Friday 30 January 2015

UPDATE: Check out the French side of the upcoming Medieval Chess Set.

These are the french pieces that will be part of the Battle of Agincourt themed Medieval Chess Set.
These can be cast from moulds and will be available to buy in February 2015 from Prince August.
The battle took place in 1415, so this year is the 600th anniversary of that important conflict.
You can see the preview of the English side here on this blog. Post your comments below.

Battle of Agincourt Medieval French King Chess Piece

Battle of Agincourt Medieval French Queen Chess Piece

Battle of Agincourt Medieval French Knight Chess Piece

Battle of Agincourt Medieval French Bishop Chess Piece

Battle of Agincourt Medieval French Pawn Chess Piece

Battle of Agincourt Medieval French Rook Chess Piece

Thursday 29 January 2015

Upcoming release of a new Medieval Chess Set in February 2015.

New Medieval Chess Set

This year is the 600th anniversary of the famous Battle of Agincourt (1415). This epic battle was between France and England and showcased a huge number of longbowmen on the English side which played an important part in their resulting victory.
This chess set is in 54mm scale and will be available as moulds in February. More information will be available next week. This chess set was designed by Chris Tubb.
These are previews of the English side of this new Medieval Chess set.

Medieval Chess Set - English King

Medieval Chess Set - English Queen

Medieval Chess Set - English Bishop

Medieval Chess Set - English Knight

Medieval Chess Set - English Pawn

Medieval Chess Set - English Rook

Tuesday 2 December 2014

New LOTR Fellowship release: 'Sangarunya - black Numenorean' MS611
Sangarunya is a powerful foe to face, appointed by his Nazgul master to the status of Warlord as a young man, he lead his forces to a string of victories in rapid succession, demonstrating his loyalty to Sauron the dark lord of the rings.  
Sangarunya wears the magic mail and the dragon-emblazoned, red surcoat characteristic of the mighty of AkhĂ´rahil's forces.

His red, leather faced shield bears the same symbol, he wields a Haradrian scimitar as weapon and his silver-gold helmet is of the karma design.

This 32mm scale metal miniature is primed and read to paint.

Friday 21 November 2014

Lord of the Rings Balin and a Female Orc Shaman Healer released by Mithril Miniatures.

Mithril has just released, on the 20th of November 2014, two more highly detailed Lord of the Rings Fellowship metal figures.
Balin the Lord of Moria helped Thorin against the mighty dragon Smaug at the Lonely Mountain. This 32mm figure is very detailed, possibly the most detailed Dwarf Mithril has ever made.
This figure was suggested by a Fellowship member way back in March 2014.
Balin, Lord of Moria Mithril Miniature

The second figure is a unique one, the first time ever that Mithril has released a female Orc. It is uncommon for female Orcs to leave their caves, but some do accompany the male Orcs on campaigns against the other races. This one has taken up the crafts of Shamanism and Healing. She knows enough about herblore to help keep Orcs healthy and can also use special herbs to enter shamanistic states. This figure was suggested by a Fellowship member way back in February 2014.

Female Orc Shaman Healer Mithril Miniature

Friday 14 November 2014

New Hungarian moulds support Austria in the Seven Years War

On November 14th 2014 Prince August has extended the current range of their Seven Years War moulds. These three Hungarian moulds can cast fusilier and grenadier infantry, NCO, Drummer, Standard Bearer and Officer.

Seven Years War Hungarian moulds

As with the last two releases, these include interchangeable heads so you can be more flexible with a smaller amount of moulds than ever before.
These Hungarians fought in the Austrian army but have their own colour scheme and uniform. There are assembly instructions and a painting guide included with the moulds, but also made available as pdfs on the product pages if needed. There is also a pdf of flags available for printing.
Prices are the same as last time at 12.15 Euro (Ex. V.A.T) per mould.

It is important to remember that each mould can cast hundreds of times and each mould has two figures in it so you can, with care, get about 1000 cast soldiers from a single mould. All you need to do is keep melting metal.

Here is some historical information from Prince August about the Hungarians in the Austrian army:

The Holy Roman (Austrian) emperor was also the king of Hungary and the Austrian army comprised 10 Hungarian regiments as well as the 39 Imperial or German regiments. The Hungarian  regiments incorporated some elements of their national dress in their uniforms, notably their distinctive trousers.
Each regiment comprised 16 fusilier and 2 Grenadier units. The grenadier companies would, in the field, be detached from their parent regiment and merged with grenadier companies from other regiments to form a grenadier corps.

All 10 Hungarian regiments wore  a white coat (the traditional colour of the Holy Roman empire) and the distinctive Hungarian trousers. The hair of the rank and file was tied into side-plaits and only the officers had the side curls in the style of the German infantry. Standards were carried by officers.

