Baron Wars!

The Heritage Dungeon Dwellers line of miniatures were always one of my favorite old school line of figures.  Maybe they lacked the Trampier-esque grit of Grenadier, and the aesthetic beauty of Tom Meier’s Ral Partha sculpts, but they have a character of their own and the associated dungeon crawl rules that came in Crypt of the Sorcerer & Cavern of Doom had a huge influence on my earliest gaming experiences.  The Dungeon Dweelrs were sculpted by Max Carr, and the rules of the “paint & play” games were written by Arnold Hendricks.

So I can barely contain my excitement about the new line of medieval miniatures sculpted by Carr to go with a forthcoming set of rules called Baron Wars.

The figures I’ve seen on their web site look very nice, and obviously Carr has gotten a lot more skillful in the last thirty years (not to mention advances in mold making and metallurgy that have made all figure makers up their game!).  I’m surprised to see Arnold Hendricks has a hand in the game, as the last I’d heard he was completely out of the tabletop gaming field and attempts by myself and Scottsz to track him down have always met with defeat — I assumed he was not interested in the hobby anymore.

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  1. Perfect timing! I was going to email you about this later today!

    I can’t wait to see more of this…

  2. Nice, old school look!

  3. baronyminiatures website appears to be gone. know of anywhere Baron Wars rules are still for sale? Long time fan of Warlord rules. Would love to read the updated rules.

    • Afraid not. IIRC the basic rules were a free download from the Barony site, but some additional rules (maybe the fantasy add ons) were not free. Not sure if he also sold hard copies.

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