|Variant model of DAH1a. Think I prefer him for my fighter.|
|Variant model of DAH4a. Great model use to represent Merlin or even DrBargle.|
That all said the main point of this post is to take a closer look at all the wonderful extras released so far for the backers of Otherworlds indigogo campaign.
First up we have a nice treasure pile. Its a good haul with one large chest, two medium and one small all with good detail. Some over spilling sacks of coins and a pile of coins, scrolls and a crown finish the loot. They could work well as separate piles but really for the best effect your going to want to mount them together.
Next a pair of guard dogs, a realistic size, smaller than the marauder dark elf mastiffs but not horribly so. They have an armoured harness on and will look great painted up as Bullmastiffs.
The dwarf mercenary is a lovely if simple sculpt. The style is a little different to the adventurer dwarves but they will still work together, particularly when painted by the same person. He will be a great bit of muscle for any serious party who take along henchmen.
Except for the shields and backpack the extra weapons are cast with hands attached. The same style as the adventurers, the temptation to use them is strong but I cannot see myself cutting up the lovely boxed sets I just received A shrewd move by Otherworld? Could be, I may find myself buying extras to convert using this set.
The hirelings are a great addition to any party and will complement the boxed set coming out soon. In order we have here a lantern bearer in padded armour wearing a kettle helm. This along with the notched sword he holds shows that he isn't there just to hold the lantern. He has no backpack (but see the spare above..) and a sling bag holding what looks like spare flasks of oil for the lantern that he carries suspended from a pole. Rope is coiled over his left shoulder. The mule handler appears to be wearing a leather apron and close fitting hat. He certainly isn't here for combat. His backpack holds bundles of fodder and various water skins. He has a bucket of I believe oats and a a rope lead ready to bend to attach to the mule. The porter has a padded jerkin on, smaller than the lantern bearers. He also has a Norman style pointed helm and a dagger. I guess this means he is prepared to face some danger but perhaps not in the front line. He has a staff to help with his load which is quite considerable. There is a fair sized chest, bedrolls leather packs, wine skins, rope, a lantern and plenty of sacks.
|The mule handlers and porter from behind showing pack details.|
Finally my favorite, the familiars. A flying raptor, (a hawk?), a raven, a perched owl, a minute weasel stoat/martin, a frog/toad and a cat. All just the right size all completely perfect. I wouldn't mind a few of the raptors fro my wood elf falconers to be honest. A nice touch is the inclusion of some 1mm thin clear plastic tubing to mount the flyers on.