Reunited with a (very) old friend

I have the best friends.

No really – the very best a bloke could hope for…

s-l300.jpgYou may remember that in Episode 250 of the podcast, we were chatting at various point about some of our favourite miniature ranges.

During that discussion, I talked about a miniature that I used to play my Dwarf Fighter during my first Dungeons & Dragons campaign, back when I was a teenager. I loved the figure, and I really regretted not buying one of my own (the miniatures we used belonged to another member of the D&D group). This figure, and the character I played, began my gaming love affair with Dwarfs…

During the show, I incorrectly identified the figure as being made by Ral Partha. However, following some subsequent investigation, and discussion with some Twitter followers, the miniature was correctly identified as actually being from the Citadel FA29 Dwarf Hero, originally released in 1982.

A couple of weeks ago I received a very suspicious series of texted about the colour scheme of my Dwarf Hero from times past, although it wasn’t until I started talking about it that I realised that he might have looked a little like the now-archetypal Santa Elf, but in reverse (red hood, dark green leggings etc.) In hindsight, probably not the best paint scheme for a heroic dwarf (although my friend, who painted the miniatures, was red/green colour blind, so it probably looked completely different to his eyes).

Fast forward to today. I received a parcel from Mike Hobbs – fellow podcast host on Meeples & Miniatures, all round gaming hero, and one of my very best friends. The box contained a painted and based miniature – FW29 in all it’s glory.

It’s a thing of beauty, and is no doubt destined to once again become my miniature avatar in future games, be they RPG or Dungeon Bash related…

Once again, huge thanks to Mike – you’re the best, matey

5 Comments on Reunited with a (very) old friend

  1. Major-General Ponsonby // July 13, 2018 at 11:56 // Reply

    Great work by Mike! What a kind and generous thing to do. I’m looking forward to hearing about the exploits of the little chap.

  2. If more proof was needed that Mike Hobbs aka the Welsh Wizzard is bloody marvellous – that’s it right there.
    Now you have your beloved Dwarf to go with your gold Rolls Royce! 😉

  3. Steve Williams // July 13, 2018 at 21:46 // Reply

    Bloody marvellous!

  4. Grate story!

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