Vlog Ep 3: Classic Warhammer Fantasy Battle Miniatures

In the last episode of the Skirmish Wargames hobby vlog, we explored a mixed lot of vintage Warhammer 40,000 miniatures, some of which dated back to the early Rogue Trader days.

In today’s episode, we’re mining another retro cache of classic wargaming miniatures, this time for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. This trove includes several figs from the Marauder Miniatures era, which ran roughly from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

The WFB minis in this collection typically had basic info engraved on their metal basing tabs, but that usually wasn’t enough for a positive ID, especially since many of the characters were worn down or obscured by primer. So for assistance, we invoked the all-knowing wisdom of the hive mind.

With the help of dedicated Warhammer Fantasy Battle fans from across the globe, we learned that our trove of vintage minis included a semi-rare Queen Helgar Longplaits dwarf miniature, as well as a wood elf Warhawk and the top halves of two Blood Bowl chaos dwarf bull centaurs. (What happened to the bottom halves, we’ll probably never know!)

Our cache also contained several Marauder-era Goblin Command gobbos; a late 1980s feral orc; two very cool metal high elves; a mix of early Marauder and GW metal dwarves; two dark elf Cold Ones (sans riders); and a hodgepodge of other Warhammer Fantasy figs in both plastic and metal.

If you’re a fan of classic metal minis from the early days of Warhammer Fantasy Battle or Warhammer 40k, then you probably know the thrill of rescuing vintage figs. Check out the video above to see what treasures we discovered in our latest cache of Marauder-era metal.