Random mini of the week #2: Adamantite Golem from the defunct Fantasy skirmish game Chronopia, from the end of the 1990s.
Chronopia was produced by Target Games, who also made Warzone, and was in it’s day the only company that might have given Games Workshop a run for the money. Not that the games sold anywhere near the levels of the GW games, but the style appealed greatly to fans of Warhammer and Warhammer 40k especially since the miniatures where made in the heroic scale that was comparable to GW minis of the day, Target was very aggressive at marketing towards independent game stores that needed something to offset the dominance of GW building up sales in an area then moving in and sucking up the sales by opening a Games Workshop next to the independent (whereupon shipments from GW to said independent stores suddenly would experience problems with shipping and fulfilment, you know all the crap that had plausible deniability to mess with the independent and making the customers go to the official GW next door for their new models.)
This happened a lot and many indepentent stores were left with the short end of the stick, all over the world. Target came at a time ripe to offer a competing games system and miniatures to these indepentent shops that desperately needed something to fill the void. So the games rapidly caught on and was building it’s following when Target Games went down in flames in the year 2000.
…Just when it was getting good, it all went away. Argh!
At any rate, they left behind a legacy of lots of great miniatures (and a few shit ones to be honest). I have a few in my collection from back in the day, and I have traded for many more in recent years.
Here is the Adamantite Golem, a fearsome warrior construct for the Elven faction.
The elves of Chronopia were spiky, and not exactly light side in this game, consorting with demons, riding dragons and taking slaves.
Big armoured magical robot thingy with a massive hammer to smite with. For some reaon it reminds me of The Mountain, version 2.0.
I collected Devout (=chaos), Dwarves and Blackblood (orcs etc) player back in the day and never had more than a handful of Elven minis as I simply did not like most of them. This one however, is nice. For some reason I did not get it back then.
Chronopia, Elves faction, released sometime between 1997-1999
Sculpted by Alex Hunter
Metal, two piece casting (main body and backpack)
Painted so far this year: (Miniatures: 158 /365 goal // scenery and terrain: 10)
February: 44 // 10