Maelstrom Games posted some previews of their upcoming BaneBeasts over on their BaneLegions page. Here’s what they’ve got coming out next month.
From the preview:
Thanks to staff members going on holiday (amazing! we actually get time off), the latest two additions to the BaneBeasts range have had to wait until today to be unveiled. Still, better late than never…
It’s been a little while since we last saw a miniature sculpted by the awesomely talented Stéphane NGuyen van Gioi, but Mazikílías – an enormous basilisk with which to batter your enemies into submission – has certainly been worth the wait! Sat upon a huge rock and looking for all the world like he could turn you to stone right there, the credit for that must go to the sublime talents of Stefan Kopinski; but Stéphane, of course, is the one that’s translated it into miniature form. Huzzah!
We tasked Benoît Cosse to produce the boar underneath Chaagmuth the Jaw-Taker sans Chaagmuth: and he has produced it, oh yes! Báintaac is the first of our Toracx, savage boar-like creatures unleashed upon the enemies of the Gabrax. Rejoice, fellow man-beast fans!
Maelstrom Games has another BaneLegions preview for you today. This time it’s Chaagmuth the Jaw-Taker.
From the preview:
The second BaneLords release for September is simply chock-full of character and savagery – but what else can we expect from the sublime Benoît Cosse, who seems to go from strength to strength with each miniature he sculpts? Of course, Benoît could not have produced such an amazing sculpt without the stunning concept art by our old mate Stefan Kopinski who at present is working on some full-colour art for us. Intrigued? Stay tuned for a big announcement later on in August… for now, get a hold of this!
Maelstrom Games has started taking pre-orders for their latest BaneLegions model: Tundaar, Skull-bearer of Baalor.
From the website:
Stefan Kopinski, of course, should not go un-mentioned: it is he that conjured Tundaar’s character, who produced the evil sneer on Tundaar’s face and the amazing posture of a warrior that looks like he wouldn’t be very good company on a night out and would, like as not, spike your drink with something nasty for kicks.
Tundaar can be pre-ordered from the Maelstrom Games webstore right now, with his official release date – i.e., the day he’ll be physically available – being the 8th of September.
BaneLegions has a preview up for Gynroch ap Roch. I’m just happy that I actually get to post this picture to you guys in good conscience.
From the preview:
We have something very special for you for the August BaneBeasts release – a nightmarish miniature sculpted by one of the finest sculptors in the world today, Michaël Bigaud (or mikh, as he is known). Drawn up by the splendiferous Stefan Kopinski and to be painted by the bubblicious Ben Komets, Gynroch ap Roch is a simply amazing beast that defies description and the camera. Full of impossible angles and details that need to be seen to be believed, you really must get your hands on this foul creature!
Gynroch ap Roch is intended for the Brythons and the forces of Gwynedd, and as always with our miniatures that have a distinct Welsh bent, here’s a quick pronunciation guide. Gynroch ap Roch, Wocor of Powys should be pronounced Gun-roch (as in loch) ap Roch (as in loch), Wock-or of Pow-iss!
BaneLegions has their latest model, the Blood Maw, up for pre-order over on their website. I’d hate to be this guy’s dentist.
From the update:
Sometimes we produce a miniature that is so incredible there are no words to do it justice. Suffice to say, Blood-Maw – drawn by Christophe Madura and sculpted by Dan Cockersell, his third masterwork for us after The Terror of Fortriu and Krull – is one of those miniatures. Enjoy…
BaneLegions is coming out to Salute and is going to be bringing some of their newer releases with them. Here’s your chance to pick up some models before anyone else. Be the envy of all your friends!
Wowser! It doesn’t seem five minutes since the last event, if we’re honest, but here we all are again for the United Kingdom’s finest independent wargaming show, a show that seems to get better each year and of course goes by the name of… Salute! Run by the South London Warlords wargaming club and promising to be a full day of wargaming goodness and shenanigans, Salute 2012 should prove to be even better than the last one – at least for us, anyway, because our range has grown immensely in the twelve months since said last event and this year we’ll also have some superb sneak peeks of upcoming miniatures, some of which you’ll even be able to purloin ahead of schedule. How amazing is that!
So, as well as all of our existing range that is currently available – that’s nineteen BaneBeasts and twenty-six BaneLords, forty-five miniatures in all – you’ll also be able to buy May’s releases, Mjagnir, Muldo and Alianne, as well as be lured by the prospect of checking out some pre-production casts of Kadámastar, Ancient Devourer, Ygerna, Sword-Melusine and Svrill, Wielder of Khthon… in other words, June’s releases! We’re not promising anything, but you may also be able to get your hands on them before anybody else – as long as we’ve got all of our ducks in a row beforehand.
Banelegions has another great mini for us, Muldo the Spike-Brute.
