hendricks will be doing the great weapon Brute-Beasts at some point in the near future. With Bob heavily into Savage Hordes III currently, he'll probably not drop onto this project again until later on this year, but we'll probably give him the Wulfas first...
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Of Beetles and Warped Warriors

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:07 pm

We do have miniatures to show this week, but let's see some concept art first - this time for the Jutes!

THE VICIOUS OF HEARDTU, MOUND BEETLE UNIT
Kurt Jakobi has been beavering away - or is that beetling away? - at the Mound Beetles because we promised there'd be new ones from this project - and here they are, The Vicious of Heardtu, Mound Beetle Unit in all their shuddering glory...

Thacaldān, Mound Beetle
So you all should know of Thacaldān already, he's been around a bit: but if we're sculpting two more, we may as well take the opportunity to do a new one...

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...and with his wing-cases open!

Nægmiht, Mound Beetle
The second mound beetle is Nægmiht...

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...which roughly translates as nail-might... in other words, watch out for his claws!

Brutan, Mound Beetle
Brutan is indeed a brute!

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Remember, these guys will be on 80mm bases and no doubt Bob Plociennik will be sculpting them.

What's Next
We've still got some artwork to do, namely Olympia the Stratekórikolossos for the Atalantes, the Midden Beetles and Nihtbats for the Jutes, and the Cúax Pack (hounds of war) for the Fomoraic. Kurt will do the Midden Beetles and Nihtbats for sure, but no idea about Olympia and the Cúax Pack...


MINIATURES
So here's the promised sculpt works in progress, and they're for the Érainn!

WARPED OF DANU, FIR DANU UNIT
So here's a lovely thing, Valentin Zak has been working hard on the Warped of Danu, Fir Danu Unit and they're definitely getting there. Here's a scale shot to show you their size:

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Niall, Fir Danu Ceann
Niall is the champion of the unit...

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...although once the warp takes him, he can't remember his name, let alone those he's meant to be leading!

Máire, Fir Danu Warrior
You wouldn't want to mess with Máire...

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...especially if you asked her where dinner is after a hard day down the pub.

Torin, Fir Danu Warrior
Torin is a Fir Danu...

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...that is, a man of Danu, the Earth Goddess!

Ruairí, Fir Danu Warrior
Ruairí (Rory to his mates) is also a Fir Danu warrior...

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...but he'd better be careful. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye!

Pádraig, Fir Danu Warrior
Now Pádraig, he loves a bit of warping...

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...but not so as he can't enjoy his time on the battlefield!

So these guys are still a work in progress, but Valentin is getting there and should be sending me new images very soon.

What's Next
In the very near future, Bob Plociennik will be doing the Wulfas and new Freawulfas for good measure, and then lots of everything else. Other than that, Jason Hendricks will be doing the great weapon Brute-Beasts soon...
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Wolves and the Warp

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:14 pm

Here's some lovely sculpt works in progress, for the Anglecynn and the Érainn...

SWEORCAN'S PACK, WULF UNIT
Bob's been hard at work recently getting some awesome Hyaenas done for the Byzantii, but he's returned to our kickstarter projects with a surprise - the lovely Sweorcan's Pack, Wulf Unit...

Sweorcan, Great Wulf
The hard-bitten alpha of the pack is Sweorcan...

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...grizzled he may be, but still up for a fight...

Thura, Wulf
This wulf, Thura,

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is the beta... the challenger. Sweorcan has to watch his back!

Bryni, Wulf
Brutan is a pack wulf...

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...devoted to Sweorcan.

Ina, Wulf
Ina is spoiling for a fight...

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...and he'll get one!

Tiw, Wulf
Named after the god of battle, Tiw is not yet sculpted, but will be for next time.

The Wulfas are looking great and whilst there's a couple of things we need to change - extend the neck on some, add a few scars etc. on others - they're almost ready. Remember, these are 30mm bases, so they're big wolves... about as big as the timber wolves of today.

Rumours that Bob will be doing new Frēawulfas are entirely true. Next!

WARPED OF DANU, FIR DANU UNIT
The awesome Valentin Zak is cracking on with the Warped of Danu, Fir Danu Unit and all of them are almost done... hoping they'll all be finished next week!

Niall, Fir Danu Ceann
Niall is still the champion of the unit...

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...and still awesome!

Máire, Fir Danu Warrior
Máire is getting there...

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...although you wouldn't.

Torin, Fir Danu Warrior
Torin is about done...

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...as would you be, if you were nearby!

Ruairí, Fir Danu Warrior
Ruairí (Rory to his mates) is also a Fir Danu warrior...

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...he'll keep an eye on you for sure.

Pádraig, Fir Danu Warrior
Paddy to his mates, Pádraig doesn't have mates when he's warping...

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...so it's best to call him sir.

The Fir Danu are almost done, which means we should have them fairly soon; we think they may have to go on 50mm bases as Valentin's done them a little larger than we wanted - but we'd rather change the profile than the miniatures because they're so amazing!

What's Next
In the future, Bob Plociennik will be finishing off the Wulfas and doing new Freawulfas for good measure, and then lots of everything else. Other than that, Jason Hendricks will be doing the great weapon Brute-Beasts soon...
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Warped Up!

Postby Rob Lane » Fri May 15, 2020 10:39 am

Here's some lovely sculpt works in progress for the Érainn!

WARPED OF DANU, FIR DANU UNIT
The awesome Valentin Zak has completed the Warped of Danu, Fir Danu Unit and they are bundles of joy wrapped up in chocolate. They are awesome!

Niall, Fir Danu Ceann
Niall is the champion of the unit,

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has a smaller weapon now. But don't say that in front of him.

Máire, Fir Danu Warrior
Máire is now completed...

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...thankfully.

Torin, Fir Danu Warrior
Torin also has a smaller weapon...

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...as well as a smaller shield. Their weapons and armour warp with them - slightly, anyway - as they are made of materials from the earth.

Ahem.

That's the excuse I'm using.

Ruairí, Fir Danu Warrior
Ruairí has also gained (lost) a smaller weapon...

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...which may be comical now, but when it's brained you, you won't be laughing we're sure!

Pádraig, Fir Danu Warrior
Now Pádraig's weapon got smaller too...

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...but you should still call him sir!

The Fir Danu are now done, which means we should have them fairly soon; we think they may have to go on 50mm bases as Valentin's done them a little larger than we wanted - but we'd rather change the profile than the miniatures because they're so amazing!

What's Next
In the future, Bob Plociennik will be doing lots of everything. Other than that, Jason Hendricks will be doing the great weapon Brute-Beasts soon...

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