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Online Metternich

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2018, 04:54:08 PM »
And Mirliton has made the old Grenadier ranges available again.  An example of their foot chaos knights :

http://www.mirliton.it/images/catalog/CH001.jpg

Offline PhilB

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2018, 09:17:05 AM »
Was part of a long-running Dungeons and Dragons campaign back in the 1960's, and our go-to black knight was the Death Dealer.  Exudes menace.

The 60s? D&D was first published in 1974, IIRC. I recall having several Death Dealer figures back then as well, a mounted figure like in the above picture and a foot figure of the same set. Great stuff. Ral Partha, I believe.

If only I still had their polar bear chariot! <sigh>

Offline beefcake

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2018, 11:21:02 AM »
Don't iron wind metals still do the polar bear chariot? It rings a bell.


Offline PhilB

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2018, 05:34:32 PM »
Don't iron wind metals still do the polar bear chariot? It rings a bell.

By all the gods of Chaos, you're right!

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7937

And a number of Death Dealer miniatures are available here, at Bronze Age Minis:

http://bronzeagemin.com/frank-frazetta/

At the risk of going off-thread, I recall the chariot on the polar bear chariot/sled being different, more open, without the sloping front bit. There must have been an aternative version available back in the day. But my google-fu is coming up blank.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 05:40:12 PM by PhilB »

Offline ink the troll

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2018, 07:23:14 PM »
[...] At the risk of going off-thread, I recall the chariot on the polar bear chariot/sled being different, more open, without the sloping front bit. There must have been an aternative version available back in the day. But my google-fu is coming up blank.
Not wanting to derail this thread, I posted some pics (not sure they really show though) of the one bought way back here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=109582.msg1376149#msg1376149
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Online Metternich

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2018, 07:27:52 PM »
Sorry, meant the 70's (old age catching up with me).  Bought the D & D rules about 1975 or 76 (but its predecessor, CHAINMAIL, also by Gygax and his friends, was a set of skirmish medieval skirmish rules that had a fantasy supplement - and I started playing that circa 1969). 

Offline beefcake

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2018, 07:40:42 AM »
Derail all you wish. I love hearing about other old favourites :)

I recall seeing that chariot back a long time ago and being wowed by it.
I love the chaos knights from Mirliton. My brother had some (still has) and I was always very jealous of them.

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 01:24:36 AM »
I think I just picked up that chariot for a fiver at a bring and buy, along with the old flying chariot pulled by demons/gargoyles/whatever they were...now I'll have to go find it.
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Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 01:38:24 AM »
I think the Great Enemy (Morgoth) from Khurasan miniatures would be appropriate for 28mm (is a very tall 15mm figure) and comes with a wolf helmet as an alternative (Sauron).   This could make a good black knight.
Reaper, as mentioned above, but also look at the Black Legionnaires.

Offline Wampley

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Re: Looking for a Black Knight
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 07:26:49 AM »