Friday 7 November 2014

MS608: Bandobras Took kills Golfimbul - 'The invention of golf' Mithril miniatures

The invention of golf - Bandobras Took

Mithril Miniatures has released another great Fellowship set of two figures this November. This depicts the moment that Bandobras Bullroarer Took, the largest Hobbit ever recorded, struck the head off the Goblin leader Golfimbul, with a club, and it landed in a rabbit hole. This event is credited, by Hobbits, as being the inspiration for the game of golf.
These miniatures are 32mm scale, primed in grey primer and will require assembly.
This is a limited edition of 150 and was December 2013's winning idea from the Fellowship club.
It was sculpted, as usual, by Chris Tubb.
Buy it today before it sells out.

The invention of golf - Bandobras Took

Thursday 16 October 2014

New Halloween Decoration Moulds from Prince August (pumpkin, ghost, black cat & witch).

Halloween Wicked Witch Mould.

Halloween Scary Black Cat

Spooky Ghost

Halloween Spooky Ghost

Petrifying Pumpkin

Halloween Petrifying Pumpkin / Jack O Lantern

Halloween is the scariest holiday on the calender and people love to decorate their homes during this time so Prince August has extended its Seasonal Ornaments to include four brand new moulds that allow you to cast flat miniatures depicting classic Halloween elements like the Petrifying Jack O Lantern (pumpkin), a Wicked Witch, a Scary Black Cat and a Spooky Ghost.

These moulds can be used hundreds of times and require no assembly at all. 
Perhaps it would be a novel idea to cast and paint these and give them out to children as keepsakes instead of candy when they come around trick or treating.

Wednesday 10 September 2014

September Mithril LOTR releases: Dunhere and Haradan Standard Bearer

MS605 Haradan Standard Bearer was November 2013's winning idea and will be released next week. We had a slight technical issue with MS606 so that delayed the release a little as we had to remove it from production for the time being.
The Haradan are men that are allied to Mordor and are enemies to Gondor and Rohan. This miniature carries a standard emblazoned with a serpent, one of the two great symbols used by the Haradrim, the other being the sun.
This is a 32mm scale metal miniature, pre-primed but does require some assembly.

MS607 Dunhere, captain of Rohan was January 2014's winning idea and will be released next week as well. 
This heroic warrior was lord of Harrowdale and fought valiently against all enemies until he was killed in the battle at the Pelennor fields.

Friday 8 August 2014

Mithril Lord of the Rings 'Old woman with chickens' Ms604 32mm scale miniatures.

Old woman with chickens MS604 Mithril miniatures
Mithril has released in August 2014 the October '13 Fellowship winning idea Ms604 'Old woman with chickens'. This is a 32mm scale metal miniature. The member responsible for submitting this idea was 'sicania' (forum username). There are only 150 miniatures available.

This figure shows a peasant farmer from the Northern part of Middle-earth from one of the many farmsteads and Mannish dwellings that can be found in Eriador. For although the three kingdoms in the north were swept away in wars long ago, along with their great lords and warriors, the people remain, farming their lands as best they can in these troubled times and watched over by the mysterious rangers who do their best to protect them.

Wednesday 16 July 2014

The Crack of Doom - MX600 Designer Vignette by Mithril Miniatures

Mithril Miniatures occasionally produces custom projects for customers to allow them a chance to have their dreams realized. Tom Wrich has commissioned a superb mini-vignette and Mithril has 100 available for sale for 34.95 Euro (ex. VAT) or 42.99 (incl. VAT). It is a first come, first served policy.

The Crack of Doom vignette includes Frodo, Samwise and Gollum, all key characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's books "The Lord of the Rings". This scene depicts the final moments before Gollum's demise in a pit of molten lava in Mount Doom in Mordor.

Frodo and Sam have gone through all sorts of hell to get there, even capturing (temporarily) Gollum along the way as a guide, to reach the 'birthplace' of the One Ring, which Frodo inherited from Bilbo Baggins at the start of the first book, so they can dispose of it. The One Ring, as all Tolkien fans know, contains most of the power of Sauron, the book's top nemesis to all that is good in Middle-earth.

The final moments of seeming victory turned sour when Frodo's will breaks at the last moment and he refuses to destroy the ring, and instead puts it on to escape. Gollum however has been tracking the couple and attacks Frodo at that very moment and bites off the finger with the One Ring. Gollum finally achieves his own personal goal since he lost the ring waaaaay back in The Hobbit book, and Bilbo discovered it on his adventures and kept it. Gollum is consumed with glee, and momentarily forgets where he is standing (on the edge of a cliff) and loses his balance and falls into the lava below, taking the One Ring with him. The lava is the only thing hot enough to destroy the One Ring and with it all the power Sauron needs to achieve total domination over the land.

This is such a pivotal piece that Mithril has assigned MX600 as the number for this vignette.

This vignette is 32mm scale and is primed and does require some assembly.