Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Surviving Five

This adventuring party is opened minded about who they let join...

These miniatures are ANCIENT.  I bought them oh... about 30 years ago.  They are the "surviving five" out of the first minis I ever purchased.  I was either a freshman or sophomore in high school.  I never did finish painting them, or even start painting some of them.  The black on the rogue's cloak is enamel!  The balrog is actually painted with acrylics, which was an attempt at painting it a few years later.

I think they are from two different Grenadier boxed sets.   The female at the front is supposed to be a Medusa ( I think... ).  I like the wraith?  ( The floating robes... )Now I wish I had included something to show scale.  The humans are about an inch tall.  Needless to say, I'm keeping these.  I'm going to clean them up, and give painting them another shot.  Oh and these definitely need bases.  The balrog is a bit top heavy, and falls over.

I'm not sure what happened to the other miniatures in the sets.  The monster set had a zombie, wight, skeleton, and a blob?  I think there was a mummy.  I don't remember what was in the other set, which was adventurers.  Well, I do remember there was a dwarf, but that's all I can remember.

These are the Ogre Miniatures ( Steve Jackson Games ) that I'm putting on eBay.  ( I'm trying to fund other gaming purchases. )  I have no interest in this game anymore, and I never had the rules anyway.  I used store credit for these thinking I was going to play the game, but I never did.


  1. Love those old Grenadiers, I've got some of them myself, nice memories.

  2. Ooh, I used to have that balrog! I think I got it in a box full of random vintage miniatures my older cousin gave me when I was about 12--she had ended up with them from one of her friends or boyfriends and wasn't a gamer, so she passed them on to me.

    I love that wraith figure!