From the release:
Muldo’s origins are lost to both himself and the Ysian fleshsmith that created him many years ago, but the agony of his transformation from human to brute can be seen readily amongst the growths and tumours upon his back and the fury he displays upon the battlefield. A living weapon, a vat-grown slab of muscle and anger and terrible ferocity, Muldo is a mighty force in war, able to shrug off the most grievous of wounds before slaughtering his enemies with the bone-spikes that protrude from his forearms in grotesque fashion. Too dangerous to even keep shackled or chained, Muldo is carried to war in a cage and fed scraps along the way, along with the other beasts and vermin the Ysians unleash upon their foes, and released as if some hound of battle: on occasion, if under-fed or over-provoked, he will attack the nearest flesh that he can smell, but even should that happen Muldo will always find his way to the enemy battle-line, to wreak ruination and havoc and to scatter those unfortunate enough to be in his path.
BaneLegions is now selling their model bits directly online. Customize your models the way you want!
From the update:
It’s taken us a little longer than we wanted to get everything ready, but we can now reveal that (almost) each and every component for all of our BaneLords miniatures will be able to be bought separately, from the Maelstrom Games webstore, from today – with the BaneBeasts Bits following next week!
So if you’ve been searching forever for that particular weapon for a conversion, need a crocodilian body to start a crazy miniature of your own, want a different standard for your command group or even just fancy Kraan’s bear without Kraan – well, now you can get those components and much more besides. On this website you can now see all the various components for our BaneLords on each miniature’s page – see below, too – but on the Maelstrom Games webstore you can get your hands on each and every component (well, there’s a few components that simply don’t make sense to offer individually) organised into body parts and weapon parts and accoutrements and so forth, just to make it easier for you to pick out what you need.
The first Monday of February means… BaneLords day, and have we got a superb miniature for you! The artwork has been drawn by the superb Christophe Madura and his fellow countryman Stéphane Simon has realised that concept beautifully, if such a nasty-looking brute could ever be called that. Vilthiss is the first of our Gorgonars, snake-men, of which there will be plenty for the Khthones in the future for they make up the bulk of their warbands used by Ophius. He’s a big ‘un, as you can see from the scale shot, and Stéphane’s already working on Svrill. Expect more Gorgonars throughout 2012!
Maelstrom Games will unleash a new BaneBeast on the unsuspecting world, Creoda, Gúthwulf:
From their website:
It’s February, by jingo, and thus we must return to the supreme talents of Stefan Kopinski (currently beavering away for us on future majesties) and Allan Carrasco (sculpting said majesties at some point in the future), who have between them created something much more “graaaaghhhh!!!” than we could have ever hoped for from our necessarily simple concept. A wolf of war, Creoda will be found in the armies of Mercia, dealing death to the enemies of the Anglians.
There will be a lovely painted version in February at some point soon, but for now enjoy the unpainted images… and Creoda is available to pre-order right now from the Maelstrom Games webstore! His official release date is the 3rd of March. Look out for two new BaneLords on Monday!
Maelstrom Games previews tall(ish) chaos type warriors at 40mm, on foot and mounted on quite a nice bear, plus a hunchback standard bearer.
From their announcement:
In BaneBeast related news the enormous Talos Colossus of Bronze thunders onto the scene – Roberto Chaudons first miniature for us (but not his last!). Anyways, enjoy and remember our ITS-CHRISTMAS-2011 voucher that gets you a mahoosive 17% from the RRP discount has been extended until the 12th December, and we ship all orders over £10 free worldwide –
Over the past eighteen months, we believe that us lot here at BaneLegions have brought you some of the finest fantasy miniatures in the world in the somewhat mental shape of the BaneBeasts and BaneLords. Since it’s almost Christmas and it is the season of goodwill, so ’tis said, we thought we’d celebrate all those superb miniatures we’ve created with you guys – by giving you all a simply whopping 25% off the UK recommended retail price for all BaneLegions products from today for the next ten days by shopping at the main Maelstrom Games webstore! How cool is that! Continue reading →
A year ago – well, almost a year ago – we unveiled Daniel Cockersell’s simply superb masterwork, The Terror of Fortriu, perhaps the greatest of our BaneBeasts still, to an unsuspecting world. Since then, he has been hard at work for us on a miniature that, quite unbelievably, surpasses that incredible Chimaera – Krull, Servile Lord of Dis. Continue reading →
Wow! The response to our post from last week has been very interesting, to say the least. It seems there are many people out there who are loving what we’re doing and can’t wait for it to happen, which is great from our perspective – it means that BaneLegions is really striking a chord in wargaming land.
There have been some great responses in the various forums on the internet, but one in particular on Dakka Dakka has prompted a response from us about our setting. Zedmeister (who surely deserves some sort of prize, we think) researched the names of the various races and factions that we unveiled last week and was pretty close to what they actually are in our game setting; so much so, we simply had to go into more detail.
