Mantic previews Abyssal Dwarf Halfbreeds

By Polar_Bear
In News
May 23rd, 2012

Mantic knows we’re all chomping at the bit for their Kings of War models, so they’ve given us a look at their new Abyssal Dwarf Halfbreeds.

From them to you:

Hot on the heels of the Kings of War Rulebook is a long-awaited update to everyone’s favourite spiky little men, the Abyssal Dwarfs, including these brand new Plastic Resin Abyssal Dwarf Halfbreeds!

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  • Soulfinger

    Halfbreed??? So, Dwarf + Cow = Halfbreed? Udder madness!

  • Haibane

    Yeah, evil dwarf bull centaurs – where do these crazy Mantic people get their ideas?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm XD

    • Soulfinger

      Yeah, GW, I know. What I’m getting at is the name choice. Bull centaur: Alright, it’s like a regular centaur but with a big Mesopotamian beard. Mom and dad bull centaur have bull centaur babies. But halfbreed? That’s outright saying bull on dwarf action, which is fine. I’m not biased against fantasy races boning animals to generate fantasy monsters, just wondering if anyone thought that name through.

      • TomasT

        I instantly thought the same.

        Happy someone else did, so I’m not the only freak around… 🙂

  • scarletsquig

    The background for these is that they are the result of using evil magic to combine dwarves with creatures from the abyss (a place described as a great big chasm in the mantic world, filled with all sorts of horrors)

    So, more of a “mutant/possessed” frankenstein job using magic to splice things together rather than “dwarf that got frisky with a cow”.

    Note the barbed stinger tails, they’re not entirely bull-based.

  • Nightbee

    I believe that these were originally called “hybrids” (way back when the original Abyssal dwarf sets first came out), but the name was changed when Mantic began using that term to describe models with both metal and plastic pieces.