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Wednesday 4 November 2015

DH15 Dwarf Runic Golem now released!

“The Guild of Spellsmiths and the Guild of Blacksmiths do not often clank tankards of Beir but when they do great things happen.  Imagine said Gumblebeard the greatest of the white wizards what we could do with an axe wielder as large as the common Troll but alas our magics will not take a physical form on the field of battle without intricate preparation.  Such preparation is hard enough without some stinking Gobber trying to cave your skull in.  Tamble 'Blowback' Rustmaker chief of the Guild of Blacksmiths replied to this impassioned speech without spilling a drop of golden hops.  Such a huge warrior would be most welcome and we can hammer and smith our way to clothing him but there is no Dwarf in the realm so big to wear it...  Sparkes or raw mind forging flew from them both and with a resounding clank of tankards they spoke in unison.  Between us we can build it and bind it with magic runes.  A golem will take to the field of battle.  A Dwarf Runic Golem!”

Following on from Octobers early supporter offers the fantastic creation that is the Dwarf Runic Golem is now on general release.  Woo!  We were really pleased with the response from wargamers.  In fact we are keeping the 50mm square resin base in with the kit meaning more value and the Dwarf Multitude (one of all the sixty plus Dwarfs in our range) with a FREE Golem in it has been kept on as we have had more than fifty requests for it once it finished.  Go HERE for the Dwarfish Hosts page. Great for any fantasy system such as classic Warhammer and Song of Blades and Heroes too.  Enjoy!

DH15 Dwarf Runic Golem
This resin 28mm scale kit is styled in the traditional manner of Dwarfs whose love of gold and mining has led them to use magic to artifice a big brutal runic golem to aid them in battle. Assembled from five highly detailed pieces with a small degree of pose choice the Golem is 65mm tall and is supplied with a 50mm square resin base.  Supplied unassembled and unpainted. You can purchase a single Golem or purchase three using the drop down menu and save 10% on screen. 18.00GBP.  Go HERE

A Runic Golem is a magic construct of the Dwarfs created by joint effort of their smiths and mages which then obeys simple instructions.  Its not a 'steam and cogs' creation its a magic one in a more traditional Dwarf under mountain stronghold.  As you can see the Dwarf Runic Golem stands about three times the height of a typical Dwarf warrior (the final model will be about 60mm tall) and is emblazoned with powerful runes all over its metal body.  It has thick steel armour making it a match for any Goblin or Orc and even smaller Trolls toe to toe.  It takes a lot of punishment to break the runes and consign this moving magic suit of armour to its end.  The form of the Runic Golem is that of a huge dwarven warrior.  Stocky, slightly hunched over and with a head sat directly onto its shoulders it is perfectly capable of fighting out in the open but it is in the caverns and tunnels that the golem comes into its own.  Able to press itself into the tunnels and using twin double headed axes to carve a path along them the golem can rid a hold of Goblins in short order.  

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the concept art for this new 28mm scale kit.

Lastly this message will be across all news and releases this month.  November is a big month and will be filled with many Fantasy and Flintloque releases and offers.  All orders this month will get a free VNT31-05 Liche Lord miniature automatically included read about this HERE.  At the end of this month we will be taking part in a Black Friday Weekend event with our sister sites and The Ion Age.  This will be a great offer and will be explained in greater detail nearer the end of November.  

Thanks for Reading.