Obviously, not everybody will have seen our response, so we thought we’d expand upon it here and even include a couple or three more concepts for you to get your teeth into…
Last week, when unveiling the superb BaneBeast Keirioc-cró to you all, we mentioned that we’ll be revealing a little of our plans for the BaneLegions range in the future. We don’t want to reveal too much – for the future is, as always, a little nebulous – but we’ll be telling you about some of the exciting miniatures planned for 2012 as well giving away a few snippets about where BaneLegions is going.
November’s BaneBeast is one that we think will get more than a few puzzled looks and more than a few scratched heads. Much of the feedback we have received over the past year, at least when it comes to BaneBeasts, has been of the “But what can I use it for?” variety, to which our normal reply is “Whatever you wish to use it for”, without trying to sound too clever or too smug. However, here at BaneLegions towers we feel it is time to reveal a little more of our plans and tell you exactly why we are making such esoteric beasties as Keirioc-cró, Conjunct XIII and Ophius, to name but three. In the interests of keeping the next BaneBeast at the forefront, however, we’ll do that next week rather than now – so expect some lovely new concept art, along with a few pointers as to what we are actually up to, during October! Continue reading →
It’s BaneLords day today, and what better way to start such a day than with a blood-sucking nightmare? Viktor cel Rau, a nasty implement of vampirism and no mistake, is brought to you by the greatly talented hands of Stefan Kopinski and Rémy Tremblay, fine fellows indeed. Enjoy!
The second of our BaneLords to be unveiled on this, the first Monday of October, is a mighty beast-man that encompasses all the foulness a Gabrax could be and more. Amazingly realised by the superb Stefan Kopinski and the brilliant Benoît Cosse, Daachuch really does look like a mean mother funster that’s not only been there, done that and sent some postcards, he’s probably written the rulebook about how to do so and then gone on to sell a bazillion copies of said rulebook. Those tusks? He’s probably ripped them off what grew those, while it was still alive, and then made the banner out of its face. If Ross Kemp were a Gabrax, he’d be the one everybody picks on in Daachuch’s gang, etc. etc.
In miniature wargaming land there’s a lot more to choose from than just the big games, and we here at Maelstrom Games (www.maelstromgames.co.uk) are a great fan of some of those less well known companies – if only because they’re doing something totally different! To celebrate that fact, we’re giving you all a superb 18% off UK RRP voucher until next Monday to get you into said alternatives – just so you can try something new for a change! Fancied some of our very own BaneLegions miniatures, or the wyrdness of Malifaux, or the futuristic Infinity, or perhaps even Magic: the Gathering for a while, but couldn’t afford it? Now’s your chance! Continue reading →
Maelstrom Games has posted a painted preview of their Conjunct XIII Bane Beast.
From their website:
To say that a paintjob is truly grotesque is not usually a compliment (although the word could perhaps become some kind of reverse-compliment, á la “wicked”, at some point in our l33t dblspk future), but Sébastien Picque’s work on our latest BaneBeast – Conjunct XIII – is indeed truly grotesque, and we mean that in a most complimentary way. His work here is grotesque, incongruous, unnatural – but that is Conjunct XIII itself: weird.
We were going to release four BaneLords in October, but what we didn’t realise is that practically all of France (and consequently her sculptors, it seems – or at least, the ones that we contract) is on holiday. Thus, work has proved a little slow and if we had released all four this month, we’d have none for you in November. Ahh, the logistical problems inherent in producing miniatures…
The madness that lies within the minds of the Ysians, and in particular their physicians, can be readily seen in the bizarre form of Conjunct XIII. This grotesque vivicoct of krokodile, wyrm, jötunn and an as-yet unidentified creature has proved to be a savage, ignoble brute, capable of smashing shieldwalls apart by sheer force and destroying much larger enemies due simply to its ferocity. Such is Conjunct XIII’s reputation, despite its obvious locomotive limitations, that few levies will stand upon sighting it and most shudder at facing such an unnatural creature, a wrong-beast that simply should not exist, something that the Ysians are exploiting further with more living concoctions, more insane creatures stitched together for use in their man-starved armies.
These take many and extraordinary form, joined by methods abhorred by the sane to create beasts that crawl or walk or fly from the newly-dead or the living; for Conjunct XIII, by its very name, is but one of many, and although it is the most infamous of all the Ysian’s vivicocts it is certainly not the only preternatural creature in their armoury.
We’ve been extremely lucky so far, in producing our very own miniatures, to be working with some of the finest artists, sculptors and painters in the business, and we think that what we have produced so far is pretty damn good, if we say so ourselves. Our latest BaneBeast, though, is (in our not so humble opinion) something that is up there with the finest miniatures around. Something that, when you hold it in your hands, is not just a miniature – it’s art, in the truest sense of the word. We are extremely proud to reveal that Ophius, Gorgon Lord, is our BaneBeast for September.
