Thursday 4 June 2015

Valley of the Four Winds - Minifigs reissues Satan and more!

Back in 1978 Games Workshop, Minifigs and Rowland Flynn created a wonderful Hieronymus Boschesque world populated by weird beasts, living skeletons, Swamp Lords, pixies and was a boardgame based around a short story and an extremely imaginative set of miniatures that pushed current figure design forward. 

A great link to peruse the work of Hieronymus Bosch is here.

Excellent review of the Games Workshop Valley of the Four Winds is on Boardgame Geek here.

I've just finished painting (bar a touch up where I just dropped him and the varnishing.....) the old VFWM11 Satan....available here. I tried to keep his 'wang' as low key as possible.....

Highlighted the imps a little...

Quite a few people, myself included, have noticed a distinct resemblance to Satan from the classic 'Pick of Destiny' which, if you haven't seen please believe me when I say you are missing out....Tenacious D 'Tribute' below...the movie is unmissable.

Finally for now, a quick preview of 2 of the unreleased Swamp Lords types.....trying to work out if these were the humanoid overlords for the more bestial (and larger) original release or if they were the prototype which ended up being put on a back burner.....the codes were then taken by the Gondemarian Dwarves.

Dave has them available here. Tell him I sent you please!

As alway;


AngelGrinder said...

Excellent, just ordered the Luz on throne with demons set for a journey down memory lane!! Also got my eye on one of the Satan figures for a future purchase - what size base do you have that on so I can get an idea of the figure please?

Always loved these minis and hope they release more :-)

David Wood said...

About 60mm I think. The Satan is about 80mm tall. No rulers in the new house as yet!