Released on the 3rd September and available to pre-order. Don’t forget we have a 20% off RRP voucher running at the mo on all new ranges added to our store in 2011 enter New-2011 at checkout and you can claim a 20% discount on the RRP plus we always ship all orders over £10 free worldwide!
Here at Maelstrom Games we constantly strive to bring you the best in miniature wargaming and hobby stuff, and in 2011 we’ve brought in some cracking new ranges for you not least our own BaneLegions miniatures, of course. To celebrate that fact, we’re giving you all a simply amazing 20% off UK RRP voucher to get you into what we’ve brought in for 2011 just so you can try something new for a change.
Your Banelegions & new in 2011 Voucher
It’s not just miniatures either: we also love Fantasy Flight Games’ simply superb range of board games, living card games and role-playing games, and there’s been plenty of new stuff from FFG that’s been brought in over the past few months. There’s also Magic: the Gathering, which is new to us in 2011, too.
Now then. Your 20% off UK RRP discount voucher ends on Monday the 8th of August 2011 at midnight (GMT), and you really do have some superb miniatures and hobby products to spend your hard-earned on. Check out this huge list of what you can get 20% off:
This month we’re releasing 2 BaneLords. Twice the awesomesauce! The first of the 2 sees our regular BaneBeast sculptor Allan Carrasco turn his hands to our BaneLords range with the Troll Jarl and the second of the two sees our first release sculpted by none other than JAG himself.
The meat-melders of the Under-Vermin, chained to their flesh-slabs and their slice-knives and driven to produce ever more terrifying beasts of war for their masters, have surpassed even their own depraved expectations with Flint-Fang. Destined to be one of the Kill-Things, one of those murderous beasts that are unleashed upon the enemies of their warlords for both sport and war, Flint-Fang is a terrifying blend of verminous flesh built for strength and ferocity, grown to many times its original size and driven to insanity and bloodlust by its goader-cagers.
Chained in a dank, filthy cave within the Infernal Pits that can barely contain its bulk and starved before it is released into battle, Flint-Fang is both a pet and a fortune to Blunt-Claw, the warlord that owns it, for the terrifying spectacle of the Blood-Pit is dominated by the savage fury of his beast and few other warlords dare to challenge his supremacy with Kill-Things of their own – for, even apart from the Blood-Pit and their owner’s reputations, the Kill-Things are needed, ever needed, by the armies of the Great Vermin in his wars against the above-men, and Flint-Fang will bring them death and carnage as they have never seen before.
Apparently it’s summer, here at Maelstrom Games, but the weather certainly isn’t like summers past. It’s been raining for a few weeks and we think it’ll be a pretty rainy summer in 2011 – but we’re giving you a cracking 16% off UK RRP voucher to ensure you can combat the bad weather with a bit of retail therapy.
Your Rainy Summer 2011 Voucher
Your 16% off UK RRP discount voucher ends on Monday the 11th of July 2011 at midnight (GMT) and it’s a great chance to grab yourself all those cracking ranges we’ve brought in over the past few months as well as all those lovely BaneBeasts and BaneLords we’ve created over the past year. With Soda Pop, SphereWars, Kabuki Models, Dark Age, Nemesis, Eden, Forged in Battle, Tale of War Miniatures, Enigma, Micro Art Studio and many others, you really do have some superb miniatures and hobby products to spend your hard-earned on.
In development for well over a year, in production for a fair while less than that and in the final stages of release for far too long, Maelstrom Games’ very own hobby and accessories range – Templar’s Forge – has finally borne its first fruit, in the rather eclectic shape of three ranges of templates for Fantasy, Steam Fantasy and World War II 1/100th scale wargaming and even our own Maelstrom dice.
Yes, you read that right – our very own range of hobby and accessory products. Our aim is simple: to create high quality accessories and hobby products for the discerning wargamer, be they bases, templates, counters, dice, movement trays, objective markers, scenery… and who knows what else. Whatever we think that will improve your life as a wargamer, really. We have major plans, so watch this space – there should be releases every month.
The tale of Alassar Ælfenden is a long and unfinished one. He has lived for a thousand years and will live for another thousand, so it is said, for his skill in battle is unmatched and his spirit will never yield. He has served his enclave since he was a youth, a mere stripling of an Ælf, and in that time he has fought the enemies of his people without fear or respite. So valiant is he that the Sun Kings themselves have paid homage to his tale, for to bear the Dragon Standard is the highest honour they could ever bestow.
To be entrusted with such an ancient treasure, an artifact of the Ever Living Ones that has been borne through the history of the White Ælves from antiquity, is recognition of Alassar’s integrity and strength, his noble lineage and his implacable leadership, for all know none other could take to the field of battle with his surety and conviction.